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Guy Hamilton

Guy Hamilton

Highest Rated: 99% The Third Man (1949)

Lowest Rated: 41% Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1922

Birthplace: Paris, France

Born and raised in France, British director Guy Harrison learned his craft as an assistant director apprenticing with the likes of Julien Duvivier ("Anna Karenina" 1948), Carol Reed ("The Fallen Idol" 1948, "Outcast of the Islands" 1951), Orson Welles ("The Third Man" 1949) and John Huston ("The African Queen" 1951). A competent craftsman, he showed early promise with "Manuela/The The Stowaway Girl" (1957) and "A Touch of Larceny" (1961), both of which he co-scripted. But time revealed him to be at his best with spy movies such as the underrated "Funeral in Berlin" (1966) and his four James Bond pictures. Hamilton helmed the superb "Goldfinger" (1964) and reteamed with Sean Connery's Bond for "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971). In 1973 and 1974, he guided Roger Moore through his paces in Moore's first attempts at playing 007 in "Live and Let Die" and "The Man with the Golden Gun." Hamilton's work in the series demonstrated clearly the director's economy and cynical wit. Following his Bond run, he tackled Agatha Christie, directing two adaptations, "The Mirror Crack'd" (1980), set in contemporary times and featuring Angela Lansbury as Miss Marple, and the period Hercule Poirot mystery "Evil Under the Sun" (1982), which featured dazzling Egyptian locations. Hamilton returned to the action genre with the pleasant, if derivative, "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins..." (1985), with Fred Ward. For the first time in close to three decades, he co-wrote the script for his final directing project (to date), the comedy "Sauf votre respect/Try This One for Size" (1989).

Highest rated movies

43% Dragnet

Photos

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, director Guy Hamilton, Sean Connery, on set, 1971 MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, Roger Moore, Britt Ekland, Guy Hamilton (director), Albert "Cubby" Broccoli (producer), Christopher Lee REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS, Fred Ward, director Guy Hamilton, Joel Grey, on set, 1985. ©Orion Pictures Corp

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Try This One for Size Director - 1989
41% 59% Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Director $14.4M 1985
92% 73% Evil Under the Sun Director - 1982
62% 47% The Mirror Crack'd Director - 1980
67% 56% Force 10 From Navarone Director - 1978
42% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Director - 1974
67% 64% Live and Let Die Director - 1973
64% 57% Diamonds Are Forever Director - 1971
67% 79% Battle of Britain Director - 1969
60% 72% Funeral in Berlin Director - 1967
No Score Yet 71% The Party's Over Director - 1966
99% 89% 007: Goldfinger Director - 1964
No Score Yet 50% Man in the Middle Director - 1963
No Score Yet 75% The Best of Enemies Director - 1962
No Score Yet 25% A Touch of Larceny Director,
Screenwriter
- 1960
No Score Yet 69% The Devil's Disciple Director - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Manuela Director,
Screenwriter
- 1957
80% 72% The Colditz Story Director - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charley Moon Director - 1955
43% 66% Dragnet Walker Scott (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 80% An Inspector Calls Director - 1954
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Intruder Director - 1953
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ringer Director - 1952
96% 86% The African Queen Assistant Director - 1951
99% 93% The Third Man Assistant Director $447.0K 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Heart of a Nation Assistant Director - 1943