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The Story Of How Daniel Craig's Favourite Gloves Nearly Ruined 'Skyfall'


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Daniel Craig’s love for a new pair of gloves allegedly nearly cost Bond producers millions during the editing of Skyfall, as they presented a major continuity error. Film critic Charlie Lyne has shared a story he heard from a man who worked on Skyfall, who recalled one of the film’s most important fight scenes nearly being ruined, all because of a pair of gloves.

Daniel Craig in SkyfallDid Daniel Craig’s special gloves nearly ruin Skyfall?

According to Lyne's story, which was shared through two videos on Twitter, Daniel Craig and director, Sam Mendes, were both completely miserable during the production of Skyfall, as they “were buried under the weight of the studio and the expectations” of how much the film should make.

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Emilia Clarke Says She'd Like To Play Bond With Leonardo DiCaprio As Her 'Bond Boy'


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Emilia Clarke is currently thrilling fans in the sixth season of ‘Game of Thrones’, but the 29-year-old actress also has her sights set on another franchise. Speaking to the Daily Star, Clarke revealed she’d like to be the first female James Bond.

Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke would like to be ‘Jane Bond’.

“I have a lot of unrealised dreams,” Clarke told the newspaper. “I would love to play Jane Bond. My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo Dicaprio. No doubt about it.” There’s no doubt that Clarke has the adventurous streak needed to play 007, as anyone who saw Sunday’s ‘GOT’ could attest to.

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Bookies Suspend Betting On Next Bond As Tom Hiddleston Becomes Frontrunner


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A bookmakers has suspended betting on who will be the next James Bond, after an influx of bets on ‘ The Night Manager’ star Tom Hiddleston between Friday and Saturday made him the 2-1 favourite. A particularly large bet was also then placed on Hiddleston, which saw his odds plummet to 1-2.

Tom HiddlestonIs Tom Hiddleston the next James Bond?

Nicola McGeady, a spokesperson for Coral, who suspended betting on Hiddleston said: "There is no smoke without fire, and following the big gamble on Tom Hiddleston in the last 24 hours, we've had no choice but to pull the plug on the market.”

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2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards Presented By American Airlines

Sam Mendes - Celebrities attend 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hilton Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 30th October 2015

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Sam Mendes On Why He Agreed To Return To Direct 'Spectre'


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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 MendesSam Mendes spoke about why he returned to direct 'Spectre'

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007 Spectre Cast Photocall In Rome

Daniel Craig, Monica Bellucci, Sam Mendes , Christoph Waltz - 007 Spectre attend photocall at ST. Renis Grandi Hotel in Rome at St. Regis Hotel Rome - Rome, Italy - Tuesday 27th October 2015

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Stars And Royals Turn Out For The World Premiere Of 'Spectre' In London [Photos]


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The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) as well as the stellar cast led by Daniel Craig and a number of other superstar faces from Shirley Bassey to Martin Freeman.

Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica BellucciLea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci at 'Spectre' premiere

The Royal Film Performance took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in association with the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF); a charity that raises money for people working behind the scenes in the movie and television industry who have suffered financial setbacks in their lives. As well as the future King and his wife, Prince Harry was also spotted at the event, while previous events have even seen the Queen herself in attendance.

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World Premiere Of Spectre

Sam Mendes - World Premiere of 'Spectre' attended by HRH Prince William Duke of Cambridge, HRH Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry in aid of the CTBF and held at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington, London at Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015

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Royal Film Performance Of 'Spectre'

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CTBF Royal Film Performance(TM) 2015, The World Premiere Of 'Spectre'

Sam Mendes - CTBF Royal Film Performance(TM) 2015, the World Premiere of 'Spectre' - Arrivals at The Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th October 2015

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"The Cockiest Email In The World" Landed Sam Smith The Chance To Sing 'Spectre' Theme


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Sam Smith has revealed that all it took to land the chance to sing the new Bond theme was, "the cockiest email in the world". Sitting down with director Sam Mendes and producer Barbara Broccoli in the latest Spectre vlog, Smith explained how he came to land the Bond gig and what the honour means to him.

Sam SmithSam Smith has opened up about how he landed the Spectre theme.

“I remember sending an email to my agents in America – probably the cockiest email in the world,” the singer revealed. “ I just said 'is there any way I could do the Bond theme?’ The next thing I knew, I was asked to go to Pinewood Studios to meet with Barbara and Sam.”

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Watch The Video For Sam Smith's 'Spectre' Theme 'Writing's On The Wall'


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The video for Sam Smith’s Spectre theme, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ has finally dropped, giving 007 fans a look at some more footage from the upcoming film. Released to coincide with Global James Bond Day and the 53rd anniversary of first Bond film Dr. No, the video features Smith performing the song, intercut with scenes from Spectre.

Sam SmithThe video for Sam Smith’s 'Writing's On The Wall’ has just dropped.

Directed by Luke Monaghan, the video is careful not to give away too much about the upcoming film. Smith is shown dressed in a sharp suit and singing the ballad in a variety of locations, including in an empty colosseum and in front of a row of coffins draped in Union Jacks.

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Spectre Trailer


James Bond has never played by the rules, but this time he may have gone too far when he responds to a mysterious message by travelling to Mexico on an unauthorised mission to meet Lucia Sciarra, the widow of one of the world's most notorious criminal masterminds. She has information regarding a corrupt underground organisation known as SPECTRE, but he's still managed to seriously anger his boss M. Thus, Bond decides to continue his mission undercover, setting out to find a woman named Madeleine Swann who may be able to help him infiltrate the society, bring it down and save the world. Completion of the mission could also secure MI5's continued work, as the new boss of the Centre for National Security Max Denbigh becomes increasingly sceptical of its necessity. However, little does Bond know that he's also about to uncover some secrets about the SPECTRE head that he may rather have kept hidden.

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Daniel Craig Hopes 'Spectre' Shows His Bond Is Not As 'Sexist And Misogynistic' As Before


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Daniel Craig has said he hopes his Bond is not as ‘sexist and misogynistic’ as earlier incarnations, adding that he thinks there is a ‘great sadness’ to the famous bachelor’s lifestyle. Speaking to Esquire magazine, the actor also hinted that Spectre would be his last time playing 007.

Daniel CraigDaniel Craig as James Bond in Spectre.

Speaking about the character, who is famous for his womanising, Craig said, “He’s very fucking lonely. There’s a great sadness. He’s fucking these beautiful women but then they leave and it’s … sad.”

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Ellie Goulding Is The Favourite To Sing James Bond 'Spectre' Theme


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Ellie Goulding seems to have dropped her biggest hint yet that she’ll be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.

The 28 year old British singer posted a photo on Instagram of herself leaving the legendary Abbey Road recording studios in North London on Monday night (July 27th), writing “That’s a wrap!” as a caption. Soon afterwards, bookmakers began suspending betting on the odds of her singing the soundtrack, on which she’s rumoured to be collaborating with fellow Brit Sam Smith.

Ellie GouldingEllie Goulding is favourite to sing the theme song to 'Spectre'

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