Euan Lloyd

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Euan Lloyd (6 December 1923 – 2 July 2016[1]) was a British film producer.

He began his career directing short travelogue documentaries, starting with April in Portugal in 1954 (not released until 1956). He worked in publicity, giving away Anita Ekberg at her wedding to Anthony Steel.[2]

Lloyd befriended Alan Ladd while making The Red Beret and Ladd got Lloyd a job on production for Warwick Productions. He worked for that company for a number of years, then went to work for Carl Foreman.[3]

Lloyd's first credit as producer came when Richard Widmark, with whom he had made A Prize of Gold, asked him to co produce The Secret Ways. He went on to produce The Poppy Is Also a Flower, Murderer's Row, and westerns such as Shalako[4] A Man Called Noon and Catlow. Lloyd obtained finance from a variety of international sources.[5][6]

In the 1970s, Lloyd went independent, but his first effort, Paper Tiger (1975), was not a success, although he said it was probably his favourite picture.[3]

He put everything he had behind the $10 million action film The Wild Geese (1978). He followed with The Sea Wolves, (1980) starring Roger Moore, David Niven and Gregory Peck and Who Dares Wins (1982). His last film was Wild Geese II (1985) starring Scott Glenn and Laurence Olivier.[7]

Lloyd appeared in the short documentary The Last of the Gentleman Producers which accompanied the 2004 release of The Wild Geese on DVD,[3] and also contributed to the audio commentary alongside Roger Moore and film editor/second unit director John Glen. He died on 2 July 2016 at the age of 92.[8]

Credits[edit]

Unmade Films[edit]

  • The Tigers Roar (1961) - with Richard Widmark, a follow up to The Secret Ways[12]
  • musical with Brigitte Bardot with script by Jack Davis (1968)[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/204280/lloyd-euan-wallace
  2. ^ Ekberg-Steel Wedding Rites Set for Today Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 22 May 1956: 13.
  3. ^ a b c The Last of the Gentleman Producers at YouTube
  4. ^ The Mystery of Movie Financing Champlin, Charles. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 04 June 1968: f1.
  5. ^ Englishman Puts On His Chaps Johnson, Molly. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 22 Oct 1972: m22
  6. ^ Movies: Lloyd, L'Amour riding high in a western saddle Norma Lee Browning. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 24 June 1973: e14.
  7. ^ MOVIES: RESCUE TEAM HITS SCREEN WITH FORCE Mills, Nancy. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 09 May 1982: j27.
  8. ^ Sir Roger Moore pays tribute to The Wild Geese producer Euan Lloyd
  9. ^ Filmgoers to See Grace Kelly Again The Washington Post and Times Herald (1954-1959) [Washington, D.C] 03 Apr 1959: D1.
  10. ^ Visitors from Overseas Promote Films Tinee, Mae. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 14 Apr 1963: e9.
  11. ^ Gavin Signs Universal Pact Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 03 June 1966: d12.
  12. ^ Widmark Acquires Air Force Thriller: Nancy Walters With Elvis; Swope Will Co-produce Play Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 20 Mar 1961: C11.
  13. ^ MOVIE CALL SHEET: Irreverent Views of the U.S. Martin, Betty. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 01 Mar 1968: c15.

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