Ken Adam

Born: 5 February 1921, Berlin

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Highlighted works

  • Barry Lyndon

    Barry Lyndon

    Stanley Kubrick’s exquisitely detailed adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel about the picaresque exploits of an 18th century Irish adventurer.

  • Goldfinger

    Goldfinger

    Agent 007 drinks, gambles, womanises – and uncovers a fiendish conspiracy masterminded by gold bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger.

  • The Ipcress File

    The Ipcress File

    In this stylish adaptation of Len Deighton’s thriller, secret agent Harry Palmer finds himself a pawn in a Cold War game.

  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    Peter Sellers plays three separate roles in Stanley Kubrick’s mordant Cold War comedy in which insanity and political manoeuvrings lead to nuclear meltdown.

  • Dr. No

    Dr. No

    This glossy, action-driven adaptation of Ian Fleming’s spy novel introduced audiences to James Bond and helped set the template for one of British cinema’s most enduring franchises.

  • Ben-Hur

    Ben-Hur

    This mammoth widescreen entertainment delivers Christian piety on an expansive scale, but its exciting chariot race showdown remains the best-remembered highlight.

Filmography

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