From Russia With Love

Birthday of Martine Beswick from Thunderball [1941]

September 26th, 2017 by

Martine Beswick, who played one of the two fighting gypsy girls From Russia With Love, Zora, and then Paula Caplan in Thunderball, was born in Port Antonio in Jamaica on 26th September 1941.

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Birthday of Sean Connery [1930]

August 25th, 2017 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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Birthday of Robert Shaw from ‘From Russia with Love’ [1927]

August 9th, 2017 by

Robert Shaw, who played Donald Grant in From Russia with Love, was born in Lancashire on 9th August 1927. Photo: Robert Shaw. Licensed under Fair use provisions.

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Anniversary of ‘From Russia, With Love’ publication in UK [1957]

April 8th, 2017 by

A Russian cipher clerk plans on defecting with a top secret cipher machine after she falls in love with 007’s photo. It’s so obviously a trap. But for what?

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2017 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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Birthday of Daniela Bianchi [1942]

January 31st, 2017 by

Daniela Bianchi, who played Tatiana Romanova in From Russia With Love (1963), was born in Rome on 31st January 1942. Because of her heavy accent, Bianchi was dubbed in the film (by Barbara Jefford). At just 21 years of age during filming, she remains the youngest leading Bond girl. Photo: from public domain publicity still

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Rosa Klebb actress Lotte Lenya died on this day in 1981

November 27th, 2016 by

The actress who played Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love died in New York on 27th November 1981. An Austrian singer, diseuse and actress, Lotte Lenya is remembered in the German-speaking world for her performances of the songs of Kurt Weill, to whom she was married. She was a long time resident of America and was nominated […]

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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, heaving 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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