Lewis Gilbert

British film director, producer and screenwriter (1920-2018)

Lewis Gilbert, CBE (6 March 1920 – 23 February 2018) was a British movie director, producer and screenwriter. He has directed more than 40 movies during six decades.

Lewis Gilbert
Born(1920-03-06)6 March 1920
Hackney, London, England
Died23 February 2018(2018-02-23) (aged 97)
Occupation(s)Film director, producer and screenwriter
Years active1944-2002
Hylda Tafler
(m. 1951⁠–⁠2005)
(her death)

He is known for his movies; Reach for the Sky (1956), Sink the Bismarck! (1960), Alfie (1966), Educating Rita (1983) and Shirley Valentine (1989), as well as three James Bond movies: You Only Live Twice (1967), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)[1] and Moonraker (1979).

Gilbert was born in London, England.[2] He died at home in Monaco on 23 February 2018, aged 97.[3][4]


  1. Maslin, Janet (20 July 1977). "Movie Review – The Spy Who Loved Me (1977): 'Spy Who Loved' A Bit Long on Bond". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 September 2011.
  2. "Lewis Gilbert (1920)", BFI screenonline Retrieved 14 April 2012
  3. Andrew Pulver (27 February 2018). "Spy Who Loved Me director Lewis Gilbert dies aged 97". The Guardian. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  4. Alex Ritman (27 February 2018). "Lewis Gilbert, Famed U.K. Director of 'Alfie' and 3 James Bond Films, Dies at 97". The Hollywood Reporter.

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