Birthday of Michael Lonsdale from Moonraker [1931]

May 24th, 2018 by

Michael Londsdale, who played Sir Hugo Drax in Moonraker, was born in Paris on 24th May 1931. Photo: Michael Lonsdale by Claude Truong-Ngoc. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of Lois Chiles from Moonraker [1947]

April 15th, 2018 by

Lois Chiles, who played Dr Holly Goodhead in Moonraker was born in Houston on 15th April 1947.

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Anniversary of Moonraker publication in UK [1955]

April 5th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 3rd James Bond book, Moonraker, was published on 5th April 1955 by Jonathan Cape. Soon after 007 is asked by M to warn off a card cheat at Blades, Bond is sent to investigate an incident at the Moonraker plant owned by Sir Hugo Drax. Read more about Moonraker

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Moonraker radio play on BBC Radio 4 this weekend

March 29th, 2018 by

BBC Radio 4 to broadcast Moonraker adaptation with Toby Stephens as 007. Martin Jarvis directs this surprisingly up-to-date, all-star guided missile drama. It’s 1954 and British patriot Sir Hugo Drax (Samuel West) has built an atomic rocket, Moonraker, vital to Britain’s defences. It’s ready for a trial launch. But after a double-murder, James Bond (Toby Stephens) goes […]

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Birthday of Corinne Cléry from Moonraker [1950]

March 23rd, 2018 by

Corinne Cléry, who played Corinne Dufour in the movie Moonraker (1979) was born in Paris, France on 23rd March 1950.

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Birthday of Walter Gotell (General Gogol) [1924]

March 15th, 2018 by

The German actor Walter Gotell, who played KGB head General Gogol in a total of six James Bond films, was born in Bonn on 15th March 1924. Gotell’s family fled Germany under the Nazis and settled in Britain and he started in films during the Second World War playing German heavies. After the war he […]

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Lewis Gilbert dies aged 97

February 27th, 2018 by

Three time Bond director Lewis Gilbert has died at the age of 97. Lewis Gilbert, who directed Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice (1967) and returned to the series to direct the late Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), has died according to a tweet by 007 website […]

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Anniversary of US publication of Moonraker [1955]

September 20th, 2017 by

Ian Fleming’s third James Bond book, Moonraker, was first published in the United States by Macmillan on 20th September 1955. It had been published in the UK by Jonathan Cape earlier the same year, on 5th April.

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Birthday of Richard Kiel [1939]

September 13th, 2017 by

Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, who played the much loved henchman Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), was born in Detroit on 13th September 1939.

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Anniversary of Richard Kiel’s death [2014]

September 10th, 2017 by

Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, who played the much-loved henchman Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), died on 10th September 2014.

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