The Graduate director Mike Nichols has died aged 83.

The German-born US director won an Oscar for directing the iconic 1967 film The Graduate, starring Dustin Hoffman.

He was also Oscar nominated for Working Girl, The Remains of the Day, Silkwood and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

His last film was 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s War, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts.

The director was married to ABC News presenter Diane Sawyer - his fourth wife - whom he wed in 1988.

Nichols was one of a select few to win all four major US entertainment awards - an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.