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“Happiest in the saddle”- Bond rides a horse

September 15, 2015

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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)

Lavrentiy Beria

July 13, 2015

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“It was a Beria operation in Stalin’s time.” There is much to be learned about the actual organisation of Soviet Intelligence and how it has been depicted in the Bond films. The KGB, SMERSH and its operation of Smiert Spionam – “Death to Spies”. One of the men instrumental in the terror of the Soviet […]

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 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 […]

First lines of the James Bond actors

June 20, 2013

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“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

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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 […]

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) […]

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 […]