Martin Campbell

Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask of Zorro (1998), the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit (2000), the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box-office sales. In addition, Campbell is credited with rejuvenating the James Bond franchise when he directed GoldenEye (1995), Pierce Brosnan's first outing as the famed British spy, which went on to gross more than $350 million. He also directed Daniel Craig's debut Bond feature as well, Casino Royale (2006). Born in New Zealand, Campbell moved to London where he began his career as a cameraman. He went on to produce the controversial British feature Scum (1979), as well as Black Joy (1977), which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Campbell made his directorial debut on the British police action series The Professionals (1977) and continued with the popular BBC series Shoestring (1979) and Thames TV's Minder (1979) Considered one of the U.K.'s top directors by the mid-'80s, he directed the highly praised British telefilm, Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983). For his work on Edge of Darkness (1985), a five-hour BBC miniseries about nuclear contamination in England that depicted murder and high-ranking corruption, he won six BAFTA awards. Campbell's first ...

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Casino Royale (2006)

Action-packedDramaticThrillingSuspenseful

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Judi Dench

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Mads Mikkelsen  •  Judi Dench

Beyond Borders (2003)

Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984, is married to the son of a wealthy British industrialist. She encounters Nick Callahan, a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Clive Owen  •  Teri Polo  •  Linus Roache

Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984, is married to the son of a wealthy British industrialist. She encounters Nick Callahan, a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Angelina Jolie  •  Clive Owen  •  Teri Polo  •  Linus Roache

Criminal Law (1988)

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the killer, he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Gary Oldman  •  Kevin Bacon  •  Tess Harper  •  Karen Young

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Adrián Alonso  •  Julio Oscar Mechoso

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Adrián Alonso  •  Julio Oscar Mechoso

The Mask of Zorro (1998)

Action-packedRomanticMindlessBrilliant

It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stuart Wilson

It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Antonio Banderas  •  Anthony Hopkins  •  Catherine Zeta-Jones  •  Stuart Wilson

Vertical Limit (2000)

Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Robin Tunney  •  Bill Paxton  •  Izabella Scorupco

Trapped near the summit of K2, the world's second-highest mountain, Annie Garrett radios to base camp for help. Brother Peter hears Annie's message and assembles a team to save her and her group before they succumb to K2's unforgiving elements. But, as Annie lays ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Chris O'Donnell  •  Robin Tunney  •  Bill Paxton  •  Izabella Scorupco

GoldenEye (1995)

Fast pacedMindlessDramaticGoofy

When a powerful Russian satellite weapon is hijacked by a mysterious crime syndicate, it's up to James Bond, with the help of programmer Natalya Simonova, to find the culprits and save the world from disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sean Bean  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Famke Janssen

When a powerful Russian satellite weapon is hijacked by a mysterious crime syndicate, it's up to James Bond, with the help of programmer Natalya Simonova, to find the culprits and save the world from disaster.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sean Bean  •  Izabella Scorupco  •  Famke Janssen

No Escape (1994)

In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Stuart Wilson  •  Kevin Dillon

In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Stuart Wilson  •  Kevin Dillon

Green Lantern (2011)

For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Blake Lively  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Tim Robbins

For centuries, a small but powerful force of warriors called the Green Lantern Corps has sworn to keep intergalactic order. Each Green Lantern wears a ring that grants him superpowers. But when a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the balance of power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Blake Lively  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Tim Robbins

Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)

UpliftingMind blowingCuteInsightful

In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  David Warner  •  Julianne Moore  •  Clancy Brown

In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Fred Ward  •  David Warner  •  Julianne Moore  •  Clancy Brown

Defenseless (1991)

A Los Angeles lawyer defends her former college roommate, whose husband — her lover — has been slain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Sam Shepard  •  J. T. Walsh  •  Mary Beth Hurt

A Los Angeles lawyer defends her former college roommate, whose husband — her lover — has been slain.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Barbara Hershey  •  Sam Shepard  •  J. T. Walsh  •  Mary Beth Hurt

Three for All (1975)

A pop band and their girlfriends have fun in Spain  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Adrienne Posta  •  Lesley North  •  Cheryl Hall  •  Graham Bonnet

A pop band and their girlfriends have fun in Spain  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Adrienne Posta  •  Lesley North  •  Cheryl Hall  •  Graham Bonnet

Edge of Darkness (2010)

As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Ray Winstone  •  Danny Huston  •  Shawn Roberts

As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Mel Gibson  •  Ray Winstone  •  Danny Huston  •  Shawn Roberts

The Sex Thief (1973)

A struggling pulp fiction writer who doubles as an incompetent jewel thief. He gets caught in the act every time, but he uses his looks and charm to make the best of it. Soon he becomes a celebrity. Wealthy women start leaving their jewels out like milk and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Jennifer Westbrook  •  David Warbeck  •  Gerald Taylor  •  Michael Armstrong

A struggling pulp fiction writer who doubles as an incompetent jewel thief. He gets caught in the act every time, but he uses his looks and charm to make the best of it. Soon he becomes a celebrity. Wealthy women start leaving their jewels out like milk and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Jennifer Westbrook  •  David Warbeck  •  Gerald Taylor  •  Michael Armstrong

Eskimo Nell (1975)

Three young men, a scriptwriter, a producer and a director are called in by Benny U Murdoch, an exotic movie producer. He wants to make a new erotic movie starring a big woman - the "Eskimo Nell" of the title. However problems start from the beginning, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Michael Armstrong  •  Terence Edmond  •  Christopher Timothy  •  Roy Kinnear

Three young men, a scriptwriter, a producer and a director are called in by Benny U Murdoch, an exotic movie producer. He wants to make a new erotic movie starring a big woman - the "Eskimo Nell" of the title. However problems start from the beginning, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Michael Armstrong  •  Terence Edmond  •  Christopher Timothy  •  Roy Kinnear

The Road to Casino Royale (2008)

Documentary that traces the tangled rights to Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale," the first James Bond story, which took over a half century to reach the screen in recognizable form.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork
CAST:  Michael G. Wilson  •  Barbara Broccoli  •  Robert Wade  •  Rick Jewell

Documentary that traces the tangled rights to Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale," the first James Bond story, which took over a half century to reach the screen in recognizable form.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Cork
CAST:  Michael G. Wilson  •  Barbara Broccoli  •  Robert Wade  •  Rick Jewell

The Foreigner (2017)

IntenseFast pacedEmotionalHeartbreaking

Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in an Irish Republican Army car bombing. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Orla Brady  •  Rory Fleck-Byrne

Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in an Irish Republican Army car bombing. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Jackie Chan  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Orla Brady  •  Rory Fleck-Byrne

Frankie and Johnnie (1986)

When two teenagers commit suicide the police and the press assume the motive to be some kind of love pact. But Allan Blakeston, a local reporter, has too many unanswered questions. As he digs deeper into the case, he learns why the kids really died and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Hywel Bennett  •  Diana Hardcastle  •  Tony Doyle  •  Sam Kelly

When two teenagers commit suicide the police and the press assume the motive to be some kind of love pact. But Allan Blakeston, a local reporter, has too many unanswered questions. As he digs deeper into the case, he learns why the kids really died and his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Hywel Bennett  •  Diana Hardcastle  •  Tony Doyle  •  Sam Kelly

The Protégé (2021)

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer. When Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival, is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Maggie Q  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Patrick

Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer. When Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival, is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Michael Keaton  •  Maggie Q  •  Samuel L. Jackson  •  Robert Patrick

Becoming Bond (2006)

A documentary which shows the creation of Casino Royale (2006).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Done
CAST:  Barbara Broccoli  •  Michael G. Wilson  •  Martin Campbell  •  Debbie McWilliams

A documentary which shows the creation of Casino Royale (2006).  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Done
CAST:  Barbara Broccoli  •  Michael G. Wilson  •  Martin Campbell  •  Debbie McWilliams
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