Respected English theatre and film director whose work included the 1982 award-winning play Private Dick as well as popular films like Notting Hill.
He graduated from Cambridge University where he was given the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company Buzz Goodbody Award.
He directed Notting Hill in 1999, which became one of the highest-grossing British films of all time upon its release.
His father was a diplomat who lived all around the world.
He directed the 2002 box office hit Changing Lanes starring Oscar-winner Ben Affleck.