Martin Campbell is a New Zealand TV and film director, best known for directing Bond movies. He also directed The Mask of Zorro, The Legend of Zorro, both starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. He began his career as a cameraman in the late 70's and went on to direct two James Bond films, 1995's GoldenEye, starring Pierce Brosnan, and 2006's Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig. Campbell also directed the 2011 film adaptation of the DC Comics superhero Green Lantern. On television Campbell directed the film Cast a Deadly Spell and had overseen some of the more action-oriented episodes from the TV series The Professionals (1977–1983). His best known work is the 1985 BBC Television drama serial Edge of Darkness, for which he won the British Academy Television Award for Best Director in 1986. Campbell directed the first episode of the US TV series, Last Resort.
Born on: 24 October, 1943
Born in: Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.