Magazine article Screen International

Lewis Gilbert, Director of 'Alfie', 'Educating Rita' and Three 'Bond' Films, Dies Aged 97

Magazine article Screen International

Lewis Gilbert, Director of 'Alfie', 'Educating Rita' and Three 'Bond' Films, Dies Aged 97

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Gilbert was made a fellow of the British Film Institute in 2001.

Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Gilbert, best known for directing Alife and three James Bond films, has died aged 97.

According to reports he passed away on February 23. His funeral will be held in Monaco next week

Alfie, starring a young Michael Caine, won the jury prize at Cannes in 1966 and received five Oscar nominations including best picture.

Gilbert’s Bond entries were You Only Live Twicewith Sean Connery and The Spy Who Loved Meand Moonraker starring Roger Moore.

His other films included Sink The Bismark, the Bafta-winning Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine. …

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