For their eyes only… Sam Mendes shakes up his Bond cast with a top secret [Mail Online]

October 28th, 2011 by

According to an article today on the Mail Online Sam Mendes has cast Albert Finney in Bond 23. While attending rehearsals prior to the start of filming next month Mendes surprised the cast, who in addition to Daniel Craig and Judi Dench are rumoured to include Javier Bardem and Ralph Fienne. Mail columist Baz Bamigboye […]

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Bond 23 official kick-off press conference to be held on Thursday 3rd November [MI6]

October 28th, 2011 by

A press conference regarding Bond 23 is scheduled for next Thursday, November 3rd, according to our friends at MI6. It has become traditional at the start of filming for the producers, director and principal cast to face the press and putting an end to some of the rumours that always surround filming of the James […]

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Review: Ian Fleming’s Commandos by Nicholas Rankin

October 26th, 2011 by

One thing clear from reading about the life of Ian Fleming is that while he found it difficult to apply himself to his career during peacetime, his role as personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence during the Second World War brought out the best in him. It was during this time that Commander […]

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Range Rover Evoque for 007? [MSN Cars UK]

October 22nd, 2011 by

A Range Rover Evoque has been delivered to Pinewood for Bond 23 according to an article published by MSN Cars. According to the article MSN was tipped off by an unnamed “insider source”, saying: MSN Cars’ insider sources tell us that an Evoque was delivered to Pinewood Studios this very morning. And given Pinewood is […]

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Five of Ford’s Most Famous Vehicles Visit Elstree Studios [Carpages.co.uk]

October 19th, 2011 by

To celebrate Ford’s centenary in Britain Elstree Studios played host to five of the company’s cars that have appeared on film and TV, including the Ford Mondeo driven by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale (2006). An article on Carpages.co.uk explains: Daniel Craig debuted as James Bond in Casino Royale ahead of the launch of the […]

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James Bond Rolex watch going up for auction next month [Ubergizmo]

October 16th, 2011 by

There is considerable discussion about which model of watch James Bond wore in Ian Fleming’s novels but far more evidence for anyone looking to emulate the movie version of 007. However, not many people have the opportunity to wear a screen used 007 timepiece, as is coming up for auction. According to Ubergizmo: It’s the […]

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Bond 23 to start shooting on November 7 according to The Sun

October 15th, 2011 by

Shooting on Bond 23 will start on November 7th at Smithfield Market, according to an article in The Sun. The article states that the first day’s filming will involve a stunt in which Daniel Craig, saying: the actor will have to switch from a Range Rover to a Jaguar – with both motors on the […]

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Guy Hamilton’s influence on the James Bond films

October 12th, 2011 by

In 1964, after Terrence Young turned down the opportunity to direct the third Bond movie, Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman turned to another young British director instead, Guy Hamilton. The choice of Hamilton was not a particularly surprising one; the producers of the bond movies had long considered him for the position and in fact […]

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Javier Bardem confirms to ABC he’s a villain in Bond 23 [The HMSS Weblog]

October 10th, 2011 by

According to The HMSS Weblog Javier Bardem confirmed last week that he has signed for Bond 23. The short article states: Javier Bardem, in a segment last week on ABC’s Nightline, confirmed he’s playing a villain in Bond 23. He said it will be “fun” while “I cannot tell you many details about that.” The […]

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James Bond film finale to be shot at Duntrune Castle [BBC News]

October 10th, 2011 by

The finale of Bond 23 is to be shot at Duntrune Castle in Argyll, Scotland according BBC News. Speaking to the castle’s owner, the article says: Patricia Malcolm, who lives in the castle with her husband Robin, said several days of filming would start at the end of February 2012. Mrs Malcolm said: “They are […]

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