Did You Know?
When I was at university, the film club always showed In the Realm of the Senses (In the Realm of the Senses
(1976)) at the start of a new year to get people to join. It was full of explicit sex, yet you can buy it in HMV now.
His former partner Sabrina Broadbent wrote a novel, "Descent", which "The Manchester Guardian" describes as "closely based on their life together. Or rather, not together, because the husband in the book is understood to be a workaholic film director who keeps disappearing in pursuit of interesting projects". ("A Winterbottom's Tale", February 1, 2004)