Martin Campbell

Highest Rated: 94% Casino Royale (2006)
Lowest Rated: 14% Beyond Borders (2003)
Birthday: Oct 24, 1940
Birthplace: Hastings, New Zealand
New Zealand-born film director Martin Campbell started his career in the mid-'70s churning out a handful of adult-minded films, with titles like The Sex Thief and Eskimo Nell. His sense of style caught the eye of Hollywood, and eventually Campbell found himself helming thrillers like Criminal Law and Defenseless. In the mid-'90s, his career skyrocketed after being assigned the director's chair for GoldenEye, the first Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan as the beloved super-spy. The film was a box-office success, and received the strongest reviews of any Bond film in quite some time, leading directly to the job of directing the big-budget summer spectacle The Mask of Zorro, an assignment he enjoyed enough to return for the sequel a few years later. Campbell once again introduced the world to a new James Bond in 2006 as the director of Daniel Craig's first film in the series, Casino Royale. Again, the film was lavished with huge international box-office success, and strong reviews from many critics who had grown tired of the series.

Highest Rated Movies



65% The Foreigner Director $34M 2017
No Score Yet Across the River and Into the Trees Director 2017
No Score Yet The Dive Director 2013
26% Green Lantern Director $116.7M 2011
56% Edge of Darkness Director $43.3M 2010
No Score Yet VIPs Director 2010
No Score Yet Freight Producer 2010
No Score Yet The Rage Executive Producer 2007
94% Casino Royale Director $167.1M 2006
26% The Legend of Zorro Director $45.4M 2005
14% Beyond Borders Director $4.4M 2003
48% Vertical Limit Director Producer $67.8M 2000
82% The Mask of Zorro Director 1998
78% GoldenEye Director 1995
50% No Escape Director 1994
No Score Yet Cast a Deadly Spell Director 1991
No Score Yet Defenseless Director 1991
33% Criminal Law Director 1989
No Score Yet The Sex Thief Director 1976
No Score Yet Eskimo Nell Director 1975
No Score Yet Sex Thief Director 1973


29% Killer Women
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2014
78% Last Resort
  • 2013
  • 2012
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
  • 1993


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