Martin Campbell

Film Director / Film Producer / Television Director / Actor | * 10/24/1943 (78) | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
Martin Campbell (born 24 October 1944) is a New Zealand film and television director based in the United Kingdom. He is best known for directing the highly regarded British miniseries Edge of Darkness (1985), for which he won a BAFTA, The Mask of Zorro (1998), and the James Bond films GoldenEye (1995) and Casino Royale (2006). ()
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Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit (2000), the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales. In addition, Campbell is credited with rejuvenating the James Bond franchise when he directed GoldenEye (1995), Pierce Brosnan's first outing as the famed British spy, which went on to gross more than $350 million. He also directed Daniel Craig's debut Bond feature as well, Casino Royale (2006).Born in New Zealand, Campbell moved to London where he began his career as a cameraman. He went on to produce the controversial British feature Scum (1979), as well as Black Joy (1977), which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Campbell made his directorial debut on the British police action series The Professionals (1977) and continued with the popular BBC series Shoestring (1979) and Thames TV's Minder (1979)Considered one of the U.K.'s top directors by the mid-'80s, he directed the highly praised British telefilm, Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983). For his work on Edge of Darkness (1985), a five-hour BBC miniseries about nuclear contamination in England that depicted murder and high-ranking corruption, he won six BAFTA awards.Campbell's first Hollywood movie was Criminal Law (1998) and he went on to direct Defenseless (1991) and No Escape (1994). Some of his American credits include directing HBO's Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) and two episodes of NBC's Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), among others. He also directed the epic romance Beyond Borders (2003) starring Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Martin Campbell

British Academy Television Awards

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Movies with Martin Campbell as Actor(13)

Movies with Martin Campbell as Crew(23)

Directing/Director2021 The Protégé
Directing/Director2021 Memory
Directing/Director2017 The Foreigner
Directing/Director2014 Warriors
Directing/Director2013 Reckless
Production/Executive Producer2013 Reckless
Directing/Director2011 Green Lantern
Directing/Director2010 Edge of Darkness
Directing/Director2006 Casino Royale
Directing/Director2005 The Legend of Zorro
Directing/Director2003 Beyond Borders
Directing/Director2000 Vertical Limit
Production/Producer2000 Vertical Limit
Directing/Director1998 The Mask of Zorro
Directing/Director1995 GoldenEye
Directing/Director1994 No Escape
Directing/Director1991 Defenseless
Directing/Director1991 Cast a Deadly Spell
Directing/Director1988 Criminal Law
Production/Producer1977 Black Joy
Directing/Director1975 Three for All
Directing/Director1975 Eskimo Nell
Directing/Director1973 The Sex Thief

TV Shows/Series with Martin Campbell as Crew(11)

Directing/Director2012 Last Resort
Directing/Director2003 10-8: Officers on Duty
Directing/Director1993 Homicide: Life on the Street
Directing/Director1985 Edge of Darkness
Creator/Creator1985 Edge of Darkness
Directing/Director1983 Reilly, Ace of Spies
Directing/Director1982 Muck and Brass
Directing/Director1981 Bergerac
Directing/Director1979 Shoestring
Directing/Director1979 Minder
Directing/Director1977 The Professionals

Full Name: Martin Campbell
Citizenship: New Zealand
Born: Sunday, 10/24 1943 (October) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 78 years + 41 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Martin Campbell frequently works together with these people:
Phil Meheux (12x, Crew)
Michael G. Wilson (11x, Crew)
Pierce Brosnan (8x, Actor)
Izabella Scorupco (8x, Actress)
Pam Dixon (8x, Crew)
Famke Janssen (7x, Actress)
Chris Corbould (6x, Crew)
Peter Lamont (6x, Crew)
Judi Dench (5x, Actress)
Patrick Malahide (5x, Actor)
David Tattersall (5x, Crew)
Brian Clemens (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12274, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 11/24/2021