British filmmaker Hugh Hudson dies at 86

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‘Chariots of Fire’ director Hugh Hudson dies at 86

British film director, screenwriter and producer Hugh Hudson, who gained worldwide fame for the film Chariots of Fire, has died at the age of 86 in London. This was announced on February 10 by the director’s family to Sky News.

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It is clarified that Hugh Hudson died at Charing Cross Hospital after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Maryam and son Thomas.

Chariots of Fire (1981) is a true story about the rivalry between two British athletes Erica Liddell And Harold Abrahams, at the Olympic Games. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning four for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Costumes and Best Original Score.

Soundtrack for the film created by a Greek composer Vangeliswas remembered by the audience, and, bypassing all the charts, became a cult.

Hudson also directed the film Revolution (1985) with Al Pacino and the adventure film Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) based on books by Edgar Rice Burroughs. Hudson shot his last film work, the film “Altamira” with actor Antonio Banderas, in 2017.

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