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James Bond at the Golden Globes *Spectre update*

January 24, 2016


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 […]

“Happiest in the saddle”- Bond rides a horse

September 15, 2015


You’d might wonder in which movies Bond rides a horse. Here’s the list. They are mainly Roger Moores (rather his stuntman). On her Majesty’s secret service (1969) The Spy who loved me (actually a camel) (1977) Moonraker (1979) Octopussy (1983) A View to a Kill (1985) The Living Daylights (1989) Never Say Never Again (1983)

Do you know how Christmas trees are grown?

December 25, 2014


The most christmasy film of all the Bond films is undoubtedly “On her Majesty’s Secret Service“. John Barry even wrote a christmas song for it. Hal David wrote the lyrics (as well as the lyrics for “We have all the time in the World”).   The song “Do you know how Christmas trees are grown?” was […]

Bond/Ladies age difference

July 27, 2014


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 […]

Middle names

August 3, 2013


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


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 […]

20 pieces of OHMSS Trivia, part 1

July 9, 2013


1) It is the second and so far the last time, that the producers’ names are included in text in the Gunbarrel sequence: Albert R. Broccoli & Harry Saltzman. The first film being “Dr No“. 2) “You only live twice” (1967) and “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969) were filmed in the wrong order if […]

First lines of the James Bond actors

June 20, 2013


“I admire your courage, Miss…” Sean Connery, “Dr No” (1962) “Good morning! My name´s Bond. James Bond. Miss erm… ?” George Lazenby, “On her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969) “Not married, by any chance, are you?” Roger Moore, “Live and let die” (1973) “I need to use your phone. She’ll call you back. Exercise control, 007 here. I’ll […]

The Moneypenny actresses

June 11, 2013


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 […]

Nymphalis polychloris

May 9, 2013


The former M, Sir Miles Messervy, is a keen amateur lepidopterist. This we learn in “On her Majesty’s Secret Service” (OHMSS) when Bond visits him in his home. Bond watches M who handles a butterfly in his collection and Bond says: “Unusually small for a Nymphalis polychloris.” The butterfly Nymphalis polychloros (Latin name given by […]

James Bond Release dates: UK, USA and Sweden

April 29, 2013


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


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 […]

No such thing as a Dom Perignon ’57

February 9, 2013


In “On her Majesty’s Secret Service” James Bond happens to order a Dom Perignon that does not exist. Bond saves Tracy at the baccarat table in the Hotel Estoril Palacio, Portugal. She goes to a dining table, Bond follows her and orders a Dom Perignon ’57, but before the order arrives Tracy hands Bond her […]

Bond’s Aliases

December 10, 2012


Sometimes 007 has to use aliases, another identity during his missions. Sometimes they are just made up identities and sometimes he’s impersonating someone else in the film This is a list of the two types. Aliases David Somerset (with wife Caroline) in “From Russia with Love” Mr Fisher in “You only live twice” Taro Torodoki […]