Michael G. Wilson

Michael G. Wilson Born: 1943-01-21

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.


Appeared In

Movies

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