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Film Director Ken Russell dies at 84

British film director Ken Russell has died at the age of 84.

His son, Alex, said he died peacefully in his sleep in a hospital on Sunday.

He directed The Who's rock opera, Tommy, in 1975, and was Oscar-nominated for his 1969 film Women In Love.

He also directed The Devils in 1971 and the musical starring Twiggy - The Boyfriend.

  • 28 Nov 2011