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Nicolas Roeg is a Director, Scriptwriter, Executive producer, Director of Photography and Cinematography British born on 15 august 1928 at London (United-kingdom)

Nicolas Roeg

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Birth name Nicolas Jack Roeg
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 15 august 1928 at London (United-kingdom)
Death 23 november 2018 (at 90 years)
Awards Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Nicolas Jack Roeg CBE BSC (/ˈroʊɡ/; born 15 August 1928) is an English film director and cinematographer.

Early in his career Roeg was a second-unit cinematographer on Lawrence of Arabia, then cinematographer on Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death and Fahrenheit 451. He co-directed and photographed Performance in 1970. He later directed such films as Walkabout, Don't Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.


Roeg fut marié à Susan Stephen de 1957 à 1977. Ils eurent quatre enfants, Waldo, Nico, Sholto et le producteur Luc Roeg, qui joua dans le premier film en solo de Roeg : Walkabout. Roeg épousa l'actrice Theresa Russell qu'il dirigea dans plusieurs films. Ils eurent deux enfants, l'acteur Max Roeg et Statten Roeg. Après leur divorce, Nicolas Roeg épousa Harriet Harper en 2004.

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Filmography of Nicolas Roeg (31 films)

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Samson and Delilah, 2h52
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Dennis Hopper, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Elizabeth Hurley, Debora Caprioglio, Diana Rigg, Michael Gambon
Rating62% 3.1004553.1004553.1004553.1004553.100455
Palestine, 1200 ans avant J-C : Une révolte gronde au sein du peuple hébreu, sous le joug des philistins. Mais aucun homme n'est assez courageux pour devenir leur chef et organiser leur libération. Un jour pourtant, un inconnu apparaît à une femme du nom de Mara et lui annonce : 'Tu mettras au monde un fils. Il sera plus fort que cent hommes et désigné pour lutter contre les philistins. En signe d'obéïssance au Seigneur, il ne faudra jamais lui couper les cheveux'... Plus tard, cet enfant appelé Samson devient célèbre, surtout lorsqu'il tue Mahal, le chef de l'armée philistine. Le Général TARIQ propose alors au Roi un plan pour se débarrasser de Samson. Dalila devra le séduire et découvrir le secret de sa force.
Two Deaths
Two Deaths (1995)
, 1h42
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War
Actors Michael Gambon, Sônia Braga, Patrick Malahide, Ion Caramitru, John Shrapnel, Nickolas Grace
Rating65% 3.295353.295353.295353.295353.29535
On the eve of a revolution in an East European country, Dr. Daniel Pavenic (Gambon) sits down to dinner with some friends and discusses his past and his obsession with a former house servant. His shocking honesty eventually leads to his guests also disclosing some of their own secrets.
Full Body Massage, 1h33
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Mimi Rogers, Bryan Brown, Gareth Williams, Gabriella Hall
Rating56% 2.806592.806592.806592.806592.80659
Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch.
Heart of Darkness
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Tim Roth, John Malkovich, Isaac de Bankolé, James Fox, Iman, Allan Corduner
Rating58% 2.9025452.9025452.9025452.9025452.902545
Ivory trader Captain Charles Marlowe (Roth) is sent up the Congo River to retrieve cargo, and along the way, learns of the successful and enigmatic trader Kurtz (Malkovich), who is worshiped as a god by the natives.
Cold Heaven, 1h45
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Theresa Russell, Mark Harmon, James Russo, Will Patton, Richard Bradford, Julie Carmen
Rating60% 3.001813.001813.001813.001813.00181
The plot concerns a lapsed Catholic, Marie Davenport (played by Theresa Russell), who is about to leave her husband Alex (played by Mark Harmon) for her lover, Daniel (played by James Russo), when Alex is apparently killed in a boating accident and then seems to have risen from the dead. The film deals with Marie's dilemma in confronting this apparent miracle.
The Witches, 1h32
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Films about children, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film, Children's films
Actors Jasen Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Rowan Atkinson, Jane Horrocks, Brenda Blethyn
Rating67% 3.399163.399163.399163.399163.39916
During a holiday with his grandmother Helga in Norway, nine-year-old American boy Luke Eveshim is told stories about "real" witches, who are demonic females with a genocidal hatred for children due to emitting a foul odor that only they can smell. Helga tells him of a story where her childhood friend was taken and cursed to spend the rest of her life trapped inside a painting. After Luke's parents are killed in a car crash, Helga becomes Luke's legal guardian and they move to England. While building a treehouse, Luke is accosted by a witch, though he sees through her ruse and avoids his potential death. On Luke's birthday, Helga falls ill and is diagnosed with diabetes. Her doctor advises them to spend the weekend by the sea so Helga can recover.
Track 29
Track 29 (1988)
, 1h31
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Theresa Russell, Gary Oldman, Christopher Lloyd, Colleen Camp, Sandra Bernhard, Seymour Cassel
Rating60% 3.001143.001143.001143.001143.00114
The wife of a small town doctor tires of his spending too much time playing with his model trains, and starts thinking about the son she gave up for adoption years before. While dining at a cafe, she meets a British hitchhiker, who believes he is her son. Years earlier, she was raped and gave up her son for adoption. The son may be a figment of her imagination. They start to get to know each other and the son starts to hate the husband. The wife begins to fear for her husband's safety.
Aria (1987)
, 1h30
Directed by Derek Jarman, Charles Sturridge, Robert Altman, Nicolas Roeg, Julien Temple, Jean-Luc Godard, Bruce Beresford, Franc Roddam, Ken Russell, Bill Bryden
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Anthology film, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on operas
Actors Theresa Russell, Beverly D'Angelo, Elizabeth Hurley, Buck Henry, Bridget Fonda, John Hurt
Rating58% 2.901712.901712.901712.901712.90171
De grands airs d'opéra vus par dix réalisateurs sur des musiques de Charpentier, Korngold, Leoncavallo, Lully, Puccini, Rameau, Verdi, Wagner. L'image est parfois sans rapport avec le thème de l'opéra, d'autres fois plus proche.
Castaway (1986)
, 1h57
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films
Actors Oliver Reed, Amanda Donohoe, Georgina Hale, Todd Rippon, Frances Barber, John Sessions
Rating58% 2.901992.901992.901992.901992.90199
En 1981, Lucy Irvine, 25 ans, répond à une annonce Écrivain recherche épouse pour une année dans une île tropicale placé par Gerald Kingsland, 49 ans, dans le magazine Time Out London. Choisie parmi plus de cinquante candidates, elle accepte de se marier avec lui pour satisfaire aux lois restreignant l'immigration puis de passer un an dans l'île de Tuin. Ensuite elle retourne en Angleterre pour écrire le livre Castaway relatant cette expérience.
Insignificance, 1h50
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about television, Films based on plays
Actors Theresa Russell, Tony Curtis, Gary Busey, Will Sampson, Patrick Kilpatrick, Raynor Scheine
Rating65% 3.2986153.2986153.2986153.2986153.298615
The film opens on a crowded New York City street where people have gathered to watch a film crew shoot a sequence which becomes recognisable as the iconic shot of Marilyn Monroe in a white dress standing on a grate while the rush of wind caused by a huge fan to imitate the subway going by below blows her skirt up around her waist. The Actress' husband, The Ballplayer, watches with obvious discomfort as she is ogled. The Actress, rather than join him afterwards, disappears in a taxi, leaving him behind. She stops at a store and picks up a variety of toys, flashlights, and balloons.
Eureka (1983)
, 2h10
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Mickey Rourke, Joe Pesci, Jane Lapotaire
Rating60% 3.000753.000753.000753.000753.00075
Au Canada, en 1925, Jack McCann, perturbé par le désespoir et entouré par la mort, devient subitement un homme riche en découvrant un filon d'or. 20 ans plus tard, désabusé et installé sur une île jamaïcaine, il vit reclus avec sa femme alcoolique, sa fille mariée à un homme qu'il déteste, et son associé qui essaie à son insu, via la mafia, de construire un casino.
Bad Timing
Bad Timing (1980)
, 2h3
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Art Garfunkel, Theresa Russell, Harvey Keitel, Denholm Elliott, Daniel Massey, Dana Gillespie
Rating69% 3.4979853.4979853.4979853.4979853.497985
In Cold War Vienna, Milena (Russell), a young American woman in her twenties, is rushed to the emergency room after apparently overdosing. With her is Alex Linden (Garfunkel), an American psychiatrist who lives in the city as a teacher. Through myriad fragmented flashbacks, the narrative depicts the story of their romance, which ultimately amounts to an unhealthy sexual obsession on the part of Alex. Through these developments, Milena is revealed to suffer from depression while still being married to a much older man (Elliott), whom she occasionally crosses the border to see during the course of her affair with Alex. Though Linden initially enjoys her free-spirited ways, he grows tired of, and embittered at, her lifestyle, which includes impulsive promiscuity and heavy drinking. Through spying on Milena, Alex becomes emotionally strained, and eventually tries to control her – leading to horrifying results, due in large part to very bad timing. Throughout, at the hospital where medics fight to save Milena's life, an investigator (Keitel) comes to realise that there may be more to her case than a simple suicide attempt. He probes, and once the truth lies brutally clear, tries to corner Alex into a confession of the possible crimes involved with Milena's accident.
The Man Who Fell to Earth, 1h59
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about drugs, Films based on science fiction novels, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry, Bernie Casey, Claudia Jennings
Rating66% 3.3492753.3492753.3492753.3492753.349275
Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth from a distant planet on a mission to take water back to his home planet, which is experiencing a catastrophic drought.
Don't Look Now, 1h50
Directed by Nicolas Roeg
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance
Themes Ghost films, Serial killer films
Actors Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato, Renato Scarpa
Rating72% 3.6489353.6489353.6489353.6489353.648935
Some time after the drowning of their young daughter, Christine (Sharon Williams), in a tragic accident at their English country home, John Baxter (Donald Sutherland) and his grief-stricken wife, Laura (Julie Christie), take a trip to Venice after John accepts a commission from a bishop (Massimo Serato) to restore an ancient church. Laura encounters two elderly sisters, Heather (Hilary Mason) and Wendy (Clelia Matania), at a restaurant where she and John are dining; Heather claims to be psychic and—despite being blind—informs Laura she is able to 'see' the Baxters' deceased daughter. Shaken, Laura returns to her table, where she faints.