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Lewis Gilbert (II) (1920–2018)

Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter best known for Alfie (1966), as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). He also directed Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Educating Rita (1983) and Shirley Valentine (1989). For his work on ... See full bio »


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Known For

Alfie Director
Educating Rita Director
Moonraker Director


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 2002 Before You Go
 1995 Haunted
 1991 Stepping Out
 1979 Moonraker (directed by)
 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me (directed by)
 1971 Friends
 1967 You Only Live Twice (directed by)
 1966 Alfie
 1964 The 7th Dawn
 1960 Skywatch
 1954 Harmony Lane (Short) (as Byron Gill)
 1953 The Slasher
 1951 Wall of Death
 1950 Once a Sinner
 1949 Under One Roof (Documentary short)
 1946 Arctic Harvest (Documentary short)
 1945 The Ten Year Plan (Documentary short)
 1944 Sailors Do Care (Documentary short)
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Show Show Actor (8 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Lewis Gilbert CBE | Byron Gill


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Hylda Henrietta Tafler  (her death)  (1 child)

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[on Michael Caine in Educating Rita (1983)] Over the years I'd lost touch with Michael personally, but I kept tabs on his work. It's been so varied--he's never been particularly typed. The characters in Alfie (1966) and "Rita" couldn't be more opposite, but there was no doubt in my mind that he should be the professor. See more »


Directed three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. See more »


Often directed crime movies See more »

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