Considered one of the U.K.'s top directors by the mid 1980s, he directed the highly praised British telefilm, "Reilly: Ace Of Spies." For his work on "Edge Of Darkness," a five-hour BBC miniseries about nuclear contamination in England that depicted murder and high-ranking corruption, he won six BAFTA awards.



Martin Campbell director James Bond


Martin Campbell


Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask Of Zorro, 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, 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, Pierce Brosnan's first outing as the famed British spy, which went on to gross more than $350 million. He is directing the next Bond feature as well, Casino Royale.

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, as well as Black Joy, which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Campbell made his directorial debut on the British police action series "The Professionals," and continued with the popular BBC series "Shoestring" and Thames TV's "Minder."

Campbell's first Hollywood movie was Criminal Law and he went on to direct Defenseless and No Escape. Some of his American credits include directing HBO's "Cast A Deadly Spell" and two episodes of NBC's "Homicide: Life On The Street," among others. He also directed the epic romance Beyond Borders starring Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen.


Spouse - Sol E. Romero (6 October 2006 - present)


Trade mark


Frequently sets important portions of the film or has characters fighting one another atop very high places.


Personal quotes


I like pre-production and post the best. I don't like shooting at all. I find it grueling and tough, but I love post and the whole process of seeing the film finally come together. You start ironing out all the rough spots, and the really bad bits you just throw away. So from day one of post to the last day, you see nothing but improvements.



Martin Campbell film director


Martin Campbell - director Casino Royale



Director - filmography

  1. Casino Royale (2006)
    ... aka Ian Fleming's Casino Royale (USA: complete title)

  2. The Legend of Zorro (2005)
    ... aka Z (USA: poster title)

  3. Beyond Borders (2003)
    ... aka Jenseits aller Grenzen (Germany)

  4. "10-8: Officers on Duty" (2003) TV Series (pilot)
    ... aka 10-8 (USA: short title)
    ... aka 10-8: Police Patrol (UK)

  5. Vertical Limit (2000)

  6. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

  7. GoldenEye (1995)

  8. No Escape (1994)
    ... aka Escape from Absolom

  9. "Homicide: Life on the Street" (2 episodes, 1993)
    ... aka Homicide (USA: informal short title)
        - Three Men and Adena (1993) TV Episode
        - A Ghost of a Chance (1993) TV Episode

  10. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) (TV)

  11. Defenseless (1991)

  12. Criminal Law (1988)

  13. "Edge of Darkness" (1985) (mini) TV Series

  14. Frankie and Johnnie (1985) (TV)

  15. "Charlie" (1984) (mini) TV Series

  16. "Reilly: The Ace of Spies" (1983) (mini) TV Series
    ... aka Reilly: Ace of Spies (USA)

  17. "Bergerac" (2 episodes, 1981)
        - Relative Values (1981) TV Episode
        - Nice People Die in Bed (1981) TV Episode

  18. "Shoestring" (1 episode, 1980)
        - The Teddy Bears' Nightmare (1980) TV Episode

  19. "Minder" (1979) TV Series

  20. "The Professionals" (1977) TV Series

  21. Intimate Games (1976) (location) (uncredited)
    ... aka Sex Games of the Very Rich

  22. Three for All (1975)

  23. Eskimo Nell (1975)
    ... aka The Ballad of Eskimo Nell

  24. The Sex Thief (1973)
    ... aka Handful of Diamonds (USA: X-rated version)
    ... aka Her Family Jewels

Martin Campbell directing the Mask of Zorro


Martin Campbell directing The Mask of Zorro




Filmography as: Director, Producer, Actor, Production Manager, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Self, Archive Footage

Producer - filmography

  1. Vertical Limit (2000) (producer)

  2. Scum (1979) (associate producer)

  3. Black Joy (1977) (producer)

Filmography as: Director, Producer, Actor, Production Manager, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Self, Archive Footage

Actor - filmography

  1. GoldenEye (1995) (uncredited) .... Cyclist

Filmography as: Director, Producer, Actor, Production Manager, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Self, Archive Footage

Production Manager - filmography

  1. Intimate Games (1976) (production supervisor)
    ... aka Sex Games of the Very Rich

Filmography as: Director, Producer, Actor, Production Manager, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Self, Archive Footage

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director - filmography

  1. The Love Box (1972) (assistant director)

Filmography as: Director, Producer, Actor, Production Manager, Second Unit Director or Assistant Director, Self, Archive Footage

Self - filmography

  1. "The Film Programme" .... Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
        - Episode dated 13 November 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 27 March 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 10 October 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself

  2. Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles (2006) (V) .... Himself

  3. The Professionals: A Classic (2005) (V) .... Himself

  4. James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute (2002) (TV) .... Himself

  5. "HBO First Look" .... Himself (1 episode, 2000)
        - Vertical Limit (2000) TV Episode .... Himself

  6. "Harald Schmidt Show, Die" .... Himself (1 episode, 1995)
    ... aka Late Night Show mit Harald Schmidt
        - Episode dated 5 December 1995 (1995) TV Episode .... Himself

Archive Footage

  1. Inside Q's Laboratory (2000) (V) .... Himself





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