Wednesday, August 20, 2014

RIP Tom Pevsner

Thomas ‘Tom’ Pevsner a British producer, director and assistant director died on August 19th 2014. Pevsner was born in Dresden, Germany on October 12, 1926, he began his career in the film industry as an assistant director at the beginning of the 1950s. As such, he worked until 1970. In 1962, made his directional debut with the German comedy film “Finden sie, daß Constanze sich richtig verhält?”. Lilli Palmer and Peter van Eyck starred in the film. From the mid-1960s Pevsner operated as a producer, which he invariably became an Associate Producer in appearance. An example of this is the film adaptation Dracula. From 1979 to 1981 he was involved in this function on several James Bond films, his first film was James Bond 007 “For Your Eyes Only”. This was followed by “Octopussy” (1983), “A View to a Kill (1985) and two films with Timothy Dalton in the lead role: “The Living Daylights” (1987) and “License to  Kill” (1989). For the 1995 Bond film “Goldeneye” Pevsner served as executive producer. After he retired from the film business he was only seen in documentaries about the James Bond films.
Tom was a production manager on two Euro-westerns: "Doc" (1971) and "The Spikes Gang" (1974).

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