Moonraker

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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Birthday of Geoffrey Keen [1916]

August 21st, 2017 by

Geoffrey Keen, who played Frederick Gray in The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights, was born in Berkshire on 21st August 1916.

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Anniversary of Moonraker première [1979]

June 26th, 2017 by

Moonraker premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 26th June 1979.

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Remembering Sir Roger Moore

May 24th, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

It was one hot Saturday afternoon in August 1975 when I got my first taste of James Bond on the big screen. The Man With The Golden Gun had been released in December the previous year, but this was my first opportunity to see it. Hard as it is to imagine today, it took months […]

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Birthday of Michael Lonsdale from Moonraker [1931]

May 24th, 2017 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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The Bond Novelizations Part I: The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker

April 21st, 2017 by

Welcome to the world of the James Bond films novelizations. The trend for turning films or TV series into novels started during the second half of the 20th century. It was the era prior to the home video boom and a way to experience the film at home. This technique is still continued in many franchises […]

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How much does James Bond earn?

April 21st, 2017 by

In chapter 1 of Moonraker James Bond is in his office ploughing through a mound of paperwork. Fleming tells us a little about Bond’s routine while in London between assignments. He also tells us his income: He earned £1500 a year, the salary of a Principal Officer in the Civil Service, and he had a […]

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Birthday of Lois Chiles from Moonraker [1947]

April 15th, 2017 by

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

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