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Anniverary of Tomorrow Never Dies première [1997]

December 9th, 2018 by

Pierce Brosnan’s second James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, was premièred on 9th December 1997 at the Odeon Leicester Square.

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Anniversary of Thunderball world première [1965]

December 9th, 2018 by

The fourth James Bond film, Thunderball, premièred in Tokyo on 9th December 1965. Originally it was to have opened in the UK in October but post-production delays saw Japan as the opening territory. Released at the height of Bondmania, after the effects of inflation are taken to account, Thunderball was to remain the highest grossing Bond film […]

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Birthday of Dame Judi Dench [1934]

December 9th, 2018 by

Dame Judi Dench who, in Goldeneye, stepped into the shoes originally occupied by Bernard Lee, was born on 9th December 1934 in Yorkshire.

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Birthday of Teri Hatcher from Tomorrow Never Dies [1964]

December 8th, 2018 by

Teri Hatcher, who played Paris Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies was born in Palo Alto on 8th December 1964. Photo: Teri Hatcher by by Alan Light. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Birthday of Jeffrey Wright [1965]

December 7th, 2018 by

Two time Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright was born on 7th December 1965 in Washington DC. Starting out on stage, Wright’s first major film role was opposite Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent (1990), leading to many movie appearances. He appeared as Felix Leiter in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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Birthday of ‘Living Daylights’ actor Jeroen Krabbé [1944]

December 5th, 2018 by

Jeroen Krabbé, who played General Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights was born on 5th December 1944 in Amsterdam. He has appeared in many Hollywood films, making his name in the role of villains in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Birthday of Felix Leiter actor Norman Burton [1923]

December 5th, 2018 by

Norman Burton was born on 5th December 1923 in New York City. Although he failed to achieve major recognition, Burton played Felix Leiter in Diamonds Are Forever following Sean Connery’s return to the role of 007.

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Birthday of director Marc Forster [1969]

November 30th, 2018 by

Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster (shown above on set with Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko and Daniel Craig) was born on 30 November 1969 in Baveria, Germany. His breakthrough, in 2001, was with Monster’s Ball with Halle Berry and prior to Quantum of Solace directed The Kite Runner.  

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Rosa Klebb actress Lotte Lenya died on this day in 1981

November 27th, 2018 by

The actress who played Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love died in New York on 27th November 1981. An Austrian singer, diseuse and actress, Lotte Lenya is remembered in the German-speaking world for her performances of the songs of Kurt Weill, to whom she was married. She was a long time resident of America and was nominated […]

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Birthday of Miss Moneypenny actress Samantha Bond [1961]

November 27th, 2018 by

Samantha Bond, who played Miss Moneypenny during Pierce Brosnan’s 007 films was born in London on 27th November 1961. The third actress to play M’s secretary is known mainly for her appearances on British television, including the hugely popular period drama Downton Abbey. Bond announced she would retire from the role when Brosnan retired as 007, and […]

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