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James Bond assistant director David C Anderson dies, aged 72

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James Bond assistant director David C Anderson has died, aged 72.

The filmmaker worked as a unit production manager, producer and production executive in film and TV across decades.

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He was the assistant director for three of the first four Bond movies - Dr No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965).

The son of Dam Busters director Michael Anderson, he started his film career at Pinewood Studios.

Anderson later worked with a number of top directors, including Terence Young, John Huston, Lewis Gilbert, John Sturges, Michael Cimino and Blake Edwards.

His films included The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Kremlin Letter, The Man Who Would Be King, The Eagle Has Landed, The Deer Hunter, Quadrophenia, Flash Gordon, Tequila Sunrise and What About Bob?

On TV, Anderson worked on several shows such as The Saint, Shirley MacLaine's Shirley's World, Diana: Her Real Story, Tales From the Crypt and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

He was also the brother of Logan's Run actor Michael Anderson Jr, and the stepbrother of The Walking Dead actress Laurie Holden and actor Christopher Holden.

A private service has been held by family members in London. He is survived by three children, Holly, Nicole and Anita.

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