Tony Walton with his then wife Julie Andrews at the London Clinic, England, Nov. 28, 1962. (AP Photo)

Tony Walton, an Oscar-winning British director and designer has died aged 87, according to PA.

The Oscar-winner’s carrier spanned over five decades in  film, television and the stage and Walton was famous for his work on Broadway in the US. He was also married to actress, Julie Andrews.

His directorial work includes  ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘The Boy Friend’, ‘The Wiz’ and ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, all of which earned Walton Academy Award nominations.

Tony Walton won the Oscar for best art direction for Bob Fosse’s ‘All That Jazz’ in 1979.

He has also been honoured with 16 Tony awards, and an Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie for his work on ‘Death of a Salesman’ in 1985.