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Collecting 007: Brendan Edwards

October 9th, 2018 by

Australian collector Brendan Edwards talks about his experiences of collecting 007 memorabilia. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? It was in 1989. I was 17 years old and discovered a copy of Thunderball in my garage. It only took me two days to read and I fell in love […]

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Birthday of Martine Beswick from Thunderball [1941]

September 26th, 2018 by

Martine Beswick, who played one of the two fighting gypsy girls From Russia With Love, Zora, and then Paula Caplan in Thunderball, was born in Port Antonio in Jamaica on 26th September 1941.

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Birthday of Sean Connery [1930]

August 25th, 2018 by

Sean Connery, who played James Bond in six films by Eon Productions as well as Kevin McClory’s Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again, was born in Edinburgh on 25th August 1930. For many fans Connery has never been bettered in the role of 007, bringing to the role the right balance between toughness and wit. Photo: Sean Connery by Georges […]

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Birthday of Adolfo Celi from Thunderball [1922]

July 27th, 2018 by

Adolfo Celi, who played Emilio Largo in Thunderball, was born in Sicily on 27th July 1922. Photo: Adolfo Celi in Amici miei (cropped) by Gawain78 at the Italian Wikipedia project. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Birthday of Luciana Paluzzi from Thunderball [1937]

June 10th, 2018 by

Luciana Paluzzi, who played Fiona Volpe in Thunderball, was born in Rome on 10th June 1937. Photo: Luciana Paluzzi by Enerzone. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Birthday of Rik Van Nutter from Thunderball [1929]

May 1st, 2018 by

Rik Van Nutter, who played Felix Leiter in Thunderball, was born on 1st May 1929. He was the third actor to play the role of the CIA agent.

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Birthday of Claudine Auger from Thunderball [1941]

April 26th, 2018 by

Claudine Auger, who played Dominique “Domino” Derval in Thunderball, was born in Paris on 26th April 1941. Photo: movie still from Thunderball

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Anniversary of Thunderball publication in UK [1961]

March 27th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 9th James Bond book, Thunderball, was first published in the UK on 27th March 1961 by Jonathan Cape. After an experimental bomber is stolen mid flight and two atomic weapons fall into the hands of SPECTRE, 007 is sent to The Bahamas to find the bombs before it is too late. Read more about Thunderball

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Birthday of actress Molly Peters from Thunderball [1939]

March 15th, 2018 by

Molly Peters who played nurse Patricia Fearing in Thunderball (1965) was born on 15th March 1939 in Suffolk. Playing a nurse who works at Shrublands, the health clinic 007 visits at the beginning of the film, Peters has the distinction of being the first actress in the James Bond film series to be seen removing her […]

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2018 by

The editor of the early James Bond films and director of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Peterf Hunt, was born on 11th March 1925 in London. Hunt was editor on the first four Bond films and introduced a fast paced style that helps lend a unique style to the series. On You Only Live Twice he directed […]

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