Birthday of director Guy Hamilton [1922]

Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger (1964) and four other James Bond movies, was born in France on 16th September 1922.

Although he had been approached to direct Dr No (1962), Hamilton chose to turn it down. Following his work on Goldfinger he directed two Harry Saltzman films, Funeral in Berlin (1966) and Battle of Britain (1969).

He returned to the Bond series with Sean Connery’s comeback, Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and followed it up with  Roger Moore’s first two Bond films, Live And Let Die (1973) and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974).

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