James Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies Aged 93
Director Guy Hamilton who directed four James Bond movies passed away on 20th April 2016 at his home in Majorca, Spain.
Hamilton directed both Sean Connery and Roger Moore, in these classic Bond films:
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Bond Producers Pay Tribute
EON (Bond producers) paid tribute in this statement:
“We mourn the loss of our dear friend Guy Hamilton who firmly distilled the Bond formula in his much celebrated direction of Goldfinger and continued to entertain audiences with Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun.
“We celebrate his enormous contribution to the Bond films.”
Hamilton also directed other films away from the Bond film series including An Inspector Calls (1954) starring Alastair Sim, Funeral in Berlin (1966) starring Michael Cainie, Battle of Britain (1969) starring an all-star cast & Force 10 from Navarone (1978) starring Robert Shaw & Harrison Ford.
Born in Paris September 16 1922 to English parents he attended school in England and then began his film career in French cinema during 1930’s.
Roger Moore tweeted “incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid”.
He will perhaps be best remembered for directing some of the best Bond movies.
Here are a few trailers from Guy Hamilton movies:
Goldfinger, film trailer (1964)
Diamonds Are Forever, film trailer (1971)
Live and Let Die, film trailer (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun, film trailer (1974)
Battle of Britain film trailer (1969)
Funeral In Berlin (1966)
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