British film director Peter Yates has passed away in London following a long illness. He was 81.

He directed over 25 films as well as television series such as ‘The Saint’ and ‘Secret Agent’. Yates’ films include: 

‘Year of the Comet’
‘Breaking Away’
‘The Deep’
‘The House on Carroll Street’.
‘An Innocent Man’
‘The Friends of Eddie Coyle’

See the intro to ‘Krull’ here: