R.I.P. A Final Farewell To Members Of The James Bond Family

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  • Posts: 6,707
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    RIP Monty Norman. What a legacy he will leave behind. The Bond theme could go down as the greatest song in movie history.

    My favorite movie theme, and my favorite theme, period. Just can't get enough of it.
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    Posts: 23,230
    fjdinardo wrote: »
    RIP Monty Norman. What a legacy he will leave behind. The Bond theme could go down as the greatest song in movie history.

    It's certainly a contender for most recognizable.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 2,614
    An official statement:
    https://www.007.com/monty-norman-1928-2022/

    “We are saddened to learn of the passing of Monty Norman today. Monty created the iconic anthem to accompany the cinematic entrance of the world’s greatest secret agent, 007, and we are eternally grateful for his contribution to the franchise,” said producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
  • DB5MNDB5MN USA
    Posts: 47
    RIP Monty
  • Posts: 12,506
    RIP Monty Norman,

    Thank you for the most memorable and iconic pieces of music ever!
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    58 years ago, we lost the man who started it all.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited August 2022 Posts: 17,774
    A date one never forgets. Sad to think that our founder Ian Fleming is now dead longer than he was alive. It was a relatively short life, all things considered, but he lived the equivalent of several fascinating lifetimes during it.
  • 0BradyM0Bondfanatic70BradyM0Bondfanatic7 Quantum Floral Arrangements: "We Have Petals Everywhere"
    edited August 2022 Posts: 28,694
    Much like Bond himself, Fleming was also a fitting example of the famous quote now so commonly attributed to 007....

    "The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."

    One of the many ways Fleming and Bond were similar.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Shared in another thread but Robbie Coltrane, who played Valentin Zukovsky during the Brosnan years, has passed away at the age of 72:

    https://www.tmz.com/2022/10/14/harry-potter-hagrid-robbie-coltrane-dead-dies/

    Crushing, he was always one of my favorite allies of the Brosnan era and I always really enjoyed his little character arc over a couple films. RIP, Robbie.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Shared in another thread but Robbie Coltrane, who played Valentin Zukovsky during the Brosnan years, has passed away at the age of 72:

    https://www.tmz.com/2022/10/14/harry-potter-hagrid-robbie-coltrane-dead-dies/

    Crushing, he was always one of my favorite allies of the Brosnan era and I always really enjoyed his little character arc over a couple films. RIP, Robbie.

    Far too young! That’s very upsetting; a genuine talent.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,775
    So saddened by this news, he seemed to be a very kind person.

    I’ve always considered Zukovsky one of my favourite and also one of the most amusing Bond allies.

    He was superb in many other films as well, notably of course are the HP films, for which most people will, quite rightfully, remember him for.

    RIP Robbie, you’ll be missed :(
  • Posts: 12,248
    RIP, he was a terrific character actor.
  • Will be sadly missed as Hagrid and Zukovsky among many memorable roles. Wish he could have overlapped with the Dan Craig golden era.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    Posts: 3,340
    RIP Robbie, brought so much life to every character he portrayed. He will be missed and a thanks for all the memories he provided and will continue to provide through his work.
  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
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    Just like to add my thoughts and condolences. Robbie Coltrane was a great actor. His performances as Zukovsky were highlights. I got to see both GE and TWINE during Odeon's running on the series. He will be missed.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    Very saddened by the news of Coltrane's passing. From nuns on the Run, through Blackadder, to Zukovsky. The man was increadably talented and made the most ludicrous characters believable. 72 is way, way too young for such a fine human beeing.
  • Posts: 1,965
    RIP Robbie Coltrane. Zukovsky was one of my favorite characters of the Bond franchise. Really wish they had done more with Zukovsky.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,669
    RIP Robbie Coltrane. Looking at his age and mine, it's another case of impacts coming closer considerably. Helps to put things in perspective.
  • Posts: 118
    RIP I can't believe it he was such a good actor
  • edited October 2022 Posts: 2,856
    Wow, really wasn't expecting that. What a great actor. Even in TWINE (a film I hate) I've always said his performance is such a stand out in that movie, as he was in GE. Like Alan Rickman, his Harry Potter co-star and another seemingly kind man who died too soon, he was one of those actors who I grew up watching in various films/tv shows and who had an ability to make even the most outlandish characters feel human, believable, and watchable. RIP.
  • BennyBenny In the shadowsAdministrator, Moderator
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    Sad to read of the passing of Robbie Coltrane, a very talented actor who was often a highlight of any role he was given. His contribution to the Bond series will live on, as a quasi-villain / ally, Valentin Zukovsky. A standout of both films he appeared in. GE and TWINE.
    And of course as the beloved Hagrid in the Harry Potter series.
    A big loss to the world of entertainment, RIP.
  • QBranchQBranch Always have an escape plan. Mine is watching James Bond films.
    Posts: 13,888
    Can only echo what others have said, really sad news, he was a great actor and I love his character Valentin, such a fun and interesting relationship between him and Bond. One of the few icons to stay confined to the Brosnan era, and it's worth a mention he was also seen in the video games GE64 and TWINE. It was only a month ago that I was sticking his image onto a caviar jar. RIP Robbie Coltrane.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited October 2022 Posts: 3,388
    Just asking, is Robbie Coltrane is the first and only actor from the Brosnan Era who've died?

    I mean all of the casts from the Brosnan Era were all still alive right?
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
    Posts: 4,095
    MI6HQ wrote: »
    Just asking, is Robbie Coltrane is the first and only actor from the Brosnan Era who've died?

    I mean all of the casts from the Brosnan Era were all still alive right?

    Most are, but enough have died not to list them in one thread.
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia
    edited October 2022 Posts: 3,340
    MI6HQ wrote: »
    Just asking, is Robbie Coltrane is the first and only actor from the Brosnan Era who've died?

    I mean all of the casts from the Brosnan Era were all still alive right?

    Vincent Chiavelli who played Dr. Kaufman died quite a while ago (2005).

    Gottfried John who played Ourumov as well.

    And of course dear old Desmond Llewellyn.

    I'm sure there are other members of cast and crew who may have played a smaller role too.
  • Posts: 1,639
    not unexpected but sad.....i knew something was up when he canned LFCC due to illness , RIP
  • Posts: 14,816
    RIP Robbie Coltrane. For me, he will always be Valentin Zukovsky before Hagrid, Falstaff before Zukovsky, but Fitz before any other role.
  • Posts: 6,796
    R.I.P. Robbie Coltrane. Very sad news. The series 'Cracker' was one of the very best on T.V.! And he made numerous memorable cameos in films such as 'Mona Lisa' and ''Defence of the Realm'
    I was no fan of the Brossa era, but Coltranes Zukovsky character was one of the positives!
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 12,976
    This is likely of interest to one able to attend.


    https://britishfilmfestival.com.au/films/bond-retrospective/astor-doubles
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    BFF22 GoldenEye &
    The World is Not
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    268 MIN
    GOLDENEYE The effortlessly suave and sophisticated Pierce Brosnan brings Bond into the 90s, as Agent 007 travels to Russia to locate a satellite nuclear weapon stolen...
    Sun 06 Nov, 1:00 pm
    (concludes 5:43 pm)

    Astor Theatre
    Melbourne, Australia
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  • George_KaplanGeorge_Kaplan Not a red herring
    edited October 2022 Posts: 559
    Putting aside Bond and Harry Potter, Cracker is probably my favourite TV show ever and he was absolutely fantastic in it. Always had my fingers crossed they'd do one more episode one day. No chance of that now sadly.
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