The MI6 James Bond Birthday Calendar

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  • Posts: 449
    Happy birthday to all three! Looking forward to what Mendes has in store for the legendary series.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Steven Berkoff

    is 74 today

    General Orlov in "Octopussy" (1983)

    Happy Birthday!

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  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Happy Birthday, Mr. Berkoff! He plays an excellent villain, I loved him in Beverly Hills Cop.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Michelle Yeoh

    is 49 today

    Wai Lin in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)

    Happy Birthday!

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  • Posts: 11,169
    Happy Birthday Wai Lin - YAH!!! ;)
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Happy Birthday, Wai Lin! Cannot believe she is 49 already.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Isaach De Bankolé

    is 54 today

    Obanno in "Casino Royale" (2006)

    Happy Birthday!

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  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    Halle Berry

    is 45 today

    Jinx in "Die Another Day" (2002)

    Happy Birthday!

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    And...

    Vernon Dobtcheff

    is 77 today

    Max Kalba in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)

    Happy Birthday!

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  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited August 2011 Posts: 13,246
    After much contemplating over the last few weeks I've decided to step down as the 'host' of the Birthday Calendar.

    This is for a number of reasons. First, life is getting more hectic and having to do this post everyday is added 'stress', if you can see it that way, that I could do without.

    I was going to pass the Calendar on to someone else at the end of the year if they wanted it, as it was but have felt recently it really had to be now, so I'm sorry about the timing and apologise if you were one who enjoyed this feature.

    Lack of interest or what at least appears as lack of interest is another reason. I can understand maybe wanting to know who's birthday it is but I can see commenting on it all the time saying "Happy Birthday!" is pretty pointless. This brings me onto the fact that all this means for me is an increased post count, something is know is frowned upon.

    Afterall anyone wishing to view a particular birthday can use the find feature on the first page and look for them there.

    If someone wants to continue it, please do and just remember: make it your own. Because doing do will certainly deepen your connections to the forum so you'll need a good reason to be on here at least one a day! I don't see the point personally for the reasons already mentioned, at least at the moment.

    If no one does then I'll try and proceed by only posting the really big birthdays - be that the actor/actress' role in the series or the age of that particular person, which may be the better way to go if the idea of a part-time feature is appealing to people and brings more interest. At the moment it feels worn out.

    For example, we have three big dates coming up. One in this month and two in the next couple that'd I'd never want to miss.

    Let me know your thoughts and thanks for reading.
  • edited August 2011 Posts: 449
    Thanks for your contribution to this subject over the years Samuel, it has always been a great thread to check in on. I think your idea of only acknowledging "big" birthdays for main Bond actors is probably the best idea going forward.

    Probably no coincidence that you posted this right after writing up Halle Berry's birthday. :-))
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited August 2011 Posts: 13,246
    Thanks for your contribution to this subject over the years Samuel, it has always been a great thread to check in on. I think your idea of only acknowledging "big" birthdays for main Bond actors is probably the best idea going forward.

    Probably no coincidence that you posted this right after writing up Halle Berry's birthday. :-))
    You're more than welcome @Bond. The funny this is, this was never my topic to begin with. Over the years others have gathered the names and then other people have hosted this thread until I took it over about two years ago. It's just as those members have since gone so many, especially new recruits, now look upon it as mine. All I've tried to do is keep a great tradition alive.

    I may well do big birthdays only, I'll see what some others think first.

    Ha, and no this has nothing to do with Halle. Or does it? ;-)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Sean's big 81 is coming! Anyone get an invite?
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    OK, I'll continue this will bigger birthdays only and see what happens from there.

    As said, Connery's is up next! :-D
  • LudsLuds Moderator, Director
    Posts: 1,973
    After much contemplating over the last few weeks I've decided to step down as the 'host' of the Birthday Calendar.
    I was just as turned off by that nasty Halle Berry picture Sam ;)

  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    edited August 2011 Posts: 3,019
    Sean Connery

    is 81 today

    A very Happy Birthday to the first and greatest Bond of them all!

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    edited August 2011 Posts: 28,231
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR SEAN!!!

    We here at MI6 appreciate everything you've done for not only James Bond but for the entirety of cinema itself. 81 is just a number ol' boy! Praise the king of all that is James Bond and one of the best men the world has ever seen!
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  • LudsLuds Moderator, Director
    Posts: 1,973
    Connery is the man. There is simply no more to add. B-)
  • Posts: 449
    A very, very happy 81st birthday to the King of Bond, Sir Sean.

    Here's to many, many more birthdays to come, old chap!

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  • BennyBenny spammer bannerModerator
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    Shhhplendid.
    Marvelousshhh.

    Many happy returns on your 81st birthday Sir Sean.
  • j7wildj7wild Suspended
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    Happy Birthday Sir Sean.

    Now come back out of retirement and make IJ5 unless I am hearing rumours of your comeback again!!
  • Posts: 2,103
    Happy Birthday old boy! Enjoy the retirement. You've deserved it.

    And many happy returns.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    edited August 2012 Posts: 13,246
  • Posts: 449
    WTF is that thing? Egyptian mummy remains? :-))
  • edited August 2011 Posts: 11,169
    Meh...he wasn't that good ;)

    Just kidding :-D

    Happy birthday Sir Thomas Sean Connery, the man all the other Bond's wished they were.



  • edited August 2011 Posts: 2,454
    Happy Birthday Sir Sean! Shall you make an appearansh in the nexsht Bond movie?

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    I envy you.
  • j7wildj7wild Suspended
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    The ten greatest Connery moments


    10. Highlander (1986) ~ ‘Greetings’

    9. A Bridge Too Far (1977) ~ ‘Do you think they know something we don’t?’

    8. Robin and Marian (1976) ~ The showdown

    7. Time Bandits (1981) ~ ‘It’s evil!’

    6. Goldfinger (1964) ~ ‘Man talk’

    5. Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade (1989) ~ ‘I suddenly remembered my Charlemagne’

    4. The Man Who Would Be King (1975) ~ ‘Hats off!/ Hats on!’

    3. The Untouchables (1987) ~ ‘What are you prepared to do?’

    2. From Russia With Love (1963) ~ ‘Old man’

    1. Dr No (1962) ~ ‘Bond, James Bond’
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
    Posts: 13,246
    Akiko Wakabayashi

    is 70 today

    Aki in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)

    Happy Birthday!

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  • PrinceKamalKhanPrinceKamalKhan Monsoon Palace, Udaipur
    Posts: 3,019

    Happy Birthday, Aki! :)

    Here she is with Raymond Benson:

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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
    Posts: 28,231
    @j7wild, you forgot Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade:"The dog was named Indiana!"
  • Posts: 5,634
    Connery was in other worthwhile pictures too like The Rock and Entrapment, I saw the Anderson tapes years back, but apart from aware he featured, can't remember much about it

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