James Bond director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93
James Bond director Guy Hamilton has died aged 93.
The filmmaker – who was the mastermind behind four 007 blockbusters – passed away at his home in Majorca, Spain on Wednesday morning (04.20.16), although details surrounding his death are yet to be revealed.
Sir Roger Moore, who worked with the veteran director on ‘Live and Let Die’ and ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, broke the news to fans on Thursday (04.21.16) via his Twitter account.
He wrote: "Incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid. (sic)"
Hamilton, who was born in Paris, worked behind the camera on a total of 22 films over the span of his career but was best known for directing 1964’s ‘Goldfinger’ with Sir Sean Connery as 007 before returning to the franchise with ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ – with the same actor in the lead – in 1971.
Two years later, he directed ‘Live And Let Die’ before working on ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ in 1974 alongside Moore and the late Sir Christopher Lee.
Hamilton also teamed up with Sir Michael Caine on two movies – ‘Funeral In Berlin’ and ‘Battle Of Britain’ – as well as directing Harrison Ford in 1974’s ‘Force 10 From Navaron’.
His latest work included two Agatha Christie adaptations, ‘The Mirror Crack’d’ and ‘Evil Under The Sun’.