In the 1960s, Almond began directing television in Canada, Great Britain, and the States. He married actress Genevieve Bujold in 1967, and directed her films Isabel, Act Of The Heart, Journey, Final Assignment, and And The Dance Goes On. They divorced in 1973. Almond's later work includes the World War Two drama Captive Hearts. He was the creator and director of the groundbreaking documentary Seven Up!, which interviewed a group of 7-year-olds; the subjects were re-interviewed every seven years after that, though Michael Apted took over the reigns as a director. Almond died in 2015, at age 83.