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Julian Hope

16 March 1950 to 28 September 2009

An opera director of note, Hope was instrumental in bringing the BBC TV series Ashenden (1991), the creation of his grandfather Somerset Maugham, to the screen. He remained a champion of Maugham’s literary legacy, while also acting as musical adviser on such films as Princess Caraboo (1994) and Onegin (1999).

*Read Julian Hope's Independent Obituary