Producer and studio executive Tim Hampton passed away earlier this month, his family has revealed. He was 65. Hampton’s early career included work as a production or location manager on movies including The Most Dangerous Man In The World, The Ruling Class and Don’t Look Now. Later in the 1970s Hampton was production supervisor on Superman and Superman II, and associate producer on Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. In 1979, he became managing director at Twentieth Century Fox Productions, involved with such films as Chariots Of Fire, The Empire Strikes Back and Quest For Fire. He later produced Ridley Scott’s Legend, which notably burned Pinewood’s 007 stage to the ground during production. He then returned to Fox as VP Worldwide Production overseeing titles including Aliens, The Jewel Of The Nile and Enemy Mine in addition to serving as a board director of Fox and Disney’s UK distribution entity UKFD. His other credits include Roman Polanski’s Frantic, Marlon Brando-starrer A Dry White Season, The Neverending Story and 1998’s Lost In Space. He also did a stint as president of production at Cine Vox Entertainment.
R.I.P. Tim Hampton
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