James Bond News

Paul Ritter dies aged 54

April 9th, 2021 by

The Quantum of Solace actor died from a brain tumour according to his agent. Earlier this week we received the sad news of Paul Ritter’s death at the age of 54. In Quantum of Solace (2008) Ritter played Guy Haines, a British government advisor working for Quantum. His agent issued the following statement: It is […]

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Yaphet Kotto dies aged 81

March 16th, 2021 by

The actor’s wife broke news of his death on Facebook.  Best known to Bond fans as Mr Big in Live and Let Die, Yaphet Kotto appeared in films such as Alien (1979), Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Running Man (1987) and Midnight Run (1988) with Robert De Niro. His film debut was in 1963, aged 23, in […]

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Billie Eilish wins Grammy for No Time to Die

March 15th, 2021 by

Her theme song for No Time to Die sees Billie Eilish win the fourth ever Grammy for Bond. Sunday saw Billie Eilish win a Grammy for her theme to No Time to Die  in an audience free award ceremony held in Los Angeles. The three and a half hour ceremony was livestreamed from the Los […]

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Bond cars feature in Top Gear’s new season

March 11th, 2021 by

The launch trailer for the forthcoming season 30 of Top Gear, the BBC’s long running motor show, features a short clip featuring cars inspired by the James Bond films. The clip, starting at around the 23 second mark, features a pair of sawn-in-half Renault 11s, similar to the taxi that appeared in A View to […]

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Nikki van der Zyl dies aged 85

March 8th, 2021 by

The actress and voice artist is best known for dubbing a number of lead female characters in the early James Bond films. Nikki van der Zyl was born in Berlin in 1935, the daughter of a Rabbi. Her family fled Nazi Germany in 1939 for London, where her father was interned for much of the […]

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William P Cartlidge dies aged 78

March 8th, 2021 by

William P Cartlidge, who worked on three James Bond films in the 1960s and 70s, died last week at the age of 78. He regularly worked with Lewis Gilbert, who brought him on board as first assistant director for You Only Live Twice (1967). He returned as associate producer on The Spy Who Loved Me […]

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No Time to Die UK release brought forward

February 25th, 2021 by

Universal unveils new date on UK website. The UK arm of Universal Pictures has confirmed that the planned release date for No Time to Die is now 30th September 2021. It had been previously announced as 8th October following the delay from April 2021 due to the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. AS MGM lacks the ability […]

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MGM and Amazon in talks

February 1st, 2021 by

Forbes reports MGM has held exploratory talks with Amazon about a sale but hopes of $10 billion price tag are fading. A few days before Christmas we reported that MGM had begun the process of actively seeking a buyer after recruiting advisors Morgan Stanley and LionTree LLC. It came after the studio’s biggest shareholder, New […]

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Legendary stunt driver Rémy Julienne dies from covid

January 22nd, 2021 by

The 90 year old had been suffering from covid and died from complications caused by the disease. Rémy Julienne, who was responsible for the car stunts on six James Bond movies, sadly died in hospital yesterday after contracting covid-19 a fortnight ago. The French stunt driver reportedly performed stunts in no less than 1,400 films […]

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No Time to Die pushed back to October 2021

January 22nd, 2021 by

The widely anticipated delay was announced overnight. In a move that is unlikely to have surprised anyone the official 007 website and social media channels last night announced a further delay to No Time to Die. Without mentioning the covid-19 pandemic, the announcement on the website simply reads: No Time To Die will be released in […]

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