Ken Adam was born on February 5, 1921 in Berlin, Germany as Klaus Hugo Adam. He is known for his work on Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964), Goldfinger (1964) and Dr. No (1962). He has been married to Maria Letitzia since August 16, 1952. See full bio »
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Another 18th Century period film - "The Madness of King George" - was filmed on location, but a lot was filmed on studio sets. Ken Adam was able to build the entire palace interior, which is a great advantage, because you can move from one room to another far more freely. Ken Adam's happiest experiences were always productions which he could transcend reality in his designs. That is why he ... See more »


He often uses timeless production design, and future-look combined with old culture design.

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