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Also Known As: Died:
Born: May 15, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sunbury-on-Thames, England, GB Profession: director, editor, 2nd unit director

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A former film editor and second unit director, Glen has carved his niche in action pictures. His first credit was on the James Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Other credits as film editor include Peter Yates' "Murphy's War" (1970), the trial drama "Conduct Unbecoming" (1975) and the Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979), both directed by Lewis Gilbert. He moved to the director's chair with "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), which eschewed much of the gadgetry and cartoon style of the previous entries in the series. Glen serviceably directed four more Bond films "Octopussy" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "The Living Daylights" (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989). Since abandoning the Bond franchise, he has overseen "Aces: Iron Eagle III" and the unsuccessful "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (both 1992).

A former film editor and second unit director, Glen has carved his niche in action pictures. His first credit was on the James Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Other credits as film editor include Peter Yates' "Murphy's War" (1970), the trial drama "Conduct Unbecoming" (1975) and the Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979), both directed by Lewis Gilbert. He moved to the director's chair with "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), which eschewed much of the gadgetry and cartoon style of the previous entries in the series. Glen serviceably directed four more Bond films "Octopussy" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "The Living Daylights" (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989). Since abandoning the Bond franchise, he has overseen "Aces: Iron Eagle III" and the unsuccessful "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (both 1992).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) Director
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  Licence to Kill (1989) Director
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  Living Daylights, The (1987) Director
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  View To A Kill, A (1985) Director
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  Octopussy (1983) Director
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  For Your Eyes Only (1981) Director
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  Moonraker (1979) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
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  Wild Geese, The (1978) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
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  Superman:The Movie (1978) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Betrayed (1954) Paratrooper corporal
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1969:
Feature debut as 2nd unit director and editor, also first collaboration with Peter Hunt, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
1976:
First collaboration with Lewis Gilbert, served as editor, "Seven Nights in Japan"
1981:
Directorial debut, "For Your Eyes Only"
1990:
TV debut, directed ABC special, "Checkered Flag"
1992:
Directed first non-Bond feature, "Aces: Iron Eagle III"
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