Euan Lloyd, British film producer, Died at 92


Euan Lloyd was born on December 6, 1923, and died on July 2, 2016.

He was a British film producer.

Lloyd started his career directing short travelogue documentaries, starting with April in Portugal in 1954 (not released until 1956).

Euan worked in publicity, giving away Anita Ekberg at her wedding to Anthony Steel.

He befriended Alan Ladd while making The Red Beret and Ladd got Lloyd a job on production for Warwick Productions.

Lloyd worked for that company for a number of years, then went to work for Carl Foreman.

His first credit as producer came when Richard Widmark, with whom he had made A Prize of Gold, asked him to co produce The Secret Ways.

Lloyd went on to produce The Poppy Is Also a Flower, Murderer’s Row, and westerns such as Shalako A Man Called Noon and Catlow.

He gained finance from a variety of international sources.

During the 1970s, Lloyd went independent, but his first effort, Paper Tiger (1975), was not a success, although he says it was probably his favourite picture.

Lloyd put everything he had behind the $10 million action film The Wild Geese (1978).

Lloyd followed with The Sea Wolves, (1980) starring Roger Moore, David Niven and Gregory Peck and Who Dares Wins (1982).

Euan last film was Wild Geese II (1985) starring Scott Glenn and Laurence Olivier.

He appeared in the short documentary The Last of the Gentleman Producers which accompanied the 2004 release of The Wild Geese on DVD, and also contributed to the audio commentary alongside Roger Moore and film editor/second unit director John Glen.

Euan Lloyd passed away at 92 years old.