'Notting Hill' director dies at 65

British film director Roger Mitchell dies

Roger Mitchell's family has not provided any information on the causes of his death.

AFP

British film director Roger Mitchell has died, the day before yesterday, at the age of 65, according to the family of the director, whose most prominent work was the movie "Notting Hill."

"The family of director and author Roger Mitchell, father of Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow, announces with great sadness his death at the age of 65," the late's business manager said in a statement.

No information was available about the cause of his death.

Roger Mitchell, whose father was a diplomat, was born on June 5, 1956 in South Africa, and moved during his childhood between Beirut, Damascus and Prague, and then returned to Britain.

After beginnings on the stage and through the small screen, where he directed television series and films, Mitchell entered the field of cinema in 1996 by quoting a movie from the play "My Night With Rig".

But it was the romantic comedy "Notting Hill", starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in 1999, that established its place in the seventh art.

The tape, written by Richard Curtis, which has become one of the most famous films in this category, deals with a love story between a Hollywood star and a bookshop in London.

Also among his works is the 2002 film "Chinging Lens", starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L.

Jackson.

and "My Kazen Rachel" in 2017, with Sam Claflin and Rachel Weisz.

In early September, he took over at the Telluride Film Festival to promote his new movie "The Duke," due to be released at the end of this year, and deals with the story of the theft of a taxi driver's plate in London during the 1960s.

Mitchell was married to actress Kate Bevery, with whom he has two children, and then married actress Anna Maxwell Martin, with whom he also had two children before their separation.

The movie "Notting Hill" established Mitchell's position in the seventh art.

• Among the works of the late "Chinging Lenz" starring Ben Affleck.

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