Ken Adam (I) (1921–2016)

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Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British thriller Spin a Dark Web (1956). In 1961 he was hired ... See full bio »


(age 95) in London, England, UK

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Barry Lyndon Production Designer
The Spy Who Loved Me Production Designer
Thunderball Production Designer


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 2004 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (Video Game)
 2001 Taking Sides
 1997 In & Out
 1996 Bogus
 1991 The Doctor
 1990 The Freshman
 1989 Dead Bang
 1988 The Deceivers
 1985 Agnes of God
 1985 King David
 1979 Moonraker (production designed by)
 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (production designed by)
 1976 Salon Kitty
 1975 Barry Lyndon
 1972 Sleuth
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (production designed by)
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (production designed by)
 1967 You Only Live Twice (production designed by)
 1965 Thunderball (production designed by)
 1964 Goldfinger (production designed by)
 1963 In the Cool of the Day (as Kenneth Adam)
 1962 Dr. No
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Adam | Sir Ken Adam | Kenneth Adams | Ken Adams

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As a production designer, you offer a form of escapism that is often more exciting than reality. See more »


He designed the famous car for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), which was produced by the same team as the James Bond film series. See more »


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


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