Michael Gregg Wilson, OBE (born January 21, 1942) is the producer and screenwriter of many of the . James Bond films
Wilson was born in
New York City, New York, the son of Dana (née Natol) and actor Lewis Wilson. His father was the first actor to play the [1 ] DC Comics character Batman in live action, which he did in the 1943 film serial . He is the stepson of the late Batman James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli and half brother to Bond co-producer, Barbara Broccoli. Wilson graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 1963 as an electrical engineer. He later studied law at Stanford. After graduating, Wilson worked for the United States government and later a firm located in Washington D.C. that specialized in international law.
He was made an
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours, alongside Barbara Broccoli.
Wilson has two sons, a younger son Gregg Wilson
and the older being [2 ] David G. Wilson, who both work at Eon Productions.
James Bond franchise
In 1972, Wilson joined
Eon Productions, the production company responsible for the James Bond film series dating back to 1962 that began with his stepfather Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Wilson specifically worked in Eon Productions' legal department until taking a more active role as an assistant to Cubby Broccoli for the film (1977). In 1979 Wilson became The Spy Who Loved Me executive producer of the film and since has been an executive producer or producer in every James Bond film, currently co-producing with his half-sister Barbara. Moonraker
Wilson collaborated five times with veteran Bond
screenwriter Richard Maibaum starting in 1981 with . In 1989 Michael G. Wilson was forced to finish the screenplay to For Your Eyes Only alone Licence to Kill [ due to a strike by the ] citation needed Writers Guild of America, west which prevented Maibaum from having any further involvement. For both, this was their final James Bond script, as Maibaum died in 1991 and Wilson ceased writing, although Wilson technically went on to outline the next film in the series with Alfonse Ruggiero that was eventually scrapped due to internal legal wranglings [ between Eon Productions and ] citation needed MGM (the following film, being a completely different story written by GoldenEye Michael France).
Producer with Albert R. Broccoli
Producer with Barbara Broccoli
Screenwriter (with Richard Maibaum)
Actor (cameo roles)