Octopussy

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

June 23rd, 2019 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, 2019 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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Anniversary of Octopussy premiere [1983]

June 6th, 2019 by

Roger Moore’s sixth outing as 007 was Octopussy. The film premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square on 6th June 1983. Among those attending the premiere were Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

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Birthday of Walter Gotell (General Gogol) [1924]

March 15th, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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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Birthday of Vijay Amritraj from Octopussy [1953]

December 14th, 2018 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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Birthday of Kristina Wayborn from Octopussy [1950]

September 24th, 2018 by

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

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Birthday of Geoffrey Keen [1916]

August 21st, 2018 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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