Michael Bogdanov 'challenging and passionate'

The British theatre, film and opera director Michael Bogdanov has died at the age of 78 while on holiday with friends, his publicist has confirmed.

Bogdanov, born in Neath, south Wales, died of a heart attack on Sunday.

He was known for his work with new plays, modern reinterpretations of Shakespeare, musicals and works for young people.

Kully Thiarai, the artistic director of National Theatre Wales, said Bogdanov was an "extraordinary man".

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