GUY HAMILTON (1922-2016) (DIRECTOR)

This section of FSWL is kind of personal as it features photos and stories from meeting and talking to the people who have contributed to the success of the James Bond 007 phenomenon. In most cases very friendly and down-to-earth. Currently over 300 names are listed.

The list consist of actors, actresses, assistant directors, camera operators, cinematographers, composers, costume designers, directors, editors, executive producers, location managers, lyrics writers, marketing executives, music artists, production assistants, production controllers, production designers, production managers, production secretaries, publicists, script supervisors, screenwriters, special effects wizards, stunt coordinators and several stuntmen.

The section also includes meetings with official James Bond authors.  

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GUY HAMILTON (1922-2016)
Director of GOLDFINGER, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, LIVE AND LET DIE and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
 
It was an absolute pleasure to meet the legendary James Bond director Guy Hamilton for the first time during Autographica at Radisson Edwardian Hotel near Heathrow Airport in October 2005.

In my eyes, Guy is very much responsible for the continued success of the James Bond film series. I could tell after seeing him that he is a very gentle and respectable man, much to the delight of everyone who met him.

Another opportunity to meet this gentleman and active golf player was at the Vue Sur Bond event in Canadian Quebec City during a weekend in February 2006. During the dinner, Guy was joking with me how much he prefer Norwegians before Swedish people.

Over the years, me and Guy have built up quite a friendship and I consider him to be one of the nicest people around.

Other James Bond directors that FSWL has encountered:
Anthony Waye (1st assistant director on For Your Eyes Only & Octopussy)
Arthur Wooster (2nd Unit director on For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights & Licence to Kill)
Irvin Kershner (director of Never Say Never Again)
John Glen (2nd Unit director on On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me & Moonraker and Director of For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights & Licence to Kill)
Lee Tamahori (director of Die Another Day)
Lewis Gilbert (director of You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me & Moonraker)
Marc Forster (director of Quantum of Solace)
Michael Apted (director of The World Is Not Enough)
Toby Hefferman (2nd assistant director on Die Another Day, Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace)
Vic Armstrong (2nd Unit director on Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough & Die Another Day)

Photo below:
Yours truly with Guy Hamilton in Mallorca 2008. © From Sweden with Love. All rights reserved.

Text written and updated by Anders Frejdh in August 2008
 
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