Worked at the Royal Court Theatre as an assistant director to noted British playwright John Osborne and Irish playwright Samuel Beckett
Co-wrote with Richard Mahar the play "Private Dick"; won the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival
Joined Royal Shakespeare company; directed "Some Americans Abroad," which transferred to Broadway 1990
Made television debut directing with BBC miniseries "Downtown Lagos"
Directed and co-wrote the award-winning miniseries "The Buddha of Suburbia" for the BBC2
Made the documentary "Ready When You Are, Mr. Patel" about the Indian actor Harish Patel
Directed first feature, Jane Austen's "Persuasion"; aired on television in the U.K.
Directed the feature adaptation of "My Night With Reg," based on the play he also directed
Directed "Titanic Town," a dramatic film about Northern Ireland
Directed Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in romantic comedy "Notting Hill"
Helmed Joe Penhall's first play for London's National Theatre "Blue/ Orange"
Directed "Changing Lanes," starring Samuel Jackson and Ben Affleck
Directed Daniel Craigh in British film "The Mother"
Re-teamed with Craig for the thriller "Enduring Love"
Directed Peter O'Toole and Leslie Phillips as two eccentric veterans of the stage in "Venus"
Directed comedy feature "Morning Glory," starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton
Helmed "Hyde Park on Hudson," starring Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt