Worked as a theatre agent and talent scout before making films.
Personal Quotes (2)
[on the release of 'Watership Down'] It wasn't a hit worldwide, I'm sorry to say. It did well in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Germany, Italy and the Scandi-navian countries. But not so much in France, Spain or Japan. For some reason, it didn't touch them. I can't explain it.
[on 'Watership Down'] Some people get it and some people don't. Some people get it, very powerfully. I'm accused of waking people up at night, 25 years after they saw it.