James Bond

  • RIP: There could be only one… the iconic Sean Connery.

    For many, the iconic  Sir Sean Connery, who passed away on Friday at the age of 90, will always be James Bond. He was the first man to portray Ian Fleming’s 007 on the big screen (in 1962’s Dr. No) and though the role went to a range of...
  • No Time to Release: Bond team’s 2021 mission statement…

    In what may likely prove to be the final cinematic domino-toppling move of 2020, the ever-resilient 007 has had to withdraw, the spectre of COVID meaning that there will be No Time to Die until sometime next year. At this point it seems the plan is for James Bond...
  • Bond Vs Bond: There’s No Time to Die, but plenty of time to read…

    Over the years, Paul Simpson has written and performed editing duties on a vast number of books and magazines, demonstrating a depth of knowledge across an equally impressive range of pop-culture essentials. So it shouldn’t be any surprise that his latest tome – actually an updated edition of 2015’s ...
  • James Bond: Trailer confirms April will be ‘No Time to Die’…

    Next year, Daniel Craig will star in No Time to Die: his very, very final, honestly-this-time-I-really-mean-it outing as James Bond. Craig has been here before, saying he’s done with the character, so some might be skeptical. But it’s accurate to refer to Craig’s role as James Bond rather than...
  • For Her Eyes Only? Bond 25’s 007 to be black and female… but…

    007 to be black and female??? Yes it’s the kind of click-bait news designed to cause much gnashing of teeth and angst among the die-hard party-faithful who haven’t actually read the important specific detail beyond that headline… For several years there’s been talk about the next Bond being black...
  • EON presents 2020 vision for 25th Bond… but no title…

    There’s been as much gnashing of teeth as cocking of glocks where the next James Bond movie is concerned. For a long time it wasn’t even clear if Daniel Craig would be sticking around in the role for another outing  – he famously noted he’d rather ‘slash his wrists’...
  • No ‘007 Less Ordinary’: Boyle chooses exit from Bond 25…

    Danny Boyle, the director behind such key films as Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Slumdog Millionaire was due to direct the as-yet-untitled twenty-fifth Bond movie, but we’ll never know whether the result would have been a ‘Live and Let Die Less Ordinary‘ as EON have formally announced today...
  • Daniel Craig

    Agent Provocateur: Daniel Craig back as Bond…

    A few years ago current ‘007’  Daniel Craig was asked if he would return for another mission as James Bond. Given that it seemed his contractual commitment was technically up, it was a reasonable question. His answer seemed fairly definitive: “I’d rather break this glass and slash my wrists....