British film director Hugh Hudson has died at the age of 86 after a short illness. He died in a hospital in London. The director gained worldwide fame thanks to his work on the film “Chariots of Fire”.
“Hugh Hudson, 86, a beloved husband and father, died at Charing Cross Hospital on February 10, 2023 after a short illness. He left behind his wife Maryam, son Thomas and first wife, Sue,” cites a statement from the director’s family TV channel sky news.
In total, the 1981 sports drama Chariots of Fire, which tells the true story of the rivalry between two British athletes at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris, won four Oscars, she was also awarded the Golden Globe, three British BAFTA awards and two prizes Cannes Film Festival. Actor Nigel Havers, who played Lord Andrew Lindsay in the film, admitted that he was devastated by Hudson’s death.
“I will miss him very much” added the 73-year-old artist.