Martin Campbell (Casino Royal), (Mast Of Zorro), (Edge of Darkness) and (Green Lantern) (2001), Malibu, California.
Martin Campbell knows how to entertain an audience when he steps behind the camera. When he directed The Mask Of Zorro, the movie earned Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and launched the international careers of Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Next, when he helmed Vertical Limit, the film was well received by the critics and earned over $200 million in worldwide box office sales. In addition, Campbell is credited with rejuvenating the James Bond franchise when he directed GoldenEye, Pierce Brosnan's first outing as the famed British spy, which went on to gross more than $350 million. He is directing the next Bond feature as well, Casino Royale.
Born in New Zealand, Campbell moved to London where he began his career as a cameraman. He went on to produce the controversial British feature Scum, as well as Black Joy, which was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Campbell made his directorial debut on the British police action series "The Professionals," and continued with the popular BBC series "Shoestring" and Thames TV's "Minder."
Considered one of the U.K.'s top directors by the mid 1980s, he directed the highly praised British telefilm, "Reilly: Ace Of Spies." For his work on "Edge Of Darkness," a five-hour BBC miniseries about nuclear contamination in England that depicted murder and high-ranking corruption, he won six BAFTA awards.
Campbell's first Hollywood movie was Criminal Law and he went on to direct Defenseless and No Escape. Some of his American credits include directing HBO's "Cast A Deadly Spell" and two episodes of NBC's "Homicide: Life On The Street," among others. He also directed the epic romance Beyond Borders starring Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen.
His most recent movie that did very well at the box office is Green Lantern.
A test pilot is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe. Starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Green Lantern, which took in an estimated $52.7 million in its opening weekend. That’s good enough for a first-place finish— the franchise-baiting film has a $200 million budget,
and the verdict is still out globally how it will do.
MAYO also did international publicity for Martin Campbell's wife, Actress Sol Romero
who is now launching a singing career. Before that she had parts in Mel Gibson's Edge of Darkness and Casino Royale, directed by husband Martin Campbell.