Guy Hamilton, French-born British film director, Died at 93

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Guy Hamilton was born on September 16, 1922, and died on April 20, 2016.

He was an English film director.

Guy directed 22 films from the 1950s to the 1980s, including four James Bond films.

He spent the early part of the 1950s creating films focused on military stories such as The Intruder (1953, his second film as director) dealing with soldiers returning to civilian life, and the prisoner of war story The Colditz Story (1955), which was Hamilton’s high grossing movie of the decade.

His other films of the 1950s include An Inspector Calls (1954), with Alastair Sim, the musical comedy Charley Moon (1956) and Manuela (1957).

Guy had his first experience with larger budget films towards the end of the decade, when he replaced the sacked Alexander Mackendrick on the set of The Devil’s Disciple (1959) featuring Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster.

Guy Hamilton passed away at 93 yrs old.

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