Quantum of Solace

Birthday of Giancarlo Giannini (René Mathis) [1942]

August 1st, 2019 by

Giancarlo Giannini, who played René Mathis in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, was born in La Spezia in Italy on 1st August 1942. Although the character of Mathis popped up from time to time in Ian Fleming’s books, he was unceremoniously dumped in Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007. Photo: Giancarlo Giannini by Vincenzo Iaconianni – Fotoguru.it. Licensed under […]

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Birthday of Mr White actor Jesper Christensen [1948]

May 16th, 2019 by

Jesper Christensen, who played Mr White in the James Bond films Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and the forthcoming SPECTRE, was born in Copenhagen on 16th May 1948.

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Happy Birthday Daniel Craig

March 2nd, 2019 by

Daniel Craig was born on 2nd March 1968 in Chester, born to an art teacher and a pub landlord. His acting career began when he was six years old, when he performed in school plays, but became involved in serious acting through the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and moved to London aged 16 to join the National […]

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Birthday of Rory Kinnear [1978]

February 17th, 2019 by

Rory Kinnear, who has played Bill Tanner since Quantum of Solace (2008) was born in London on 17th February 1978. With his early career focused on stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, Kinnear’s movie break came with Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007, the role for which is is best known. Photo: Rory […]

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Birthday of Gemma Arterton from Quantum of Solace [1986]

February 2nd, 2019 by

Gemma Arterton, who played Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace, was born in Gravesend, Kent, on 2nd February 1986. The actress’s film debut came in 2007 with St Trinian’s, and after several more TV and movie roles she landed the part in Daniel Craig’s second 007 film in which she becomes the sacrificial lamb. Photo: “Gemma Arterton […]

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Birthday of Alicia Keys [1981]

January 25th, 2019 by

Alicia Keys, who with Jack White wrote and performed Another Way To Die, the theme song for Quantum of Solace (2008), was born on 25th January 1981 in New York.

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Birthday of Jeffrey Wright [1965]

December 7th, 2018 by

Two time Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright was born on 7th December 1965 in Washington DC. Starting out on stage, Wright’s first major film role was opposite Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent (1990), leading to many movie appearances. He appeared as Felix Leiter in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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Birthday of director Marc Forster [1969]

November 30th, 2018 by

Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster (shown above on set with Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko and Daniel Craig) was born on 30 November 1969 in Baveria, Germany. His breakthrough, in 2001, was with Monster’s Ball with Halle Berry and prior to Quantum of Solace directed The Kite Runner.  

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Birthday of Olga Kurylenko from Quantum of Solace [1979]

November 14th, 2018 by

Olga Kurylenko, who played Camille Montes in Quantum of Solace, was born in Berdyansk, in what is now Ukraine on 14th November 1979.

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Anniversary of UK release of Quantum of Solace [2008]

October 31st, 2018 by

The eagerly anticipated second Bond film with Daniel Craig, Quantum of Solace , went on UK general release on 31st October 2008. Despite the success of Casino Royale (2006) the follow up was widely felt to miss the mark.  

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