Film director Roeg to get critics’ award

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Acclaimed British director Nicolas Roeg is being honoured for his outstanding contribution to film-making.

He is to receive the Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film from the London Film Critics’ Circle.

Roeg admitted the recognition had taken him by surprise, when it was announced yesterday.

“This award has truly amazed me and certainly caught me a bit left-footed.”

The veteran film maker won critical acclaim for his first film Performance, which he co-directed with Donald Cammell in 1970 and went on to make cult classics Walkabout, Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell to Earth.