In The Third Man he was the shadowy running figure doubling for Orson Welles in addition to his duties as assistant director.
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[on directing several of the James Bond pictures] One of the rules with the Bond pictures is that you're not allowed to have a leading lady who can act--because we can't afford them . . . If ever we were to have a real leading lady, the next time around we'd have to find another one. And in no time at all we'd have to have, oh, Jane Fonda
for $2 million and up.
After leaving the armed forces at the end of World War II, Hamilton entered the film industry in a very lowly capacity, but worked his way up very quickly. By the time he was in his mid-20s he was regarded as the foremost first assistant director in British films, working with the top British director of the time, Sir Carol Reed
, and also John Huston
. Hamilton became a director himself at the age...