Dr No

Birthday of Monty Norman [1928]

April 4th, 2019 by

Monty Norman, who composed the James Bond Theme and soundtrack for Dr No (1962), was born on 4th April 1928 in London. The version of the James Bond Theme used was actually arranged by John Barry, who claimed that he actually wrote the piece. But Norman won two libel suits against publishers who claimed Barry […]

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Anniversary of Dr No publication in UK [1958]

March 31st, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 6th James Bond book, Dr No, was first published in the UK on 31st March 1958 by Jonathan Cape. After nearly being killed at the end of From Russia With Love, M sends 007 to Jamaica on what he believes will be a holiday for the agent. Read more about Dr No

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Birthday of Ursula Andress [1936]

March 19th, 2019 by

Ursula Andress, who as bikini-clad Honey Rider emerged so memorably from the Caribbean Sea in Dr No, was born on 19th March 1936 in Ostermundigen, Switzerland. Andress was born to a Swiss mother and German father, a German diplomat who was expelled from Switzerland for political reasons and disappeared during the Second World War.

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Eunice Gayson was born on this day [1928]

March 17th, 2019 by

Eunice Gayson, who appeared in Dr No (1962) and From Russia With Love (1963) as Sylvia Trench, was born in Croydon on 17th March 1928.

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2019 by

The editor of the early James Bond films and director of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Peterf Hunt, was born on 11th March 1925 in London. Hunt was editor on the first four Bond films and introduced a fast paced style that helps lend a unique style to the series. On You Only Live Twice he directed […]

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Felix Leiter actor Jack Lord died on this day in 1998

January 21st, 2019 by

Jack Lord, who played Felix Leiter in the first James Bond film, died on 21st January 21 1998 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lord’s best known role is as Detective Steve McGarrett in the long running TV show Hawaii Five-O. Photo: public domain

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Dr No actor Joseph Wiseman died on this day in 2009

October 19th, 2018 by

Joseph Wiseman, who appeared as the very first Bond villain in Dr No (1962), died on 19th October 2009. Although Wiseman preferred to be remembered for his stage career, he is best known for playing Dr Julius No after coming to the attention of Harry Saltzman in the film Detective Story (1951).

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Collecting 007: Brendan Edwards

October 9th, 2018 by

Australian collector Brendan Edwards talks about his experiences of collecting 007 memorabilia. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? It was in 1989. I was 17 years old and discovered a copy of Thunderball in my garage. It only took me two days to read and I fell in love […]

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Global James Bond day & anniversary of Dr No premiere [1962]

October 5th, 2018 by

On 5th October 1962 the Dr No  premiered at the London Pavilion, the first of what is one of the most successful film series ever and now celebrated as Global James Bond Day.

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Birthday of Sean Connery [1930]

August 25th, 2018 by

Sean Connery, who played James Bond in six films by Eon Productions as well as Kevin McClory’s Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again, was born in Edinburgh on 25th August 1930. For many fans Connery has never been bettered in the role of 007, bringing to the role the right balance between toughness and wit. Photo: Sean Connery by Georges […]

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