British stage and film director DAVID JONES has died of a heart attack. He was 74.
Jones passed away on 18 September (08) in Rockport, Maine.
Beginning his career at the BBC, Jones was hired by the Royal Shakespeare Company's Peter Hall in the early 1960s where he became known for his stage work.
His direction of 1987 film 84 Charing Cross Road and 1983's Betrayal - starring British actors Sir Ben Kingsley and Jeremy Irons - later landed him international acclaim in his field.
His Broadway directing assignments included 1994's No Man's Land, and The Caretaker, starring Patrick Stewart.
Jones later turned to directing TV series, including Law + Order, Picket Fences and The Ghost Whisperer.
He is survived by his companion, Joyce Tenneson, and two sons.