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Overview (2)

Born in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland, UK
Died in Ditchling, East Sussex, England, UK  (liver cancer)

Mini Bio (1)

Troy Kennedy-Martin was born on February 15, 1932 in Rothesay, Isle of Bute, Scotland. He is known for his work on The Italian Job (1969), Red Heat (1988) and Kelly's Heroes (1970). He was married to Diane Aubrey. He died on September 15, 2009 in Ditchling, East Sussex, England.

Spouse (1)

Diane Aubrey (1967 - ?) ( divorced) ( 2 children)

Trivia (3)

Brother of writer Ian Kennedy Martin.
He was named Troy after a Catholic priest called Father Troy who had been a friend of his father.
In his later years, he claimed to dislike strongly "The Italian Job", the best-known of the films he scripted, saying it was offensively sexist.

Personal Quotes (2)

On the famous ending of The Italian Job (1969): "None of us liked the ending at the time. I didn't even write the final scene in the film. Michael Deeley added it after they'd run out of money. Peter Collinson hated it so much he wouldn't film it and made the assistant director do it instead."
On his screenplay for The Italian Job (1969): "My brother came up with the idea, but his idea was to set in London, around Regent Street. We decided a financial agreement and I took it on. I decided to change it to Turin because it has a computer operated traffic light system."

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