Casino Royale

Anniversary of world première of Casino Royale [2006]

November 14th, 2018 by

Tuesday 14th November 2006 marked the Royal World Première of Daniel Craig’s eagerly awaited Bond debut, Casino Royale, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. After a certain element of the fan base railed against Craig as Pierce Brosnan’s successor and the British tabloid press went after him with a vengeance it must have been satisfying when early reviews were […]

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Birthday of Angela Scoular from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service [1945]

November 8th, 2018 by

Angela Scoular, who Ruby in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), was born in London on 8th November 1945. She also appeared in the 1967 version of Casino Royale as Buttercup.

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Birthday of director Martin Campbell [1943]

October 24th, 2018 by

Martin Campbell, who directed Goldeneye and Casino Royale and hence introduced both Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as 007, was born on 24th October 1943 in New Zealand. Campbell’s other work includes directing episodes of the cult British TV series The Professionals, while film work includes two Zorro films with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as […]

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Daniel Craig unveiled as new James Bond [2005]

October 14th, 2018 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, 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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