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David C. Anderson, assistant director on early Bond films, dies aged 72

16-Aug-2013 • Bond News

Assistant director David C. Anderson, who worked with Terence Young on his three James Bond films, has died at the age of 72.

Anderson assisted Young on "Dr. No" (1962), "From Russia With Love" (1963) and "Thunderball" (1964).

During his six decades in the industry, he also went worked with fellow-007 director Lewis Gilbert on his non-Bond outings.

On the small screen he was assistant director on five episodes of "The Saint" when Roger Moore was in the title role.

His other film credits included: 1969's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1970's The Kremlin Letter, 1975's The Man Who Would Be King, 1976's The Eagle Has Landed, 1978's The Deer Hunter, 1979's Quadrophenia, 1980's Flash Gordon, 1988's Tequila Sunrise and 1991's What About Bob?

David C. Anderson died of cancer in Richmond, England, on Sunday 4th August 2013 following a short illness.

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