Film design giant Ken Adam has died

Ken Adam, a giant of design, on his set for Dr Strangelove

Sad news from the world of film design. It’s with a very heavy heart that we have to pass on the news that one of the greatest production designers of all time, Sir Ken Adam, has died.

The BBC has reported he died earlier today in his home in London, after a short stay in hospital.

He was the man to whom all others working in film design tried to match up. Steven Spielberg said his war room set for Dr Strangelove was the greatest film set ever built.

Sir Ken turned 95 last month, and we wrote about his packed career then.

Take a look at what we wrote in celebration of his long and productive life.