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Frank Budgen: Award-winning advertising film director

Frank Budgen, who has died of leukaemia at the age of 61, has been described by some in the mad world of advertising as possibly the most talented commercials director the UK has ever produced. Some might disagree with “ever” but few would dispute that he was the most innovative director so far this millennium. In 2012 he was recognised, jointly with Tony Kaye, as the industry’s “Most-Awarded Director” by the highly respected Design & Art Direction (D&AD), which promotes excellence in these fields.