Martin Campbell is a well-known New Zealand television and film director. Based in the U.K, he is renowned for his miniseries ‘Edge of Darkness.’ He bagged in a ‘BAFTA Award’ for the same. He is also distinguished for the James Bond films ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘GoldenEye.’ He started his career in the 1970s as a director of action television series and softcore sex comedies. He also directed a commercially successful film ‘The Mask of Zorro.’ This was followed by ‘The Legend of Zorro,’ which was well-received at the box-office but could not match the success of its predecessor. Some of his other noteworthy films include ‘Green Latern,’ ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Vertical Limit,’ ‘Criminal Law,’ ‘Beyond Borders,’ ‘Cast A Deadly Spell,’ ‘No Escape,’ and more.
James Bond embarks on a mission to prevent Le Chiffre, a private banker who funds terrorists, from winning in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale. As he participates in the gamble with beautiful Treasury agent, Vesper Lynd, as his partner, both are threatened by a powerful organization.
The seventeenth movie in the James Bond franchise sees the iconic English spy go up against his former friend Alec Trevelyan to save the world. Presumed dead, Alec is in possession of the GoldenEye, a satellite-based weapon capable of destroying millions and Bond must stop him and Alec’s ally, assassin Xenia Onatopp.
Minh Quan is a London restaurateur whose only family, teenage daughter Fan, gets killed in a politically-motivated terrorist bomb-attack. Driven by revenge, his search for the identities of the terrorists leads him to an Irish officer, Liam Hennessy who admits to his past involvement with terrorist group. Though Hennessy denies having any knowledge about present bombing, Quan has to have his answers.
The original masked vigilante Zorro, Don Diego de la Vega escapes from prison to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Governor Rafael Montero, who has raised Diego’s daughter Elena as his own. Diego also trains Alejandro Murrieta as his successor and the two must work together to stop Montero and save Elena.
Homicide detective Thomas Craven’s life changes when his daughter Emma is gunned down in front of him. Although initially suspected that he was the intended target, Thomas’s research unfolds a much sinister conspiracy involving government collusions, cover-ups as he tries to give justice to Emma.
Beyond Borders is a romantic adventure drama film which tells the story of a married woman who meets a renegade doctor and decides to help him in his relief mission in war-torn Africa. They soon find themselves in a dangerous mission to help humanity from poverty and war.
After being convicted of murdering his commanding officer, a solider is left to die on a prison island which is inhabited by savage and cannibalistic prisoners. He is soon captured by a group of prisoners called the Outsiders, led by a sociopath Walter Marek.
A secret society called the Knights of Aragorn, led by Count Armand wants to stop the unification of the United States. Standing in their way is Don Alejandro de la Vega, or the legendary Zorro. Unfortunately, Pinkerton agents are forcing Zorro's wife to divorce him which only adds to his problems.
Renowned mountaineer Annie Garrett has been hired by a wealthy businessman to lead an expedition to K2. Her brother, who has quit climbing blaming himself for the death of their father, reunites with her at K2 base camp and organizes a rescue squad when the team is trapped in a crevasse. But there is more to the story than just climbing.
A dying Abin Sur appoints Hal Jordan, a confident test pilot, his successor in the intergalactic police force, Green Lantern Corps, and gives him the ring with superpowers. Hal now has to face a sinister villain Parallax, save the earth from destruction and in process earn the respect of the other Green Lanterns.
Martin Campbell Awards
|Edge of Darkness||Best Drama Series/Serial||1986|