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Birthday of Licence To Kill actor Frank McRae [1944]

March 18th, 2019 by

Frank McRae, who played Sharkey in Licence to Kill, was born in Memphis, Tennessee on 18th March 1944.

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Eunice Gayson was born on this day [1928]

March 17th, 2019 by

Eunice Gayson, who appeared in Dr No (1962) and From Russia With Love (1963) as Sylvia Trench, was born in Croydon on 17th March 1928.

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Anniversary of You Only Live Twice publication in UK [1964]

March 16th, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 12th James Bond book, You Only Live Twice, was first published in the UK on 16th March 1964 by Jonathan Cape. Following the murder of Tracy shortly after their marriage, James Bond is sent to Japan on what M believes will be a straightforward assignment. However, there he discovers his arch-nemesis, Ernst Stavro […]

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Birthday of Stephanie Sigman from SPECTRE [1987]

February 28th, 2019 by

Stephanie Sigman, who played Estrella in SPECTRE (2015) was born in Obregon, Mexico on 28th February 1987.

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Anniversary of Lewis Gilbert’s death [2018]

February 23rd, 2019 by

Lewis Gilbert, who directed Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice (1967) and two Roger Moore films, died in Monaco on 23rd February 2018 at the age of 97. When Gilbert returned to the series he essentially remade the fifth Bond film twice, with The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)and Moonraker (1979).

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Birthday of Benicio del Toro from Licence To Kill [1967]

February 19th, 2019 by

Benicio del Toro, who played Dario in Licence To Kill (1989), was born in Puerto Rico on 19th February 1967.

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Anniversary of the death of James Bond the ornithologist [1989]

February 14th, 2019 by

The man whose name was appropriated by Ian Fleming when he named his fictional spy died on 14th February 1989 in Philadelphia. He was 89. The ornithologist’s book, A Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies, was first published in 1936 and for decades remained the authoritative text on the topic. Ian Fleming had […]

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Anniversary of Louis Jourdan’s death [2015]

February 14th, 2019 by

Louis Jourdan, who played Kamal Khan in Octopussy (1983) opposite Roger Moore, died on 14th February 2015 at his home in Beverly Hills. The French actor was 93.

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Birthday of Tomorrow Never Dies singer Sheryl Crow [1962]

February 11th, 2019 by

Sheryl Crow, who sang the theme song for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), was born in Missouri on 11th February 1962. As well as performing the song, Crow co-wrote it with Mitchell Froom, who also produced it.

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Birthday of The World Is Not Enough director Michael Apted [1941]

February 10th, 2019 by

Michael Apted, who directed Pierce Brosnan’s third Bond movie, was born in Aylesbury on 10th February 1941.

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