13 wins & 7 nominations.
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Directed the English National Opera's production of Bizet's "Carmen" at the London Coliseum starring Alice Coote (September 29 - November 23, 2007).
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I've always traveled with the films because I want the audience to be my teacher so that I can learn for the next one. But I have never had the sort of feedback that I've had with Yes. In Turkey, which was the first place where the audience was predominantly Muslim, the fact that there was a sympathetic Middle Eastern man in a main part was a news story, because it was such a rarity. The response...
Left school at 16 to become a film-maker.