Fondly Remembering Peter Lamont
It is with great sadness that we remember Peter Lamont who has passed away, aged 91. The Oscar-winning Production Designer and legend within the industry first started working at Pinewood Studios as a print boy runner in 1946, straight out of school. In 1948 he served in the RAF for two years before returning to Pinewood as a junior Draughtsman and working on titles such as Captain Boycott (1950), The Browning Version (1951) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1952). In 1964, art director Peter Murton asked Lamont if he wanted to join the art department of Goldfinger as a draughtsman and he was tasked by production designer Ken Adam with drawing the exterior of Fort Knox.
Lamont worked on 18 James Bond films in total, spanning the careers of all six actors who have played the character, and was production designer for nine from For Your Eyes Only (1981) to Casino Royale (2006). The exception being Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) as he was production designing James Cameron’s Titanic for which he won the Oscar in 1998. Lamont was an Academy Award nominee an additional three times; Norman Jewison's Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Lewis Gilbert's The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and James Cameron's Aliens (1986), all shot at Pinewood.
Peter Lamont’s other credits that shot at Pinewood or Shepperton include: The Ipcress File (1965), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), Sleuth (1972), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), The Boys From Brazil (1978), Top Secret! (1984) and Consuming Passions (1988).
Our thoughts are with his family, friends and all those who worked with him over the years.