Casino Royale

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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Happy Birthday Daniel Craig

March 2nd, 2017 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, 2016 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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Birthday of Mads Mikkelsen from Casino Royale [1965]

November 22nd, 2016 by

Mads Mikkelsen, who played Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, was born in Copenhagen on 22nd November 1965. Photo: Mads Mikkelsen by anthony040. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Casino Royale after 10 years

November 15th, 2016 by

In the week of Casino Royale’s 10th anniversary we take a look at how the 21st Bond film came into being and the introduction of Daniel Craig as 007. After Die Another Day (2002) there can have been few who believed that Pierce Brosnan wouldn’t return for a fifth outing as 007. Today the film is […]

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Casino Royale: remembering the Royal World Premiere

November 14th, 2016 by

Hard as it is to believe, today marks the tenth anniversary of Casino Royale’s Leicester Square premiere. Here I revisit my experience of that day. The world premiere of any Bond film is a huge event. However, with a new actor playing 007 and a change in direction for the series, there was a huge […]

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Anniversary of world première of Casino Royale [2006]

November 14th, 2016 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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