THE MASK OF ZORRO
Director MARTIN CAMPBELL won international critical raves
for his work on the James Bond thriller GoldenEye, which
grossed over $350 million worldwide and helped rejuvenate the
Bond franchise for United Artists.
Before coming to the United States in 1988 from his home in Provence,
France, to helm his first major studio release, the suspense thriller
Criminal Law, Campbell had established himself as one of
England's top directors. He won critical praise for his work on
the British telefilm, "Reilly: Ace of Spies," and the
much touted BBC series, "Edge of Darkness," a five-hour
presentation about nuclear contamination in England which depicted
murder and high-ranking corruption. "The Edge of Darkness"
garnered critical raves and six British Academy of Film and Television
It was the critical and popular success of "Edge of Darkness"
that paved the way for Campbell to break into Hollywood. Following
Criminal Law, he helmed Defenseless and the futuristic
action adventure No Escape. He also directed several television
productions, including the HBO drama, "Cast A Deadly Spell,"
and two episodes of the acclaimed NBC series, "Homicide."
Campbell was born in New Zealand and moved to London in 1966 where
he began his career as a TV cameraman. He went on to line-produce
the controversial British feature Scum and to produce Black
Joy, which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film
He made his directorial debut on the British police action series
"The Professionals." His work on the popular BBC series
"Shoestring" and the series "Minder" further
displayed Campbell's talents and helped launch his career as a
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