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.
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.
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”.
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.
*Full costume design information:
All shirts, accessories and ties designed by Turnbull &
Sean Connery and Roger Moore suit tailor: David Mason at
George Lazenby suit tailor: Andrew Major at D Major
Timothy Dalton suit tailor: Adrian Gwillym at Academy
Pierce Brosnan suit tailor: Brioni
Daniel Craig suit designer: Tom Ford
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.
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
‘George was extremely entertaining and generous and we gathered an
entire catalogue of measurements, photographs and footage,’ said
principle sculptor Stephen Mansfield.
‘We are using
those along with references from the film to create what we hope
will be an authentic and lifelike figure.’
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.
‘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.’