Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lewis Gilbert, 1920-2018

Lewis Gilbert, whose career as a director included multiple James Bond films like You Only Live Twice and Moonraker (watch for Gilbert's name at about 2:43 in the credits above), has died aged 97.

Apparently Gilbert actually started off as an actor, appearing in small roles in movies like Laurence Olivier's The Divorce of Lady X before World War II. But Gilbert wanted to be a director, which led him to become an assistant director and then work with film units during World War II.

Gilbert would go on to have a varied career. In addition to the Bond movies, there's lesser-known British stuff like Carve Her Name With Pride, the story of real-life spy Violette Szabo, and Michael Caine's Alfie.

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