Octopussy

Anniversary of Octopussy & The Living Daylights publication in UK [1966]

June 23rd, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 14th and final James Bond book, Octopussy & The Living Daylights, was first published in the UK on 23rd June 1966 by Jonathan Cape. When originally published it consisted of two short stories about James Bond. The Living Daylights in particular stands out as a taught mini thriller. Current editions of the book also […]

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Birthday of Louis Jourdan from Octopussy [1921]

June 19th, 2018 by

Louis Jourdan, who played Kamal Khan in Octopussy was born in Marseille, France on 19th June 1921. Photo: Louis Jourdan in Madame Bovary trailer. Licensed under Public Domain.

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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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Anniversary of Louis Jourdan’s death [2015]

February 14th, 2018 by

Louis Jourdan, who played Kamal Khan in Octopussy (1983) opposite Roger Moore, died on 14th February 2015 at his home in Beverly Hills. The French actor was 93.

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Birthday of Octopussy actress Maud Adams [1945]

February 12th, 2018 by

Maud Adams was born in Luleå, Sweden on 12th February 1945. Initially working as a model in Paris and then New York, she began being offered television roles in 1970s shows such as Hawaii Five-O and Kojak. Her first major role was in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) with Roger Moore, when she played sacrificial lamb Andrea Anders. […]

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Birthday of Kabir Bedi from Octopussy [1946]

January 16th, 2018 by

Kabir Bedi, who played Gobinda in Octopussy (1983), was born in Lahore on 16th January 1946. At the time the city was located in India under British rule. However British India was partitioned into the dominions of India and Pakistan the following year prior to becoming independent .

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Actor Albert Moses dies aged 79

December 18th, 2017 by

Albert Moses in 2005

This weekend we learnt the news that Albert Moses passed away earlier in the year at the age of 79. The Sri Lankan actor Albert Moses, who appeared in two James Bond films, died in London in September. Moses moved the the UK in the 1970s, where he mainly worked inn television. He was cast […]

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Birthday of Vijay Amritraj from Octopussy [1953]

December 14th, 2017 by

Vijay Amritraj, who played agent Vijay in Octopussy, was born in the Indian city of Madras (Chennai) on 14th December 1953. Photo: Vijay Amritraj by Bollywood hungama. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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Casino Royale exec producer Anthony Waye to speak in London this November

November 8th, 2017 by

Anthony Waye was executive producer on Daniel Craig’s first two Bond films. See him speak in London at an event organised by the Production Guild of Great Britain later this month. The Production Guild of Great Britain kicks off a brand new series of events this month, designed to take the public behind the scenes of film […]

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Birthday of Kristina Wayborn from Octopussy [1950]

September 24th, 2017 by

Kristina Wayborn, who played Magda in Octopussy was born in Nybro, Sweden on 24th September 1950.

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