Martin Campbell

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Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell.jpg
Martin Campbell at CES 2012 – Panasonic James Bond film 50th Anniversary panel
Born (1943-10-24) 24 October 1943 (age 71)
Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Occupation Television and film director
Awards British Academy Television Award Best Director
Edge of Darkness 1986

Martin Campbell (born 24 October 1943) is a New Zealand TV and film director, best known for directing Bond movies GoldenEye (1995) and Casino Royale (2006). He also directed Green Lantern (2011), The Mask of Zorro (1998) and The Legend of Zorro (2005).

Life and career[edit]

Campbell was born in Hastings, New Zealand. He directed two James Bond films, 1995's GoldenEye, starring Pierce Brosnan, and 2006's Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig, and was the oldest director in the series' history, at the age of 62 (beating the previous record set by Lewis Gilbert, who directed Moonraker at the age of 59). Campbell was also the first director since John Glen to direct more that one Bond film. He also directed the two recent Zorro films, The Mask of Zorro (1998) and The Legend of Zorro (2005), both starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Campbell also directed the 2011 film adaptation of the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern.[1]

On television Campbell had overseen some of the more action-oriented episodes from the TV series The Professionals (1977–1983); however, his best-known work is the 1985 BBC Television drama serial Edge of Darkness, for which he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Director in 1986. Campbell has also directed a movie remake of Edge of Darkness, starring Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone, and released in 2010. Campbell directed the first episode of the US TV series, Last Resort.

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Preceded by
John Glen
1981–1989
Official James Bond Film Director
1995
Succeeded by
Roger Spottiswoode
1997
Preceded by
Lee Tamahori
2002
Official James Bond Film Director
2006
Succeeded by
Marc Forster
2008