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James Bond Car Up For Charity Auction


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The luxury vehicle was one of 10 designed by Aston Martin for the spy film, but was never used in the action sequences as it was kept back as a display car for the London premiere at the Royal Albert Hall in October (15).

The car, the only DB10 to be released for public sale, includes a special plaque signed by 007 actor Daniel Craig and is expected to fetch between $1.5 million and $2.3 million (£1.5 million) went it goes under hammer at Christie's auction house in London on 18 February (16).

The Aston Martin is one of 10 Spectre items to be sold at the auction, along with Bond's Omega watch and Tom Ford cufflinks.

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Aston Martin Sports Cars Used In Bond Movies On Display In Harrods.

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

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Aston Martin Db5, James Bond and Goldfinger
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Aston Martin Db10, James Bond and Spectre

Actor Gabriele Ferzetti Dies


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The Italian actor passed away in Rome, Italy on Wednesday (02Dec15), but his cause of death had not been released as WENN went to press.

Ferzetti had more than 100 stage and screen credits in his native Italy, and is best known internationally for playing crime boss Marc-Ange Draco in 1969 James Bond movie On Her Majesty's Secret Service opposite George Lazenby as 007.

Due to his heavy Italian accent, his speaking parts were dubbed by British actor David De Keyser.

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The Hunger Games Ends Spectre's Run At U.k. Box Office


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The Daniel Craig film scored the biggest opening week ever in Britain, with takings of $66.1 million (£41.3 million) in the seven days following its October (15) release, and it maintained its grip on the charts for three weeks.

Its stay at the top of the rundown is now over, but the spy movie still managed to achieve another record, surpassing James Cameron's Avatar to become the U.K.'s highest-grossing IMAX release.

The final installment of The Hunger Games franchise, starring Jennifer Lawrence, debuted in peak position this weekend with $18.1 million (£11.3 million), making it a box office success on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Rough And Ready: Danny Dyer Plus 10 More Unlikely Future James Bonds


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After a rather lukewarm critical reception in comparison to its predecessor, 'Spectre' has left us feeling that the whole James Bond franchise could do with shaking up a bit. And what better way to do that than getting Danny Dyer on board? (Don't answer that.)

Danny DyerDanny Dyer wants to inject some working class charisma into the role

The 'Eastenders' star is willing after all, revealing to The Sun that he's seriously considering applying for the role when Daniel Craig leaves. 'I'd love to do the Bond. Bring something different to the Bond, you know what I mean?' He said. 'Bit of charisma. A working class Bond.'

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Pierce Brosnan Wasn't Very Impressed By 'Spectre'


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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.

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New James Bond Film Hits U.k.'S Highest-grossing Films Top 10


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With a total haul of over $126 million (£79 million), Spectre has crept into the top 10 of highest-grossing films.

Its predecessor, Skyfall, is also in the top 10, having earned more than $169 million (£106 million) in the U.K. alone.

Titanic remains the country's biggest hit with domestic box office takings of over $176 million (£110 million).

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Spectre Sets Explosive New World Record


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The James Bond actor joined his co-star Lea Seydoux and producer Barbara Broccoli to pick up the honour during a Spectre press conference in Beijing on behalf of Chris Corbould, who now holds the record for the world's largest film stunt explosion.

Spectre's Special Effects and Miniature Effects Supervisor, who shared an Academy Award for his work on Inception in 2010, created the blast, set in the desert of Morocco, by using 8,418 litres of fuel and 33 kilograms (73 pounds) of explosives in June (15).

"It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognised Chris Corbould's incredible work in Spectre in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history," say producers Michael G. Wilson and Broccoli in a joint statement.

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Ian Fleming's Letters Up For Auction


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The notes, which were sent in 1959, refer to Pussy Galore, a character form the author's novel Goldfinger, and answer a query about the book's cliffhanger ending.

Fleming's 1959 novel depicted Galore as the head of an all-lesbian criminal gang who aids villainous madman Auric Goldfinger, and in one of the letters, the writer describes her sexuality as a "psycho-pathological malady" which could be cured by the "right man".

Bosses at Bonhams auction house in London, where the letters will go on sale later this month (Nov15), estimate they will sell for between $4,800 (£3,000) and $6,400 (£4,000) each.

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Spectre Dominates U.k. Box Office


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Following its release on 26 October (15), Spectre, Daniel Craig's fourth outing as the superspy, broke the record held by its predecessor Skyfall to score the biggest opening week ever at the U.K. box office.

It took $66.1 million (£41.3 million) during its first weekend in cinemas, putting it far beyond the reach of its nearest competitor, Hotel Transylvania 2, which scored $3.8 million (£2.4 million), and Hugh Jackman's Pan, which came in third with $1.3 million (£790,000).

Horror movie Paranormal Activity: Ghost Dimension 3D came fourth with $1.1 million (£705,000), while Meryl Streep's women's rights drama Suffragette rounded out the top five with $952,000 (£595,000).

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Spectre Smashes U.k. Box Office Records


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Since its opening in the U.K. on 26 October (15), 007's latest cinematic outing has earned an estimated $63.8 million (£41.7 million) in its first seven days of release.

Daniel Craig's fourth appearance as the British spy beat its predecessor Skyfall's record for the highest seven-day gross in U.K. box office history, with its $63.8 million edging out Skyfall's previous record of $59.2 million (£37.2 million).

Movie bosses at the film's studio Sony Pictures are "delighted" with the film's record breaking earning power, which also smashed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's record for the highest earning opening week, which had stood at $38.2 million (£23.9 million).

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Madame Tussauds London Brings Together ALL SIX James Bonds In Wax

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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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 and Tomorrow Never Dies
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 and Tomorrow Never Dies
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 and Tomorrow Never Dies

Filming For James Bond 'Spectre'

Filming of James Bond 'Spectre' take place on the River Thames - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th May 2015

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Filming, James Bond and Spectre
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Filming, James Bond and Spectre
Filming, James Bond and Spectre
Filming, James Bond and Spectre

Filming For James Bond 'Spectre'

Filming for some of the final scenes of James Bond 'Spectre' take place on the River Thames at River Thames - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 17th May 2015

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Filming, James Bond and Spectre
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Filming, James Bond and Spectre
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The Launch Of The New James Bond Film, 'Spectre' - Arrivals

Shots of the stars of 'Spectre' the new James Bond film as they arrived at the films launch event at the Pinewood studios in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th December 2014

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