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|24 OCTOBER 2013
DIRECTOR MARTIN CAMPBELL'S BIRTHDAY
|Birthday for Martin Campbell, the talented director from New Zealand with two James Bond films among his credits.
With this dedicated page, we would like to send our personal wishes to Mr. Campbell on this special day.
"Dear Martin, happy birthday and warm regards from Sweden."
About Martin Campbell:
In 2006, Martin Campbell returned to direct his second James Bond film, Casino Royale. Previously, he had directed the hit GoldenEye, successfully introducing Pierce Brosnan to the role of 007.
Born in New Zealand, Campbell moved to London where he began his career as a cameraman. He went on to produce the controversial British feature film Scum, as well as Black Joy, which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Campbell made his directorial debut on British television on the police action series “The Professionals” and continued with two more popular BBC series “Shoestring” and “Minder.”
Considered one of the UK’s top directors by the mid-1980s, he directed the highly praised British television film Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983). Edge of Darkness (1985), a five-hour mini-series directed for the BBC, about nuclear contamination in England depicting murder and high-ranking corruption, won six BAFTA awards. (In 2010, he directed the film version.)
Campbell’s first Hollywood movie was Criminal Law (1988), and he went on to direct Defenceless (1991) and No Escape (1994). His American television credits include directing HBO’s “Cast a Deadly Spell” and two episodes of NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street.”
Following GoldenEye, he directed the international blockbuster The Mask of Zorro (1998) starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Antonio Banderas, which earned Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations, Vertical Limit (2000) with Izabella Scorupco, Beyond Borders (2003), and The Legend of Zorro (2005), again starring Zeta-Jones and Banderas.
In January 2012, Martin participated in a James Bond director's panel in Las Vegas that kick-started the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the 007 film series.
Birthdays for other Key Members of the James Bond cast and crew on From Sweden With Love:
>Barbara Broccoli (June 18)
>Daniel Craig (March 2)
>David Arnold (January 23)
>George Lazenby (September 5)
>Guy Hamilton (September 16)
>John Glen (May 15)
>Ken Adam (February 5)
>Lewis Gilbert (March 6)
>Michael G. Wilson (January 21)
>Neal Purvis (September 9)
>Norman Wanstall (September 30)
>Peter Lamont (November 12)
>Pierce Brosnan (May 16)
>Robert Wade (September 16)
>Roger Moore (October 14)
>Sean Connery (August 25)
>Shirley Bassey (January 8)
>Timothy Dalton (March 21)
>Willy Bogner Jr (January 23)
Director Martin Campbell in action on the set of Casino Royale. © 2006 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.
For more information about Martin Campbell, check out his profile on IMDB: