Began working for BBC-TV news show, "Tonight"
Directed first theatrical documentary, "Terminus"
Directed the feature "The Next Best Thing", starring Rupert Everett and Madonna
Helmed non-musical Showtime movie "The Tale of Sweeney Todd", starring Ben Kingsley in the title role
Made first home movie at age 11 with 9.5mm camera
Worked with Ngaio Marsh's theater company in Australia and New Zealand and with British repertory companies
Formed Mount Pleasant Productions with Alan Cooke
Directed Verdi's opera, "Un Ballo in Maschera," (featuring Placido Domingo) at the Salzburg Festival in July
Film acting debut in "Singlehanded"
Made 16mm short, "Black Legend"
Became associate director of Britain's National Theater
Contributed "The Longest," a short film, to the official Munich Olympic film, "Visions of Eight"
Directed first American film, "Midnight Cowboy"
Directed first feature, "A Kind of Loving"
Directed Offenbach centenary production opera, "Les Contes d'Hoffmann" at London's Royal Opera House
Directed the Oscar-winning Julie Christie in "Darling"
During WWII, served as architectural draftsman with Royal Engineers; made amateur film, "Horror"; entertained troops with magic act (fellow performers included Kenneth Williams and Stanley Baxter)