British director Antonia Bird has died at the age of 54, her agent has confirmed.

She was known for films such as Priest (1994), Face (1997) and Ravenous (1999), which all starred Scottish actor Robert Carlyle.

The Trainspotting star paid tribute to Bird on Twitter, writing: "Such a sad day today. RIP Antonia Bird. Farewell my beautiful friend."

Bird was also known for her TV work, including Spooks, Cracker and The Village.

She set up the production company Four Way Pictures with Carlyle, author Irvine Welsh and journalist Mark Cousins.