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Martin Campbell is a Actor, Director and Producer Néo-Zélandais born on 24 october 1943 at Hastings (Nouvelle zelande)

Martin Campbell

Martin Campbell
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Nationality Nouvelle zelande
Birth 24 october 1943 (75 years) at Hastings (Nouvelle zelande)
Awards British Academy Television Awards

Martin Campbell (born 24 October 1943) is a New Zealand TV and film director.

Biography

Martin Campbell naît en 1943 à Hastings, en Nouvelle-Zélande.

Après des débuts à la télévision durant les années 1980, il relance la saga James Bond en 1995, en réalisant le blockbuster GoldenEye porté par l'acteur Pierce Brosnan dans le rôle du célèbre agent secret britannique. Premier film de la série réalisé après la chute de l'Union soviétique, GoldenEye se place quatrième au box office cinématographique mondial l'année de sa sortie.

Trois ans plus tard, il se met au service d'une autre franchise en réalisant un nouveau reboot : Le Masque de Zorro avec Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins et Catherine Zeta-Jones. Le film signe le grand retour du personnage de Zorro au cinéma depuis 1975, et lance définitivement la carrière hollywoodienne de son actrice principale. Il faudra cependant attendre 2005 pour qu'une suite déboule sur les écrans. Mais La Légende de Zorro est un échec critique et commercial, et ne parvient pas à retrouver la créativité du premier opus.

Entre temps, le réalisateur enchaîne des projets très différents : tout d'abord en 2000 le spectaculaire Vertical Limit, un film d'aventure dont l'histoire se déroule sur les pentes du K2, l'une des plus hautes montagnes au monde. Le film fonctionne commercialement, mais divise la critique. Puis il livre en 2003 le drame sentimental Sans frontière, porté par la star Angelina Jolie. Cette fois, un échec critique et commercial.

Mais en 2006, on fait de nouvel appel à lui pour diriger un autre James Bond, Casino Royale, avec Daniel Craig et Eva Green. C'est l'adaptation cinématographique du roman Espions, faites vos jeux de Ian Fleming (1953). Le film est un énorme succès critique et commercial, et considéré comme l'un des meilleurs opus de la saga.

Il en profite pour porter un projet plus personnel. Sorti en 2010, Hors de contrôle est un thriller d'action adapté de la série télévisée des années 1980 Edge of Darkness, sur laquelle il officiait. Ce projet permet aussi au réalisateur de diriger un Mel Gibson alors dans une phase délicate de sa carrière. Le film est cependant accueilli de façon réservée par la critique et le grand public.

Convoité par les studios depuis son second Bond, Campbell a déjà accepté l'offre de Warner de mettre en scène Green Lantern, adaptation du super-héros de DC Comics. La production connaît des débuts chaotiques, le tournage étant repoussé de deux ans pour des raisons économiques. Et à sa sortie, durant l'été 2011, le film essuie des critiques catastrophiques, et rembourse à peine son budget.

Le réalisateur prend du recul, met en boite des pilotes de série télévisée, avant de revenir en 2016 avec The Foreigner film d'action marquant ses retrouvailles avec Pierce Brosnan, vingt ans après leur succès commun.

Best films

Casino Royale (2006)
(Director)
GoldenEye (1995)
(Director)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
(Director)
Green Lantern (2011)
(Director)
Vertical Limit (2000)
(Director)
The Legend of Zorro (2005)
(Director)

Usually with

Phil Méheux
Phil Méheux
(7 films)
Lindy Hemming
Lindy Hemming
(3 films)
Stuart Baird
Stuart Baird
(4 films)
Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Martin Campbell (19 films)

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Actor

Casino Royale, 2h25
Directed by Martin Campbell, Michael G. Wilson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Poker
Actors Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
Roles Airport Worker (uncredited)
Rating79% 3.996533.996533.996533.996533.99653
After killing Dryden, a traitorous MI6 section chief—who has been selling classified information—and the chief's contact, James Bond receives his double-0 status and is designated 007. He then travels to Madagascar in pursuit of Mollaka, a globe-trotting bombmaker-for-hire. After a parkour chase to an unnamed African embassy, Bond kills Mollaka against orders and escapes by setting off an explosion which immobilizes the embassy's security forces. Searching through Mollaka's mobile phone, Bond discovers a text message, which he traces to Alex Dimitrios, an associate of the banker and terrorist financier Le Chiffre. Aided by Mr. White, who is a representative of a terrorist organization later revealed to be Quantum, Le Chiffre is introduced to Steven Obanno, a high ranking member of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, and arranges to bank several briefcases full of cash for Obanno. Le Chiffre, however, decides to invest the money into stock in a successful company called SkyFleet and then engineers a terrorist attack to sink its share prices, creating huge profits for himself.
GoldenEye
GoldenEye (1995)
, 2h10
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about computing, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench, Joe Don Baker
Roles un des cyclistes renversés lors de la course-poursuite entre Bond et Xenia.
Rating71% 3.5981453.5981453.5981453.5981453.598145
In 1986 MI6 officers James Bond—agent 007—and Alec Trevelyan—agent 006—infiltrate an illicit Soviet chemical weapons facility at Arkhangelsk and plant explosive charges. Trevelyan is shot by Colonel Arkady Ourumov, but Bond steals a Pilatus PC-6 Porter and flees from the facility as it explodes.

Director

The Foreigner, 1h54
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Ray Fearon, Dermot Crowley, Charlie Murphy, Orla Brady
Rating69% 3.4978553.4978553.4978553.4978553.497855
À Londres, un modeste propriétaire de restaurant de Chinatown va tenter de retrouver les terroristes irlandais responsables de la mort de sa fille.
Green Lantern, 1h45
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about extraterrestrial life, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Angela Bassett
Rating54% 2.7465452.7465452.7465452.7465452.746545
Billions of years ago, beings called the Guardians of the Universe used the green essence of willpower to create an intergalactic police force called the Green Lantern Corps. They divided the universe into 3600 sectors, with one Green Lantern per sector. One such Green Lantern, Abin Sur of Sector 2814, defeated the malevolent being Parallax and imprisoned him in the Lost Sector on the desolate planet Ryut. In the present day, Parallax escapes from his prison after becoming strengthened by an encounter with crash survivors on the planet, feeding off of their fear to gain strength before pursuing and nearly killing Abin Sur, who escapes and crash-lands on Earth where he commands his ring to find a worthy successor.
Edge of Darkness, 1h57
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic, Jay O. Sanders, Denis O'Hare
Rating65% 3.298513.298513.298513.298513.29851
By moonlight, three bodies float to the surface of the Western Massachusetts stretch of the Connecticut River. At South Station, Boston, police homicide detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) picks up his daughter, Emma (Bojana Novakovic), coming home to visit. She vomits while getting into the car. At home, as Craven prepares dinner, Emma's nose starts to bleed, she vomits again, and becomes frantic, saying that she needs to see a doctor and tell Craven something.
Casino Royale, 2h25
Directed by Martin Campbell, Michael G. Wilson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Jeu, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Poker
Actors Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
Rating79% 3.996533.996533.996533.996533.99653
After killing Dryden, a traitorous MI6 section chief—who has been selling classified information—and the chief's contact, James Bond receives his double-0 status and is designated 007. He then travels to Madagascar in pursuit of Mollaka, a globe-trotting bombmaker-for-hire. After a parkour chase to an unnamed African embassy, Bond kills Mollaka against orders and escapes by setting off an explosion which immobilizes the embassy's security forces. Searching through Mollaka's mobile phone, Bond discovers a text message, which he traces to Alex Dimitrios, an associate of the banker and terrorist financier Le Chiffre. Aided by Mr. White, who is a representative of a terrorist organization later revealed to be Quantum, Le Chiffre is introduced to Steven Obanno, a high ranking member of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, and arranges to bank several briefcases full of cash for Obanno. Le Chiffre, however, decides to invest the money into stock in a successful company called SkyFleet and then engineers a terrorist attack to sink its share prices, creating huge profits for himself.
The Legend of Zorro, 2h9
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about terrorism, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Political films, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell, Nick Chinlund, Adrián Alonso, Tony Amendola
Rating59% 2.9509852.9509852.9509852.9509852.950985
In 1850 (nine years after the events of the first film), California is voting on whether to join the United States of America as a state. A wild gunman with wooden teeth, Jacob McGivens, attempts to steal some ballots, but Zorro chases after him and recaptures the votes. In their scuffle, McGivens pulls off Zorro's mask. A pair of Pinkerton agents recognize him as Don Alejandro de la Vega. Zorro fashions a makeshift mask from his costume and rides off on his stallion, Tornado, to deliver the votes to the governor. Upon returning to his mansion, Alejandro is greeted by his loving wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Elena believes that Alejandro can now up give his alter ego, but Alejandro is sure that the people will still need him. The next day, after sending their son Joaquin to school, Elena is confronted by the Pinkertons, who disclose their knowledge of Zorro's identity. Soon after, Elena is forced to have Alejandro served with divorce papers.
Beyond Borders, 2h7
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin German
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Theresa Polo, Linus Roache, Noah Emmerich, Yorick van Wageningen
Rating65% 3.250323.250323.250323.250323.25032
While attending a fund-raising gala, Sarah Jordan (Angelina Jolie), a naive, married American socialite living in England, witnesses a fiery plea delivered by an intruder – a renegade humanitarian, Dr. Nick Callahan (Clive Owen). His plea made on behalf of impoverished children under his care turns Sarah's life upside down. Attracted to Nick and his cause, she impulsively abandons her job at an art gallery and sheltered life in England to work alongside him in his effort to aid the refugee camps. She travels to Ethiopia.
Vertical Limit, 2h4
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Sports films, Alpinisme, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, Scott Glenn, Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Temuera Morrison
Rating59% 2.950512.950512.950512.950512.95051
While climbing in Monument Valley, siblings Peter (O'Donnell) and Annie Garrett (Tunney) lose their father, Royce (Stuart Wilson). After two falling amateurs leave the family dangling, Royce forces Peter to cut him loose to save Peter and his sister. Peter has since retired from climbing and is a full-time wildlife photographer, and Annie has become a renowned mountain climber. Three years later during an wildlife shooting at lower Himalayans in Pakistan, Peter's assistant falls and injures his leg. Peter is dropped off at K2 base camp and searches for Annie who is planning a summit attempt on K2, the world's second highest and most dangerous mountain, due to unpredictable weather conditions and difficult technical climbing sections. The expedition is funded by wealthy industrialist Elliot Vaughn (Paxton) who is also part of Annie's expedition, with the help of renowned climber Tom McLaren (Nicholas Lea).
The Mask of Zorro, 2h16
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance, Western
Themes Films about slavery, Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about racism, Superhero films, Films about disabilities, Heist films, Personne sourde ou muette, Zorro
Actors Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher, L. Q. Jones
Rating66% 3.347813.347813.347813.347813.34781
In 1821, Don Diego De La Vega (Anthony Hopkins) fights against the Spanish in the Mexican War of Independence as Zorro, a mysterious swordsman who defends the Mexican peasants and commoners of Las Californias. Don Rafael Montero (Stuart Wilson), the governor of the region, learns of De La Vega's alter ego, and attempts to arrest him. De La Vega's wife is killed during the scuffle. Montero imprisons De La Vega and takes his infant daughter, Eléna, as his own. Twenty years later Montero returns to California as a civilian, alongside Eléna (Catherine Zeta Jones), who has grown into a beautiful woman. Montero's reappearance coincides with De La Vega's escape from prison. He encounters a thief, Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas), who, as a child, once did Zorro a favor. De La Vega decides that fate has brought them together, and agrees to make Alejandro his protégé, grooming him to be the new Zorro. Murrieta agrees to undergo De La Vega's training regimen in order to be able to take revenge on Captain Harrison Love (Matt Letscher), Montero's right-hand man, who was responsible for killing Murrieta's brother, Joaquin.
GoldenEye
GoldenEye (1995)
, 2h10
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about computing, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Dorota Skorupko, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench, Joe Don Baker
Rating71% 3.5981453.5981453.5981453.5981453.598145
In 1986 MI6 officers James Bond—agent 007—and Alec Trevelyan—agent 006—infiltrate an illicit Soviet chemical weapons facility at Arkhangelsk and plant explosive charges. Trevelyan is shot by Colonel Arkady Ourumov, but Bond steals a Pilatus PC-6 Porter and flees from the facility as it explodes.
No Escape
No Escape (1994)
, 1h58
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Prison films, Films set in the future, Dystopian films
Actors Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon, Kevin J. O'Connor, Don Henderson
Rating61% 3.0500753.0500753.0500753.0500753.050075
In the year 2022, the penal system is run entirely by corporations, with prisoners seen as assets. Highly-trained ex-marine John Robbins is imprisoned for life for murdering his commanding officer, who in 2011 ordered him to kill scores of innocent men, women and children in Benghazi (Libya). The event haunts Robbins over a decade later.
Defenseless, 1h44
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, J. T. Walsh, John Kapelos, Mary Beth Hurt, Sheree North
Rating58% 2.9043452.9043452.9043452.9043452.904345
Lawyer T.K. represents Steven Seldes who claims he is innocent of involvement in making under-age porn movies. He is also her lover, so when she meets his wife things are awkward for her - he didn't say he was married and his wife turns out to be an old student friend. Next day she confronts him at his office and a fight ensues in which she injures him. When she returns later on, she finds Steven is dead, and has been stabbed 18 times.
Cast a Deadly Spell, 1h36
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films based on works by H. P. Lovecraft, Giant monster films, Comedy horror films, Disaster films
Actors Fred Ward, Julianne Moore, Clancy Brown, David Warner, Charles Hallahan, Lee Tergesen
Rating65% 3.2992153.2992153.2992153.2992153.299215
Ward stars as 1948 hardboiled private detective H. Philip Lovecraft, in a fictional universe where magic is real, monsters and mythical beasts stalk the back alleys, zombies are used as cheap labor, and everyone—except Lovecraft—uses magic every day. Yet, cars, telephones and other modern technology also exist in this world.
Criminal Law, 1h57
Directed by Martin Campbell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Joe Don Baker, Karen Young, Sean McCann
Rating57% 2.8509752.8509752.8509752.8509752.850975
Attorney Ben Chase successfully defends Martin Thiel, a wealthy, young playboy, getting him acquitted of a series of brutal murders — only to find out later that Thiel is indeed a serial killer. Since Thiel cannot be tried again for his crimes, Chase tries to get him to incriminate himself before he can kill again.