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Guy Hamilton (I) (1922–2016)


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. Growing up, he became enthralled with French cinema... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Goldfinger
Goldfinger Director
(1964)
Live and Let Die
Live and Let Die Director
(1973)
Diamonds Are Forever
(1971)

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Other Works:

He directed Beverley Cross' play, "One More River", at the Westminster Theatre in London, England with Robert Shaw, Paul Rogers, Dudley Sutton, Brian Smith, Bryan Pringle, Danny Sewell and Dudley Foster in the cast. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | See more »
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Personal Quote:

The trick, I discovered, was not to be an assistant director, but to be the director's assistant. There are certain things the director is not interested in doing and you have to cover for those, while watching very carefully for the things he cares passionately about. In this way, you become very valuable to him, because you sense his needs. See more »

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After leaving the armed forces at the end of World War II, Hamilton entered the film industry in a very lowly capacity, but worked his way up very quickly. By the time he was in his mid-20s he was regarded as the foremost first assistant director in British films, working with the top British director of the time, Sir Carol Reed, and also John Huston. Hamilton became a director himself at the age... See more »

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Virgo

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