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John Glen Poster

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Overview (1)

Born in Sunbury-on-Thames, England, UK

Mini Bio (1)

John Glen was born on May 15, 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. He is an editor and director, known for For Your Eyes Only (1981), Licence to Kill (1989) and Octopussy (1983).

Trade Mark (3)

Four of his Bond films feature a scene where James Bond is startled by the sudden flight of one or more pigeons.
Frequently shows the protagonist climbing or walking a ledge, and almost falling when startled by a pigeon.
His Bond films often featured villains falling to their deaths.

Trivia (4)

He has directed the most number of James Bond movies totaling five. These are (in order) For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).
The foreword of his autobiography, "For My Eyes Only: My Life with James Bond" (2001), was written by Roger Moore, who played James Bond in 3 of the 5 Bond movies directed by Glen.
Directed all five of the 1980s era James Bond films.
Claims that Maryam d'Abo is one of his favorite actresses, since he cast her in three projects: the main James Bond girl role in The Living Daylights (1987), Space Precinct (1994) and The Point Men (2001).

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