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Happy Birthday Daniel Craig

March 2nd, 2016 by

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Daniel Craig was born on 2nd March 1968 in Chester, born to an art teacher and a pub landlord. His acting career began when he was six years old, when he performed in school plays, but became involved in serious acting through the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and moved to London aged 16 to join the National […]

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Birthday of Javier Bardem [1969]

March 1st, 2016 by

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Javier Bardem, who played Raoul Silva in Skyfall, was born in the Canary Islands (Spain) on 1st March 1969 and born into a long line of filmmakers and actors. Bardem came to prominence in Spanish cinema with Jamón Jamón opposite a young Penélope Cruz. He turned down English speaking roles as his English was poor, finally gaining international recognition […]

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Birthday of Rory Kinnear [1978]

February 17th, 2016 by

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Rory Kinnear, who has played Bill Tanner since Quantum of Solace (2008) was born in London on 17th February 1978. With his early career focused on stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, Kinnear’s movie break came with Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007, the role for which is is best known. Photo: Rory […]

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Birthday of Ralph Fiennes [1962]

December 22nd, 2015 by

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Ralph Fiennes, who played Mallory (later M) in Skyfall and SPECTRE was born in Ipswich on 22nd December 1962. Photo: Ralph Fiennes retouched by Regiznawz. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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Anniversary of US release of ‘Skyfall’ [2012]

November 9th, 2015 by

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Daniel Craig’s third Bond film, Skyfall, went on general release in the United States on 9th November 2012, although it was released in IMAX the day before. Production was delayed by the financial problems of MGM, resulting in a four year gap between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

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Anniversary of UK release of ‘Skyfall’ [2012]

October 26th, 2015 by

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Skyfall went on UK general release  at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 26th October 2012 and after massively positive reviews went on to become the UK’s best grossing movie and the first Bond movie to earn more than $1 billion worldwide.

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Anniversary of ‘Skyfall’ première [2012]

October 23rd, 2015 by

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Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film in EON Productions’ long running series, premièred at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 23rd October 2012. The film was Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007 and directed by Sam Mendes. Skyfall went on to become the first Bond movie to earn more than $1 billion worldwide.

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Birthday of composer Thomas Newman [1955]

October 20th, 2015 by

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Composer Thomas Newman, brought into the 007 fold by Sam Mendes for Skyfall, was born on 20th October 1955 in Los Angeles, replacing house composer David Arnold. Newman has a long history with Mendes, scoring the director¡s first feature film American Beauty, followed by Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road and has many more feature […]

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Birthday of Ben Whishaw [1980]

October 14th, 2015 by

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Ben Whishaw, who was introduced as gadget master Q in Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007, was born on 14th October 1980. Prior to Skyfall, Whishaw appeared in Layer Cake, also staring Daniel Craig and played Sebastian Flyte in a film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, as well as a variety of other roles in film, […]

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Robert Wade [1962]

September 16th, 2015 by

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Robert Wade, who with writing partner Neal Purvis has worked on each Bond film since The World Is Not Enough (1999, with Bruce Feirstein), was born in South Wales on 16th September 1961. Following their work on Skyfall it was announced that the screen writing duo were retiring from the Bond films. However, they were hired to work on […]

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