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Michael G. Wilson

Michael Gregg Wilson, OBE (born January 21, 1943) is the producer and screenwriter of many of the James Bond films. Wilson was born in New York City, the son of Dana (née Natol) and actor Lewis Wilson. His father was the first actor to play the DC Comics character Batman in live action, which he did in the 1943 film serial Batman. He is the stepson of the late James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli and step brother to Bond co-producer, Barbara Broccoli. Wilson graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 1963 as an electrical engineer. He later studied law at Stanford. After graduating, Wilson worked for the United States government and later a firm located in Washington D.C. that specialized in international law.\n He was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2008 New Year Honours, alongside Barbara Broccoli.\n In 2010 Wilson was given The Royal Photographic Society's award for Outstanding Service to Photography, which carries with it an Honorary Fellowship of The Society.\n In 1972, Wilson joined Eon Productions, the production company responsible for the James Bond film series dating back to 1962 that began with his stepfather Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Wilson specifically worked in Eon Productions' legal department until taking a more active role as an assistant to Cubby Broccoli for the film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). In 1979 Wilson became executive producer of the film Moonraker and since has been an executive producer or producer in every James Bond film, currently co-producing with his half-sister Barbara.\n Wilson collaborated five times with veteran Bond screenwriter Richard Maibaum starting in 1981 with For Your Eyes Only. In 1989 Michael G. Wilson was forced to finish the screenplay to Licence to Kill alone due to a strike by the Writers Guild of America, west which prevented Maibaum from having any further involvement. For both, this was their final James Bond script, as Maibaum died in 1991 and Wilson ceased writing, although he outlined a never-produced film in the series with Alfonse Ruggiero, scrapped due to internal legal wranglings between Eon Productions and MGM (the following film, GoldenEye being a completely different story written by Michael France). In addition to his production duties, Wilson has also made many cameo appearances (speaking and non-speaking) in the Bond films. His first appearance, long before becoming a producer, was in Goldfinger in which he appeared as a soldier. Wilson has made cameo appearances in every Eon-produced Bond film since 1977.


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Born:
Jan 21, 1943 In New York, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
41
First Appeared:
In the movie Moonraker 1979-06-26
Latest Project:
Movie No Time to Die 2021-09-29
Known For
Poster of The Program
Poster of The Weird World of Eadweard Muybridge
Poster of Casino Royale
Poster of Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond
Filmography
Movie No Time to Die Spectre Party Guest 2021-09-29
Movie Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic Self - Interviewee 2015-06-06
Movie The Program Lance's Doctor 2015-09-16
Movie Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars Self 2012-10-29
Movie The Weird World of Eadweard Muybridge 2010-11-30
Movie Death in Venice: The Sinking Palazzo 2008-01-01
Movie Ian Fleming's Incredible Creation 2008-10-21
Movie James Bond in the Bahamas 2008-10-21
Movie The Road to Casino Royale 2008-10-21
Movie Building a Better Bond 2006-01-01
Movie Becoming Bond 2006-11-07
Movie James Bond: For Real 2006-11-22
Movie Casino Royale Chief of Police 2006-11-14
Movie Shaken and Stirred on Ice 2002-01-01
Movie Die Another Day General Chandler 2002-11-17
Movie From Script to Screen 2002-11-20
Movie Inside 'Moonraker' 2000-01-01
Movie Harry Saltzman: Showman 2000-01-01
Movie Inside 'The Spy Who Loved Me' 2000-01-01
Movie Inside 'A View to a Kill' 2000-01-01
Movie Designing Bond: Peter Lamont 2000-01-01
Movie Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond Himself 2000-01-01
Movie Ken Adam: Designing Bond 2000-01-01
Movie Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' 2000-01-01
Movie Terence Young: Bond Vivant 2000-05-16
Movie Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun' 2000-05-20
Movie Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles 2000-07-25
Movie Inside 'Octopussy' 2000-01-25
Movie Inside 'For Your Eyes Only' 2000-05-20
Movie Inside 'The Living Daylights' 2000-05-20
Movie James Bond Down River 2000-02-26
Movie Inside 'Dr. No' 2000-05-16
Movie Inside 'Licence to Kill' 1999-01-01
Movie The World Is Not Enough Man in Casino (uncredited) 1999-11-17
Movie Highly Classified: The World of 007 1998-01-01
Movie Goldeneye: The Secret Files 1995-12-26
Movie The Living Daylights Opera Patron (uncredited) 1987-06-29
Movie A View to a Kill Man Heard Over Loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall (voice) (uncredited) 1985-05-24
Movie Octopussy Soviet Security Council Member / Man on Tour Boat (uncredited) 1983-06-05
Movie James Bond In India 1983-01-25
Movie Moonraker Man Outside Venini Glass / NASA Technician / Man on Bridge (uncredited) 1979-06-26