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John Jordan (II) (1925–1969)

John Jordan was born on April 12, 1925 in Oxfordshire, England. He is known for his work on You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968). He died on May 16, 1969 in the Gulf of Mexico. See full bio »


(age 44) in Gulf of Mexico

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Known For

You Only Live Twice
You Only Live Twice Camera and Electrical Department
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Camera and Electrical Department
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Camera and Electrical Department
Battle of Britain
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 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service (aerial cameraman)
 1969 Battle of Britain (aerial photographer)
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (aerial cameraman)
 1967 You Only Live Twice (aerial unit cameraman)
 1967 The Double Man (camera operator)
 1964 A Shot in the Dark (focus puller - uncredited)
 1962 Damn the Defiant! (focus puller - uncredited)
 1962 The Valiant (focus puller: underwater scenes - uncredited)
 1961 Scream of Fear (underwater camera operator - uncredited)
 1960 Tunes of Glory (focus puller - uncredited)
 1959 I'm All Right Jack (focus puller - uncredited)
 1955 Touch and Go (focus puller: technicolor - uncredited)
 1955 Footsteps in the Fog (technicolor assistant - uncredited)
 1949 You Can't Fool an Irishman (camera operator - uncredited)
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 1970 Catch-22 (second unit director)
 1966 Arabesque (second unit director - as John M. Jordan)
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 1969 Above It All (Documentary short)
Himself (as Johnny Jordan)
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 2000 Inside 'You Only Live Twice' (Video documentary short)
 2000 Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (Video documentary short)
 1997 The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files (TV Movie documentary)

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Alternate Names:

John M. Jordan | Johnny Jordan

Did You Know?


He developed a special helicopter harness for filming aerial shots of the mountain slopes and action sequences in the James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). He would hang eighteen feet below the chopper from a large round metal support apparatus. See more »



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