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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 - 8:54
Lewis Gilbert: Director of Alfie and three Bond films dies
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Lewis Gilbert, the British director of Alfie, Educating Rita and three James Bond films, has died at the age of 97.

Born in London in 1920, he started out as a child actor before directing war films including Reach for the Sky and Carve Her Name with Pride.

He made his Bond debut with 1967's You Only Live Twice, going on to direct The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

The director's son, John Gilbert, spoke to the BBC and confirmed his father "died peacefully in his sleep".

Gilbert, who worked together in film with his father added: "He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humour. He was hard-working and we worked on many films together."
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