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Lewis Gilbert (II) (1920–2018)


Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter best known for Alfie (1966), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). He also directed Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Educating Rita (1983) and Shirley Valentine (1989). For his work on ... See full bio »

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(age 97) in Monaco

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Alfie Director
(1966)
Educating Rita Director
(1983)
Moonraker Director
(1979)
(1967)

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Alternate Names:

Lewis Gilbert CBE | Byron Gill

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in a 1983 interview on the Bond films] What [Sean Connery] did, really, was to make James Bond in his own image--because he was not the Bond of the books. Of course, he was a very sexy, attractive, macho man--he still is. He also gave Bond a cynical edge. When his Bond shot someone, they were really dead. [Roger Moore], on the other hand, is more like the character in the books. He also gets ... See more »

Trivia:

Attached to the US Air Corps Film Unit during the Second World War. See more »

Trademark:

Often directed crime movies See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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