Octopussy

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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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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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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Kamal Kahn actor Louis Jourdan passed away this weekend

February 16th, 2015 by

The sad news has been announced that Louis Jourdan, who played the villainous Kamal Khan in Octopussy (1983), died on Saturday at the age of 93. During the Second World War the French TV and cinema actor was involved in the printing and distribution of anti-German leaflets in France and after the war starred in a number […]

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Octopussy jet and other Bond props up for auction

December 4th, 2014 by

The Mail Online has an article about a variety of Bond props available for auction that include the jet from the pre-title sequence of Octopussy, a chair used by Blofeld in You Only Live Twice and a variety of other screen used paraphernalia. The article refers to “Dr Blofeld” several times, so beware of other […]

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Roger Moore: The Spy Who We Loved

November 21st, 2014 by

Two men were among the few to play cinema’s most iconic spy. Two men broke unimaginable box office records. Both of these became pop culture icons, one of the sixties, one of the seventies. But where Sean Connery would forever be lauded as the epitome of British Cool and the perennial favourite of Timothy Dalton, […]

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James Bond: The Ultimate Sportsman

October 2nd, 2013 by

“But now the club head was going back, coming down, the left knee bent correctly in towards the ball, the left arm straight as a ramrod. Crack! The ball sailed off, a beautiful drive, as good as Goldfinger had hit, straight down the fairway. Bond’s heart sang. Got you, you bastard! Got you! Blithely Bond […]

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MI6 Confidential #21 – Remembering Octopussy

July 22nd, 2013 by

Thirty years ago 007 roared onto our screens in Roger Moore’s sixth 007 adventure, Octopussy. In the latest edition of MI6 Confidential dozens of cast and crew members reflect on this intricate and undeniably exotic Bond film. This issue features in-depth, exclusive discussions with Octopussy‘s primary cast and crew – notably director John Glen, co-star […]

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Octopussy versus The Man With The Golden Gun

May 23rd, 2013 by

Recently I watched Octopussy and then The Man With The Golden Gun on successive nights, which was an interesting experience as it allowed me to compare two Roger Moore Bond films from the late and then early part of his reign. The Man With The Golden Gun is frequently ranked by fans towards the bottom […]

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John Barry – a tribute

March 12th, 2011 by

As a tribute to the late John Barry, professional musician Tim Mottershead takes an in-depth look at John Barry’s contribution to the James Bond films.

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