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Kevin McClory (1926–2006)

Kevin McClory was born on June 8, 1926 in Dublin, Ireland as Kevin O'Donovan McClory. He is known for his work on Thunderball (1965), Never Say Never Again (1983) and Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). He died on November 20, 2006 in Dublin. See full bio »

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(age 80) in Dublin, Ireland

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 1983 Never Say Never Again (presenter)
 1957 Legend of the Lost (assistant to Henry Hathaway - uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in Eighty Days (assistant to producer: foreign locations - as Kevin O'Donovan McClory)
 1955 The Cockleshell Heroes (location manager)
 1952 Moulin Rouge (assistant: Mr. Huston - uncredited)
 1951 The African Queen (assistant: Mr. Huston - uncredited)
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Following a court battle with Ian Fleming over the novel Thunderball, McClory received a "based on a story by ..." credit in subsequent editions of the James Bond book. See more »

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Kevin O'Donovan McClory
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McClory was approached by Ian Fleming though their mutual friend Ivar Bryce to produce the first Bond film. McClory argued that the novels as written were unsuitable for adaptation for the screen and that the character of Bond would have to be drastically rewritten. McClory began work on the new Bond with the help of Fleming and later with screenwriter Jack Whittingham. McClory made radical ... See more »

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