The Spy Who Loved Me

Anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me première [1977]

July 7th, 2019 by

Roger Moore’s third outing as 007 was The Spy Who Loved Me, which featured the Lotus Esprit dubbed “Wet Nellie”. The movie was premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 7th July 1977.

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Anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me publication in UK [1962]

April 16th, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 10th James Bond book, The Spy Who Loved Me, was published on 16th April 1962 by Jonathan Cape. The Spy Who Loved Me is an oddity in that it is written in the first person from a female perspective and James Bond appears in the last third of the novel. Read more about […]

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Birthday of actor George Baker [1931]

April 1st, 2019 by

George Baker, who appeared played  in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), was born in Bulgaria on 1st April 1931. Baker appeared as heraldry expert Sir Hilary Bray in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, also dubbing George Lazenby’s voice in the scenes in which 007 impersonated Sir Hilary, as well as playing Captain Benson in The Spy Who […]

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Shane Rimmer dies aged 89

March 29th, 2019 by

Today we received the sad news that Shane Rimmer has died at the age of 89. The Canadian actor, who appeared in three James Bond films, was also a voice actor and screenwriter who  provided the voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds (1965–1966). Rimmer appeared mainly in supporting roles, especially in films and television series […]

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Birthday of Walter Gotell (General Gogol) [1924]

March 15th, 2019 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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Anniversary of Lewis Gilbert’s death [2018]

February 23rd, 2019 by

Lewis Gilbert, who directed Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice (1967) and two Roger Moore films, died in Monaco on 23rd February 2018 at the age of 97. When Gilbert returned to the series he essentially remade the fifth Bond film twice, with The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)and Moonraker (1979).

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Birthday of Curd Jürgens from The Spy Who Loved Me [1915]

December 13th, 2018 by

Curd Jürgens, who played Karl Stromberg in The Spy Who Loved Me, was born in Munich on 13th December 1915.  

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Death of actor George Baker [2011]

October 7th, 2018 by

George Baker, who appeared in three James Bond films, died on 7th October 2011. Baker was uncredited in You Only Live Twice as a NASA engineer, but in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service played Sir Hilary Bray, and then Captain Benson in The Spy Who Loved Me. Baker also dubbed George Lazenby’s voice in the scenes […]

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Birthday of Richard Kiel [1939]

September 13th, 2018 by

Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, who played the much loved henchman Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), was born in Detroit on 13th September 1939.

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Anniversary of Richard Kiel’s death [2014]

September 10th, 2018 by

Richard Kiel

Richard Kiel, who played the much-loved henchman Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), died on 10th September 2014.

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