Peter Lamont (Production Designer)

Name: Peter Lamont
Date of Birth: 12th November 1929
Place of Birth: UK
Years active: 1950-2006
Profession: Production Designer, art director, set decorator/dresser, draughtsman
Bond films: 18
Also famous for: Titanic (1997)

Born in 1929, Peter Lamont followed in his family footsteps and entered the design and decoration business. He worked on the set of films his brother and father were involved with and learned the trade hands-on. At the age of 35 he earned the position of draughtsman on James Bond's third outing, "Goldfinger".

He rose quickly through the ranks on various Bond films in the 1960s and '70s. When John Glen took up the directors chair in 1981 to helm "For Your Eyes Only", he enlisted Lamont to be his Production Designer. Since then he has contributed to nine 007 adventures in this role. His bother Michael, and son Neil, have worked closely with Peter to create some lavish and memorable sets and stages for the 007 films. Beyond Bond, Lamont worked on a variety of high-profile productions, most notably "Titanic" (1997) for which he won an Oscar, LAFCA and Satellite award. After 2006's "Casino Royale", Lamont retired from the Bond family, handing his duties to Dennis Gasser for "Quantum of Solace"


Above: Peter Lamont on the lavish Venice set of 21st James Bond film "Casino Royale" (2006), built on Pinewood's gigantic 007 Stage in Buckinghamshire, UK...

Casino Royale (2006) Production Designer
Die Another Day (2002) Production Designer
The World Is Not Enough (1999) Production Designer
GoldenEye (1995) Production Designer
Licence to Kill (1989) Production Designer
The Living Daylights (1987) Production Designer
A View to a Kill (1985) Production Designer
Octopussy (1983) Production Designer
For Your Eyes Only (1981) Production Designer
Moonraker (1979) Visual Effects/Art Director
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Art Director
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) Co-art Director
Live and Let Die (1973) Co-art Director
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Set Decorator
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Set Decorator [uncredited]
You Only Live Twice (1967) Assistant Art Director [uncredited]
Thunderball (1965) Chief Draughtsman [uncredited]
Goldfinger (1964) Draughtsman [uncredited]

Above: Peter Lamont (centre left) with his fellow cast and crew from "Goldfinger" - including Burt Kwouk, Honor Blackman, Guy Hamilton, Margaret Nolan and of course the legendary
Aston Martin DB5...

Extended Filmography


  • LA Film Critics: Best Production Design for "Titanic" (1997)
  • Satellite Award: Outstanding Art Direction for "Titanic" (1997)
  • Oscar: Best Art Direction for "Titanic" (1997)
  • Art Directors Guild: Excellence in Production Design for "Casino Royale" (2006)

Frequently Works With
Ken Adam, Michael Lamont, Simon Lamont, Jim Morahan, Michael Ford, Charles Dwight Lee.

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