From Russia With Love

Nadja Regin dies at 87

April 8th, 2019 by

Serbian actress Nadja Regin, who appeared in two James Bond films with Sean Connery, has died aged 87. Regin acted in two James Bond films; From Russia with Love, as the mistress of Kerim Bey, and a smaller appearance in the pre-credit sequence of Goldfinger. She graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and also […]

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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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Eunice Gayson dies at the age of 90

June 11th, 2018 by

Over the weekend we heard the sad news of the death of Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in the first two James Bond films. Appearing right at the start of Dr No (1962), she helped introduce Sean Connery as 007 and in doing so became the first ever Bond girl, as shown in the […]

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Rare 007 posters in late November auction

November 7th, 2016 by

A collection of four posters featuring Sean Connery as 007 are to be auctioned later this month by Bonhams. The lot numbers for these posters are 819 (Dr No), 820 (Goldfinger), 821 (Thunderball) and 822 (From Russia With Love). The latter two are from Italy. Also up for auction are a Tom Ford suit worn […]

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day

October 16th, 2014 by

Despite all the hard drinking, heavy smoking and rich foods eaten by James Bond, he is still required to maintain a high level of fitness for his missions. Below you’ll learn how he stays fit and what we can learn from 007 to increase our own fitness. 007’s fitness routine Although Ian Fleming doesn’t provide much in the […]

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Classic James Bond Returns to the Big Screen in Glasgow

September 7th, 2014 by

The Glasgow Film Theatre will bring Sean Connery back to the big screen in his iconic role of James Bond with a showing of From Russia With Love on Wednesday 10th September at 17:30. Dr. Melvyn Stokes, a noted film historian, will introduce the film and lead a discussion about 1960’s cinema following the showing. […]

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James Bond: The world’s most famous Secret Agent

April 15th, 2014 by

A secret agent? You wouldn’t think so from some of the films, when Bond’s name and reputation appear to be widely known. So, just how did 007 become the world’s most famous secret agent? The first chapter of Casino Royale is titled The Secret Agent and, in introducing the world to James Bond, Ian Fleming explains the […]

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50th anniversary of From Russia With Love

October 10th, 2013 by

Fifty years ago today saw the world premiere of From Russia With Love at the Odeon Leicester Square. With a few notable differences, including the substitution of SPECTRE for SMERSH, the film closely followed Ian Fleming’s novel and following on from Dr No, a year earlier, was eagerly awaited by audiences hungry for 007. From […]

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MI6 Confidential #22 – From Russia With Love

September 24th, 2013 by

Take a journey back to James Bond’s sophomore outing with this special collectors issue of MI6 Confidential, celebrating the second 007 film, From Russia With Love, as it marks its 50th anniversary in 2013. With double the budget of the debut outing and filming commencing before Dr No was released in the USA, this issue is […]

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From Russia With Love promo gun sells for $300K

July 31st, 2013 by

The Walther air pistol originally used in promotional photography for From Russia With Love sold recently at action for $300,000. When it was realised that a prop PPK had not been sent along for the photo shoot with Sean Connery an air pistol belonging to the photographer was used instead, with the idea of airbrushing […]

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