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Bond films director Lewis Gilbert dies at 97

Thursday, March 01, 2018

British producer-director Lewis Gilbert, best known for films such as ‘Alfie’ and James Bond films such as ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘Moonraker’, has passed away. He was 97. The news of his death was shared by the Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. "It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend Lewis Gilbert. Lewis was a true gentleman," the duo. Gilbert directed 1967's ‘You Only Live Twice’ starring Sean Connery, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ in 1977 and ‘Moonraker’ in 1979, both starring Roger Moore. "He made an enormous contribution to the British film industry as well as the Bond films, directing 'You Only Live Twice', 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker'. His films are not only loved by us but are considered classics within the series. He will be sorely missed," they added.

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