James Bond News

Daniel Craig tests positive for Covid

April 4th, 2022 by

Previews of the Scottish Play with Daniel Craig cancelled until end of week. A number of preview performances of Daniel Craig’s 15 week Broadway run of Macbeth have been cancelled due to Covid-19. It demonstrates that even with high vacination rates the pandemic is still far from being over. Several cast and crew, including Daniel […]

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And the winner is: No Time to Die at the Oscars

March 28th, 2022 by

No Time to Die picked up one award out of three nominations in an award ceremony that acknowledged the 60th anniversary of the series. Last night saw the 94th Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Perhaps what this year’s ceremony will be remembered by many for the moment when Will […]

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Amazon green lights new 007 series

March 25th, 2022 by

It’s not exactly what anyone was expecting from MGM’s new owner. When it comes to releasing bad news, with 007 at least it seems to always land on a Friday. And so it is today, when something that sounds like a gag for April Fool’s Day is revealed by Variety. Prepare yourself… this is a […]

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New James Bond cookbook by Edward Biddulph coming in May

March 21st, 2022 by

Forthcoming Bond cookbook includes 100 easy to follow recipes.  I first became aware of Edward Biddulph’s writing after buying his James Bond cookbook Licence to Cook a few months before my own The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond was published. As well as Bond’s drink my primary interests have always been his […]

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Deadline chimes in on what’s next for MGM under Amazon

March 18th, 2022 by

Amazon plans on leaving James Bond well alone. With Amazon’s purchase of MGM now complete comes the job of integrating the studio into the internet behemoth. In an article published yesterday Mike Fleming Jr, co-editor in chief for film at Deadline, set out what he knows of the situation. The key takeaways are: There is hope […]

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Amazon completes MGM buyout

March 17th, 2022 by

Amazon’s $8.5 billion takeover of MGM has been completed days after getting the green light from Europe. Internet giant Amazon today announced it has finalised its takeover of MGM, a couple of days after the European Union approved the purchase of the studio. Although a FTC decision was expected before then end of the month no […]

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FTC decision on MGM takeover expected soon

March 15th, 2022 by

We should learn decision on Amazon’s proposed purchase of MGM within the next couple of weeks. Reuters is reporting that Amazon’s takeover of MGM may be days away, with deadlines for regulators in Europe and the United States due to expire imminently. According to the article European regulators are set to clear the acquisition, with […]

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No Time to Die at the 2022 BAFTAs

March 14th, 2022 by

25th Bond film scored a single BAFTA gong while Lashana Lynch picked up one for herself. Last night saw stars of the silver screen flock to London’s Royal Albert Hall for the 2022 BAFTA film awards. The event opened with Shirley Bassey performing Diamonds Are Forever as a nod to the 60th anniversary of James […]

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March 2022 newsletter

March 1st, 2022 by

The March 2022 edition of the monthly newsletter went out earlier today. If you haven’t subscribed you can read it here: March 2022 newsletter Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there!

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Prospects for James Bond at the 2022 Oscars

February 24th, 2022 by

While No Time to Die is nominated in three categories the producers have another route to an Oscar. With No Time to Die finally released at the end of last year, the filmmakers were looking to the Academy Awards for some kind of industry recognition. Probably they were hoping for a shot at the awards for […]

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