The Man With The Golden Gun

Birthday of JW Pepper actor Clifton James [1921]

May 29th, 2018 by

Clifton James, who played Sheriff JW Pepper in Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun was born in Spokane, Washington on 29th May 1921.

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Birthday of Christopher Lee from ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’ [1922]

May 27th, 2018 by

Christopher Lee, who played Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With The Golden Gun was born in Belgravia on 27th May 1922. Photo: Christopher Lee by Siebbi. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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Birthday of Hervé Villechaize from The Man with the Golden Gun [1943]

April 23rd, 2018 by

Hervé Villechaize, who played Nick Nack in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), was born in Paris on 23rd April 1943.

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Anniversary of Guy Hamilton’s death [2016]

April 20th, 2018 by

Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger (1964) and three more James Bond films, died at his home in Mallorca on 20th April 2016. He was 93. After setting the template for the film series with Goldfinger, Hamilton returned to the series for Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live And Let Die (1973) and The Man With The Golden Gun (1974). Among his other […]

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Golden Gun actor Soon-Tek Oh dies aged 85

April 12th, 2018 by

Over the weekend we received the sad news that Soon-Tek Oh, who played Lieutenant Hip in The Man With The Golden Gun, died in Los Angeles on 4th April. He was 85. The actor, who was credited in The Man With The Golden Gun as Soon-Taik Oh, was a Korean-American actor best known for the voice […]

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Anniversary of The Man With The Golden Gun publication in UK [1965]

April 1st, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 13th James Bond book, The Man With The Golden Gun, was first published in the UK on 1st April 1965 by Jonathan Cape. It was the first Bond book to be published posthumously. James Bond tracks Scaramanga down to Jamaica, where he is hired by the hit man while he holds a meeting […]

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Birthday of Octopussy actress Maud Adams [1945]

February 12th, 2018 by

Maud Adams was born in Luleå, Sweden on 12th February 1945. Initially working as a model in Paris and then New York, she began being offered television roles in 1970s shows such as Hawaii Five-O and Kojak. Her first major role was in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) with Roger Moore, when she played sacrificial lamb Andrea Anders. […]

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Premiere of The Man With The Golden Gun [1974]

December 19th, 2017 by

Roger Moore’s second James Bond film was The Man With The Golden Gun, which premiered at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on 19th December 1974. The film went on general release in the UK and USA the same day, although it had opened in Japan five days earlier. While the film is not highly regarded by many Bond […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun typescript corrected by Ian Fleming now available to buy

October 31st, 2017 by

The Man With The Golden Gun typescript

A unique typescript of The Man With The Golden Gun corrected by Ian Fleming is available from Jonkers Rare Books. According to the listing on Jonkers’ website: 182 numbered pages of typed foolscap, five further preliminary pages and a single sheet of suggested (later adopted) corrections by Kingsley Amis, all bound in a cloth folder. […]

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Birthday of Britt Ekland from The Man With The Golden Gun [1942]

October 6th, 2017 by

Britt Ekland

Britt Ekland, who played Mary Goodnight opposite Roger Moore in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974), was born on 6th October 1942 in Stockholm.

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