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Guy Hamilton

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Born: September 16, 1922 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: Director ...
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Born and raised in France
1939:
Apprenticed at Victorine Studios in Nice
1940:
First credit, as fourth asssitant director on Julien Duvivier's "Untel pere et fils/The Heart of a Nation"
1940:
Served in Royal Navy during WWII
1948:
Reteamed with Duvivier as assistant director for Venetian location scenes of "Anna Karenina"
1948:
Was assistant director to Carol Reed on "The Fallen Idol"
1950:
Served as Orson Welles' AD on "The Third Man"
1951:
Assisted John Huston on "The African Queen" and Reed on "Outcast of the Islands"
1952:
Feature directing debut, "The Ringer"
1955:
First screenplay credit, "The Colditz Story"; also directed
1957:
Directed and co-scripted "Manuela", presenting a more penetrating view of sexual attraction than the British cinema usually allowed
1959:
Took over "The Devil's Disciple" on short notice from Alexander Mackendrick
1961:
Scored with ingenious comedy, "A Touch of Larceny"
1964:
Helmed first James Bond film, "Goldfinger"
1971:
Directed Sean Connery's return to Bond in "Diamonds Are Forver"
1973:
Helmed first of Roger Moore's bond films "Live and Let Die"
1974:
Fourth and last Bond picture, "The Man with the Golden Gun"
1980:
First of two Agatha Christie adaptations, "The Mirror Crack'd", featuring Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple
1982:
Helmed an all-star cast in "Evil Under the Sun", adapted from a Christie Hercule Poirot novel
1985:
Directed "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins...", a bubble-gum action-adventure yarn based on the popular "Destroyer" books by Richard Sapir and Warren Murphy
1989:
Last feature to date, "Try This One For Size"

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