Michael G. Wilson

Michael G. Wilson

  • Birthday: 1943-01-21
  • Place of birth: New York, New York, USA

Biography

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.

Filmography

Oil Rig Attack

2006

As Narrator

Satellite Test Reel

2006

As Narrator

Explosion Tests

2006

As Narrator

007 in Egypt

2006

As Narrator

007 Stage Dedication

2006

As Narrator

Bond '79

2006

As Narrator

Bond in Cortina

2006

As Narrator

Bond in Greece

2006

As Narrator

Neptune's Journey

2006

As Narrator

Becoming Bond

2006

As Self

Being James Bond

2021

As Self

Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic

2015

As Self - Interviewee

On Location

2009

As

The Program

2015

As Lance's Doctor

Die Another Day

2002

As General Chandler

A View to a Kill

1985

As Man Heard Over Loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall (voice) (uncredited)

Moonraker

1979

As Man Outside Venini Glass / NASA Technician / Man on Bridge (uncredited)

The World Is Not Enough

1999

As Man in Casino (uncredited)

The Living Daylights

1987

As Opera Patron (uncredited)

Casino Royale

2006

As Chief of Police

Octopussy

1983

As Soviet Security Council Member / Man on Tour Boat (uncredited)

No Time to Die

2021

As Spectre Party Guest

Production

For Your Eyes Only

1981

As Executive Producer

Octopussy

1983

As Executive Producer

A View to a Kill

1985

As Producer

The Living Daylights

1987

As Producer

Licence to Kill

1989

As Producer

GoldenEye

1995

As Producer

Tomorrow Never Dies

1997

As Producer

Quantum of Solace

2008

As Producer

101 Reykjavik

2000

As Producer

Casino Royale

2006

As Producer

The World Is Not Enough

1999

As Producer

Die Another Day

2002

As Producer

Skyfall

2012

As Producer

Spectre

2015

As Producer

The Rhythm Section

2020

As Producer

Nancy

2018

As Executive Producer

No Time to Die

2021

As Producer

Remote Control

0000

As Executive Producer

Moonraker

1979

As Executive Producer

Bond 26

0000

As Producer

For Your Eyes Only

1981

As Screenplay

Octopussy

1983

As Screenplay

A View to a Kill

1985

As Screenplay

The Living Daylights

1987

As Screenplay

Licence to Kill

1989

As Screenplay

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