Goldfinger

Birthday of Burt Kwouk from Goldfinger [1930]

July 18th, 2019 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, 2019 by

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

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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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Birthday of Tania Mallet from Goldfinger [1941]

May 19th, 2019 by

Tania Mallet, who played Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger, was born in Blackpool on 19th May 1941.

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Anniversary of Guy Hamilton’s death [2016]

April 20th, 2019 by

Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger (1964) and three more James Bond films, died at his home in Mallorca on 20th April 2016. He was 93. After setting the template for the film series with Goldfinger, Hamilton returned to the series for Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live And Let Die (1973) and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). Among his other […]

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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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Anniversary of Goldfinger publication in UK [1959]

March 23rd, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 7th James Bond book, Goldfinger, was first published in the UK on 23rd March 1959 by Jonathan Cape. 007 is sent on a mission to uncover a gold smuggling racket run by one of the world’s richest men and uncovers Auric Goldfinger’s plot to rob Fort Knox. Read more about Goldfinger

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2019 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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Live And Let Die composer George Martin died on this day in 2016

March 8th, 2019 by

George Martin, who was sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle” due to his influential work as producer with the Fab Four, died on 8th March 2016. As well as working with The Beatles and a whole host of other pop stars of the 1960s, Martin produced Shirley Bassey on Goldfinger. On Live And Let Die he composed […]

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