On This Day

SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
edited November 3 in General Discussion Posts: 2,100
A new thread to celebrate historic events in the Bond world.

Perfect to start the day. On this day in 1961 it was announced little known Sean Connery would play James Bond for the first EON produced Bond Film Dr No.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    An almanac. You might suspect I'm partial to those.
    And a perfect start as you said, @SirHilaryBray. That's awesome.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    On this day in 1969

    George Lazenby steps down from the role as James Bond following poor advice from his then agent and anti establishment campaigner Ronan O'Rahilly. Who convinced Lazenby EON were exploiting him and that the Bond series was outdated. Although Broccoli and Saltzman were angry Lazenby refused to shave his beard off for the premier of OHMSS, they had offered Lazenby a Multi Million dollar 6 picture deal.

  • Mendes4LyfeMendes4Lyfe Back from the dead.
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    How ego driven you have to be to think you're too big for Bond after one film, with no acting career.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    How ego driven you have to be to think you're too big for Bond after one film, with no acting career.

    I've never understood that to be the case. George was about peace, not war, and matched the time: he got out because he didn't see Bond's model of guns and fists lasting in that age. On top of that, he was a free soul and didn't want tied down to acting, as he didn't enjoy it and didn't want it; he also lost his big love because of taking on Bond, and could've been even more bitter and sad because of it afterward. The recent documentary/biopic feature on him shines a light on a lot of these issues he had with Bond and why he got out, but nowhere will you find him saying, "Bond was too small, I needed something bigger."
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    On this day in 1964 Famke Janssen's was born. Famke played Xenia Onatopp in GOLDENEYE.

    She can still grip me with her thighs any day! X
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady High as the clouds
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    Who wouldn't have a go?
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    6 November: Quantum of Solace premieres in Argentina. And Valencia and Germany.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    7 November: Skyfall filming began in London.
  • PropertyOfALadyPropertyOfALady High as the clouds
    edited November 8 Posts: 2,145
    8 November 2019: Bond 25 comes out in the USA.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    On this day - 8th of November 1999 “The World is Not Enough” 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles.
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    Maybe a running list should be kept on the OP on page 1 @SirHilaryBray ?. That's if you can be bothered to keep updating it ;)
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    You and your rules, @NicNac. No fun! ;)
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your family
    edited November 8 Posts: 7,637
    On this day, in two years, Bond 25 will premiere in North America.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    NicNac wrote: »
    Maybe a running list should be kept on the OP on page 1 @SirHilaryBray ?. That's if you can be bothered to keep updating it ;)

    I shall try dear fellow
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    You and your rules, @NicNac. No fun! ;)

    I just like to keep things neat and tidy. Deep down, at heart, I'm a rebel. ;)
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    NicNac wrote: »
    You and your rules, @NicNac. No fun! ;)

    I just like to keep things neat and tidy. Deep down, at heart, I'm a rebel. ;)

    Deep down you have obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    On this day in 2012, the brilliant SKYFALL opened in non-IMAX theatres in the US, as well as in Albania, Canada, and Pakistan.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
    edited November 10 Posts: 2,100
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    On this day in 2012, the brilliant SKYFALL opened in non-IMAX theatres in the US, as well as in Albania, Canada, and Pakistan.

    10th of November On this Day James Bond was born, well according to Die Another Day when his passport shows November 10th, 1953.

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited November 11 Posts: 1,638
    11th of November Bond was born THIS day.
    11 November 1920, says John Pearson's James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007.
    11 November 1921 says John Griswold, Bond scholar.
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  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 It was this or the priesthood.
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    Did Fleming ever give a hint of Bond's birthdate? I honestly couldn't care less about anyone else's postulations.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Vampire State Building
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    No birthdate from Fleming. it is all just taken out of thin air.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited November 12 Posts: 1,638
    Well it's authorized so I'm celebratin'.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    12th of November
    On this day in 1966, The Living Daylights completed its run in the Sunday comics that started 12 September.

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    NicNac wrote: »
    You and your rules, @NicNac. No fun! ;)

    I just like to keep things neat and tidy. Deep down, at heart, I'm a rebel. ;)

    Deep down you have obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Sorry, late replying. I've been down the local library straightening the books on the shelves.
    Anyway, no I haven't!
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Hamburg, near the Atlantic Hotel
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    13th of November

    1995: GOLDENEYE's world premiere, in New York City.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    NicNac wrote: »
    NicNac wrote: »
    You and your rules, @NicNac. No fun! ;)

    I just like to keep things neat and tidy. Deep down, at heart, I'm a rebel. ;)

    Deep down you have obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Sorry, late replying. I've been down the local library straightening the books on the shelves.
    Anyway, no I haven't!

    Ah hahahahaha! best part of that story is it's true.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited November 25 Posts: 1,638
    14th of November
    1979: Ólga Konstantínovna Kurylénko is born, Ukraine.
    2006: Casino Royale London premiere and UK release.
    2008: Quantum of Solace US release.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    15th of November
    1939: Actor Yaphet Kotto is born.
    2013: Danjaq, LLC and MGM announce they acquired full copyrights to Blofeld and SPECTRE from the McClory estate.
  • SirHilaryBraySirHilaryBray Scotland
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    15th of November
    1939: Actor Yaphet Kotto is born.
    2013: Danjaq, LLC and MGM announce they acquired full copyrights to Blofeld and SPECTRE from the McClory estate.

    Fashion Designer Tom Ford's birthday 53 today. Happy Birthday Tom. Tom Ford has provided Clothing and Sunglasses to the franchise since Quantum Of Solace.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited November 25 Posts: 1,638
    16th of November
    1997: North American release of Tomorrow Never Dies video game. Third-person shooter stealth style. Black Ops Entertainment. Published by Electronic Arts, for Sony PlayStation. [Film proper released 9 December UK.]
    2015: US release of Spectre.
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