• James Bond director Lewis Gilbert dies aged 97


    LONDON: British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert has died at the age of 97, James Bond producers said of the director famed for his work on three 007 movies. “It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend Lewis Gilbert,” producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), describing the director as “a true gentleman.” They added that “he made an enormous contribution to the British film industry as well as the Bond films. . . His films are not only loved by us but are considered classics within the series.” Gilbert directed Sean Connery in the 1967 You Only Live Twice, returning to the British film series a decade later with The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore. While most well-known for his work on the spy series, Gilbert also directed a young Michael Caine in the 1966 movie Alfie which gained four Oscar nominations. Born in east London in 1920, Gilbert’s first directing credit came in 1945 with The 10 Year Plan, a documentary about postwar housing. After a lengthy career including production and writing roles, his last of 33 directing credits came in 2002 with Before You Go.



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