John Glen

John Glen

Infobox actor
name=John Glen

birthdate=birth date and age|1932|5|15
birthplace=Sunbury-on-Thames, England, UK
occupation=Film director
Film editor

John Glen is a noted film director, born May 15, 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England.

He is best known for his work as a director on the five James Bond movies of the 1980s:
*"For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
*"Octopussy" (1983)
*"A View to a Kill" (1985)
*"The Living Daylights" (1987)
*"Licence to Kill" (1989)

He had also worked as film editor and second unit director on three previous Bond movies:
*"On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
*"The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
*"Moonraker" (1979)

Glen's other films as second unit director include "Superman" and "The Wild Geese", both in 1978.

He was also director of the 1992 movie "".


As with other directors, Glen's movies each have an individual trademark in the form of a pigeon flying out of a hole in a wall. These are noticeable during his five Bond Movies, Glen's Bond movies also feature at least one character falling to his or her death from an aeroplane, with each character performing the same scream.

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succession box
title=James Bond film director
before=Lewis Gilbert
after=Martin Campbell

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