Never Say Never Again screenwriter dies

March 29th, 2014 by

Lorenzo Semple Jr, the Hollywood screenwriter responsible for Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again, has died at the age of 91, it was reported yesterday. Semple is best known for the 1960s Batman television series staring Adam West. For more details about his life follow the link below. Source: Digital Spy To keep up to […]

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Ian Fleming love letters to be auctioned in New York next week

March 27th, 2014 by

A number of love letters written by Ian Fleming to his Austrian lover in the early 1930s will be auctioned next week in New York. The letters were written in German to Edith Morpurgo, the daughter of a Salzberg businessman. Fleming went to Kitzbuhel both on holiday as well as attending a finishing school and […]

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Toby Stephens and Joanna Lumley in OHMSS radio play

March 26th, 2014 by

Former Bond villain Toby Stephens and ex-Bond girl Joanna Lumley are taking part in a radio version of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, with the former playing Bond (for the fourth time, after Dr No, Goldfinger and From Russia With Love) while the later is Blofeld’s sidekick Irma Bunt. Lumley previosuly played one of the “angels of death” in […]

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Behind the James Bond car stunts

March 26th, 2014 by

Last week the Telegraph included a feature covering the car stunt work on the James Bond films to coincide with the launch of Bond In Motion. The telegraph spoke to former stig Ben Collins, the stunt driver in the Aston Martin at the beginning of Quantum of Solace, as well as legendary stuntman, stunt coordinator […]

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Confirmation Roger Deakins turned down Bond 24

March 24th, 2014 by

While it was recently widely reported that Roger Deakins was not returning for Bond 24 after Kristopher Tapley (HitFix.com) tweeted that Deakins broke the news to him at dinner, it turns out the news had already broken by that stage. 48 hours or so before Tapley tweeted the news, Deakins had already been quoted as […]

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Pan paperback cover artist Sam Peffer dies

March 24th, 2014 by

Sam Peffer, who provided the artwork for many Pan paperback editions of the James Bond novels, has recently died at the age of 92. He created pulp fiction style covers for the novels after taking over the job in 1957, although moved to film posters after the work for paperback covers dried up. You can […]

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Ralph Fiennes to star on stage during Bond 24 photography

March 21st, 2014 by

Ralph Fiennes is to star in George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman at The National Theatre from February 2015, suggesting his role as M will be limited. Fiennes has in the past said that he had “heard” rumours that his character would have a larger role in Bond 24, but given that the play will start during principal […]

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Producers hope to select Bond 24 villain within 2 months

March 21st, 2014 by

The Press Association has released a video shot (above) at the launch of Bond In Motion earlier this week in which they feature a short segment with Bond producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who comment on Bond 24. Broccoli says they have been working with director Sam Mendes, screenwriter John Logan and Daniel […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun photographer passes away

March 20th, 2014 by

Director of photography on The Man With The Golden Gun, Oswald Morris, has passed away at the age of 98. Morris was cinematographer on more than 50 films, and won an Oscar for Fiddler on the Roof (1971) as well as receiving two further nominations, including for Oliver! (1968). In his long career he worked […]

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New Aston Martin to feature in Bond 24

March 19th, 2014 by

Speaking at the launch of the Bond In Motion exhibition in London yesterday, Michael G Wilson told reporters from ITN that Bond 24 would feature a new Aston Martin: “The next film, by the way, we’re going to have a new Aston – people haven’t seen.” Presumably that means a new, as yet unreleased model […]

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