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British film director Ken Russell dies at 84

28 November 2011 Last updated at 10:00 GMT

British film director Ken Russell, who was Oscar-nominated for his 1969 film Women In Love, has died at the age of 84.

During his career, he became known for his controversial films including Women In Love, which featured Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestling nude.

He also directed the infamous religious drama The Devils and The Who's rock opera, Tommy.

Nick Higham reports.