Casino Royale

Daniel Craig unveiled as new James Bond [2005]

October 14th, 2017 by

Daniel Craig was announced as the new James Bond on 14th October 2005. Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson introduced the rather nervous Craig at an event on HMS Belfast on the Thames. Craig arrived on a speedboat accompanied by the Royal Marines and immediately came under attack by part of the fan base, as well […]

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Robert Wade [1962]

September 16th, 2017 by

Robert Wade, who with writing partner Neal Purvis has worked on each Bond film since The World Is Not Enough (1999, with Bruce Feirstein), was born in South Wales on 16th 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 on […]

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Birthday of Caterina Murino from Casino Royale [1977]

September 15th, 2017 by

Caterina Murino, who played Solange Dimitrios in Casino Royale, was born in Cagliari on the Italian island of Sardinia on 15th September 1977. Photo: Caterina Murino by PM – Il Piccolo Missionario. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Neal Purvis [1961]

September 9th, 2017 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 Giancarlo Giannini (René Mathis) [1942]

August 1st, 2017 by

Giancarlo Giannini, who played René Mathis in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, was born in La Spezia in Italy on 1st August 1942. Although the character of Mathis popped up from time to time in Ian Fleming’s books, he was unceremoniously dumped in Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007. Photo: Giancarlo Giannini by Vincenzo Iaconianni – Fotoguru.it. Licensed under […]

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Birthday of Eva Green from Casino Royale [1980]

July 6th, 2017 by

Eva Green, who played Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, was born in Paris on 6th July 1980.

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Chris Cornell dead at 52

May 18th, 2017 by

Chris Cornell died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday night at just 52, a representative announced. Cornell is best known to Bond fans for You Know My Name, the theme song to Casino Royale in 2006. Cornell is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead […]

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Casino Royale in concert at the Royal Albert Hall

May 17th, 2017 by

Casino Royale will be screened for the first time with the score performed live by a full symphony orchestra as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s ever popular Films in Concert series. This will be the first time an entire Bond score has ever officially been performed live, as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra play […]

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Birthday of Mr White actor Jesper Christensen [1948]

May 16th, 2017 by

Jesper Christensen, who played Mr White in the James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and the forthcoming SPECTRE, was born in Copenhagen on 16th May 1948.

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Anniversary of Casino Royale publication in UK [1953]

April 13th, 2017 by

Casino Royale is the first James Bond book by Ian Fleming & sees 007 sent to a town in northern France to bankrupt a corrupt Russian agent at cards.

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