John Glen

Director, Editor, 2nd unit director
A former film editor and second unit director, Glen has carved his niche in action pictures. His first credit was on the James Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Other credits as film editor include ... Read more »
Born: 05/14/1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England, GB

Filmography

Director (18)

Space Precinct 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Director

Aces: Iron Eagle III 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Christopher Columbus: the Discovery 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Living Daylights 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

(Director)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

For Your Eyes Only 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Superman 1978 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

The Wild Geese 1977 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Shout at the Devil 1975 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Gold 1973 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Catlow 1970 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Checkered Flag (TV Show)

Director

The Point Men (TV Show)

Director
Editor (13)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Sea Wolves 1979 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Wild Geese 1977 (Movie)

(Editor)

Seven Nights in Japan 1976 (Movie)

(Editor)

Conduct Unbecoming 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

Dead Cert 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

Gold 1973 (Movie)

(Editor)

A Doll's House 1972 (Movie)

(Editor)

Sitting Target 1971 (Movie)

(Editor)

Catlow 1970 (Movie)

(Editor)

Baby Love 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

(Editor)

Biography

A former film editor and second unit director, Glen has carved his niche in action pictures. His first credit was on the James Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). Other credits as film editor include Peter Yates' "Murphy's War" (1970), the trial drama "Conduct Unbecoming" (1975) and the Bond films "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and "Moonraker" (1979), both directed by Lewis Gilbert. He moved to the director's chair with "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), which eschewed much of the gadgetry and cartoon style of the previous entries in the series. Glen serviceably directed four more Bond films "Octopussy" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "The Living Daylights" (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989). Since abandoning the Bond franchise, he has overseen "Aces: Iron Eagle III" and the unsuccessful "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (both 1992).

Milestones

1992

Directed first non-Bond feature, "Aces: Iron Eagle III"

1990

TV debut, directed ABC special, "Checkered Flag"

1981

Directorial debut, "For Your Eyes Only"

1976

First collaboration with Lewis Gilbert, served as editor, "Seven Nights in Japan"

1968

Feature debut as 2nd unit director and editor, also first collaboration with Peter Hunt, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"

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