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Guy Hamilton is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Assistant Director British born on 16 september 1922 at Paris (France)

Guy Hamilton

Guy Hamilton
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 september 1922 at Paris (France)
Death 20 april 2016 (at 93 years)

Guy Hamilton, né le 16 septembre 1922 à Paris (France) et mort le 20 avril 2016 à Majorque en Espagne, de parents britanniques, est un réalisateur britannique.

Il est connu pour avoir réalisé quatre films de James Bond entre 1964 et 1974, avec Sean Connery puis Roger Moore dans le rôle-titre.

Biography

Son père était attaché de presse à l'ambassade de Grande-Bretagne à Paris, et c'est dans cette ville que Guy Hamilton passa les huit premières années de sa vie. Il commence sa carrière au cinéma en 1939 aux studios de la Victorine à Nice, comme assistant-réalisateur de Julien Duvivier sur le tournage d'Untel père et fils.

En 1940, il part s'installer à Londres, où il devient monteur aux actualités Paramount. Il est mobilisé dans la Royal Navy durant la guerre, et une fois celle-ci terminée, il devient l'assistant-réalisateur de cinéastes déjà établis, comme Alberto Cavalcanti, Sidney Gilliat, et surtout Carol Reed avec qui il collaborera sur le tournage de Première Désillusion (The Fallen Idol, 1948), Le Troisième homme (The Third Man, 1949) et Le Banni des îles (Outcast of the Islands, 1952).

En 1952, il est assistant de John Huston sur le tournage de L'Odyssée de l'African Queen (The African Queen), puis il passe lui-même à la mise en scène avec L'assassin a de l'humour (The Ringer, 1952). Suivent les films Un inspecteur vous demande (An Inspector Calls, 1954) et Les Indomptables de Colditz (The Colditz Story, 1955).

Grâce à ses compétences et à la réputation qu'il s'est acquise sur ces tournages, il est engagé pour tourner, en alternance avec Terence Young, les aventures de l’espion amateur de Martini dry : James Bond. Il en signera quatre, en commençant par Goldfinger, sorti en 1964, et qui est considéré comme l'un des épisodes les plus réussis de la série. Les trois autres sont Les diamants sont éternels (Diamonds Are Forever, 1971) — dernier James Bond interprété par Sean Connery avant qu'il ne reprenne le rôle, en 1983, dans le non-officiel Jamais plus jamais —, Vivre et laisser mourir (Live and Let Die, 1973) — premier James Bond de Roger Moore —, et enfin L'Homme au pistolet d'or (The Man with the Golden Gun, 1974) — également avec Moore.

Hamilton mettra par ailleurs en scène les aventures d'Harry Palmer, un autre espion, joué par Michael Caine dans Mes funérailles à Berlin (Funeral in Berlin, 1966). Il tourne également deux films de guerre, considérés comme des réussites du genre La Bataille d'Angleterre (Battle of Britain, 1969) et L'Ouragan vient de Navarone (Force 10 from Navarone, 1978). Au début des années 1980, il dirige deux adaptations de romans d'Agatha Christie : Le Miroir se brisa (The Mirror Crack'd, 1980) d'après le roman éponyme, et Meurtre au soleil (Evil Under the Sun, 1982), tiré du roman Les Vacances d'Hercule Poirot.

Il épouse en secondes noces l'actrice française Kerima (née en 1925), restée sa veuve.

Best films

Live and Let Die (1973)
(Director)
Goldfinger (1964)
(Director)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
(Director)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
(Director)
The African Queen (1951)
(Director)
Battle of Britain (1969)
(Director)

Usually with

Carol Reed
Carol Reed
(3 films)
Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(6 films)
Bernard Lee
Bernard Lee
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Guy Hamilton (33 films)

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Try This One for Size, 1h45
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Actors Michael Brandon, David Carradine, Arielle Dombasle, Guy Marchand, Mario Adorf, Peter Bowles
Rating54% 2.7419452.7419452.7419452.7419452.741945
An insurance investigator searches for a priceless medieval Russian icon stolen by a master thief.
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, 2h1
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Kate Mulgrew, Wilford Brimley, J. A. Preston, George Coe
Rating64% 3.2002753.2002753.2002753.2002753.200275
Sam Makin is a tough Brooklyn, New York City street cop and Vietnam-era Marine Corps veteran. He is unwillingly recruited as an assassin for a secret United States organization, CURE. The recruitment is through a bizarre method: his death is faked and he is given a new face and a new name. Rechristened "Remo Williams" (after the name and location of the manufacturer of the bedpan in Makin's hospital room), his face is surgically altered and he is trained to be a human killing machine by his aged, derisive and impassive Korean martial arts master Chiun.
Evil Under the Sun, 1h52
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Nicholas Clay, Jane Birkin, Colin Blakely
Rating70% 3.547773.547773.547773.547773.54777
A hiker finds a dead woman on the Yorkshire moors; the victim, who has been strangled, is identified as Alice Ruber. Shortly afterwards, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) examines a diamond belonging to millionaire industrialist Sir Horace Blatt (Colin Blakely), and declares it a fake. Assured that Sir Horace gave a real diamond to his mistress and she later returned the fake to him, Poirot accompanies Sir Horace to confront her at an exclusive island resort. The hotel is the former summer palace of the reigning King of Tyrania, now owned by Daphne Castle (Maggie Smith), who had received the palace "for services rendered".
The Mirror Crack'd, 1h45
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Kim Novak, Rock Hudson, Edward Fox, Géraldine Chaplin
Rating61% 3.0995053.0995053.0995053.0995053.099505
Set in the fictional English village of St. Mary Mead, home of Miss Jane Marple (Angela Lansbury), in 1953, a big Hollywood production company arrives to film a costume movie about Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I with two famous movie stars, Marina Rudd and Lola Brewster (Elizabeth Taylor and Kim Novak, respectively). The two actresses are old rivals who despise each other. Marina, making a much heralded comeback after a prolonged "illness" and retirement (due to what was really a nervous breakdown), and her husband, Jason Rudd (Rock Hudson), who is directing the movie they are making, arrive with their entourage. When she learns that Lola will be in the movie as well, she becomes enraged and vents her anger. Lola and her husband, Marty Fenn (Tony Curtis), who is producing the movie, arrive. Excitement runs high in the village as the locals have been invited to a reception held by the movie company in a manor house, Gossington Hall, to meet the celebrities. Lola and Marina come face to face at the reception and exchange some potent and comical insults, nasty one-liners, as they smile and pose for the cameras. The two square off in a series of clever verbal cat-fights throughout the movie.
Force 10 from Navarone, 1h58
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films
Actors Robert Shaw, Harrison Ford, Edward Fox, Barbara Bach, Carl Weathers, Franco Nero
Rating63% 3.1998953.1998953.1998953.1998953.199895
In 1943, after their successful mission on the Greek island of Navarone, Major Keith Mallory (Robert Shaw) and Sergeant Miller (Edward Fox) are sent to find and kill Nicolai. Originally thought to be a traitor who informed the Germans about Miller and Mallory during the Navarone mission, Nicolai is now known to be Colonel von Ingorslebon, a dedicated German spy believed to have infiltrated the Yugoslav Partisans as "Captain Lescovar" (Franco Nero).
The Man with the Golden Gun, 2h5
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Hervé Villechaize, James Cossins
Rating67% 3.3979453.3979453.3979453.3979453.397945
In London, a golden bullet with James Bond's code "007" etched into its surface is received by MI6. It is believed that it was sent by famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga, who uses a golden gun, to intimidate the agent. Because of the perceived threat to the agent's life, M relieves Bond of a mission revolving around the work of a scientist named Gibson, thought to be in possession of information crucial to solving the energy crisis with solar power. Bond sets out unofficially to find Scaramanga.
Live and Let Die, 2h2
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about drugs, Films about terrorism, Transport films
Actors Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, David Hedison, Geoffrey Holder, Bernard Lee
Rating67% 3.3984653.3984653.3984653.3984653.398465
Three MI6 agents, including one "on loan" to the American government, are killed under mysterious circumstances within 24 hours of each other in the United Nations, New Orleans and a small Caribbean island, San Monique, respectively, while monitoring the operations of Dr. Kananga, the island's dictator. James Bond, agent 007, is sent to New York City to investigate the first murder. Kananga is also in New York, visiting the United Nations. Just after Bond arrives, his driver is shot dead by Whisper, one of Kananga's men, while taking Bond to meet Felix Leiter of the CIA. Bond is nearly killed in the ensuing car crash.
Diamonds Are Forever, 2h
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Sean Connery, Jill St John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bernard Lee
Rating66% 3.3483853.3483853.3483853.3483853.348385
James Bond—agent 007—pursues Ernst Stavro Blofeld and eventually finds him at a facility where Blofeld look-alikes are being created through surgery. Bond kills a test subject, and later the "real" Blofeld, by drowning him in a pool of superheated mud.
Battle of Britain, 2h31
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Action, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Harry Andrews, Laurence Olivier, Trevor Howard, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Michael Caine
Rating69% 3.4990253.4990253.4990253.4990253.499025
In the Battle of France in June 1940, RAF pilots evacuate a small airfield in advance of the German Blitzkrieg. The pilots, along with British and French military, leave just as German aircraft arrive and execute a heavy strafing attack. RAF Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding (Laurence Olivier), realising that an imminent invasion of Great Britain will require every available aircraft and airman to counter it, stops additional aircraft being deployed to France so that they are available to defend Britain. In the next dramatic scene, French civilians watch in awe as a convoy of German troops march into France and take control.
Funeral in Berlin, 1h42
Directed by Guy Hamilton, Peter Medak
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Michael Caine, Paul Hubschmid, Oskar Homolka, Marthe Keller, Hugh Burden, Guy Doleman
Rating68% 3.446443.446443.446443.446443.44644
Berlin in the 1960s is a city divided between Cold War lines with inhabitants of the Communist East trying to escape to the West. Even with the Berlin Wall these escapes are common and successful.
The Party's Over, 1h34
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Oliver Reed, Clifford David, Katherine Woodville, Ann Lynn, Louise Sorel, Mike Pratt
Rating74% 3.7302553.7302553.7302553.7302553.730255
Enigmatic young American Melina (Louise Sorel) has fallen in with a group of Chelsea beatniks, catching the attention of the gang's defiant leader Moise (Oliver Reed) but inviting scorn and jealousy from the group's other members, including Moise's lover Libby (Ann Lynn). Wild and drunken partying has terrible consequences and when Melina's fiancée Carson (Clifford David) begins investigating, the shocking truth is revealed.
Goldfinger
Goldfinger (1964)
, 1h50
Directed by Michael G. Wilson, Guy Hamilton, Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Harold Sakata
Rating76% 3.848353.848353.848353.848353.84835
After destroying a drug laboratory in Latin America, James Bond—agent 007—travels to Miami Beach where he receives instructions from his superior, M, via CIA agent Felix Leiter to observe bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger, who is staying at the same hotel as Bond. The agent sees Goldfinger cheating at gin rummy and stops him by distracting his employee, Jill Masterson, and blackmailing Goldfinger into losing. Bond and Jill consummate their new relationship; however, Bond is subsequently knocked out by Goldfinger's Korean manservant Oddjob. When Bond regains consciousness, he finds Jill dead, covered in gold paint, having died from "epidermal suffocation".
Man in the Middle, 1h34
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War
Actors Robert Mitchum, France Nuyen, Barry Sullivan, Trevor Howard, Keenan Wynn, Sam Wanamaker
Rating66% 3.342033.342033.342033.342033.34203
In the midst of World War II, Lieut. Col. Barney Adams’s superiors call on him to defend troubled US army Lieutenant Winston who has confessed to murdering a British non-commissioned officer. Military court officials want the cleanest possible trial for the lieutenant. They believe that Liet. Col. Adams, a war hero and distinguished lawyer, is the best man for the job. But when Adams begins to investigate the murder, he finds that this seemingly open-and-shut case is actually much more complicated. Before long he is absorbed in a dramatic struggle for a fair trial against the most overwhelming odds.
The Best of Enemies, 1h44
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors David Niven, Alberto Sordi, Michael Wilding, Harry Andrews, Gino Buzzanca, David Opatoshu
Rating68% 3.440583.440583.440583.440583.44058
Set in Italian East Africa (Ethiopia) during WW2, the wartime comedy plays on the clash between Richardson (Niven), a typical product of the British officer corps (quiet, methodic, but often stubborn and unprepared to deal with the unexpected) and the flamboyant Blasi, who tries desperately to appear ruthless and efficient (just like the Italian Fascist Regime pretended for years to be) but is at heart just a 'poor devil' trying to box above his weight.