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The film world mourns the passing of Peter Lamont (1929-2020)

By: FSWL team
Peter Lamont 1929-2020
From Sweden with Love feels like the rest of the James Bond community and mourns the loss of Peter Lamont who passed away at home in England on 18th December 2020 at the age of 91 surrounded by his family after suffering complications from pneumonia. Our thoughts now go to Peter's children and grandchildren.

Peter Lamont's children, Madelaine and Neil, confirmed his death in the morning of Saturday 18th December 2020 which coincidentially marked the 51st Anniversary of the World Premiere of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), a film that Peter worked on as Set Decorator.

FSWL founder Anders Frejdh comments the sad news of Peter Lamont's passing:

“Deeply saddened to hear that Peter Lamont has left us. We met many times over the years and I last spoke to him on his 91st birthday in November. He was in good spirit and graciously invited me to come back to the UK and visit him again as soon as Corona would allow it.

Always kind, grateful and appreciative of the people who admired his work as art director, set decorator and production designer. He happily shared many stories with me and others. With 18 James Bond films on his resume and an Oscar® for designing Titanic (1997), it's fair to say we've lost another legend during this horrible year.

We last met exactly one year ago for a special 50th Anniversary screening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service in London that I helped organise.

I will miss you dearly, Peter. Rest in peace, my friend.”

Anders Frejdh and Peter Lamont in England
Anders Frejdh and Peter Lamont in England, 2016. Copyright From Sweden with Love.

James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said:

“Peter was a much beloved member of the Bond family and a giant in the industry. Inextricably linked with the design and aesthetic of James Bond since Goldfinger (1964), he became Production Designer on For Your Eyes Only (1981) working on 18 of the 25 films including nine as Production Designer. He was a true success story proving that with talent and hard work you will achieve your dreams. He won the Academy Award for Titanic in 1998 as well as nominations for Fiddler on the Roof (1971), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), and Aliens (1986). Our hearts go out to his family and all those who worked with him over many years. He will be very sorely missed.”

Titanic cast & crew members Alan Tomkins, Billy Zane and Peter Lamont reunited in London 2018
Titanic cast & crew members Alan Tomkins, Billy Zane and Peter Lamont reunited in London 2018 for Jerry Juroe's book launch. Photo by Mark Witherspoon. All rights reserved.

Peter Lamont spoke to BBC London's Paul Hawkins about his 60-year career in 2016:

Other Bond alumni who posted about Peter Lamont's passing:

“Peter Lamont was a master of design and modelling. The world of Bond would have been so much less without him and his spirit permeated the industry and the can-do heart of it. RIP maestro.” – Actor Colin Salmon on Twitter

“A genius production designer and a truly lovely man. Spent many happy hours hanging with him on set and at events. A 007 legend who everyone genuinely loved. Sending all the love to his family.” – Composer David Arnold on Twitter

“Sad to note the last of The Magnificent Seven** has left us. I have very fond memories of my long association with Peter who worked on more Bonds in various capacities than anyone I can think of. He was promoted together with myself on For Your Eyes Only (1981) and out-Bonded me!” – Director John Glen

** The Magnificent Seven are referred to as Terence Young, John Barry, Ken Adam, Maurice Binder, Peter Hunt and Richard Maibaum.

“Devastated to hear that the lovely Peter Lamont sadly left us last night. A great and talented designer who I worked with on many films. I only spoke to him a week or two ago and he sounded in good form. God Bless you Peter you will be sadly missed. Our love and thoughts to Neil and all the family. We shall raise a glass of red in his memory tonight.” – SFX Maestro John Richardson on Facebook

“I spent a day with him when I was working on the novelization of The World Is Not Enough (1999) as he shared production designs and took me on the sets. Very nice and generous guy.” – Author Raymond Benson on Facebook

“Well, that is VERY sad news. How many more of the great Bond brains are going to leave us. Peter's achievements will forever live in the Bond series. A huge talent !!” – Sound Maestro Norman Wanstall on Facebook

Bond girl Carole Ashby on Instagram:

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Other articles about Peter Lamont's death:

>Cinema Retro (19-12-2020)
>Deadline (18-12-2020)
>Hollywood Reporter (18-12-2020)
>Variety (18-12-2020)

For more information about Peter Lamont's career, visit his IMDB page.



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