Nicolas Roeg in 2012
Nicolas Roeg in 2012 Image Credit: AP

Nicolas Roeg, one of Britain's most admired and influential film-makers, has died aged 90, his family has announced.

Roeg is best known for a run of acclaimed movies in the 1970s and early 80s, including horror Don't Look Now, Australian outback drama Walkabout, The Man who Fell to Earth (starring David Bowie), and Performance (starring Mick Jagger). He developed his own distinctive film-making style, usually involving puzzle-like, non-linear storytelling, lyrical visual imagery and challenging themes such as death, horror and mental breakdown.

His films rarely appealed to mass audiences, but often received critical acclaim, and went on to become cult classics. His influence has been acknowledged by film-makers including Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steven Soderbergh and Danny Boyle.