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Charlie Hunnam wants to play the British spy.
Could Charlie Hunnam go from King Arthur to James Bond as his next professional step up? He certainly seems up for the role as the lothario British spy, though he confesses that he hasn't actually been in talks about the part as of yet. But there's still time.
Charlie Hunnam at the 'King Arthur' premiere
Following his titular stint in Guy Ritchie's 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword', Charlie Hunnam is setting his sights on big cinematic franchises. He appeared on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' to address rumours that he could be the next 007.
Continue reading: Is James Bond Next On Charlie Hunnam's Hit List?
Barbara Broccoli reportedly thinks Hiddleston doesn't have what it takes to play 007.
The seemingly interminable speculation about who is set to become the next James Bond actor have taken another turn, with the revelation that Tom Hiddleston stands little chance of landing the part because, according to a producer, he’s “too smug”.
Bond chief Barbara Broccoli is reportedly not enamoured with the idea of The Night Manager actor Hiddleston, 35, playing 007 in the future, according to a new report by the New York Post’s Page Six.
“Barbara Broccoli doesn’t like Tom Hiddleston, he’s a bit too smug and not tough enough to play James Bond," a source told the publication on Wednesday (April 5th).
Continue reading: Tom Hiddleston "Too Smug" To Play James Bond, According To Producers
But what about Jack White and Alicia Keys?
The 68-year-old singer said that while her theme was one of the worst recorded for the film series, Madonna’s 2002 offering ‘Die Another Day’ was equally awful.
Lulu says that she and Madonna recorded the worst Bond themes
Continue reading: Lulu Thinks She And Madonna Recorded The Worst Bond Themes
The BBFC reports on the most complained about movies in the UK.
Movies aren't always given a rating that the public agrees with. The most recent James Bond flick, 'Spectre', is one such example, with its 12A certification having been contested more than any other film in the UK last year for the film's gruesome depictions of torture and other violent scenes.
Spectre receives 40 complaints for violent scenes
'Spectre' has officially been labelled 2015's most complained about movie according to UK censors the British Board of Film Classification. Among some of the parts that have upset viewers is a scene featuring someone getting their eyes gouged out, as well as a bit where Christoph Waltz's character Blofeld is drilling into Daniel Craig's Bond's head.
Continue reading: Brutal 'Spectre' Scenes Make It The Most Complained About Film Of 2015
The originals are always the best.
While everyone's busy wondering who might takeover Daniel Craig as James Bond (Gillian Anderson is now a serious frontrunner, at least according to her fans), we're taking the chance to contemplate our favourite 007 of all time. Because no-one says 'Shaken, not stirred' quite like Sean Connery.
Sean Connery will always be James Bond to us
The lead actor... Sean Connery is a Scottish actor who became the first ever James Bond with 1962's 'Dr. No'. As well as 'Goldfinger', he also did 'From Russia with Love', 'Thunderball', 'You Only Live Twice', 'Diamonds Are Forever' and 'Never Say Never Again'. Plus, he's an Academy Award winner having landed best actor for 1987's gangster flick 'The Untouchables'.
Continue reading: Movie Of The Day: 'Goldfinger' Starring Sean Connery
According to Craig’s pal the actor is done playing Bond after 10 years.
Daniel Craig’s future as James Bond has been uncertain even before the release of Spectre in December, but it seems the actor really is done as 007. According to his friend and co-star in 90’s tv series 'Our Friends In The North', Mark Strong, Craig feels he’s done what he wants to with Bond and will not be returning for another movie.
Mark Strong says Daniel Craig is done with Bond.
Speaking to ShortList about his upcoming comedy Grimsby, Strong who has starred in spy comedy Kingsman, was asked if he’d be up for playing a Bond villain. “Do you know what, I’d have loved to have played the villain in a Bond movie while Daniel was doing it because he’s a pal and that would have been great,” Strong answered.
Continue reading: Daniel Craig's Friend Mark Strong Seems To Confirm He's Done With Bond
Aston Martin DB5, James Bond , Goldfinger - Three Aston Martin sports cars including the DB5 from Goldfinger and the DB10 from Spectre on display in Harrods. at Harrods, Knightsbridge - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 13th January 2016
Brosnan felt that 'Spectre' was overly long, but had plenty of words of praise for Daniel Craig's performance.
Although it came out to an initial flurry of five-star reviews, the latest James Bond flick Spectre has experienced something of a critical backlash in the last fortnight or so. Former 007 actor Pierce Brosnan has become the latest to add his voice to those complaints, describing the movie as “too long”.
Giving an interview to entertainment website HitFix, 62 year old Brosnan admitted that he felt slightly let down by the 24th Bond movie. “I was looking forward to it enormously,” he said. “I thought it was too long. The story was kind of weak — it could have been condensed. It kind of went on too long. It really did.”
The actor, who portrayed the iconic British spy in four movies between 1995 and 2002, argued that it wasn’t distinctive enough and felt rather too much like the Bourne franchise.
Continue reading: Pierce Brosnan Wasn't Very Impressed By 'Spectre'
The Bond film has beaten Harry Potter to the top sport of highest first week takings.
'Spectre' breaks box office records with over £40 million ($60 million) in takings from its first week - and that's just in the UK! With numbers like that, it's particularly hard to believe Daniel Craig is considering leaving the franchise of his own accord.
'Spectre' is predictably a record breaker
Unsurprisingly, the hotly anticipated new James Bond film has spectacularly surpassed the success of predecessor 'Skyfall' on its opening day, taking in a record-breaking £6.3 million to 'Skyfall''s £6.2 million ($9.6 million). But now it's broken the record for the highest takings at the UK box office in the first week, beating Alfonso Cuarón's 2004 film 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'.
Continue reading: 'Spectre' Smashes UK Opening Week Box Office Records With Ease
In an alternative universe maybe...
Since Daniel Craig firmly stated that he didn't want to do another James Bond film after 'Spectre', suggestions have been flying all over the place about who it could be next. Will Idris Elba become the first black 007? Or will it embrace the talents of Tom Hardy or Tom Hiddleston? But what if was a woman?
Ok, so feminism aside, it's a firmly held idea that Bond should continue to be a male. For a start, you'd have to change the name - how many ladies do you know called James? (Apart from Blake Lively's daughter, of course). But if you erase the tradition of him being a man, you might as well erase all the other Bond conventions; the gadgets, the fast cars, the womanising etc. But, turning pop culture upside for a moment, if James Bond WERE a woman - who would she be?
Emily Blunt displayed some I-work-for-the-government skills in 'Sicario'
Continue reading: If James Bond Were A Woman She'd Be Any Of These Ladies
Mendes had initially said that he didn't want to direct the sequel to 'Skyfall' after it was released, but spoke about what had changed his mind.
With Spectre set to pull in a vast amount of revenue, possibly record-setting, at the UK box office this weekend, director Sam Mendes has spoken about what motivated him to return to direct another James Bond movie.
In the aftermath of the colossal success of Skyfall in 2012, the celebrated director initially said that he wouldn’t helm the follow-up. However, the 50 year old told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview for their October 30th issue that it took a bit of distance and perspective for him to come around to the idea, despite strong overtures from the Broccoli family.
Sam Mendes spoke about why he returned to direct 'Spectre'
Continue reading: Sam Mendes On Why He Agreed To Return To Direct 'Spectre'
Sculptor Bradley Simms is pictured working on the wax figure sculpt of Pierce Brosnan, as Madame Tussauds London announces it will bring together all six Bonds for the first time in October. Brosnan played 007 four times appearing first in 1995’s GoldenEye , he is featured as he appeared in the 1997 film TOMORROW NEVER DIES. - Madame Tussauds London today announced it is bringing together wax figures of ALL SIX James Bonds for the very first time this October, with five completely new wax 007s joining the existing figure of Daniel Craig. To coincide with the release of Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment's SPECTRE, the line-up of Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig will appear at the legendary London attraction for a limited time only, before embarking on a tour of Madame Tussauds' worldwide. This unique experience, created in close collaboration with EON Productions, will give fans an opportunity to stand side by side with all six Bonds - in the same place, at the same time. Guests are invited to see how they measure up to each 007, pose with their favourite and take a stand out profile picture. Each of these new wax figures will be featured in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar® winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, based on the original costume. The Madame Tussauds team already had access to measurements of Craig, Connery, Moore, Dalton and Brosnan from previous figures featured at the attraction but needed George Lazenby's to complete the picture. The star of On Her Majesty's Secret Service was happy to oblige and gave the artists a sitting in LA in February. "The kind of information we can gather at a sitting is hugely beneficial, even at a different time period to the figure we are creating," commented Stephen Mansfield, one of the Principle Sculptors on the project. "George was extremely entertaining and generous and we gathered an entire catalogue of measurements, photographs and footage. We are using those along with references from the film to create what we hope will be an authentic and lifelike figure." General Manager of Madame Tussauds London, Edward Fuller, is delighted to be hosting the line up on the first leg of their world tour. He commented, "It's very at Madame Tussauds - London, United Kingdom - Friday 24th July 2015
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Happy Birthday to Jesper Christensen. He played villain Mr White in 3 Bond films, CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE… https://t.co/jiCZiaxsQG
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A very Happy Birthday to Albert Finney. He played Kincade, the gamekeeper at Bond’s Skyfall estate. https://t.co/ZgZgm2kNsA
This week our focus is on the dramatic chase that sees Bond and Wai Lin evade Carver’s men in TOMORROW NEVER DIES.… https://t.co/l2o0AY9g9e
This SPECTRE scene in the old MI6 building was shot on this day in 2015. https://t.co/D5dWNnuju7 https://t.co/92fbJU63ih
Bond discovers that the villain in the shadows is someone from his past. Find out more about Waltz’s Blofeld at… https://t.co/pKaVox9KwO
On this day in 2006, the world got its first look at Daniel Craig as James Bond when the CASINO ROYALE teaser trail… https://t.co/UHtBYDZMfR
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Royal Doulton’s Jack the Bulldog survived SKYFALL’s explosion to return in SPECTRE. Buy Jack at The 007 Store… https://t.co/Vb2j4Vwgjg
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