Casino Royale

Birthday of 007 screenwriter Robert Wade [1962]

September 16th, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 by

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

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Birthday of Mr White actor Jesper Christensen [1948]

May 16th, 2018 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, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 1st James Bond book, Casino Royale, was published on 13th April 1953 by Jonathan Cape. Casino Royale is the first James Bond book by Ian Fleming and sees 007 sent to a town in northern France to bankrupt a corrupt Russian agent at cards. Read more about Casino Royale

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Anniversary of US publication of Casino Royale [1954]

March 23rd, 2018 by

Casino Royale, which had been published by Jonathan Cape in the UK in 1953, was first published in the United States on 23rd March 1954 by Macmillan Publishing.

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Happy Birthday Daniel Craig

March 2nd, 2018 by

Daniel Craig was born on 2nd March 1968 in Chester, born to an art teacher and a pub landlord. His acting career began when he was six years old, when he performed in school plays, but became involved in serious acting through the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and moved to London aged 16 to join the National […]

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Birthday of Jeffrey Wright [1965]

December 7th, 2017 by

Two time Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright was born on 7th December 1965 in Washington DC. Starting out on stage, Wright’s first major film role was opposite Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent (1990), leading to many movie appearances. He appeared as Felix Leiter in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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