Skyfall special effects specialist awarded BAFTA for lifetime contribution

December 6th, 2013 by

Steve Begg has recently received a BAFTA award for lifetime contribution to the craft. Having entered the industry from school, in his 31 years in the industry he has worked on special visual effects for blockbusters that include Skyfall and Batman. His work on Skyfall included the shot of Silva, played by Javier Bardem, removing […]

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Ben Whishaw unveils new sound stage at Pinewood

December 5th, 2013 by

Ben Whishaw, the actor who played Q in Skyfall and is expected to reprise the role in Bond 24, today unveiled Pinewood’s latest sound stage, aptly named the Q-Stage. Construction of the 30,000 square foot stage was completed at the end of September and will be used for both film and TV produtions. Source: Pinewood […]

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The Dorchester’s Bond breakfast reviewed

December 4th, 2013 by

The Dorchester has recently been offering a breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon following the hotel’s appearance in the most recent James Bond novel, Solo and it is something I would have loved to experience. Sadly, a flight to London just for breakfast is a little too extravagant and so I’ve had to make do with […]

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Barbican to host ‘Bond and Beyond’ concert on December 28

December 3rd, 2013 by

The Barbican is to host a concert at the end of December featuring a number of Bond themes as well as a selection of other secret agent related themes. From Russia With Love Goldfinger Diamonds Are Forever Live And Let Die For Your Eyes Only License To Kill Tomorrow Never Dies Thunderball The Spy Who […]

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MI6 Confidential #23 – Becoming Bond

December 2nd, 2013 by

One could be forgiven for thinking that a year following up the franchise’s 50th anniversary would be a quiet one. But there was still a lot to celebrate, what with the release of Solo, milestones for Octopussy, From Russia With Love, and two more rounding out the year: Live And Let Die’s 40th anniversary and […]

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