Tuesday, October 16News For London

James Bond film production designer, Sir Ken Adam dies

Sir Ken Adam, renowned for his work on James Bond films, died on Thursday at his home in London according to the BBC. He was 95.

Sir Ken Adam. Credit: Thomas Schmidt

Sir Ken, worked on seven James Bond films including Dr. No (the first of the series) and Goldfinger. He was known for his innovative designs of villain lairs.

The Production designer also designed the famous racing car in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on Ian Fleming’s novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car.

Sir Adam, born in Berlin as Klaus Hugo Adam later migrated to England in 1934 with his Jewish family.

In 1975, he won an Oscar for his work on Barry Lyndon (British-American period drama film) and his second Oscar in 1995 for his work on The Madness of King George. He was later knighted in 2003.

Listen to Sir Adam speak about his work in the following video:

Tributes were quickly left on Twitter following the news of his death, including former James Bond star, Sir Roger Moore:

The official James Bond page also mourned his passing:

Cohorts also added their condolences:

Fans joined in with offering their tributes:

While others reminisced on their favourite set designs:

The last film that Sir Ken Adam designed was Taking Sides in 2001.

Words: Jay
Sub Edited: Catherine McMaster