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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 […]

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 […]

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)

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 […]

The Felix Leiter actors

February 19, 2013

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This is a full list of the actos who have portrayed James Bond’s C.I.A ally and friend Felix Leiter. Jack Lord in “Dr No” (1962) Cec Linder in “Goldfinger” (1964) Rik van Nutter in “Thunderball” (1965) Norman Burton in “Diamonds are Forever” (1971) David Hedison in “Live and let Die” (1973) & “Licence to Kill” (1989) […]

The Palio of Siena

December 17, 2012

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The Italian city of Siena dates all the way back to the Etruscans and its historic centre as been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Essential to the identity of Siena is the traditional horse race, the Palio that dates back to the 15th century. Ten of the seventeen Contrade into which the city […]

A Night at the Opera with Tosca

December 14, 2012

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It was another night at the opera for Bond while trailing the crooks to the magnificent open air opera stage of Bregenz, Austria. After the set by Lake Constance had impressed Barbara Broccoli and Marc Forster the crew came to shoot arguably the best scene of the film during ten days between 29th April and […]

Bond’s Aliases

December 10, 2012

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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 […]

Fields Forever

December 7, 2012

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Just Fields, eh? Well some investigations reveal that Agent Fields’ first name is “Strawberry”. That’s right. Strawberry Fields Forever as you know is a tune from The Beatles and was released as a single together with Penny Lane in 1967, and was also included on the album version of Magical Mystery Tour. It was written […]