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August 19, 2013

David Anderson, Assistant Director on Top Features and UK Television

In addition to working on television credits like The Saint and Shirley's World, Anderson worked on dozens of feature films, including the James Bond pictures Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Thunderball.

David, an assistant director and production manager known for dozens of top feature films as well as several television programs in his native Britain died August 4, 2013, in Richmond, England. He was 72. The son of director Michael Anderson (Around the World in 80 Days, Logan's Run), he worked on several of his father's movies before branching out to work with other filmmakers. As a production manager, his credits included The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 200 Motels, The Man Who Would Be King and The Deer Hunter. In addition to the Bond films, his credits as an assistant director included The Eagle Has Landed, Cattle Annie and Little Britches and Best Seller. His television resume included episodes of the U.K. series The Saint and Shirley's World, and in the U.S. he worked on the made-for-TV movies Peter Gunn and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the series Tales from the Crypt. More information is available at: Hollywood Reporter

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