Articles Tagged 'Sean Connery'

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13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but get in the way, crown or no crown. These are the kind of stories that are irresistible for script-writers and movie […]

Personality Quiz: Which James Bond Are You?

While lots of people fancy themselves as a bit of a Bond, there are subtle shades of personality in each movie depiction of 007, enough to represent a broad selection of humanity. But the question is, which one are you? You don’t have to be a super-spy to notice there are six movie Bonds (not […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five Pieces Set in Scotland You Can View Online

As you may have heard, Scotsman Peter Capaldi has been cast as the Twelfth Doctor on Doctor Who. Let’s give him a proper welcome by celebrating some outstanding films and TV programs set in Scotland. Take a peek at some uniquely Scottish productions you can view online below: 1. Gregory’s Girl In this BAFTA winning film […]

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The James Bonds Who Won’t Be at the Oscar Tribute

After weeks of speculation that all six James Bonds might appear at the Oscars, the latest word is that there will not be a 007 reunion this Sunday. “It’s something else, something very unique and very exciting but no, we’re not getting the Bonds together,” show producer Craig Zadan told Deadline. The “something very unique” […]

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Betting on Bond: Which 007s Will Show Up for Oscar Tribute?

Just as bookies all over the world are taking bets on the next Pope, they’re offering wagers on who will win Oscars. British bookmaker William Hill even has a kind of movie version trifecta, a special Lincoln bet bundle. But did you know that there’s a market for betting on aspects of the Academy Awards ceremony […]

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8 American Bond Locations Worth Visiting

He may have trekked the globe and saved it many times over, but some of 007’s most famous fist fights, soirees and sex scenes took place right here in the U.S. Put these sites at the top of your Bond bucket list.    1. City Hall and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco When deranged […]

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Seven British Myths Kept Alive by James Bond

For 50 years, the film adaptations of Ian Fleming’s Bond books have helped cement the U.K.’s reputation as a suave, chic land. Alas, it doesn’t take an undercover investigation by MI6 to reveal that the reality is a bit different. If anyone has ever tried to sell you on the following Brit falsehoods, don’t believe […]

WATCH: Alec Baldwin on Why James Bond Has Endured for 50 Years

Alec Baldwin has never appeared in a Bond film, although he did star opposite Sean Connery in the 1990 thriller The Hunt for Red October. He thinks the franchise has lasted for so long because of the British secret agent’s superhero qualities. At the Hamptons International Film Festival, the actor told me: “James Bond is […]

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50 Years of James Bond: Sean Connery in Clips

He may not look it, but James Bond turns 50 today (October 5). Next thing you know, he’ll be using a jet-propelled walker. Well, at least the movie version of Agent 007 hits the half century mark. Dr. No, the first official movie based on Ian Fleming’s series of novels about the debonair British super […]

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