The Bond Novelizations Part II: Licence to Kill and GoldenEye

April 27th, 2017 by

British writer John Gardner wasn’t new to the world of James Bond in 1989, when Timothy Dalton’s second film as agent 007, Licence to Kill, was released.   By that time, the former Royal Marine commando and writer was firmly established as the man who resurrected Ian Fleming’s spy for the 1980s. After Ian Fleming’s […]

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Birthday of Sean Bean from Goldeneye [1959]

April 17th, 2017 by

Sean Bean, who played Alec Trevelyan in Goldeneye was born in Yorkshire on 17th April 1959. Photo: Sean Bean 2005 by Tony Shek. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Birthday of Robbie Coltrane from Goldeneye [1950]

March 30th, 2017 by

Robbie Coltrane, who played Valentin Zukovsky in Goldeneye (1995) and The World Is Not Enough (1999), was born in Rutherglen in Scotland on 30th March 1950. Photo: Robbie Coltrane by clogdancer licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 .

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Birthday of Joe Don Baker [1936]

February 12th, 2017 by

Joe Don Baker, who is one of the handful of actors to have appeared in more than one film playing different roles, was born in Texas in 12th February 1936. Often appearing in television roles, his first major film was Cool Hand Luke (1967) with Paul Newman. He got the role of Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights […]

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Anniversary of UK release of Goldeneye [1995]

November 24th, 2016 by

Goldeneye went on UK general release on November 24th 1995. Pierce Brosnan’s 007 début ended a four year drought of Bond movies after a legal dispute between Cubby Broccoli and MGM/Pathé.

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Anniversary of UK première of Goldeneye [1995]

November 22nd, 2016 by

The UK première of Goldeneye took place at the Odeon Leicester Square on 22nd November 1995 with Prince Charles in attendance.

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Anniversary of US release of Goldeneye [1995]

November 17th, 2016 by

Goldeneye went on general release in the United States on 17th November 1995.

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Anniversary of Goldeneye World Première [1995]

November 13th, 2016 by

Goldeneye, Pierce Brosnan’s 007 début, received its World Première at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on 13th November 1995.

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Birthday of Famke Janssen from ‘GoldenEye’ [1964]

November 5th, 2016 by

Famke Janssen, who played Xenia Onatopp in Goldeneye was born in Amstelveen, Netherlands on 5th November, 1964. Photo: Famke Janssen by Gage Skidmore. Licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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Birthday of director Martin Campbell [1943]

October 24th, 2016 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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