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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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Adolfo Celi (Emilio Largo) died on this day in 1986

February 19th, 2019 by

Italian actor Adolfo Celi, who played Emilio Largo in Thunderball, died on 19th February 1986 at the age of 63. Celi specialised in playing international villains such as Largo and appeared in more than 100 films. As well as his film work, Celi is also remembered for the role of Rodrigo Borgia in the 1981 BBC serial […]

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Birthday of Rory Kinnear [1978]

February 17th, 2019 by

Rory Kinnear, who has played Bill Tanner since Quantum of Solace (2008) was born in London on 17th February 1978. With his early career focused on stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, Kinnear’s movie break came with Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007, the role for which is is best known. Photo: Rory […]

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Birthday of Bond girl actress Denise Richards [1971]

February 17th, 2019 by

Denise Richards, who played Dr Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough (1999), was born on 17th February 1971 in Illinois. Photo Attribution:  © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of Bond girl Jane Seymour [1951]

February 15th, 2019 by

Jane Seymour, who played Solitaire in Live And Let Die, was born on 15th February 1951 in Hayes, Middlesex. Photo: “Jane Seymour CUN Award Party 2009” by Ilya Haykinson. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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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 Moneypenny actress Lois Maxwell [1927]

February 14th, 2019 by

The late Lois Maxwell was born in Ontario, Canada on 14th February 1927. After becoming dissatisfied with her film career she moved to Italy and then, in 1955, the UK, where she worked in television. In 1962 Maxwell was offered the roles of Sylvia Trench or Miss Moneypenny in Dr No by Terence Young. She opted for […]

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Birthday of Joe Don Baker [1936]

February 12th, 2019 by

Joe Don Baker, who is one of the handful of actors to have appeared in more than one film playing different roles, was born in Texas in 12th February 1936. Often appearing in television roles, his first major film was Cool Hand Luke (1967) with Paul Newman. He got the role of Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights […]

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Birthday of Octopussy actress Maud Adams [1945]

February 12th, 2019 by

Maud Adams was born in Luleå, Sweden on 12th February 1945. Initially working as a model in Paris and then New York, she began being offered television roles in 1970s shows such as Hawaii Five-O and Kojak. Her first major role was in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) with Roger Moore, when she played sacrificial lamb Andrea Anders. […]

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