Saturday, 21 June 2014

007 Director: John Glen

Who: John Glen
Born: 15 May 1932, Sunbury-on-Thames, England 

John Glen is an English film director, film editor, and author. He is best known for his directorial and editing work on eight James Bond films from the 1960s to the 1980s.

John Glen´s 007 production:

"For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
"Octopussy" (1983)
"A View to a Kill" (1985)
"The Living Daylights" (1987)
"Licence to Kill" (1989)

Editor and Second unit director:
"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
"The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
"Moonraker" (1979)

In 2001, John Glen published his memoir, "For My Eyes Only".

James Bond: 1969, 1977-89
During the 1960s and 1970s, Glen served as a film editor and second unit director, working on such films as "Superman" (1978) and "The Wild Geese" (1978); he also contributed to three James Bond films: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979). Following the release of Moonraker, Glen was promoted to the rank of official director of the series; he went on to direct all five Bond films of the 1980s. He holds the record for directing the highest number of films in the series to date, just one film more than Guy Hamilton.

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