Who are Roger Michell's wives? 'Notting Hill' director dies at 65

Roger Michell's family announced the news of his demise on Thursday, September 23


                            Who are Roger Michell's wives? 'Notting Hill' director dies at 65
Roger Michell had his biggest commercial hit with 'Notting Hill' (Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

'Notting Hill' director Roger Michell died on Wednesday, September 22. His family announced the news of his demise on Thursday, September 23. The British stage, television and film director was 65 years old. No cause of death was available at the moment.

A statement released by Roger Michell's family said, "It is with great sadness that the family of Roger Michell, director, writer and father of Harry, Rosie, Maggie and Sparrow, announce his death at the age of 65 on September 22nd." We have witnessed the demise of many great stars in recent months. Al Harrington, Rick Aiello, Art Metrano and Jean-Paul Belmondo are to name a few.

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Roger Michell (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for ZFF)

 

Roger Michell, who directed for British theatres including the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company's had his biggest commercial hit with 'Notting Hill', which was a comedy about an awkward romance between a movie star played by Julia Roberts and a London bookshop owner, played by Hugh Grant. He also made acclaimed television series in the 1990s, including adaptations of Hanif Kureishi’s novel 'The Buddha of Suburbia' and Jane Austen’s 'Persuasion'.

Who was Roger Michell married to?

Roger Michell was married to the actress Kate Buffery and had two children, agent Rosanna Michell and the writer, director and actor Harry Michell. After he divorced Buffery, Michell married Anna Maxwell Martin, with whom he has two daughters, Maggie and Nancy. The couple confirmed their separation in 2020.

'A remarkable director of beautiful and unassuming films'

Internet paid tribute to the great director and posted tweets like, "Shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Roger Michell. Terrific director & always such great company. He was as generous with his time and attention towards me as the main stars on Notting Hill. A kindness I’ve never forgotten. Thoughts with his son Harry & Roger’s family" Another person wrote, "Very sad to hear that we have lost Roger Michell - a remarkable director of beautiful and unassuming films. My very favourite was his excellent, perceptive, and cinematically innovative adaptation of Austen’s #Persuasion." One tweet read, "utterly shocked to hear of the loss of Roger Michell. I made many films and plays with him and he was one of my favourite directors and more importantly , favourite people who became a friend . All love to his family"



 



 



 

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