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Birthday of John Cleese [1939]

October 27th, 2017 by

John Cleese, who played R in The World Is Not Enough and then Q in Die Another Day, was born in Somerset on 27th October 1939. Photo: John Cleese by Paul Boxley. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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Birthday of Ben Whishaw [1980]

October 14th, 2017 by

Ben Whishaw, who was introduced as gadget master Q in Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007, was born on 14th October 1980. Prior to Skyfall, Whishaw appeared in Layer Cake, also staring Daniel Craig and played Sebastian Flyte in a film adaptation of Brideshead Revisited, as well as a variety of other roles in film, […]

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Birthday of ‘Q’ Desmond Llewelyn [1914]

September 12th, 2017 by

Desmond Llewelyn, who played the much loved boffin Q in 17 James Bond films between 1963 and 1999, was born  in Newport on 12th September 1914. Llewelyn first played Q in the second Bond movie, From Russia With Love (1963), and reprised the role in every film until The World In Not Enough (1999), with the exception […]

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Take a 360º tour of Q’s SPECTRE workshop

March 4th, 2016 by

Click the play button to visit Q’s workshop then begin your tour by using the controls in the top left hand corner of the video to navigate.

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Ben Whishaw seen filming in London at weekend

February 16th, 2015 by

NOTE: Since this story was published I’ve been told the shoot had nothing to do with SPECTRE and Whishaw was filming a BBC drama called London Spy. Thanks to Ben Whishaw News on Twitter. Ben Whishaw, who plays Q in SPECTRE, was spotted filming on Vauxhall Bridge this weekend, just days before the first unit is […]

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Ben Whishaw unveils new sound stage at Pinewood

December 5th, 2013 by

Ben Whishaw, the actor who played Q in Skyfall and is expected to reprise the role in Bond 24, today unveiled Pinewood’s latest sound stage, aptly named the Q-Stage. Construction of the 30,000 square foot stage was completed at the end of September and will be used for both film and TV produtions. Source: Pinewood […]

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Ben Whishaw unsure of Bond 24 timeline

May 14th, 2013 by

Speaking at the BAFTA Television Awards on Sunday Q actor Ben Whishaw mentioned, when asked about his future plans, that he had thought that Bond 24 would start shooting at the end of the year, but is long longer certain, saying “I’ve heard some things but I can’t share”. While Sony had been pushing for […]

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Skyfall: where is it all heading?

May 25th, 2012 by

Back in October I made 23 short videos about “Bond 23” as Skyfall was known back then. In the videos I discussed what I’d like to see in the new film and what I’d prefer for the filmmakers to avoid. Now that the first teaser trailer has been released and filming is approaching a close, […]

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Ben Whishaw

November 30th, 2011 by

During the Skyfall press conference at the beginning of November it was confirmed that Ben Whishaw had been signed in an unspecified role. After speculation in the press it was confirmed by his agent that he would play Q in the new movie.

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Ben Whishaw to play Bond gadget geek Q [The Sun]

November 25th, 2011 by

According to a report in The Sun today Ben Whishaw, who was confirmed as joining the cast of Skyfall in a press release on November 3rd, is going to play Q in the new James Bond film. The lightweight article states: JAMES Bond will have a rival in the hunk department after rising star Ben […]

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