Sam Mendes

Anniversary of Skyfall première [2012]

October 23rd, 2018 by

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film in EON Productions’ long running series, premièred at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 23rd October 2012. The film was Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007 and directed by Sam Mendes. Skyfall went on to become the first Bond movie to earn more than $1 billion worldwide.

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Birthday of Sam Mendes [1965]

August 1st, 2018 by

Sam Mendes, who directed Skyfall and SPECTRE, was born in Reading on 1st August 1965. Mendes made his name directing stage productions, which he continues to do today, and in 1999 directed his first film, American Beauty. Since then he has directed Road to Perdition (2002) with Daniel Craig, Jarhead (2005), Revolutionary Road (2008) and Away We Go (2009), […]

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Sam Mendes is done with Bond & says next 007 actor will be unexpected

May 30th, 2016 by

Saturday saw director Sam Mendes gave a talk at the Hay Festival in which he spoke about his experiences of working on stage and screen. And part of that was about directing the two most recent Bond films. Mendes has worked in both theatre and film and won best director Oscar for American Beauty (1999), his […]

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Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes talk SPECTRE [video]

November 12th, 2015 by

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Sam Mendes has finished with Bond

November 9th, 2015 by

Sam Mendes is unlikely to do another Bond movie after SPECTRE. Having tied all Daniel Craig’s films together the director says he has now “finished a journey”. Following the release of Skyfall Mendes was initially reluctant to return to make another Bond film. He was subsequently persuaded to do so by Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G […]

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The action of SPECTRE [Video]

September 23rd, 2015 by

“The tradition for Bond is always real stunts, real action, real explosions…”, says Director Sam Mendes in the latest behind the scenes video about the action sequences in SPECTRE.

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Sam Mendes says SPECTRE to be his last Bond

July 20th, 2015 by

Sam Mendes was recently interviewed by the BBC for a programme about cricket, in which he also talked about James Bond and SPECTRE. The programme, View from the Boundary: Sam Mendes, was broadcast on BBC 5 Live radio and for another 28 days you can listen online or download it as a podcast. In the interview he […]

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Sunday night shoot for SPECTRE in London [VIDEO]

May 18th, 2015 by

There hasn’t been much SPECTRE related news of late for the simple reason that filming has mainly taken place behind the closed doors of Pinewood. However, that changed on Sunday night when the production team was out in London to shoot a sequence. Click the link below to reveal video footage of last night’s shoot: […]

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New SPECTRE photos released online

March 2nd, 2015 by

Today the official 007 social media channels shared two photos that can also be seen in the current issue of Empire magazine. The first shows Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx, gun in hand, while the second shows director Sam Mendes giving instructions to Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swan) either in Austria or at Pinewood. Photos: SPECTRE […]

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Sam Mendes discusses SPECTRE [video]

February 26th, 2015 by

Sam Mendes says he returned to James Bond for SPECTRE because of the story, adding that the plot is driven by Bond. He also says that he wanted to develop the new characters he introduced in Skyfall – M, Q and Moneypenny.    

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