Birthday of actor Donald Pleasence [1919]

October 5th, 2018 by

Actor Donald Pleasence, who played SPECTRE leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice, was born on 5th October 1919 in Nottinghamshire. During his long and distinguished career, Pleasence appeared in dozens of films, including Look Back in Anger, The Great Escape, George Lucas’s early science fiction film THX 1138 and was awarded the OBE […]

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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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Christoph Waltz claims he won’t be back in Bond 25

October 30th, 2017 by

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The actor who played Blofeld in SPECTRE says he won’t return in the role. Speaking on the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival just a few days ago, Christoph Waltz was asked by Talky Movie whether he would be returning in Bond 25. A short video of the exchange was posted on the Facebook […]

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The Brother that Bothers

February 22nd, 2017 by

Guest writer Nicolás Suszczyk revisits SPECTRE and looks at the relationship between 007 and a rebooted Blofeld. More than a year has passed since SPECTRE, the latest James Bond film, was released. To many people it was fantastic; tough to some others it was rather disappointing. Bond fans didn’t reach the consensus of – let’s […]

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Christoph Waltz unhappy with his portrayal of Blofeld

September 15th, 2016 by

Christoph Waltz was recently interviewed by German magazine Zeit-Magazin Mann. During the interview he expressed dissatisfaction with his portrayal of Blofeld. He also said he does not know if he will return in the role. “I cannot claim that I’ve really nailed Blofeld. Overall, it held water and was okay. But it wasn’t what I’ve been looking […]

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Christoph Waltz to reprise Blofeld role?

January 3rd, 2016 by

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British broadsheet The Independent is reporting that Christoph Waltz is contracted to return as Ernst Stravro Blofeld in two more Bond films under one condition. The article quites the usual unnamed sources speaking to The Star, saying Waltz will return in Bond 25 and Bond 26 provided Daniel Craig returns as 007. While The Star […]

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How revisiting Ian Fleming will help Blofeld escape the spectre of Dr Evil [MI6]

December 22nd, 2014 by

I was recently asked to contribute an article to MI6 about Blofeld and what direction the film makers are likely to take with the character in SPECTRE. The article looks at Blofeld in Ian Fleming’s books and how it is Ian Fleming the screenwriters are likely to have turned to to escape the figure of […]

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A case study from HMSS Weblog: rebooting an arch foe

November 28th, 2014 by

With the recent reports that Blofeld will resurface in Bond 24, out friends at the HMSS Weblog take a look at how Wo Fat was rebooted in Hawaii Five-0. How much of what was done previously in the film series, how much is taken from Ian Fleming and how much is new – if he appears at […]

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Will Blofeld Be The Villain In Bond 23? [Cinema Blend]

September 22nd, 2011 by

Bond 23 screenwriter John Logan recently spoke at a lecture for BAFTA Screenwriters, where he hinted that Blofeld might make a return in the next James Bond film. According to Cinema Blend: During the question and answer segment of the talk, one of the audience members told Logan that he once said “Bond should always […]

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You Only Live Twice

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 26th March 1964 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping Best read after Thunderball and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the reader finds Bond with a personal score to settle with Blofeld after being widowed on his wedding day. With his life in tatters after Tracy was killed by Blofeld at the end […]

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