Sean Connery

Anniversary of UK premiere of You Only Live Twice [1967]

June 12th, 2019 by

Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.

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Anniversary of From Russia With Love opening in New York [1964]

April 8th, 2019 by

The second James Bond movie, From Russia With Love, opened in New York on 8th April 1964 at the Astor Theatre, six months after its London premiere.  

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Diamonds Are Forever [1971]

December 30th, 2018 by

Diamonds Are Forever was premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square on 30th December 1971.

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Anniversary of UK release of Thunderball [1965]

December 29th, 2018 by

Originally scheduled to open in the UK in October, production delays forced the UK premiere of Thunderball to be delayed until 29th December 1965. Sean Connery’s fourth James Bond movie received a dual premiere. Although Sean Connery missed the event, it was screened both at the London Pavilion and the Rialto, with cast members spit between the […]

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Anniversary of Thunderball’s US premiere [1965]

December 21st, 2018 by

The US premiere of Thunderball, Sean Connery’s fourth James Bond movie, took place at the Manhattan Paramount Theater in New York. Showing off the Bell Textron jet pack that featured in the film, the pilot was arrested as he had failed to acquire the licence required to fly off the roof of the cinema.

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Anniversary of US premiere of Diamonds Are Forever [1971]

December 17th, 2018 by

Diamonds Are Forever, which marked both Sean Connery’s return to the series and exit from the EON series, premiered in the United States on 17th December 1971 at New York’s DeMille theater.

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Anniversary of Thunderball world première [1965]

December 9th, 2018 by

The fourth James Bond film, Thunderball, premièred in Tokyo on 9th December 1965. Originally it was to have opened in the UK in October but post-production delays saw Japan as the opening territory. Released at the height of Bondmania, after the effects of inflation are taken to account, Thunderball was to remain the highest grossing Bond film […]

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Global James Bond day & anniversary of Dr No premiere [1962]

October 5th, 2018 by

On 5th October 1962 the Dr No  premiered at the London Pavilion, the first of what is one of the most successful film series ever and now celebrated as Global James Bond Day.

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Birthday of Sean Connery [1930]

August 25th, 2018 by

Sean Connery, who played James Bond in six films by Eon Productions as well as Kevin McClory’s Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again, was born in Edinburgh on 25th August 1930. For many fans Connery has never been bettered in the role of 007, bringing to the role the right balance between toughness and wit. Photo: Sean Connery by Georges […]

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Thunderball at 50: an appreciation

December 9th, 2015 by

1965 was a turning point for James Bond. As well as seeing the publication of Ian Fleming’s last full-length novel, it also saw the self proclaimed “biggest Bond of all” hit the big screen. And in between the publication of The Man With The Golden Gun in April and the release of Thunderball in December, as Bondmania was reaching its […]

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