Michael G. Wilson

Birthday:

01/21/1943

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.


Film Credits

No Time to Die (2021)
as Spectre Party Guest
Being James Bond (2021)
as Self
Spectre: Bond's Biggest Opening Sequence (2016)
as
The Program (2015)
as Lance's Doctor
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic (2015)
as Self - Interviewee
Shooting Bond (2013)
as Self - Producer
Top Gear: 50 Years of Bond Cars (2012)
as Self
Bond on Location (2012)
as
The Weird World of Eadweard Muybridge (2010)
as
Director Marc Forster (2009)
as
On Location (2009)
as
Start of Shooting (2009)
as
Ian Fleming's Incredible Creation (2008)
as
James Bond in the Bahamas (2008)
as
The Road to Casino Royale (2008)
as
Death in Venice: The Sinking Palazzo (2008)
as
James Bond: For Real (2006)
as
Casino Royale (2006)
as Chief of Police
Becoming Bond (2006)
as
007 in Egypt (2006)
as Narrator
Bond in Cortina (2006)
as Narrator
Bond in Greece (2006)
as Narrator
Directing Bond: The Martin Chronicles (2006)
as
Roger Moore: My Word Is My Bond (2006)
as
Bond '79 (2006)
as Narrator
Casting on 'Her Majesty's Secret Service' (2006)
as Narrator
Oil Rig Attack (2006)
as Narrator
Satellite Test Reel (2006)
as Narrator
Explosion Tests (2006)
as Narrator
Girls Fighting (2006)
as
On Location with 'The Man with the Golden Gun' (2006)
as
Building a Better Bond (2006)
as
Escape from Atlantis: Storyboard Sequence (2006)
as Narrator
007 Stage Dedication (2006)
as Narrator
Neptune's Journey (2006)
as Narrator
From Script to Screen (2002)
as
Die Another Day (2002)
as General Chandler
Shaken and Stirred on Ice (2002)
as
Silhouettes: The James Bond Titles (2000)
as
Inside 'For Your Eyes Only' (2000)
as
Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000)
as
Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun' (2000)
as
Inside 'Dr. No' (2000)
as
Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000)
as
James Bond Down River (2000)
as
Inside 'Octopussy' (2000)
as
Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000)
as Himself
Inside 'Moonraker' (2000)
as
Inside 'A View to a Kill' (2000)
as
Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' (2000)
as
Inside 'The Spy Who Loved Me' (2000)
as
The Bond Sound - The Music of 007 (2000)
as Self
Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000)
as
Harry Saltzman: Showman (2000)
as
Designing Bond: Peter Lamont (2000)
as
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
as Man in Casino (uncredited)
Inside 'Licence to Kill' (1999)
as
Highly Classified: The World of 007 (1998)
as
Goldeneye: The Secret Files (1995)
as
GoldenEye: The Secret Files - The Cast (1995)
as
The Living Daylights (1987)
as Opera Patron (uncredited)
A View to a Kill (1985)
as Man Heard Over Loudspeaker at San Francisco City Hall (voice) (uncredited)
Octopussy (1983)
as Soviet Security Council Member / Man on Tour Boat (uncredited)
James Bond In India (1983)
as
Moonraker (1979)
as Man Outside Venini Glass / NASA Technician / Man on Bridge (uncredited)

Production Credits

No Time to Die (2021)
Producer
The Rhythm Section (2020)
Producer
Nancy (2018)
Executive Producer
Spectre (2015)
Producer
Skyfall (2012)
Producer
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Producer
Casino Royale (2006)
Producer
Die Another Day (2002)
Producer
101 Reykjavík (2000)
Producer
Inside 'The Living Daylights' (2000)
Thanks
Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun' (2000)
Thanks
Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000)
Thanks
Inside 'Diamonds Are Forever' (2000)
Thanks
Inside 'You Only Live Twice' (2000)
Thanks
Harry Saltzman: Showman (2000)
Thanks
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Producer
Inside 'Licence to Kill' (1999)
Thanks
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Producer
GoldenEye (1995)
Producer
Behind the Scenes with 'Goldfinger' (1995)
Thanks
Licence to Kill (1989)
Screenplay
Licence to Kill (1989)
Producer
The Living Daylights (1987)
Screenplay
The Living Daylights (1987)
Producer
A View to a Kill (1985)
Screenplay
A View to a Kill (1985)
Producer
Octopussy (1983)
Screenplay
Octopussy (1983)
Executive Producer
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Screenplay
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Executive Producer
Moonraker (1979)
Executive Producer
Remote Control ()
Executive Producer