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Birthday of Auric Goldfinger actor Gert Fröbe [1913]

February 25th, 2018 by

Gert Fröbe, who played the eponymous villain in the third James Bond film, was born in Oberplanitz in Germany on 25th February 1913. His best known role is as Auric Goldfinger but because of his ties with the Nazis the film was initially banned in Israel until a Jewish family he had protected came forward. Photo: adapted from Terry […]

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Birthday of Never Say Never Again composer Michel Legrand [1932]

February 24th, 2018 by

Michel Legrand, who composed the score for the non-Eon Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983) with Sean Connery, was born on 24th February 1932 in France. As well as providing the jazz influenced score for Kevin McClory’s Thunderball remake, he also provided the music for the theme song, with lyrics by  Alan and Marilyn Bergman. It was […]

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Birthday of You Only Live Twice actress Karin Dor [1938]

February 22nd, 2018 by

German actress Karin Dor, who played Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice, was born in Wiesbaden on 22nd February 1938.

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Birthday of Benicio del Toro from Licence To Kill [1967]

February 19th, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 by

The man whose name Ian Fleming appropriated 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 a copy […]

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Anniversary of Louis Jourdan’s death [2015]

February 14th, 2018 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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