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  17 October 2015  
All six James Bond's in wax at Madame Tussauds London
 
All six James Bond's in wax at Madame Tussauds London

Madame Tussauds London revealed wax figures of ALL SIX James Bonds, with five completely new wax 007s joining the existing figure of Daniel Craig. To coincide with the release of SPECTRE, the line-up of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig will appear at the legendary London attraction for SIX WEEKS ONLY, before embarking on a tour of Madame Tussauds locations worldwide on 1 December 2015.

Created in close collaboration with EON Productions, the set will give fans an opportunity to stand side-by-side with all six Bonds - in the same place, at the same time. Guests are invited to see how they measure up to each 007, pose with their favourite and take a stand out profile picture.

Each of these new wax figures will be featured in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar® winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming, based on the original costumes*. Lazenby, Moore and Connery recreate different variations of a classic Bond pose - arms folded and pistol held aloft, whilst Craig, Brosnan and Dalton are shown in more relaxed poses. The six stand tall together against an impactful and iconic gun barrel backdrop, synonymous with the James Bond films.

Sean Connery, George Lazeny and Roger Moore

The Madame Tussauds team already had access to measurements of Craig, Connery, Moore, Dalton and Brosnan from previous figures featured at the attraction, but needed George Lazenby’s to complete the picture. The star of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was happy to oblige and gave the artists a sitting in LA in February.

The figures took a team of twenty artists, four months to complete at a cost of £150,000 each. Hundreds of layers of oil paint were used to build up accurate skin tones and each hair on all of the figures’ heads was inserted individually by hand over a six week period.

Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig

General Manager of Madame Tussauds London, Edward Fuller, is delighted to be hosting the line- up on the first leg of the world tour. He commented: “We are delighted to be revealing this exciting line-up first in London and what better timing than the week before the 24th installment of this incredible film franchise gets its world premiere here. Fans have always loved getting up close to Madame Tussauds’ Bond figures but now they can meet ALL six at the same time! What an incredible opportunity! We know they are going to love measuring up to their personal favourite 007, whether it's the Bond they grew up with, the first they saw in the cinema or the current incarnation they’ll see in SPECTRE. One thing is for sure, whoever your favourite Bond is - you can meet them here in wax. But people do need to hurry as they will be leaving London for Madame Tussauds attractions in the USA at the end of November”.

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James Bond waxworks prepared for display at Madame Tussauds

Line up:

  • Sean Connery who played 007 in six EON films starting with Dr. No in 1962 is portrayed as he appeared in the 1963 movie From Russia With Love.

  • George Lazenby played Bond just once in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and is featured in a classic pose from the film.

  • Roger Moore played Bond seven times beginning with 1973’s Live And Let Die and is portrayed as he appeared in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me.

  • Timothy Dalton is featured as he appeared in the late 1980s in his two Bond appearances (The Living Daylights 1987 and Licence to Kill 1989).

  • Pierce Brosnan was 007 four times appearing first in 1995’s GoldenEye; he is featured as he appeared in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies.

  • Daniel Craig’s figure portrays him as featured in his third Bond Movie, 2012’s Skyfall.

Sean Connery and George Lazenby waxworks

*Full costume design information:

All shirts, accessories and ties designed by Turnbull & Asser

Sean Connery and Roger Moore suit tailor: David Mason at Anthony Sinclair
George Lazenby suit tailor: Andrew Major at D Major Bespoke Tailor
Timothy Dalton suit tailor: Adrian Gwillym at Academy Tailors
Pierce Brosnan suit tailor: Brioni
Daniel Craig suit designer: Tom Ford

BEHIND-THE-SCENES
The project has proven to be an ambitious one – with sculptors given access to measurements from Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and current Bond Daniel Craig to make them as lifelike as possible.

Sean Connery

However they didn’t have the info on hand for remaining 007 George Lazenby – who gave the artists a sitting instead to allow them to design his waxwork.

‘George was extremely entertaining and generous and we gathered an entire catalogue of measurements, photographs and footage,’ said principle sculptor Stephen Mansfield.

George Lazenby

‘We are using those along with references from the film to create what we hope will be an authentic and lifelike figure.’

Roger Moore

Madame Tussauds’ general manager Edward Fuller added: ‘Everyone has their favourite 007, whether it’s the Bond they grew up with or the first they saw in the cinema. It’s actually a hugely nostalgic as well as incredibly contemporary franchise, bringing together generations to view the latest incarnation at the movies and to watch the old favourites on TV.

Timothy Dalton

‘We have a tradition of exciting Bond figures here at Madame Tussauds London but now fans can meet ALL six together for the very first time.’

Pierce Brosnan
 


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