Peter Murton (left) with fellow Bond production design masters Peter Lamont and Ken Adam at a recent James Bond event at Pinewood Studio's Theatre Seven.
We have just learned that our dear friend,
production designer Peter Murton, passed away just before Christmas. Peter
worked on many early Bond films in the art department, and was the production
designer for The Man With The Golden Gun. A regular guest at the many
Bondstars events at Pinewood Studios, Peter always entertained the fans with his
stories about working on movies such as Death on the Nile, Superman
2 and 3, The Lion in Winter, The Ipcress File and many,
many more he was involved with in a career spanning some sixty years. He worked
alongside Retro's Dave Worrall a few years back on The Eagle Has Landed
DVD documentary, for it was Peter who transformed the private Oxfordshire
village of Mapledurham into the fictional hamlet of Studley Constable as seen in
the film.Cinema Retro mourns the passing of this great artist.