Guy Hamilton


Guy Hamilton

Guy Hamilton (born September 16, 1922 [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800032716/bio] ) is a noted English film director.

Hamilton was born in Paris, France where his English parents were living. He worked as an assistant for 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 installments of the James Bond series, based on the novels by Ian Fleming.

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Hamilton was originally chosen to direct "" in 1978, but due to his status as a tax exile he was only allowed to be in England for thirty days, where production had moved at the last minute to Pinewood Studios. The job of director was then passed to Richard Donner, but Hamilton insisted he be paid in full.

Guy Hamilton was also approached to direct "Batman" in the early '80s. [cite news|author=Bill "Jett" Ramey| title=An Interview With Michael Uslan-Part 1|publisher=Batman-on-Film|date=2005-09-06| url = http://www.batman-on-film.com/interview_muslan_2.html| accessdate=2007-09-16]

Filmography

James Bond

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

Other films

*"The Ringer" (1952)
*"The Intruder" (1953)
*"An Inspector Calls" (1954)
*"The Colditz Story" (1955) (which he also co-wrote)
*"Charley Moon" (1956)
*"Manuela" (1957)
*"A Touch of Larceny" (1959)
*"The Devil's Disciple" (1959)
*"The Best of Enemies" (1962)
*"Man in the Middle" (1963)
*"The Party's Over" (1965)
*"Funeral in Berlin" (1966)
*"Battle of Britain" (1969)
*"Force 10 from Navarone" (1978)
*"The Mirror Crack'd" (1980)
*"Evil under the Sun" (1982)
*"" (1985)
*"Try this One for Size" (1989)

External links

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* [http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/1802-HONOR-BLACKMAN-PRESENTS-GUY-HAMILTON-WITH-CINEMA-RETRO-AWARD-AT-PINEWOOD-STUDIOS-GOLDFINGER-REUNION.html Guy Hamilton receives Cinema Retro award at Pinewood Studios Goldfinger Reunion]

succession box
title=James Bond film director
years=1964
before=Terence Young
1962-1963
after=Terence Young
1965
succession box
title=James Bond film director
years=1971-1974
before=Peter Hunt
1969
after=Lewis Gilbert
1977-1979

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