After graduating from Cambridge University in 1977, Roger Michell went on to work with great success in theatre, including stints at the Royal Court Theatre and becoming a resident director at Royal Shakespeare Company. In the early 90's he moved into television by directing the acclaimed BBC miniseries Buddha In Suburbia, starring Naveen Andrews.In the late 90's he was chosen by Richard Curtis to direct Notting Hill, which went on to become one of the biggest grossest British films of all time. Since then he has continued to work in theatre, while also directing films for the big screen including Changing Lanes (starring Ben Affleck and Samuel L Jackson), Venus (starring Peter O'Toole) and most recently Hyde Park on Hudson (starring Bill Murray and Olivia Coleman). We're all very excited and pleased to have someone of Roger's calibre on board for NFF2014, and look forward to hearing his opinion on our submissions. We will continue to add patrons and judges to the festival throughout the year, but to read more about our current line up, read our Judges page.