Skyfall

Happy Birthday Daniel Craig

March 2nd, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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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James Bond’s vodka brands

December 18th, 2014 by

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It was revealed this week that Belvedere vodka would be one of the promotional partners for SPECTRE, although the amount they are paying for that privilege has not been disclosed. The brand is looking to use 007 to create global brand awareness and promote itself as a premium product. Of course, Belvedere is not the […]

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Making a killing: why James Bond is forever [Guardian]

December 10th, 2014 by

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The Guardian takes a look at the longevity of the James Bond series and how reinvention have kept it fresh whenever it has started to turn stale. It also looks at Skyfall, Sam Mendes and how SPECTRE is likely to appeal to Bond fans new and old, although it assumes that fans of the Daniel Craig […]

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Birthday of composer Thomas Newman [1955]

October 20th, 2014 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, 2014 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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A reader’s story: From bland to Bond

August 12th, 2014 by

From bland to Bond

If you’ve signed up to receive the monthly newsletter from The James Bond Dossier you may remember a short series of welcome emails in which I tell you a little about me and how I got interested in James Bond (and if you haven’t joined yet you can do so here). Many new subscribers often reply […]

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Sam Mendes speaks about ‘Skyfall’ and Bond 24

July 11th, 2014 by

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Sam Mendes attended an event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night organised by Films Without Borders, in which he spoke about how the Olympics changed his approach to editing Skyfall, as well as Bond 24. Interviewed by Films Without Borders supporter Prince Edward, Mendes spoke about his first experience of Bond in Live And Let […]

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Update your summer wardrobe with 3 style tips from James Bond

July 9th, 2014 by

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The arrival of July finds many of us counting down the days to our summer holidays and so in this article we look at some simple ways to update your summer wardrobe with some 007-style panache.

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