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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 »

Died:

(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)
(1977)

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1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lewis Gilbert CBE | Byron Gill

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Kenneth More] I was very fond of Kenny as an actor, although he wasn't particularly versatile. What he could do, he did very well. His strength was his ability to portray charm; basically he was the officer returning from the war and was superb in that role. The minute that kind of role went out of existence, his popularity as a box-office star began to go down. See more »

Trivia:

Has directed four actors to Oscar nominations: Michael Caine (Best Actor, Alfie (1966); Best Actor, Educating Rita (1983)), Vivien Merchant (Best Supporting Actress, Alfie (1966)), Julie Walters (Best Actress, Educating Rita (1983)), and Pauline Collins (Best Actress, Shirley Valentine (1989)). See more »

Trademark:

Directed big-budget 007 films See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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