The ‘M’ of Judi Dench

Judi Dench can say a hundred words and make them sound wonderful, but can also give one look and break your heart. -Daniel Craig on Dench In GOLDENEYE (1995), a new female M, played by Dame Judi Dench, takes charge of MI6. She sees Bond as a “sexist, misogynist, dinosaur, a relic of the Cold…

Vesper Lynd

The woman who steals Bond’s heart in CASINO ROYALE. Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) works for the Financial Action Task Force of Her Majesty’s Treasury and has experience in illicit banking practices. She supervises the British government’s funds that finance Bond in a high stakes poker tournament organized by Le Chiffre. During the game she helps…

Peter Lamont

Peter Lamont has a worldwide reputation as one of the leading film art directors and production designers. Born in 1929, Lamont began his relationship with Bond working as a draughtsman on James Bond’s third outing, GOLDFINGER (1964). He rose quickly through the ranks, working on the 1960s Bond classics starring Sean Connery and George Lazenby….

Little Nellie

James Bond uses a Wallis autogyro, nicknamed Little Nellie, in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) to carry out surveillance work in Japan in an attempt to locate Blofeld’s rocket base hidden on the southern islands. Real life Wing Commander Ken Wallis designed this unusual machine in the early 1960s. Unlike a helicopter, only the autogyro’s…

Casino Royale

After the completion of DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002), producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli decided to make a film of CASINO ROYALE, the first, darkest and most literary of the Bond novels. The producers felt the storyline, which sees Bond go after a Soviet operative who has squandered money and is desperately trying to…

Camille Montes

Camille (Olga Kurylenko, Quantum of Solace) is the daughter of Ernesto Montes, once a powerful figure in the Bolivian military junta. As a girl she witnessed General Medrano murder her father, mother and older sister. Medrano then burned the house down; Camille still bears the scars from her escape on her back. Camille vows revenge…

George Lazenby

George Lazenby’s confidence, striking good looks and charm made him a natural choice to become the successor to Sean Connery as James Bond. Growing up in Australia, George Lazenby (September, 1939) always dreamed big. He moved to Canberra in his teens and through perseverance became the leader of a rock ‘n’ roll band and a…

Hugo Drax

Aerospace mogul Hugo Drax plans to launch a deadly gas attack on earth from space to wipe out the human race. He then wants to repopulate it with hand-picked, genetically ideal humans and create an «ultimate dynasty.» Drax is, as James Bond notes, «obsessed with space.» He has built an aerospace empire in Southern California,…

James Bond

Happy Global James Bond Day!!!!!!! James Bond, Agent 007, Licensed to Kill, has starred in the longest-running and most successful movie franchise of all time, spanning five decades. Six different actors have brought their own individual qualities to the role of the ruthless, stylish superspy saving the world from evil. The James Bond of Ian…

Lucia Sciarra

The opening sequence of SPECTRE sees Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City during the Day of the Dead celebrations. Having scaled the rooftops of the city, Bond finds his target and shoots. The mark, Marco Sciarra, escapes as the building explodes around him and a chase between Bond and the criminal ensues eventually…

Jaws

Played by the seven foot two inch man mountain Richard Dawson Kiel (Míchigan, 1939 – California, 2014) with steel teeth first appears in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME as Karl Stromberg’s enforcer. Jaws initially attempts to obtain a microfilm of the plans of Stromberg’s submarine tracking system from Max Kalba in Cairo. After James Bond…

Aston Martin DB5

First of all, watch the video of the Aston Martin DB5 in our YouTube Channel! No car is more closely identified with 007 than the Aston Martin DB5. It had a production run of only 1,023 cars and was produced between 1963 and 1965 – the DB5’s essential Britishness, bespoke craftsmanship, sleek, classic styling, made…