English director of provocative films such as 24 Hour Party People, 9 Songs, and A Mighty Heart.
His career began with diverse projects like the mystery TV series Cracker and two documentaries about Swedish director Ingmar Bergman.
His 2004 film 9 Songs became notorious for featuring unsimulated sex acts between its lead actors.
He had two children with former wife Sabrina Broadbent.
His 2007 drama A Mighty Heart earned Angelina Jolie a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress.