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World Martini Day

June 19th, 2018 by

World Martini Day is celebrated every year on 19th June. So, whether you like it made from vodka or gin, shaken or stirred, today is the day to celebrate the iconic cocktail. In Live And Let Die (1954), 007 instructs Solitaire to mix martinis from six parts vodka to one part vermouth. Another option is […]

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Birthday of Louis Jourdan from Octopussy [1921]

June 19th, 2018 by

Louis Jourdan, who played Kamal Khan in Octopussy was born in Marseille, France on 19th June 1921. Photo: Louis Jourdan in Madame Bovary trailer. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Birthday of Barbara Broccoli [1960]

June 18th, 2018 by

James Bond co-producer Barbara Broccoli was born in Los Angeles on 18th June 1960. The daughter of Cubby and Dana Broccoli is half-sister to Michael G Wilson with whom she shares co-producer credits on the recent James Bond films. The first Bond film she worked on was The Spy Who Loved Me, after which she […]

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Anniversary of US publication of Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Carte Blanche’ [2011]

June 14th, 2018 by

Jeffery Deaver’s 007 continuation novel, Carte Blanche, was published in the United States by Simon & Schuster on 14th June 2011.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Licence To Kill [1989]

June 13th, 2018 by

Timothy Dalton’s second James Bond film premièred in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on 13th June 1989.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of You Only Live Twice [1967]

June 12th, 2018 by

Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.

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Birthday of Luciana Paluzzi from Thunderball [1937]

June 10th, 2018 by

Luciana Paluzzi, who played Fiona Volpe in Thunderball, was born in Rome on 10th June 1937. Photo: Luciana Paluzzi by Enerzone. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Pierce Brosnan announced as new James Bond [1994]

June 8th, 2018 by

On 8th June 1994 Pierce Brosnan was announced as the fifth actor to play James Bond in the long running series produced by Eon Productions. Following the release of Goldeneye (1995), Brosnan reprised the character three more times; in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). Although […]

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Birthday of Izabella Scorupco from GoldenEye [1970]

June 4th, 2018 by

Izabella Scorupco, who played Natalya Simonova in GoldenEye, was born in Bialystok, Poland on 4th June 1970. Photo: “Izabella Scorupco 2013 (cropped)” by Film i väst. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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Birthday of David Yip from ‘A View to a Kill’ [1951]

June 4th, 2018 by

David Yip, who played Chuck Lee in A View to a Kill, was born in Liverpool, United Kingdom on 4th June 1951.

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