Guy Hamilton, who directed as much as four James Bond films, has passed away aged 93. Former 007 actor Sir Roger Moore tweeted shows his condolences for this sad event by tweeting that he was “incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid”.
The other movies directed by Hamilton includes Sir Roger in Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun. He had also directed Sir Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever.
The news agencies were confirmed by a hospital on the Spanish island of Majorca, where Hamilton was spending his last days that the film-maker had passed away there on Wednesday.
Hamilton’s other movies loved by the audience included The Battle of Britain, Force 10 From Navarone, Evil Under the Sun and The Mirror Crack’d.
He got his primary education completed from a school in England while his family lives in France. In his earlier days, back in the 1930s, he started his career with French Cinema. And said he “discovered how a studio worked the hard way”.
He worked with British director Carol Reed’s as an assistant for five years but finally moved to become a director on his own after the war. Hamilton said he wanted to be a director before the age of 30 and he “squeezed in just” and directed The Colditz Story, the Devil’s Disciple, Funeral in Berlin.
As Producer of Bond’s movie Cubby Broccoli was an old friend, he got an opportunity to take the initiative, and he completed it well.
“He said ‘how would you like to make Goldfinger?’ I said ‘I would absolutely love to’, because I had a very clear idea of what I would like to do and how I’d like to go about it and it was a very happy experience.”