He directed Archibald Saunders' play, "The Pedagogue,"; Jean Tardieu's play, "The Keyhole,"; Samuel Beckett's play, "Act Without Words II,"; Fernando Arrabal's play, "Picnic on the Battlefield,"; and John Whiting's play, "No Why," in Expeditions One in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Aldwych Theatre in London, ...
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[in a 1981 interview] I think the business is getting tougher, no question. It is an extraordinary fight to make something different. So it tends not so much to be films that you think are commercial, but films that people seem to want to make. [on Honky Tonk Freeway
(1981)] EMI said, "We love the script. It's very original. We want to make it.".
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1970 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to film.