Never Say Never Again

Herb Alpert was born on this day in 1935

March 31st, 2018 by

American jazz musician Herb Alpert, who with the Tijuana Brass performed the theme for 1967 spoof version of Casino Royale, was born on 31st March 1935 in Los Angeles. As well as Casino Royale, he also performed a trumpet solo on the title song of Never Say Never Again (1983), which was sung by his wife, Lani Hall.

>> read article

Birthday of Never Say Never Again composer Michel Legrand [1932]

February 24th, 2018 by

Michel Legrand, who composed the score for the non-Eon Bond film Never Say Never Again (1983) with Sean Connery, was born on 24th February 1932 in France. As well as providing the jazz influenced score for Kevin McClory’s Thunderball remake, he also provided the music for the theme song, with lyrics by  Alan and Marilyn Bergman. It was […]

>> read article

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 […]

>> read article

Never Say Never Again screenwriter dies

March 29th, 2014 by

Lorenzo Semple Jr, the Hollywood screenwriter responsible for Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again, has died at the age of 91, it was reported yesterday. Semple is best known for the 1960s Batman television series staring Adam West. For more details about his life follow the link below. Source: Digital Spy To keep up to […]

>> read article

James Bond holiday locations #12 – The Bahamas

July 25th, 2013 by

Sean Connery so much loved The Bahamas when filming Thunderball that he decided to move there and still has a house at Lyford Cay. The territory, which until 1973 was part of the British Empire, is comprised of 700 islands of varying sizes and most of them uninhabited, spread over 650 miles from the east […]

>> read article

Impact of the Thunderball plagiarism case

April 10th, 2013 by

Just a few days prior to the publication of Thunderball Ian Fleming received the shock news that Kevin McClory and Jack Whittingham sought an injunction preventing publication. McClory had read an advance copy of the novel in March 1961 and was infuriated to see that Fleming had based the story on a screenplay written by […]

>> read article