You Only Live Twice

Birthday of You Only Live Twice screenwriter Roald Dahl [1916]

September 13th, 2018 by

Roald Dahl, who wrote the screenplay for You Only Live Twice (1967), was born in Wales to Norwegian parents on 13th September 1916. Photo: Roald Dahl (1982) by Hans van Dijk / Anefo – Derived from Nationaal Archief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of Blofeld actor Charles Gray [1928]

August 29th, 2018 by

Charles Gray, who played Dikko Henderson in You Only Live Twice and Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in Bournemouth on 29th August 1928. Photo: Charles Gray. Used under fair use provisions.

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Birthday of Akiko Wakabayashi from You Only Live Twice [1941]

August 26th, 2018 by

Akiko Wakabayashi, who played Aki in You Only Live Twice, was born in Ota, Tokyo, Japan on 26th August 1941. Photo: Akiko Wakabayashi. Used under fair use provisions.

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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 Tetsurô Tanba from You Only Live Twice [1922]

July 17th, 2018 by

Tetsurô Tanba, who played Tiger Tanaka in You Only Live Twice, was born in Tokyo, Japan on 17th July 1922.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of You Only Live Twice [1967]

June 12th, 2018 by

Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.

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Anniversary of You Only Live Twice publication in UK [1964]

March 16th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming’s 12th James Bond book, You Only Live Twice, was first published in the UK on 16th March 1964 by Jonathan Cape. Following the murder of Tracy shortly after their marriage, James Bond is sent to Japan on what M believes will be a straightforward assignment. However, there he discovers his arch-nemesis, Ernst Stavro […]

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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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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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Birthday of You Only Live Twice actress Karin Dor [1938]

February 22nd, 2018 by

German actress Karin Dor, who played Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice, was born in Wiesbaden on 22nd February 1938.

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