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German Bond Girl Karin Dor passes away at 79


November 8, 2017


Known to millions of fans as Bond-Girl Helga Brandt in ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967), Karin Dor was an icon of German film in the 1960s. Karin Dor, born as K√§therose Derr on 22 Februar 1938 in Wiesbaden, began her career at the tender age of 15 when she appeared as an extra in the …

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‘The Roger Moore Stage’ unveiled at Pinewood Studios


October 15, 2017


Sir Roger Moore, who sadly passed away in May, would have celebrated his 90th birthday this weekend. Pinewood Studios, home to the James Bond films since 1962, has now named one of their stages in his honor. The celebration was attended by over 300 cast, crew and family friends of the actor who had portrayed …

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Footage of cancelled 007 videogame surfaces


October 15, 2017


Back in 2005, shortly after the release of the 007 video game ‘Everything or Nothing’, a new title was in development that was supposed to bring 007 back to consoles with the likeness of Pierce Brosnan. There had been no James Bond film since ‘Die Another Day’ in 2002 but as far as the developers …

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Gottfried John Obituary


September 3, 2014


  He could emit danger, but also tenderness: Gottfried John, character, Fassbinder actor, James Bond villain and timid soul, succumbed to cancer at the age of 72. He had what is respectfully called a “mug” in fairgrounds and harbor dives, and a lot resonates with that. The knowledge, for example, that nothing was cradled to …

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Remembering Ian Fleming


August 12, 2014


Ian Fleming ~ May 28, 1908 – August, 12 1964 ~ The creator of James Bond was a heavy smoker and drinker throughout his adult life and suffered from heart disease. In 1961, aged 53, he suffered a heart attack and struggled to recuperate. On 11 August 1964, while staying at a hotel in Canterbury, …

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The console-Bond through the ages


January 19, 2013


While film tie-ins are expected these days, few games can attest to having their origins found in novels, and fewer still can claim to have outgrown those origins and become a success in their own right. James Bond has gone on to become a cinema sensation, most recently with the record-breaking Skyfall; as any good …

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