Children: Grace (first marriage) and Raphaela (second marriage).
Intended to become a doctor before working for the BBC.
Attended Southend High School (Southend, England) and St Catharine's College, Cambridge.
Was extremely careful about choosing his projects, turning down several Hollywood offerings.
Began as a director of scientific documentaries for the BBC.
Gibson's production company produced dozens of commercials and music videos.
Has directed one Emmy Award-winning performance: Lynn Whitfield in The Josephine Baker Story (1991).