DECEMBER 2005 - Caroline Munro makes a personal appearance at
the Vintage Magazine Co.
10 December 2005
still flying high after nearly three decades in Bondage!
Looking at her photograph it seems almost impossible to
believe that it’s nearly 30 years since actress Caroline
Munro, as Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977), tried to
eliminate Roger Moore’s 007, raining machine-gun bullets from
on high in her pursuing helicopter. Caroline
appeared on Saturday 10th December at the Vintage Magazine Co.
shop in London’s Soho, where many of her loyal fans and new
converts turned out in abundance to purchase her personally
autographed photos. Cor! Long may she reign!
DECEMBER 2005 - John W. Mitchell (1917-2005) - A tribute from
1 December 2005
John W. Mitchell, film sound
technician, was born on June 14, 1917. He died on
November 21, 2005, aged 88.
John W. Mitchell was one of the most prominent sound
recorders and mixers in British film. He served on
more than 100 films from the 1930s, when he was boom
operator on Rembrandt (1936) and Goodbye,
Mr Chips (1939), to the 1980s when he was
responsible for sound on David Lean’s swansong A
Passage To India (1984). He also recorded four
different James Bonds: Sean Connery, George Lazenby
and Roger Moore in the ‘official’ series, and David
Niven in the ‘unofficial’ version of
Editor Norman Wanstall pays tribute
OCTOBER 2005 - AUTOGRAPHICA 2005 featuring a rare personal
appearance by Ursula Andress
Staged over the weekend of October 29th-30th, 2005,
guest list was extremely varied, including Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Sports
Stars, and a wide range of guests from the entertainment world. The
biggest name by far on the guest list, courtesy of Graham Rye and 007
MAGAZINE, was Ursula Andress. This was a major coup and her first
appearance at any event of this kind. Miss Andress was the biggest draw
for the majority of the people attending the event. Graham was also
responsible for bringing in a whole host of Bond stars which included Guy
Hamilton (another first-timer at a signing event), Norman Wanstall, Joe
Robinson, and Mai Ling. Mai Ling you’ll remember featured as Goldfinger’s
spying stewardess on board Bond’s flight to Baltimore, and like her
director Guy Hamilton, had never-before attended an event of this type.
OCTOBER 2005 - James Bond comic strip artist Yaroslav Horak
signing at The Cinema Store
24 October 2005
007 MAGAZINE arranges for James Bond prolific comic strip artist
Yaroslav artist to attend a signing in the UK for the first time
since returning to Australia 1980.
After the signing at The Cinema
Store, it was on to Kettners’ restaurant where 007 MAGAZINE had
sponsored a special reception for Horak, and where he was reunited
with his old colleague from The
Daily Express, Sydney Jordan, creator and illustrator of
space hero Jeff Hawke. Other guests on hand to meet Horak were Bond
production designer Syd Cain, photographers Mark Mawston and Sylvan
scriptwriter Jack Whittingham’s daughter).
FULL STORY AND IMAGES
FROM THE EVENT
OCTOBER 2005 - Daniel Craig cast as James Bond 007 in Casino
The 21st 007 Screen Adventure, An MGM/Columbia Pictures
Co-Production to be directed by Martin Campbell.
Columbia Pictures will release on November 17, 2006
Culver City, CA October 14, 2005
– It was announced today by producers Michael G. Wilson and
Barbara Broccoli, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. and Sony Pictures
Entertainment, that DANIEL CRAIG has been cast in the role of
the legendary British secret agent, James Bond, in the highly
anticipated 007 adventure thriller Casino Royale.
Casino Royale reunites Wilson and Broccoli with Martin
Campbell, who directed the 1995 Bond blockbuster GoldenEye.
His most recent film, The Legend of Zorro, will be
released on October 28, 2005.
Casino Royale will be the 21st James Bond film produced
by the franchise holders, EON Productions. The MGM/Columbia
Pictures production begins shooting in January and is due for
release worldwide on November 17, 2006. It will be filmed in
the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS FROM THE PRESS
AUGUST 2005 - Monty Norman Completes The Circle!
back in action!
007 MAGAZINE editor & publisher Graham Rye recently spent two
days in the recording studio with composer Monty Norman and his
musicians photographing the sessions for posterity.
reports for 007 MAGAZINE on the recording of Monty Norman’s new
2-CD album ‘Completing The Circle’.
EXCLUSIVE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE
AUGUST 2005 - Trina Parks visits the UK to attend the
‘Hollywood Collectors Show’
11 August 2005
Thumper’s in town!
And while she was here she found time to sign a series of
exclusive photographs for sale through the 007 MAGAZINE
website. Actress, vocalist, choreographer and dancer,
Trina Parks still retains that dangerous glint in her eye and
high-kicking spring in her step that cut Sean Connery’s 007
down to size in 1971’s
Diamonds Are Forever. But her
charm and smile are even more disarming when you meet her in
the flesh. Soon-to-be rehearsing for the famous ‘Palm Spring
Follies’ when she returns to the States, Trina is still
looking for that role that will place her dynamic abilities
firmly back where they belong, in the limelight on a movie
screen in a theatre near you. Casting directors take note!
JULY 2005 - One of the original James Bond Aston Martin DB5 vehicles
up for auction
1 July 2005
famous 1964 Aston Martin DB5 “The James Bond Car” - Chassis no.
DB5/2008/R, the unofficial star of
will be offered for sale for the first time in 35 years. Formerly the
property of Sir Anthony Bamford, the Aston Martin is one of 40 cars
offered from the Smoky Mountain Car Museum where it has been on
display since the late 1970. Complete with all the exciting spy
car features and details, the Aston is one of only four cars
originally constructed and used for film, tour and promotional
use. It is one of only three examples that exist today and
remains in completely original, low mileage condition.
JUNE 2005 - Bond Stars Are Forever! Joe Robinson & George
Lazenby attend signings in London
27 June 2005
James Bond and Peter Franks both had fans queuing for more
over the weekend of 25th/26th June, when
attended a special Saturday signing at the Vintage Magazine
Shop in London’s Soho, while only a few miles down the road at
Earls Court 2 – at The London Film & Comic Convention –
signed autographs and regaled fans over the weekend with his
stories of filming the near legendary fight sequence with Sean
Connery in Diamonds Are Forever. Any chance of a
FROM THE EVENTS
FEBRUARY 2005 - Martin Campbell to direct Casino Royale
- The 21st James Bond adventure!
Official Press Release from EON PRODUCTIONS LTD
Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the James Bond
films, and MGM announced today that Martin Campbell will
direct Casino Royale, the 21st film in the 007
franchise. This is Campbell’s second time as helmer of a
James Bond film. In 1995 he directed the hit GoldenEye
which introduced Pierce Brosnan to the role of 007 with great
Wilson and Broccoli said: “We are thrilled that Martin has
accepted our offer to direct Casino Royale. He is an
extremely talented director and we believe he will help take
our films in a new and exciting direction. He is currently
finishing filming Legend of Zorro, the sequel to The
Mask of Zorro, and will be joining EON Productions shortly
to work on the development of the script with our writers,
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.”
MGM Vice Chairman and COO Chris McGurk said: “Martin is an
incredibly exciting filmmaker.
GoldenEye was a
wonderful movie and helped reinvigorate the Bond franchise.
We’re thrilled to have him back to direct the newest Bond.”
Casino Royale will be released in 2006 and distributed
worldwide by MGM. No decision has yet been made regarding
casting for the role of James Bond.