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Birthday of Martine Beswick from Thunderball [1941]

September 26th, 2017 by

Martine Beswick, who played one of the two fighting gypsy girls From Russia With Love, Zora, and then Paula Caplan in Thunderball, was born in Port Antonio in Jamaica on 26th September 1941.

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Birthday of Kristina Wayborn from Octopussy [1950]

September 24th, 2017 by

Kristina Wayborn, who played Magda in Octopussy was born in Nybro, Sweden on 24th September 1950.

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Birthday of screenwriter John Logan [1961]

September 24th, 2017 by

John Logan, who contributed to the scripts of Skyfall (2012) and SPECTRE (2015) was born in San Diego on 24th September 1961.

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Anniversary of US publication of Moonraker [1955]

September 20th, 2017 by

Ian Fleming’s third James Bond book, Moonraker, was first published in the United States by Macmillan on 20th September 1955. It had been published in the UK by Jonathan Cape earlier the same year, on 5th April.

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Goldfinger goes on general release in the UK [1964]

September 18th, 2017 by

September 18th 1964 saw Goldfinger go on general release in the UK following the Leicester Square premiere the night before.

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Goldfinger premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square [1964]

September 17th, 2017 by

On 17th September 1964, the third James Bond film, Goldfinger,  premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square. Bond fever had just taken hold and Leicester Square was packed with fans. In the ensuing chaos a set of the cinema’s glass doors was broken and the film started 10 minutes late. Follow The James Bond Dossier on […]

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Birthday of director Guy Hamilton [1922]

September 16th, 2017 by

Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger (1964) and four other James Bond movies, was born in France on 16th September 1922. Although he had been approached to direct Dr No (1962), Hamilton chose to turn it down. Following his work on Goldfinger he directed two Harry Saltzman films, Funeral in Berlin (1966) and Battle of Britain […]

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Robert Wade [1962]

September 16th, 2017 by

Robert Wade, who with writing partner Neal Purvis has worked on each Bond film since The World Is Not Enough (1999, with Bruce Feirstein), was born in South Wales on 16th September 1961. Following their work on Skyfall it was announced that the screen writing duo were retiring from the Bond films. However, they were hired to work on […]

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Birthday of Caterina Murino from Casino Royale [1977]

September 15th, 2017 by

Caterina Murino, who played Solange Dimitrios in Casino Royale, was born in Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia on 15th September 1977. Photo: Caterina Murino by PM – Il Piccolo Missionario. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birthday of Richard Kiel [1939]

September 13th, 2017 by

Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, who played the much loved henchman Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), was born in Detroit on 13th September 1939.

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