James Bond, behind the scenes

by Matthew-108 | created - 10 Dec 2016 | updated - 15 Dec 2016 | Public

1. Ian Fleming

Writer | Casino Royale

Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news ...

2. Albert R. Broccoli

Producer | Moonraker

Albert Romolo Broccoli was born in Astoria, Queens (New York City) on April 5th, 1909. His mother and father, Cristina and Giovanni Broccoli, raised young Albert in New York on the family farm. The family was in the vegetable business, and Albert claimed one of his uncles brought the first broccoli...

3. Harry Saltzman

Producer | Dr. No

Harry Saltzman was born on October 27, 1915 in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada. He is known for his work on Dr. No (1962), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Goldfinger (1964). He was married to Adriana Ghinsberg and Jacqueline Colin. He died on September 28, 1994 in Paris, France.

4. Ken Adam

Production_designer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).

His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British ...

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Production designer: Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, The Spy Who Loved Me, & Moonraker

5. Peter Lamont

Production_designer | Titanic

Peter Lamont was born on November 12, 1929 in England as Peter Curtis Lamont. He is known for his work on Titanic (1997), Casino Royale (2006) and Aliens (1986).

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Art department, draughtsman: Goldfinger Art department, chief draughtsman: Thunderball Art department, Assistant art director: You Only Live Twice Set director: Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever Art director: The Spy Who Loved Me Co-art director: Live and Let Die & The Man with the Golden Gun Visual effects art director: Moonraker Production designer: For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill, GoldenEye, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, & Casino Royale

6. Maurice Binder

Dr. No

American visual designer, creator of the famed opening title sequences of the James Bond movies. A native New Yorker, Binder's early work included designing advertisements and catalogs for Macy's department store. During the Second World War, he worked at Universal Studios, then became West Coast ...

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Title designer: Dr. No, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, & Licence to Kill

7. Monty Norman

Soundtrack | From Russia with Love

Monty Norman was born on April 4, 1928 in London, England as Monty Noserovitch.

8. John Barry

Music_department | Dances with Wolves

John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic ...

9. Richard Maibaum

Writer | Licence to Kill

The name is "Maibaum, Richard Maibaum".....the brilliant screenwriter who adapted the Ian Fleming 007 novels into the highly entertaining screenplays of nearly every James Bond film from Dr. No (1962) through to Licence to Kill (1989). Maibaum attended New York University, then studied acting at ...

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Writer: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, & Licence to Kill

10. Terence Young

Director | Dr. No

Born in Shanghai and Cambridge-educated, Terence Young began in the industry as a scriptwriter. In the 1940s he worked on a variety of subjects, including the hugely popular wartime romance Suicide Squadron (1941), set to Richard Addinsell's rousing "Warsaw Concerto". His original story was devised...

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Director: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, & Thunderball

11. Guy Hamilton

Director | Live and Let Die

Typically British stiff-upper-lip war dramas and action adventure laced with moments of sophisticated comedy were Guy Hamilton's trademark. The son of a British diplomat, he spent most of his youth with his family in France, seemingly destined to be groomed for a career in the diplomatic service. ...

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Director: Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, & The Man with the Golden Gun

12. Lewis Gilbert

Director | Alfie

Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter best known for Alfie (1966), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979).

He also directed Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Educating Rita (...

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Director: You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, & Moonraker

13. Peter R. Hunt

Director | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Having started out in the film industry as a clapper boy, by the 40's he was working in the editing department and by the 50's he was an assistant editor then a fully fledged editor. In 1962 as editor on the first James Bond film, Dr No, he helped to create a new fast style which put it's mark on ...

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Editor: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, & Goldfinger Second Unit Director: Thunderball & You Only Live Twice Supervising Editor: Thunderball & You Only Live Twice Director: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

14. John Glen

Director | Licence to Kill

John Glen was born on May 15, 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. He is an editor and assistant director, known for Licence to Kill (1989), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and Octopussy (1983).

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Editor: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, & Moonraker Second Unit Director: On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me, & Moonraker Director: For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights, & Licence to Kill

15. Martin Campbell

Director | Casino Royale

Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed ...

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Director: GoldenEye & Casino Royale

16. Sam Mendes

Producer | 1917

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...

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Director: Skyfall & Spectre



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