He directed Peter Prince's play, "Television Times," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Richard O'Callaghan, Karl Johnson, Brenda Fricker, Anna Nygh, and Ron Cook in the cast.
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[on his first high-budget Hollywood feature Hero
(1992)] I didn't know how you filmed a plane crash. And it's not that Dustin [Dustin Hoffman
] was difficult, but having big stars skews the movie; you have to concentrate on this enormous investment. I'm sure I could handle it now, but at the time it knocked me down like a train. In My Beautiful Laundrette
(1985) and Dangerous Liaisons
(1988) you ...
Ranked #63 on the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
Often makes movies about love triangles that end tragically