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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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Birthday of Tomorrow Never Dies singer Sheryl Crow [1962]

February 11th, 2019 by

Sheryl Crow, who sang the theme song for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), was born in Missouri on 11th February 1962. As well as performing the song, Crow co-wrote it with Mitchell Froom, who also produced it.

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Birthday of Carey Lowell from Licence To Kill [1961]

February 11th, 2019 by

Carey Lowell, who played Pam Bouvier in Timothy Dalton’s second outing as 007, was born in Huntington, New York on 11th February 1961. After university she moved to New York to work as a model and study acting. Her break into movies came in 1986 when she landed a small part in Club Paradise with […]

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Birthday of The World Is Not Enough director Michael Apted [1941]

February 10th, 2019 by

Michael Apted, who directed Pierce Brosnan’s third Bond movie, was born in Aylesbury on 10th February 1941.

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Birthday of Walter Afanasieff, co-writer of Licence To Kill theme song [1958]

February 10th, 2019 by

Walter Afanasieff, who along with Narada Michael Walden composed the theme song for Licence To Kill (1989), was born on 10th February 1958 to Russian parents in São Paulo, Brazil. The song was performed by Gladys Knight.

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Birthday of Patrick Macnee (A View To A Kill) [1922]

February 6th, 2019 by

Patrick Macnee, who appeared alongside Roger Moore as Sir Godfrey Tibbett in A View To A Kill (1985) was born on 6th February 1922 in London. Best known for playing John Steed in The Avengers (1961-1969) on British TV alongside Honor Blackman and Diana Rigg, both of whom went on to become Bond girls, and The New Avengers (1976-1977) […]

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Birthday of Ken Adam [1921]

February 5th, 2019 by

Legendary Production Designer Ken Adam was born in Berlin on 5th February 1921. Born into a wealthy Jewish family, his parents were forced to flee Nazi Germany with their children and settled in the UK, where he later trained as an architect. Adam’s sets were an essential part of many of the early James Bond films […]

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Anniversary of Donald Pleasence’s death [1995]

February 2nd, 2019 by

Donald Pleasence, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice (1967), died in France on 2nd February 1995 at the age of 75.

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Birthday of Gemma Arterton from Quantum of Solace [1986]

February 2nd, 2019 by

Gemma Arterton, who played Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace, was born in Gravesend, Kent, on 2nd February 1986. The actress’s film debut came in 2007 with St Trinian’s, and after several more TV and movie roles she landed the part in Daniel Craig’s second 007 film in which she becomes the sacrificial lamb. Photo: “Gemma Arterton […]

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Birthday of Daniela Bianchi [1942]

January 31st, 2019 by

Daniela Bianchi, who played Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love (1963), was born in Rome on 31st January 1942. Because of her heavy accent, Bianchi was dubbed in the film (by Barbara Jefford). At just 21 years of age during filming, she remains the youngest leading Bond girl. Photo: from public domain publicity still

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