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Adam, Sir Kenneth (Klaus Hugo)locked

Kt 2003; OBE 1995; RDI 2009

Born 5 Feb. 1921; s of Fritz Adam and Lilli Adam (née Saalfeld); m 1952, Maria-Letizia Moauro; died 10 March 2016

freelance film production designer


Collège Français, Berlin; St Paul’s Sch., London; Bartlett Sch. of Architecture, London (Ext.)


Film art dir/prodn designer, 1947–; collaborated on approx. 70 films, including: seven early Bond films; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, 1967; Sleuth, 1972; Pennies from Heaven, 1981; Addams Family Values, 1993. Exhibitions of designs: Meisterwerke der Film Architektur, touring, Germany and Austria, 1994; Serpentine Gall., 1999–2000; Ken Adam Visionäre Film Welten, Frankfurt, 2002, Berlin, 2002–03; Moonraker, Strangelove and Other Celluloid Dreams: the visionary art of Ken Adam, Hollywood, 2003. Dr hc RCA, 1995; Hon. DArts Greenwich, 2000. Academy Awards for Production Design: Barry Lyndon, 1975; The Madness of King George, 1995; BAFTA Awards: Dr Strangelove, 1964; The Ipcress File, 1965; Lifetime Achievement Award, Hollywood Art Directors, 2002. Relevant publications: Moonraker, Strangelove and Other Celluloid Dreams: the visionary art of Ken Adam, by David Sylvester, 1999; Ken Adam and the Art of Production Design, by Sir Christopher Frayling, 2005


(with Sir Christopher Frayling) Ken Adam Designs the Movies: James Bond and beyond, 2008




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