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Also Known As: Died: February 19, 1994
Born: January 31, 1942 Cause of Death: complications arising from AIDS
Birth Place: Middlesex, England, GB Profession: Director ...
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Father moved family around frequently; lived in Rome, Venice and Pakistan
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Worked on set and costume design for the Royal Ballet
1968:
Worked on costume and set design for the Coliseum production of the opera "Don Giovanni"
1971:
Set designer on Ken Russell's "The Devils"
1972:
Returned to work for the Royal Ballet
1972:
Set designer on Ken Russell's "Savage Messiah"
1976:
Made feature directorial debut, "Sebastian"
1976:
Exhibited in a show of Six British Painters in Houston, Texas
1979:
Directed Super-8mm short, "Broken English", a performance film of Marianne Faithful
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Directed videos for various musical artists including The Smiths, Bob Geldof and The Pet Shop Boys
1984:
Honored with a retrospective of his paintings at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London
1984:
Visited the Soviet Union: returned and made a short film about the experience entitled "Imagining October"
1984:
Published his first book, the autobiographical "Dancing Ledge"
1986:
Diagnosed as HIV-positive; began keeping a journal
1988:
Directed Lawrence Olivier in his final performance, "War Requiem"
1989:
Directed the stage show of The Pet Shop Boys World Tour

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