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James Bond film producer Michael G. Wilson turns 80

By: Anders Frejdh
Michael G. Wilson James Bond producer
A celebration of executive James Bond film producer Michael G. Wilson - half-brother of Barbara Broccoli, son of Dana Broccoli and stepson of Albert R. Broccoli - on his 80th birthday.

"Dear Michael - happy birthday & keep up the great work. Much like the rest of the Bond community, FSWL is looking forward to SPECTRE."

With this special page, FSWL would also like to congratulate Michael (and Barbara Broccoli) to their much deserved David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures (presented to them at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in January 2014).

About Michael G. Wilson:

Michael G. Wilson (born 1942) joined EON Productions in a legal-administrative capacity in 1972 and was credited as assistant to the producer on The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. He received his stripes as Executive Producer on Moonraker (1979) and continued with that credit on the following two Bond films.

He became Producer with his stepfather, the late Albert R. Broccoli, on A View to a Kill (1985), continuing with The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).

When James Bond returned to the screen after an absence of six years, Michael Wilson co-produced (with Barbara) the hugely successful GoldenEye (1995), followed by the blockbuster 007 releases Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002) and Casino Royale (2006).

Together with Barbara, Michael also produced the 22nd and 23rd 007 film adventures, Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall. Both films starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond.

His creative abilities are evident in For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) (1983), AVTAK, TLD and LTK - all of which he co-wrote.

He is currently Managing Director of Eon Productions Ltd.

Michael Wilson graduated from college as an electrical engineer. He then studied law at Stanford University, worked for the US government and later became a partner in a prestigious Washington D.C. firm that specialised in international law.

Michael is interested in all aspects of still photography and is recognised as a leading expert on 19th century photography. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (a branch of the NMSI) and, in 1998, he founded the Wilson Centre for study and research on the history and aesthetics of photography.

In 2003, together with their mother Dana Broccoli, Michael and Barbara produced the award winning stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which opened to rave reviews in London and later in New York.

Together with Barbara Broccoli he has also produced a number of other stage productions including “La Cava” (2000) and A Steady Rain (2009) (the latter starring Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman). More recently, Wilson and Broccoli adapted “Chariots of Fire” which opened in London’s West End during the 2012 Olympic summer.

Wilson was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2008 for services to the Film Industry.

Editor's note:
Michael G. Wilson is noted for making cameos in the James Bond films. Here is the complete list:

Goldfinger (1964) (one of the soldiers at Fort Knox)
• The Spy Who Loved Me (man in the audience at the Pyramid Theatre)
• Moonraker (man outside Venini Glass, NASA Technician and man on bridge)
• For Your Eyes Only (Greek Priest at wedding)
• Octopussy (Soviet Security Council Member and man on tour boat)
• A View to a Kill (Man's voice heard over loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall)
• The Living Daylights (Opera Patron)
• Licence to Kill (no cameo, only the voice of DEA agent)
• GoldenEye (Russian Security Council Member)
• Tomorrow Never Dies (Tom Wallace)
• The World Is Not Enough (man in casino)
• Die Another Day (General Chandler)
• Casino Royale (Chief of Police)
Quantum of Solace (man sitting in chair in Haitian hotel lobby)
• Skyfall (one of the men standing outside the coffin room).

Photo above:
An inscribed photo from Michael G. Wilson to FSWL's founder Anders Frejdh.

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