Director Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Neame dies aged 99

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2010, 16:01 PM IST

London: Director Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Neame, who helmed ‘The Poseidon Adventure’, has died at the age of 99.

The British filmmaker, who died in a hospital in Los Angeles, never recovered after suffering from a fall, according to family friend and BBC correspondent Peter Bowes.

During his lifetime, Neame also worked as a cinematographer on films including ‘Blithe Spirit’ and ‘In Which We Serve’, reports the BBC.

He even directed ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’, starring Dame Maggie Smith, for which she won the best actress Oscar in 1969 for her portrayal of the inspirational teacher of six young girls.

Neame has also co-written screenplays of the movies including ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘Brief Encounter’.