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Guernsey to issue Ian Fleming stamp set

July 18th, 2014 by

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Guernsey Post is to issue a set of six stamps celebrating the life of Ian Fleming on 30th July. The stamps, with a range of values, each features a black and white photograph of James Bond’s creator, including one in  uniform while working in Naval Intelligence, and another sat at his writing desk in Goldeneye. […]

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Sam Mendes speaks about ‘Skyfall’ and Bond 24

July 11th, 2014 by

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Sam Mendes attended an event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night organised by Films Without Borders, in which he spoke about how the Olympics changed his approach to editing Skyfall, as well as Bond 24. Interviewed by Films Without Borders supporter Prince Edward, Mendes spoke about his first experience of Bond in Live And Let […]

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Tickets now available for unique ‘Goldfinger’ charity screening in London

July 5th, 2014 by

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007 fans in London will have the opportunity to watch two classic Bond films on the big screen at two very unique venues. Goldfinger will be screened on Thursday 10th July at an outdoor screening in Grosvenor Square, home of the US Embassy, while Casino Royale is due to be shown at the Hippodrome in […]

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Young Bond author Steve Cole podcast interview

July 3rd, 2014 by

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New Young Bond author Steve Cole was recently interviewed in the Adventures With Words podcast, where he revealed new information about his forthcoming Young Bond debut, Shoot To Kill. One interesting fact was that he was given the opportunity to modernise Young Bond instead of following the timeline started by Charlie Higson’s books and set the […]

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MGM debt offering oversubscribed

July 2nd, 2014 by

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Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, the studio behind the James Bond films that went through bankruptcy proceedings at the end of 2010, last week raised $300 million in debt for “general corporate purposes”. MGM raised $300 million, $100 million more than it had been seeking, through the six year loan arranged by JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, suggesting that confidence in the […]

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Alexander Witt joins Bond 24 as 2nd unit Director of Photography

June 30th, 2014 by

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Alexander Witt has been confirmed as Director of Photography on the second unit by the website of The Murtha Agency, which represents him. Witt previously worked on both Casino Royale and Skyfall , since when he has worked on Hercules, Cinderella and is currently shooting Terminator: Genesis. Witt also worked on XXX, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of […]

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Are Purvis & Wade back? Bond 24 script crisis reportedly delays filming

June 27th, 2014 by

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Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are on board Bond 24 and filming is delayed until December, if a report by the Daily Mail’s Baz Bamigboye is to be believed. He also says that Sam Mendes and his team have started scouting for locations. Bamigboye turned out to be right on the money with a […]

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007 represented by one of 50 London benches promoting reading

June 25th, 2014 by

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James Bond is to be represented this summer in the Books About Town project by the National Literacy Trust. From the beginning of July until mid-September visitors to London will be able to enjoy the fifty unique benches dotted around London, each shaped like an open book and decorated to represent an individual work of […]

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Pinewood’s Theatre 7 renamed in honour of John Barry

June 25th, 2014 by

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The late John Barry, long term composer of the James Bond series and the man responsible for the Bond sound was honoured last Friday at a ceremony at Pinewood Studios, when Theatre 7 was renamed the John Barry Theatre. As pointed out by Edward Biddulph on Twitter, it may be no coincidence that Theatre 7 […]

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Bond stuntman Terry Richards dies

June 24th, 2014 by

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It has just been announced that former James Bond stuntman Terry Richards passed away earlier this month at the age of 81. Richards had a long career as a stuntman in the Bond films and many others, working on From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, Tomorrow Never Dies […]

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