Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday Oct 5 th, 2012 (Global James Bond Day) -50 th Birthday - James Bond 007

At Wednesday night’s Britannia Awards in Los Angeles James Bond actor Daniel Craig received the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honouring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts. 

Winners included Daniel Day-Lewis (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Quentin Tarantino (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing), Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy) and video game designer Will Wright (SimCity) who was presented with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.

 EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that SKYFALL has become the biggest film at the UK box office in 2012 surpassing The Dark Knight Rises with an extraordinary box office total of over £57m in just 12 days. It is now also the biggest Bond movie of all time in the UK exceeding the £55.6m achieved by CASINO ROYALE in 2006. 

This exclusive extract from the GOLDFINGER chapter of The James Bond Archives, published by TASCHEN, is an oral history written by Paul Duncan. 

 Friday, October 5th, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise.

 Best Of Bond… James Bond, a new collection of digitally remastered music from the franchise’s history, will be released in two configurations on October 8th (October 9th in North America). Best Of Bond… James Bond features the memorable theme songs from all 22 official Bond films and and as a deluxe, “50 Years - 50 Tracks” double CD. Both will be available on CD and digitally. 

 Day five and the tour travelled from Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough to Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire, one of the key locations in GOLDFINGER.

Bond girl, Eunice Gayson, launched the official Bond Blu-ray Relay today at Eilean Donan Castle, situated on the edge of Loch Duich, Scotland. Eunice, who played Sylvia Trench in DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, arrived at 9am in the QUANTUM OF SOLACE Aston Martin DBS. The castle, home to the British Secret Service in THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH, played host to both loyal fans and the national press.

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