The British director of a string of celebrated films Lewis Gilbert has died aged 97. Lewis Gilbert has directed three iconic James Bond films. He was best-known for directing The Spy Who Loved Me.
Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli confirmed Gilbert’s death in a statement. “It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of our dear friend Lewis Gilbert,” they said. “Lewis was a true gentleman. 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.”