Director Terence Davies passed away at the age of 77.

The British director was best known for his ‘Children, Madonna and Child, Death and Transfiguration’ film trilogy in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Born and raised in Liverpool, his films often have an autobiographical element.

The 77-year-old director died at home after an illness, his manager confirmed to the BBC.

His most recent project, the Netflix drama “Benediction,” starring “Slow Horses” actor Jack Lowden and “Doctor Who’s” Peter Capaldi, explored the life of war poet Siegfried Sassoon.

Actress Agyness Deyn played ‘Chris Guthrie’ in the 2015 adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s ‘Sunset Song’ – set in the First World War.

In 2016, “Sex And The City” star Cynthia Nixon took on the role of poet “Emily Dickinson” in “A Quiet Passion,” which Davies wrote and directed.

Before enrolling in drama school, Davis worked as a clerk in a shipping office and as an accountant for about ten years.

He won the Cannes International Critics Award for ‘Distant Voices, Still Lives’ – a film based on his memories of life in Liverpool in the 1940s and 1950s.