The Living Daylights

Anniversary of Octopussy & The Living Daylights publication in UK [1966]

June 23rd, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 14th and final James Bond book, Octopussy & The Living Daylights, was first published in the UK on 23rd June 1966 by Jonathan Cape. When originally published it consisted of two short stories about James Bond. The Living Daylights in particular stands out as a taught mini thriller. Current editions of the book also […]

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Birthday of John Rhys-Davies from The Living Daylights [1944]

May 5th, 2018 by

John Rhys-Davies, who played General Leonid Pushkin in The Living Daylights was born in Wales on 5th May 1944. Photo: John Rhys-Davies by Diane Krauss. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of Timothy Dalton [1944]

March 21st, 2018 by

  Timothy Dalton was born on 21st March 1944 in Colwyn Bay in Wales, his father a captain in the Special Operations  Executive during the Second World War.  Dalton became the fourth actor to play James Bond in the Eon Productions film series and rated by some fans as the closest to Ian Fleming’s Bond.  […]

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Birthday of Walter Gotell (General Gogol) [1924]

March 15th, 2018 by

The German actor Walter Gotell, who played KGB head General Gogol in a total of six James Bond films, was born in Bonn on 15th March 1924. Gotell’s family fled Germany under the Nazis and settled in Britain and he started in films during the Second World War playing German heavies. After the war he […]

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Birthday of Joe Don Baker [1936]

February 12th, 2018 by

Joe Don Baker, who is one of the handful of actors to have appeared in more than one film playing different roles, was born in Texas in 12th February 1936. Often appearing in television roles, his first major film was Cool Hand Luke (1967) with Paul Newman. He got the role of Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights […]

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Birthday of Maryam d’Abo from The Living Daylights [1960]

December 27th, 2017 by

Maryam d’Abo, who played Kara Milovy in The Living Daylights, was born in London on 27th December 1960. Photo: Maryam d’Abo by Towpilot. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of ‘Living Daylights’ actor Jeroen Krabbé [1944]

December 5th, 2017 by

Jeroen Krabbé, who played General Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights was born on 5th December 1944 in Amsterdam. He has appeared in many Hollywood films, making his name in the role of villains in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Birthday of Art Malik from The Living Daylights [1952]

November 13th, 2017 by

Art Malik, who played Kamran Shah in The Living Daylights, was born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan on 13th November 1952.

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Birthday of Geoffrey Keen [1916]

August 21st, 2017 by

Geoffrey Keen, who played Frederick Gray in The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights, was born in Berkshire on 21st August 1916.

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Birthday of Robert Brown [1921]

July 23rd, 2017 by

Robert Brown, who played Admiral Hargreaves in The Spy Who Loved Me and M in Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill, was born in Dorset on 23rd July 1921.

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