Goldfinger

Goldfinger goes on general release in the UK [1964]

September 18th, 2017 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, 2017 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, 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 Honor Blackman from Goldfinger [1925]

August 22nd, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 by

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

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Birthday of Tania Mallet from Goldfinger [1941]

May 19th, 2017 by

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

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Anniversary of Goldfinger publication in UK [1959]

March 23rd, 2017 by

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.

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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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Live And Let Die composer George Martin died on this day in 2016

March 8th, 2017 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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