Birthday of Sam Mendes [1965]

August 1st, 2015 by


Sam Mendes, who directed Skyfall and SPECTRE, was born in Reading on 1st August 1965. Mendes made his name directing stage productions, which he continues to do today, and in 1999 directed his first film, American Beauty. Since then he has directed Road to Perdition (2002) with Daniel Craig, Jarhead (2005), Revolutionary Road (2008) and Away We Go (2009), […]

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Birthday of ‘Skyfall’ cinematographer Roger Deakins [1949]

May 24th, 2015 by

Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins whose work on Skyfall was widely acclaimed, was born on 24th May 1949 in Torquay. Having worked with Sam Mendes on  Jarhead and Revolutionary Road, he was invited by the director to work on the 23rd James Bond film. Skyfall was the first Bond film to be shot digitally. Photo: Derived from Roger Deakins […]

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Birthday of Bérénice Marlohe from ‘Skyfall’ [1979]

May 19th, 2015 by

Skyfall - Berenice Marlohe

Bérénice Marlohe, who played Sévérine in Skyfall was born in Paris on 19th May 1979. Photo: Bérénice Marlohe by Liam Mendes. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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A look at James Bond’s cashmere sweaters provided by N Peal

May 12th, 2015 by

SPECTRE teaser poster

Cashmere specialist N Peal has once again been chosen to dress 007 in SPECTRE after the brand appeared in the action scenes at the end of Skyfall. Two N Peal sweaters are expected to be worn by Daniel Craig, the first of which appears on the teaser poster shown above, while the other can be seen in […]

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Birthday of Albert Finney from ‘Skyfall’ [1936]

May 9th, 2015 by


Albert Finney, who played Kincade in Skyfall was born in Lancashire on 9th May 1936.

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Sony cuts Daniel Craig out of $5M+ ‘SPECTRE’ payday?

April 22nd, 2015 by


While a number of revelations were made about Sony Pictures, films projects, talent and studio executives following the Sony hack last year, Wikileaks’ decision to host the hacked emails means the media is once again able to go through the metaphorical trash digging for dirt. Yesterday the Mirror published an story, which has been widely repeated, that […]

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Teasing Craig: 007 teaser posters from the Daniel Craig era

April 1st, 2015 by

Casino Royale poster

March 2015 saw not only the first teaser trailer for SPECTRE, but a new teaser poster as well. For this Bond fan, the release of the upcoming movie’s official marketing has always held a great deal of excitement. Trailers and posters are a perfect time capsule of the moment a new 007 thriller is released […]

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Happy Birthday Daniel Craig

March 2nd, 2015 by


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

Javier Bardem

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

Rory Kinnear

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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