Goldfinger

Birthday of Goldfinger actress Shirley Eaton [1937]

January 12th, 2017 by

Shirley Eaton, who played Jill Masterson in Goldfinger was born on 12th January 1937 in London. Appearing in a number of films throughout the 1950s and 60s, Eaton is best remembered for her role in the third James Bond film, in which she dies after being covered from head to toe in gold paint.

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Goldfinger arrives in United States [1964]

December 21st, 2016 by

Following the successful opening in Europe, Goldfinger finally arrives in North America on 21st December 1964, premiering at New York’s DeMille Theater. Opening in 41 cities across the US on 64 screens, at one time it was showing on 485 screens and the DeMille Theater was screening Goldfinger around the clock to keep up with demand. […]

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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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Goldfinger goes on general release in the UK [1964]

September 18th, 2016 by

September 18th 1964 saw Goldfinger go on general release in the UK following the Leicester Square premiere the night before.

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Goldfinger premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square [1964]

September 17th, 2016 by

On 17th September 1964, the third James Bond film, Goldfinger,  premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square. Bond fever had just taken hold and Leicester Square was packed with fans. In the ensuing chaos a set of the cinema’s glass doors was broken and the film started 10 minutes late. Follow The James Bond Dossier on […]

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Birthday of Sean Connery [1930]

August 25th, 2016 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 Honor Blackman from Goldfinger [1925]

August 22nd, 2016 by

Honor Blackman, who played iconic Bond girl Pussy Galore in Goldfinger, was born in London on 22nd August 1925. Photo: Honor Blackman. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Birthday of Burt Kwouk from Goldfinger [1930]

July 18th, 2016 by

Burt Kwouk, who played Mr Ling in Goldfinger, was born in Cheshire on 18th July 1930.

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Birthday of Harold Sakata from Goldfinger [1920]

July 1st, 2016 by

Harold Sakata, who played Oddjob in Goldfinger, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on 1st July 1920.

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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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