James Bond director Guy Hamilton has died aged 93. He worked with Sir Sean Connery on Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever, and directed S...
Sir Roger Moore pays tribute as James Bond director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93
He worked with Sir Sean Connery on Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever, and directed Sir Roger Moore in his other two Bond credits – Live And Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun.
Guy’s film talents extended beyond Bond and he worked with a host of other big stars including Michael Caine in 1969′s Battle Of Britain, and Harrison Ford in British war film Force 10 From Navarone.
Other notable credits include his work on two Agatha Christie adaptations, the first of which was The Mirror Crack’d in 1980, followed by Evil Under The Sun in 1982.
Born in Paris, it was there that Guy found his love of the film industry as a young boy.
It was only years later, after the Second World War, that he landed his first big break in the industry, working as a director’s assistant for Carol Reed, known for his work on successful films such as The Third Man and Oliver!.
Reports say Guy was also linked to Superhero films Superman and Batman in the late 70s and early 80s. However, he was replaced on Superman and reportedly turned down the chance to work on Batman.