Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Roeg

Highest Rated: 100% Castaway (1987)

Lowest Rated: 0% Puffball (2007)

Birthday: Aug 15, 1928

Birthplace: London, England, UK

A legendary visionary behind the camera, director Nicolas Roeg was born in London in 1928. Though he would later become one of the most influential creative forces in cinema, Roeg's entree into film was mainly coincidental. After his father lost a great deal of money following a bad investment, Roeg began looking for work and found a job as a tea boy for the studio across the road from his home in Marylebone. He would eventually work his way up to assistant cameraman and focus puller, and eventually became a camera operator, shooting many scenes in the photographic masterpiece "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962). Roeg would eventually become a cinematographer in his own right, serving as director of photography on films like "The Masque of the Red Death" (1964) and "Fahrenheit 451" (1966) before making his directorial debut with the crime drama "Performance" (1970), starring James Fox and Mick Jagger in his first major film role. Roeg would follow this with "Walkabout" (1971), but he would make far greater waves with his next project, the groundbreaking horror film "Don't Look Now" (1973), which would quickly become one of the most influential movies of the 1970s. Next came another iconic film, "The Man Who Fell to Earth" (1976) starring superstar musician David Bowie. Roeg would continue to work regularly as a director in the decades to come, collaborating with his wife actress Theresa Russell on several films including "Bad Timing" (1980), "Insignificance" (1985), and "Track 29" (1988). Roeg also directed the dark children's classic "The Witches" (1990) and the drama "Two Deaths" (1995). Nicolas Roeg died in November 2018. He was 90 years old.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mapmaker Executive Producer - 2011
0% 13% Puffball Director - 2007
No Score Yet 45% Full Body Massage Director - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Erotic Tales II Director - 1995
38% 54% Two Deaths Director - 1995
40% 37% Heart of Darkness Director - 1994
No Score Yet 21% Cold Heaven Director $17.2K 1992
93% 70% The Witches Director $8.7M 1990
No Score Yet 64% Sweet Bird of Youth Director - 1989
63% 44% Track 29 Director $19.3K 1988
100% 73% Castaway Director $229.9K 1987
50% 47% Aria Director - 1987
71% 66% Insignificance Director - 1985
33% 50% Eureka Director - 1983
50% 75% Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession Director - 1980
82% 69% The Man Who Fell to Earth Director $81.8K 1976
95% 76% Don't Look Now Director - 1973
84% 86% Walkabout Director,
Cinematographer
- 1971
85% 79% Performance Producer,
Cinematographer
- 1970
64% 76% Far From the Madding Crowd Cinematographer - 1967
81% 72% Fahrenheit 451 Cinematographer - 1966
85% 78% A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Cinematographer - 1966
84% 88% Doctor Zhivago Cinematographer $87.1K 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanders Screenwriter - 1963

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2014
77% 81% The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Director 1993

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