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007 and the Oscars *Spectre update*

February 29, 2016


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


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 […]

Adidas Gazelle

December 22, 2014


When Bond does his training in the underground HQ of MI6 in “Skyfall“, he wears a couple of blue Adidas Gazelle sneakers. Adidas Gazelle 2 to be exact. The Gazelle model is very similar to the Spezial and Samba model, also with the famous Adidas three stripes. Adidas was founded by German Adolf Dassler in […]

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 […]

Who’s Who of Knives in Backs

January 22, 2014


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 […]

The Bill Tanners

December 22, 2013


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


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)


June 27, 2013


In “Skyfall” the name of Severine’s yacht is “Chimera“. The yacht used in the film is called “Regina” and was built in Bodrum, Turkey by Medyat Yacht Building, for company Pruva Yachting in 2011. In november 2012 it was reported that the yacht was up for sale for approx. 11 million Euros. As for the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Skyfall Trivia Tweets

April 20, 2013


The official James Bond Twitter account has posted some Skyfall Trivia. Here is a summary of their tweets. Some of the content has already been addressed here on “007 Under the Mango Tree” #SKYFALL trivia: #SKYFALL is only the second film in which James Bond suffers a gunshot wound. The other time is in THUNDERBALL. […]

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 […]

A Bloody Big Ship

January 26, 2013


James Bond is to meet his new Quartermaster in the National Gallery, located at Trafalgar Square , London. The theme of old versus new is always present in ”Skyfall” as well as in this scene. Bond sits, awaiting Q in Room 34 of the National Gallery, looking at the 1838 painting by J.M.W. Turner ”The […]

The Oscar winning cast

January 22, 2013


The Oscars are coming up and I thought you’d like to know which James Bond actors who have been awarded Oscars and those who were nominated. I think this is a full list. Let me know if anyone’s missing. (For James Bond films Oscar wins and nominations, click here) During Bond tenure Judi Dench “Shakespeare […]

Woman with Fan

January 18, 2013


Among the references of older Bond films and the 50th anniversary in “Skyfall“, one of my favourites is the painting shown by Severeine in the Shanghai skyscraper offering the ill-fated Asian businessman “Woman with fan” seconds before he gets a Patrice bullet in the head. The Shanghai Art Collector was played by Dave Wong. “Woman with […]

Boom Boom and Boum!

January 8, 2013


What about the music taste of James Bond “Skyfall” antagonist Raoul Silva (or Thiago Rodriguez if you like) ? Well I’ll tell you. The Apocalyptic tune of Silva’s arrival to Skyfall is the Blues epic ”Boom Boom” written and made famous by John Lee Hooker. (Like Tammy Wynette’s ”Stand by your man” features both in GoldenEye […]


December 20, 2012


Hardly a coincidence, the name of the dying agent in the beginning of ”Skyfall”: Ronson, is the also the brand name of the black cigarette lighter used by Fleming’s Bond in the novels. I would like to think that this is a small Fleming reference from scriptwriters Purvis, Wade and Logan.