Goldfinger

First Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger continuation model rolls off the line

July 6th, 2020 by

Aston Martin resumes building the DB5 after 50 years as the first Goldfinger continuation model rolls off the assembly line. The first car out of a strictly limited run of 25 was finished last week after a 4,500 hour build. The new cars are built in association with Eon Productions and include a selection of […]

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Honor Blackman dies aged 94

April 6th, 2020 by

Family announces death of actress famous as Pussy Galore. Today we learnt the sad news that Honor Blackman, who appeared in Goldfinger as perhaps the best known Bond girl of all, has died at home surrounded by her family. She was cast in the role of Pussy Galore after appearing as Cathy Gale in British […]

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Fleming book reviews (2/3)

February 11th, 2020 by

In this second of three articles Kathryn Smith shares her thoughts and impressions of five more James Bond books by Ian Fleming. Read part 1 here At the end of From Russia, with Love Bond was poisoned by Rosa Klebb, leaving the series on a cliff hanger. But while he looked death in the face, […]

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Aston Martin DB5 with gadgets expected to sell for $4-6M at auction

June 27th, 2019 by

Features 13 Functioning Bond Modifications As Seen In Goldfinger And Thunderball. RM Sotheby’s has announced “the most famous car in the world” and the most iconic Aston Martin of all time to lead ‘An Evening with Aston Martin’, a special single-marque sale at the company’s Monterey auction on 15 August. RM Sotheby’s will present a […]

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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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Goldfinger’s Tania Mallet dies aged 77

April 1st, 2019 by

Over the weekend we learnt of the death of the model and actress who appeared as Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger. Tania Mallet (19th May 1941 – 30th March 2019) was born in Blackpool, Lancashire to English father Henry Mallet, and Russian mother Olga Mironoff. Her mother’s brother was Helen Mirren’s father – Mallet and Mirren […]

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New James Bond hardbacks now available

November 3rd, 2017 by

New hardback editions of three Bond titles now available from Vintage Classics. Back in the summer, Vintage Classics announced they would be releasing new hardback editions of three Bond titles. The books are Casino Royale, Live And Let Die and Goldfinger and include artwork by Levente Szabó and by John Cork. Each book also includes archive material […]

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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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Three time Bond actor Burt Kwouk dies aged 85

May 24th, 2016 by

Burt Kwouk, who appeared in Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice and the 1967 Casino Royale spoof, has died at the age of 85. Kwouk was born in Cheshire in 1930 but was brought up in Shanghai until he was 17 years old, when his Chinese parents returned to England. After completing his studies in the United States […]

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Director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

April 21st, 2016 by

Today we learnt of the sad news that Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger and three other James Bond films, died yesterday at the age of 93. Hamilton was born in Paris on 16 September 1922, where his English parents were living. His first exposure to the film industry came in 1938 when he was the clapper […]

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