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Anniversary of Derek Meddings’ death [1995]

September 10th, 2018 by

Renowned special effects wizard Derek Meddings died on 10th September 1995 from colorectal cancer. In Goldeneye’s credits, on which he worked, a dedication reads; “To the memory of Derek Meddings”. As well as his work on the James Bond films, Meddings was known for Gerry Anderson’s supermarionation TV shows and on the Superman movies with Christopher […]

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Birthday of Goldeneye composer Éric Serra [1959]

September 9th, 2018 by

Éric Serra, who composed the soundtrack for Pierce Brosnan’s first outing 007 in Goldeneye (1995), was born in France on 9th September 1959.

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Neal Purvis [1961]

September 9th, 2018 by

Neal Purvis, who with writing partner Robert Wade has worked on each Bond film since The World Is Not Enough (1999, with Bruce Feirstein), was born in the United Kingdom on 9th 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 […]

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Birthday of Topol from For Your Eyes Only [1935]

September 9th, 2018 by

Topol, who played Milos Columbo in For Your Eyes Only, was born in Tel Aviv on 9th September 1935. Photo: Topol by Rob C. Croes / Anefo – cropped version of Nationaal Archief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of 007 continuation author Raymond Benson [1955]

September 6th, 2018 by

Raymond Benson, who first published the seminal James Bond Bedside Companion in 1984 and went on to write a series of continuation titles and novelizations, was born in Texas on 5th September 1955. Approached by Glidrose Productions (now Ian Fleming Publications) following the retirement of John Gardner, Benson became the fourth James Bond continuation author and the […]

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Birthday of Eve Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris [1976]

September 6th, 2018 by

Naomie Harris, who first appeared in a Skyfall as Eve in Skyfall (later revealed to be Miss Moneypenny), was born in London on 6th September 1976. Photo: cropped from Naomie Harris by Liam Mendes. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Birthday of George Lazenby [1939]

September 5th, 2018 by

George Lazenby, who played James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was born in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia on 5th September 1939. Lazenby’s single entry into the Bond canon proved to be relatively unpopular on first release, the stature of the film and that of George Lazenby’s portrayal of Bond has grown over time. […]

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Anniversary of Hervé Villechaize’s Death [1993]

September 4th, 2018 by

Hervé Villechaize, who played Nick Nack in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), died on 4th September 1993 after shooting himself at his North Hollywood home. He was 50 years old.

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Birthday of Blofeld actor Charles Gray [1928]

August 29th, 2018 by

Charles Gray, who played Dikko Henderson in You Only Live Twice and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in Bournemouth on 29th August 1928. Photo: Charles Gray. Used under fair use provisions.

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Birthday of Barbara Bach from The Spy Who Loved Me [1947]

August 27th, 2018 by

Barbara Bach, who played Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me, was born in  New York on 27th August 1947. Photo: Barbara Bach. Licensed under Public Domain.

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