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‘Chariots of Fire’ director Hugh Hudson dead at 86



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Hugh Hudson, the British director of the Oscar-winning 1981 movie “Chariots of Fireplace” has died. He was 86.

His household mentioned in a press release Friday that Hudson died on the Charing Cross Hospital in London following a “quick sickness,” in line with the BBC.

The Submit has reached out to a rep for Hudson for remark.

Actor Nigel Havers, who starred within the acclaimed drama, additionally issued a press release, saying he was “past devastated” by Hudson’s loss of life.

“‘Chariots of Fireplace’ was one of many biggest experiences of my skilled life, and, like so many others, I owe a lot of what adopted to him. I shall miss him significantly,” Havers reportedly wrote.

The movie gained finest image, authentic rating, writing, and costume design on the 1982 Academy Awards. It additionally got here in at No. 19 within the British Movie Institute’s listing of Top 100 British films.

Hugh Hudson and Maryam D'Abo attend Christie's 60 Years of James Bond Auction at Christie's on Sept. 28, 2022, in London.
Hugh Hudson and Maryam D’Abo attend Christie’s 60 Years of James Bond Public sale at Christie’s on Sept. 28, 2022, in London.
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Born in London in 1936, Hudson began his profession by making documentaries and tv commercials, together with the British Airways face commercial in 1989.

His documentaries embrace “Fangio: Una vita a 300 all’ora,” “Lumière and Firm,” and “Rupture: Dwelling With My Damaged Mind.”

Festival Chief Executive Officer Maxime Dieu (L) and Hugh Hudson (R) attends the tribute to Hugh Hudson at 34th Mons International Film Festival on Feb. 19, 2019, in Mons, Belgium.
Pageant Chief Government Officer Maxime Dieu (L) and Hugh Hudson (R) attends the tribute to Hugh Hudson at thirty fourth Mons Worldwide Movie Pageant on Feb. 19, 2019, in Mons, Belgium.
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Hudson’s different movie credit embrace “Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan,” “Revolution,” and “I Dreamed of Africa.” He co-wrote his closing challenge “Tiger’s Nest” with Rupert Thomson, which premiered final 12 months.

He’s survived by his spouse Maryam D’Abo, in addition to his first spouse, Sue Michie, and their son, Thomas.