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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Ellie Iorizzo

Music documentary pioneer Christopher Nupen dies at 88 following long illness

Trailblazing South African filmmaker Christopher Nupen has died age 88 following a long illness, his wife has confirmed.

The Bafta-award winner created more than 75 documentaries on classical music, musicians and composers, sharing the power of music in an authentic and intimate way with a golden generation of artists.

He is best known for his pioneering portrait films, including his ground-breaking film on British cellist Jacqueline du Pre capturing the spirit of one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.

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