Sam Mendes is done with Bond & says next 007 actor will be unexpected

May 30th, 2016 by

Saturday saw director Sam Mendes gave a talk at the Hay Festival in which he spoke about his experiences of working on stage and screen. And part of that was about directing the two most recent Bond films. Mendes has worked in both theatre and film and won best director Oscar for American Beauty (1999), his […]

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MI6 Confidential #35: Visual Effects

May 26th, 2016 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirty-fifth issue. Since the early days of digital animation, computer effects have been used to enhance or replicate elements on screen that were too costly or, frankly, too implausible to produce for real. Yet, Bond films have a worthy reputation […]

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Podcast 002: Has Daniel Craig REALLY quit as 007?

May 26th, 2016 by

My thoughts on whether Daniel Craig has quit as 007 and the constant rumours concerning who will play Bond next.

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Collecting 007: Mark O’Connell

May 25th, 2016 by

Mark O’Connell, author of Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan, talks about Octopussy, Roger Moore clocks and other items in his Bond collection. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? June 1983. My father dragged me (not joking) almost kicking and screaming to see Octopussy at the local Odeon cinema. I […]

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Three time Bond actor Burt Kwouk dies aged 85

May 24th, 2016 by

Burt Kwouk, who appeared in Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice and the 1967 Casino Royale spoof, has died at the age of 85. Kwouk was born in Cheshire in 1930 but was brought up in Shanghai until he was 17 years old, when his Chinese parents returned to England. After completing his studies in the United States […]

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Has Daniel Craig really quit Bond?

May 23rd, 2016 by

Last week Bond fans from around the world were up in arms after the Daily Mail revealed unnamed sources had told them Daniel Craig had quit as James Bond. Hours later the BBC reported that according to their own unnamed source, Craig had made no decision and was unlikely to do so for quite some […]

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James Bond: Where it All Began

May 20th, 2016 by

Seventy-five years ago today – May 20, 1941 – Lt Commander Ian Fleming checked into the swanky Palacio Hotel in Estoril, Portugal’s version of the Côte d’Azur.

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Trigger Mortis now available in paperback

May 19th, 2016 by

Trigger Mortis, the latest addition to the James Bond continuation novels is available in the UK from today in paperback. Buy from Amazon UK Anthony Horowitz’s novel, which is set shortly after the events of Goldfinger, received widespread critical acclaim from fans when released in September. The paperback edition is published by Orion. Trigger Mortis is available from […]

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Collecting 007: Bill Koenig

May 18th, 2016 by

Bill Koenig of The Spy Command talks about Bond screenplays.  When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? November 1965, “The Incredible World of James Bond” (TV special) What’s your favourite item in your collection and why? Copies of scripts, especially early drafts to see how the movies developed. In particular, it’s […]

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Thrilling Cities series planned for TV

May 16th, 2016 by

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about his exit from TV show NCIS, Michael Weatherly revealed his production company is working on bringing Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities to the small screen. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com The book was originally written by Fleming for a series in the Sunday Times and later compiled into a book. […]

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