Saturday, 21 June 2014

007 Director: Guy Hamilton

Who: Guy Hamilton
Born: 16 September 1922, Paris, France

Guy Hamilton is an English film director.
Hamilton was born in Paris, France, where his English parents were living. Remaining in France during the Nazi occupation, he was active in the French Resistance. After the end of the war, he worked as an assistant to Carol Reed on films, including "The Fallen Idol" (1948) and "The Third Man" (1949), before turning to directing with his first film "The Ringer" in 1952. He made 22 films from the 1950s to the 1980s, including four James Bond films.

Guy Hamilton´s 007 production:

"Goldfinger" (1964)
"Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
"Live and Let Die" (1973)
"The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974)

Miscellaneous crew:
The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977) (Director: pre-production – uncredited)

Other works:
DVD commentaries on the following James Bond films: ”Goldfinger” (1964), ”Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), ”Live and Let Die” (1973), ”The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974)

James Bond: 1964, 1971-74
Hamilton was one of many directors who turned down "Dr. No" (1962), but he entered the series after Terence Young's departure from "Goldfinger" (1964). He left during pre-production of "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977).

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