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Also Known As: Died: October 10, 2010
Born: March 26, 1935 Cause of Death: Cancer
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Production Designer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Art Director (feature film)

1.
Firefox (1982)
Mitchell Gant, an American pilot, is smuggled into the Soviet Union to steal a new Russian supersonic fighting plane.
2.
Flash Gordon (1980)
When energy waves pull the moon out of orbit, threatening destruction of the Earth, Dr. Hans Zarkov makes a desperate rocket flight with two unwilling passengers - Flash Gordon, quarterback of the New York Jets and lovely Dale Arden. Their destination is the planet Mongo, source of the strange energ
3.
Escape to Athena (1979)
During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
4.
Big Sleep, The (1978)
Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise. Philip Marlowe is asked by the elderly (and near death) General Sternwood to investigate an attempt at blackmail on one of his daughters. He soon finds that the attempt is half hearted at best and seems to be more connected with the disappearance of the other daughter's husband, Rusty Regan. Rusty's wife, seems unconcerned with his disappearance, further complicating the mystery. Only General Sternwood seems concerned as mobsters and hired killers continue to appear in the path of the investigation.
5.
Man with the Golden Gun, The (1974) as Art Direction
James Bond (Agent 007) must find the missing "Solex Agitator," a device that will harness the sun's radiation and give awesome power to whomever possesses it. Also vying for the prize is Francisco Scaramanga, a world-class assassin who brandishes a distinctive golden gun. When 007 discovers he is to be Scaramanga's next target, he is hurled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, continuing the search as he evades the killer on his trail. Bond must also contend with Scaramanga's exotic lover Andrea Anders, and Nick Nack, whose small size belies his lethal abilities. Even as 007 enlists the aid of sensuous Mary Goodnight, he must overcome ferocious odds to survive an explosive showdown on Scaramanga's remote island. His adventures draw him into a gripping boat pursuit, a wild automobile chase through Bangkok, and an unthinkable confrontation against an entire martial arts school.
6.
Young Winston (1972) as Art Director
The young Winston Churchill overcomes a bad family life and early military mistakes to launch his political career.
7.
Tam Lin (1971) as Art Director
8.
The Walking Stick (1970) as Art Director
A beautiful polio victim is seduced into helping with a robbery.
9.
Half a Sixpence (1968) as Asst art dir
Arthur Kipps, an orphan apprenticed to a tyrannical owner of a mercantile, has a sudden abrupt change of life when his wealthy grandfather dies and leaves him a pile of money.
10.
Call Me Bwana (1963) as Asst art dir
A wisecracking fraud fights off enemy agents to retrieve a space capsule that crashed in Africa.
11.
Summer Holiday (1963) as Asst art dir
Four London boys tour Europe trying to sell the idea of a combination bus and hotel.

Art Department (feature film)

12.
Nine Hours to Rama (1963) as Draughtsman
"Nine hours to Rama" depicts the life of Nathuram Godse the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi. How Godse planned the assassination is shown in the film. How he became a Hindu activist who (unfairly) blamed Gandhi for the killings of thousands of Hindus by Muslims is revealed in a series of flashbacks.
13.
Maid for Murder (1963) as Draughtsman
14.
The Concrete Jungle (1962) as Draughtsman
Even behind bars, a convict refuses to tell his cohorts where he stashed the loot from a big job.
15.
Lisa (1962) as Draughtsmen
A Dutch Jewish who has survived the horror of Auschwitz seeks the aid of a police inspector to leave Holland for Israel.

Production Designer (feature film)

17.
Shaft, The (2001)
A technician and an ambitious reporter in New York investigate an elevator showing erratic and horrific behaviour and discover that it is part of an evil experiment which has gone terribly out of control.
18.
Courage Under Fire (1996)
While serving in the Persian Gulf at Al Bathra, Lt. Colonel Nathanial Serling gives the order to fire at what he believes is an enemy T-54 tank and is horrified to learn that he's destroyed one of his own tanks, killing several of Serling's own men. As the military conducts a hushed investigation in
19.
Blown Away (1994)
A member of a city bomb squad is the target of a villain from his past.
20.
So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)
A book store owner thinks his fiancee might be an axe murderer.
21.
White Sands (1992)
A small town sheriff assumes the identity of a dead man in order to solve a murder case, and inadvertently becomes involved in a plot concerning the FBI and CIA.
22.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Story based on the adventures of Robin Hood.
23.
Honor Bound (1990) as Production Designer
24.
White Hunter Black Heart (1990)
A filmmaker travels to Africa to shoot a movie but becomes obsessed with hunting elephants.
25.
La Nuit du serail (1990)
A historical drama set in the 18th century about Aimee Dubucq DeRivery, a French girl kidnapped and taken into the harem of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
26.
Women & Men: Stories of Seduction (1990)
A trilogy of short story adaptations broadcast as a television movie presentation of "HBO Showcase." "Dusk Before Fireworks" is about the relationship between a woman and a gigolo who is continually interrupted by phone calls from other women. "The Man in the Brooks Brothers Shirt" is about a woman
27.
Gorillas in the Mist (1988) as Production Designer
Nature lover Dian Fossey risks her life to study and protect gorillas in the wild.
28.
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) as Production Designer
Superman (Christopher Reeve) receives a request to end nuclear proliferation, and the Man of Steel goes into action. He rounds up every nuclear missile in the world and then hurls the collection into the sun for a resounding explosion. But his Clark Kent persona has other problems as The Daily Planet has been bought by unscrupulous David Warfield (Sam Wanamaker) who is only interested in turning the newspaper into a sleazy tabloid. Lacy (Mariel Hemingway), Warfield''s sexy daughter, however, has eyes for Kent and gets Lois Lane (Margot Kidder) to fix her up with him.
29.
Duet For One (1986)
When Stephanie, a famous violinist, contracts multiple sclerosis her life begins to fall apart. Her career ends, her husband leaves her for another woman and her favorite pupil leave the country. Unable to bear all this loss, Stephanie attempts suicide.
30.
Club Paradise (1986)
Fireman Jack Moniker and reggae singer Ernest Reed become partners in order to turn a dilapidated Caribbean resort into a swanky place for the wealthy. As Jack and Ernest are learning how to run a resort and handle various customer complaints, the corrupt prime minister of the island is working on his plan to sell the property to an international corporation.
31.
Lifeforce (1985) as Production Designer
When a space mission involving American and British astronauts encounters an alien craft, the humanoids within are brought aboard the shuttle. Back on Earth, one of the extraterrestrials, who appears to be a gorgeous woman, proceeds to suck the life force out of various Londoners, turning the town into a city of roaming half-dead people. When Tom Carlsen, a surviving astronaut, realizes what is happening, he sets out to stop the ruthless alien presence.
32.
Bounty, The (1984)
William Bligh is summoned before a court martial to explain the events leading up to the famous mutiny.
33.
Lords of Discipline, The (1983)
Will McLean, is a senior student at the South Carolina Military school in the 60''s. When the schools first black student arrives, McLean is confidentially assigned to make sure that the newcomer''s initiation doesn''t get out of control, which it does. Soon it begins to seem like someone is trying to kill his new charge. McLean investigates the matter and uncovers an elusive group of sadistic students who will do whatever they have to do to control their school.
34.
Ragtime (1981)
A proud black musician rebels against racism in turn-of-the-century New York.

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