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Hugh Hudson

25 August 1936 to 10 February 2023

A British director, who made his name in commercials before establishing a career in film. Hugh Hudson made some hugely popular British ads for Guinness, Courage Best, Cinzano and Fiat before he was given his film break by producer David Puttnam with Chariots of Fire (1981). His debut feature earned him a second BAFTA nomination, following on from one for his short The Tortoise and the Hare (1966), and won four Oscars, including Best Picture, as well as a nomination for Hudson. Other credits included Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984), Revolution (1985), Lost Angels (1989), My Life So Far (1999), I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Rupture: A Matter of Life or Death (2011) and Finding Altamira (2016).

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