Caterina Murino launches new Bond fragrance in Monaco

March 31st, 2013 by

A new James Bond fragrance was launched in Monaco at an event last week to which the media was in strong attendance with by former Bond girl Caterina Murino in attendance. The James Bond Dossier featured the fragrance, called Ocean Royale, as a news item a couple of weeks ago, which is said to be […]

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Daniel Craig unveils new Range Rover in New York

March 30th, 2013 by

The new Range Rover Sport was unveiled by Daniel Craig in New York earlier this week at a media event ahead of the New York International Auto Show. There had been some speculation that Craig would parachute into the event, similar to his arrival at the Olympics, but in the end that was not the […]

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MI6 Confidential #20 – Art of Bond special

March 29th, 2013 by

Thanks to the overwhelming response to MI6 Confidential’s first ‘Art of Bond’ special, the magazine has once again opened the archives for more rarely seen art, photography, covers and concept work from the films, books and games. Issues of this kind capture the work of a variety artists and contributors to the Bond canon, many […]

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Interview with Ian Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert

March 28th, 2013 by

Back in October on the morning of the Skyfall premiere I interviewed Jon Gilbert of Adrian Harrington Rare Books about his Ian Fleming bibliography for MI6. Only that morning had he taken delivery of the books and so for an hour or so we sat and talked about Ian Fleming and the world of James […]

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Signed Skyfall whisky to be auctioned at Sotheby’s

March 27th, 2013 by

A bottle of a rare Scotch whisky that appeared in Skyfall and signed by the cast is to be auctioned to raise money for former and serving members of GCHQ. The bottle of The Macallan 1962 is signed by Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Bérénice Marlohe and was seen on screen in the scene where […]

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Selling Casino Royale

March 27th, 2013 by

Last week I saw that James Bond Memes blogger, Edward Biddulph, was selling his first edition of Casino Royale, which he announced on Twitter. I’ve been in contact with Edward soon after buying his book, Licence To Cook, after which he contributed a number of articles to this website and I later met him in London […]

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More awards for Skyfall

March 26th, 2013 by

Skyfall picked up more awards on Sunday night when the red carpet was laid for the Jameson Empire Awards on Sunday night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. As well as picking up the award for best picture Sam Mendes was named best director and also picked up the Empire Inspiration award. Source: Empire […]

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John Logan on Bond 24

March 25th, 2013 by

Skyfall screenwriter John Logan recently spoke to the Telegraph about his play “Peter and Alice” with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw. While the focus of the article is about the play and his work in theatre, Logan also talks briefly about Skyfall and says that for Bond 24 and 25 he has lots of ideas […]

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007 trumpeter Derek Watkins dies

March 23rd, 2013 by

Trumpeter Derek Watkins, who played on every single James Bond soundtrack, died yesterday according to David Arnold on twitter. Arnold went on to pay tribute to him both as a musician and a person, saying he “could hit notes others couldn’t get near” and calling him “a lovely man”. Watkins featured on a video released […]

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Skyfall bulldog “Jack” back in stock

March 22nd, 2013 by

Royal Dalton’s “Jack” bulldog figurine that appeared in Skyfall is back in stock and selling for £50. Jack is based on an iconic bulldog, originally modelled by Royal Doulton’s great art director Charles Noke in 1941. An original Jack features on M’s desk in the 23rd James Bond Movie, Skyfall. Buy direct from Royal Doulton […]

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