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Birthday of Dave Bautista from SPECTRE [1969]

January 18th, 2019 by

Dave Bautista, who played Mr Hinx in SPECTRE (2015), was born in Washington DC on 18th January 1969.

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Birthday of Kabir Bedi from Octopussy [1946]

January 16th, 2019 by

Kabir Bedi, who played Gobinda in Octopussy (1983), was born in Lahore on 16th January 1946. At the time the city was located in India under British rule. However British India was partitioned into the dominions of India and Pakistan the following year prior to becoming independent .

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Birthday of Bernard Lee [1908]

January 10th, 2019 by

Bernard Lee, who played M in eleven James Bond films starting with Dr No, was born on 10th January 1908, although it is uncertain as to whether he was born in County Cork in Irelend, or in London. Acting on both stage and screen prior to the war, Lee managed to work on a number […]

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Birthday of Shirley Bassey [1937]

January 8th, 2019 by

Shirley Bassey, who sang the theme song for Goldfinger (1964) as well as Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Moonraker (1979), was born on 8th January 1937 in Cardiff.

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Birthday of Tomorrow Never Dies director Roger Spottiswoode [1945]

January 5th, 2019 by

Roger Spottiswoode, who directed Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), was born on 5th January 1945 in Ottawa.

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Anniversary of Blood Fever publication [2006]

January 5th, 2019 by

Charlie Higson’s second book in the Young Bond series was published in the UK on 5th January 2006. Buy from: Amazon UK | Amazon

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Birthday of Robert Parrish [1904]

January 4th, 2019 by

Robert Parrish, who was one of five directors who worked on the 1967 spoof version of Casino Royale, was born on 4th January 1904 in Columbus, Georgia.

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Birthday of ornithologist James Bond [1900]

January 4th, 2019 by

The man who gave his name to the world’s most famous secret agent was born on 4th January 1900 in Philadelphia. Wanting something that was “as ordinary as possible”, Ian Fleming took the name of his hero from the author of a book he owned. It was A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies and […]

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Anniversary of Double or Die’s UK publication [2007]

January 4th, 2019 by

Charlie Higson’s third Young Bond novel, Double or Die, was first published in the UK on 4th January 2007.

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Birthday of Jack Lord from Dr No [1920]

December 30th, 2018 by

Jack Lord, who played Felix Leiter in Dr No, was born in New York on 30th December 1920. Photo: Jack Lord by CBS Television. Licensed under Public Domain.

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