Adrian Lyne (born in Peterborough, England and raised in London) is an English filmmaker and producer. He is best known for directing films that focus on sexually charged characters and often uses natural light, a fog machine and other effects to create eroticized atmospheres. He was educated at Highgate School. He began working in film after a number of television commercials. He directed the music video for "Maniac", the theme song from Flashdance written by Michael Sembello, as well as the film itself. He received a nomination for Academy Award for Best Director in 1988 for Fatal Attraction.