SPECTRE

Birthday of composer Thomas Newman [1955]

October 20th, 2017 by

Composer Thomas Newman, brought into the 007 fold by Sam Mendes for Skyfall, was born on 20th October 1955 in Los Angeles, replacing house composer David Arnold. Newman has a long history with Mendes, scoring the director’s first feature film American Beauty, followed by Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road and has many more feature […]

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Birthday of actor Donald Pleasence [1919]

October 5th, 2017 by

Actor Donald Pleasence, who played SPECTRE leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice, was born on 5th October 1919 in Nottinghamshire. During his long and distinguished career, Pleasence appeared in dozens of films, including Look Back in Anger, The Great Escape, George Lucas’s early science fiction film THX 1138 and was awarded the OBE […]

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Birthday of Christoph Waltz from SPECTRE [1956]

October 4th, 2017 by

Christoph Waltz, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in SPECTRE (2015), was born in Vienna on 4th October 1956.

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Birthday of SPECTRE cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema [1971]

October 4th, 2017 by

Hoyte Van Hoytema, who was the cinematographer on SPECTRE (2015), was born in Switzerland on 4th October 1971.

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Birthday of Monica Bellucci [1964]

September 30th, 2017 by

Monica Bellucci, who played Lucia Sciarra in SPECTRE (2015) was born in Citta di Castello in Italy on 30th September 1964.

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Birthday of screenwriter John Logan [1961]

September 24th, 2017 by

John Logan, who contributed to the scripts of Skyfall (2012) and SPECTRE (2015) was born in San Diego on 24th September 1961.

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New details of the James Bond experience in Sölden revealed

September 19th, 2017 by

007 ELEMENTS is a new James Bond cinematic installation opening this winter built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden. The name 007 ELEMENTS reflects the visitor’s journey through a series of galleries, each distilling the craft of the signature elements that define a James Bond film. The installation will focus on SPECTRE, […]

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Robert Wade [1962]

September 16th, 2017 by

Robert Wade, who with writing partner Neal Purvis has worked on each Bond film since The World Is Not Enough (1999, with Bruce Feirstein), was born in South Wales on 16th September 1961. Following their work on Skyfall it was announced that the screen writing duo were retiring from the Bond films. However, they were hired to work on […]

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Neal Purvis [1961]

September 9th, 2017 by

Neal Purvis, who with writing partner Robert Wade has worked on each Bond film since The World Is Not Enough (1999, with Bruce Feirstein), was born in the United Kingdom on 9th September 1961. Following their work on Skyfall it was announced that the screen writing duo were retiring from the Bond films. However, they were hired to work […]

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Birthday of Eve Moneypenny actress Naomie Harris [1976]

September 6th, 2017 by

Naomie Harris, who first appeared in a Skyfall as Eve in Skyfall (later revealed to be Miss Moneypenny), was born in London on 6th September 1976. Photo: cropped from Naomie Harris by Liam Mendes. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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