The Spy Who Loved Me

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

April 16th, 2018 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, 2018 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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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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Lewis Gilbert dies aged 97

February 27th, 2018 by

Three time Bond director Lewis Gilbert has died at the age of 97. Lewis Gilbert, who directed Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice (1967) and returned to the series to direct the late Roger Moore in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), has died according to a tweet by 007 website […]

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Actor Albert Moses dies aged 79

December 18th, 2017 by

Albert Moses in 2005

This weekend we learnt the news that Albert Moses passed away earlier in the year at the age of 79. The Sri Lankan actor Albert Moses, who appeared in two James Bond films, died in London in September. Moses moved the the UK in the 1970s, where he mainly worked inn television. He was cast […]

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

December 13th, 2017 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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007’s iconic Lotus Esprit S1

November 27th, 2017 by

The Lotus Esprit S1 became an instant automotive icon when it made its screen debut in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli’s first Bond film as sole producer and the tenth in the James Bond series, the film’s success helped define the legacy of one of the film industry’s most […]

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Death of actor George Baker [2011]

October 7th, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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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