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007 and the Oscars *Spectre update*

February 29, 2016

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This is a full list of the James Bond films wins and nominations at the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. As of yet there are five wins and another eleven nominations plus the Thalberg Memorial Award honouring Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli.  Updated!  Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes has won the Oscar for Best Song with “The Writing’s on […]

James Bond at the Golden Globes *Spectre update*

January 24, 2016

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This is the full list of the Golden Globe award wins and nominations of the James Bond films. So far there are 12 nominations and 3 wins. The majority of the nominations is for Best Song. 1964 Winner Most promising newcomer Female Ursula Andress in “Dr No” Together with Tippi Hedren and Elke Sommer 1965 […]

Max

January 11, 2015

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It is my nephew’s birthday today. He is three years old now and his name is Max.  Therefore, I give you…. …the James Bond film characters called Max: Max Kalba Portrayed by Vernon Dobtcheff in The Spy who loved me (1977). Max Zorin Portrayed by Christopher Walken in A View to a Kill (1985) Max […]

The Downton Abbey connections

November 15, 2014

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I take it that you all are watching Downton Abbey. What are the apparent connections between Bond and Downton? Julian Fellowes, the creator and screenplay writer of Downton, is also an actor and played the Defence Minister in Tomorrow Never Dies. Hugh Bonneville, playing the patriarch of Downton, is one of the crew members of […]

Bond/Ladies age difference

July 27, 2014

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This is a list of the age difference beteende Bond and the Bond girl, approx. It has been calculated like this: Formula: X (Bond girl actress birth year) – Y (Bond actor birth year) Roger Moore might have youthful looks but is often old enough to be the father of his leading lady. The only […]

Who’s Who of Knives in Backs

January 22, 2014

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When Silva dropped dead after getting an old-fashioned knife in his back in “Skyfall“, it wasn’t the first time someone expired like that.  I hope this is a full list. Let me know if anyone is missing. Victim first, perpetrator second Ali Kerim Bey – Donald Grant “From Russia with Love” Dikko Henderson – Random […]

For your eyes only: Rare Sheena Easton Demo

December 29, 2013

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Youtube is a great resource. In January 2010 a video was uploaded of a rare demo version of Sheena Easton’s Bond theme “For your eyes only“.  It has a typical demo sound to it but what’s interesting is the alternate lyrics. Here they are in full. Enjoy! Music: Bill Conti. Lyrics: Michael Leeson. Recorded Demo […]

The Bill Tanners

December 22, 2013

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This is the full list of actors who have portrayed one of Bond’s best friends, Secret Service Chief of Staff Bill Tanner. Michael Goodliffe as the Chief of staff in “The Man with the Golden Gun” James Villiers as Tanner, M’s replacement in “For your eyes only” Michael Kitchen as Bill Tanner in “GoldenEye” and […]

Milos Colombo

December 20, 2013

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Milos Colombo is one of the more memorable Bond allies. His entrance in “For your eyes only” gives its second half extra energy. Much thanks to actor Chaim Topol.  As for the name Colombo it is a Fleming original. Enrico Colombo features in the short story “Risico” that was adapted into the “For your eyes […]

The Guns of Navarone Connections

August 16, 2013

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It is impossible not to be keen on the various connections the James Bond films hold to other films and film series. One such film is “The Guns of Navarone” (1961). As mentioned in the post about Melina Havelock “For yor eyes only” screenplay writers Dick Maibaum and Michael Wilson set a large portion of the film in Greece as they […]

Middle names

August 3, 2013

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Precisely, what are the James Bond actors’ middle names? In fact sometimes their first names are their middle names. So be it.  Here’s the list: Thomas Sean Connery George Robert Lazenby Roger George Moore Timothy Peter Dalton Pierce Brendan Brosnan Daniel Wroughton Craig and of course… James David Graham Niven Robert Haakon Nielsen (Barry Nelson)

Chrome the parrot

July 22, 2013

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If you haven’t got “The Making of the The Living Daylights” by Charles Helfenstein, you simply must get a hold of a copy. Words cannot describe its brilliance. It’ll surely be a source reference of future posts here on “007 Under the Mango Tree“. For instance, in this fine book we can read about Chrome […]

The Moneypenny actresses

June 11, 2013

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This is a full list of the actors who have portrayed Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell 1962-1985 Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You only live twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds are Forever Live and let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy who loved me Moonraker For your eyes only […]

James Bond Release dates: UK, USA and Sweden

April 29, 2013

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When realising that my wife’s birthday is on the same date of the Swedish premiere of “Dr No”: 29 April, I just had to put together a list like this. So, here we go. All Bond release dates in United Kingdom, United States of America and my native Sweden. Mind you that the American ones […]

The M actors

April 2, 2013

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So, which actors have portrayed M? Here is the full list. Bernard Lee 1962-1979 Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You only live twice On her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds are Forever Live and let die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy who loved me Moonraker Robert Brown 1983-1989 Octopussy A […]

Melina Havelock

March 8, 2013

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One of the best female leads in the Bond film series is without a doubt Carole Bouquet’s Melina Havelock of ”For your eyes only”. The character kept her surname from the Fleming short story, also titled ”For your eyes only”, but had her first name changed from Judy to Melina. Screenplay writers Dick Maibaum and […]