Lewis Gilbert

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Date of Birth March 6, 1920
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Feb 23, 2018 (97)
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Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Gilbert was a British film director, producer and screenwriter, who directed more than 40 films during six decades; among them such varied titles as Reach for the Sky, Sink the Bismarck!, Alfie, Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, as well as three James Bond films: You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

Born: Mar 6, 1920, Hackney, London, England
Died: 23, 2018, Monaco
Occupation: Film director, producer and screenwriter
Years active: 1934–2002
Children: 1
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About Lewis Gilbert

Veteran director of the award-winning film Alfie as well as three James Bond films.

Before Fame

He was a child actor in the 1920s and 1930s and was the family breadwinner after his father's death.


His 1966 film Alfie was nominated for five Academy Awards and won the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Family Life

His parents were second-generation music hall performers. He had two sons with Hylda Tafler, whom he was married to from 1951 until 2005.


His first James Bond film was 1967's You Only Live Twice starring Sean Connery as James Bond.

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