'Notting Hill' Director Roger Michell Signs With WME (Exclusive)

4:41 PM PST 04/01/2014 by Rebecca Sun
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Roger Michell

The British filmmaker recently helmed "Hyde Park on Hudson" and "Le Week-End."

Film, television and theater director Roger Michell has signed with WME, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He previously was with CAA.

Michell directed Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant in the 1999 romantic classic Notting Hill. He began his career helming BBC series in his native Britain, winning a BAFTA for the 1995 telepic adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion.

The filmmaker most recently directed the dramedy Le Week-End, which received its world premiere at Toronto last year and later earned acting wins for stars Lindsay Duncan and Jim Broadbent, as well as a Best Film nomination for Michell at the New York Film Festival. The year before, he directed and produced Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray as Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Michell's other directing credits include the thriller Changing Lanes, starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L. Jackson; the Daniel Craig-Samantha Morton romantic mystery Enduring Love; Venus, starring Peter O'Toole in his final Oscar-nominated performance; and the Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton romantic comedy Morning Glory.

He continues to be repped by Independent Talent in the U.K.

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