Fact: New James Bond movie Spectre has become the second most-successful film in the franchise's history. Daniel Craig's fourth outing as the suave superspy has grossed $750 million (£469 million) to date, since its release last month (Nov15), but its total box office takings is expected to fall short of the hugely popular Skyfall, which smashed records in 2012 when it became the only 007 movie to crack the $1 billion mark around the world. Expert analysts predict Spectre will bow out with between $850 million (£531 million) and $870 million (£544 million).
Fact: Waxwork figures depicting every incarnation of James Bond are to stand side-by-side for the first time at London's Madame Tussauds to celebrate the release of the latest 007 film SPECTRE in October(15). The models of SIR Sean Connery, GEORGE LAZENBY, SIR Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan will be put on display along with that of current Bond Daniel Craig.
Fact: A teaser trailer has been released for SPECTRE, the latest installment in the James Bond movie franchise. The long-awaited film, starring Daniel Craig as 007, is due for release in December (15). The action-packed trailer aired on Wednesday (22Jul15).
Fact: The latest James Bond film, Spectre, will be released in cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland on the same night as the film's premiere (26Oct15). It marks the first time a Bond movie has been released on the same night as its official launch. The film will be Daniel Craig's fourth as 007.
Quote: "I didn't get to any exotic locations, not in seven Bond films. All I got was Stowe School (in England), very nice, but not abroad, and a trailer labeled Innsbruck." Dame Judi Dench wishes she could have travelled more in her role as M, head of Britain's Mi6 Secret Intelligence Service, in the James Bond movie franchise.
Quote: "I never thought what a huge responsibility I had in playing M. I think I was just really excited about it, and (husband) Michael (Williams) and (daughter) Finty were absolutely mad about it - 'a Bond woman.'" Dame Judi Dench's family was more excited about her role as the head of Mi6, Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, in the James Bond movies than she was.
Fact: A newly discovered James Bond story penned by author and 007 creator IAN FLEMING will be turned into a novel by British writer Anthony Horowitz. Fleming wrote the synopsis of Murder on Wheels to be pitched for a U.S. Tv series. In the story, Bond attempts to defeat Russians who plan to sabotage a British racing driver. Fleming died in 1964.
Fact: The 24th James Bond adventure has a start date and a release date, but no title. Work on the follow-up to Skyfall, the most successful 007 film of all time, will begin on 6 December (14). The movie is scheduled for release on 23 October, 2015.
Fact: James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli is set to help turn fugitive U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden's story into a new movie. The filmmaker and her producing partner Michael G. Wilson have picked up the movie rights to journalist Glenn Greenwald's new book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the N.S.A. and the U.S. Surveillance State, which will detail the former National Security Agency contractor's efforts to evade prosecution by U.S. authorities by hiding out in Russia. The film will be released in conjunction with executives at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Quote: "I was lucky enough to make four Bond films. It finished in rather shambolic fashion, but I have no bitterness, no resentment. I hold Bond dear to my heart. I've travelled the world as an ambassador for that character and I had a bloody great time doing it." Actor Pierce Brosnan was not a fan of his final outing as suave superspy James Bond in 2002's Die Another Day.
Fact: A number of letters written by James Bond creator IAN FLEMING to his lover Edith Morpurgo are to go under the hammer in New York. The collection, which also includes photographs, is expected to raise as much as $76,000 (£47,500).
Quote: "It's meant to start shooting in October. I haven't read a script yet, so I can't tell you much. They'd probably swear me to secrecy anyway." Ralph Fiennes has revealed he is due on set to start shooting the next James Bond movie in the autumn (14).
Fact: A note from James Bond creator IAN FLEMING to playwright Jack Whittingham has sold for $4,500 (£3,000) at Bonhams auction house in London. The note, sent in 1958, outlines the author's ideas for the first Bond film adaptation, suggesting producers should get names for their villains from the phone directory and advising they pack the action movies with "incidents".
Fact: The stunt pilot who doubled for Sir Sean Connery's James Bond in You Only Live Twice has died at the age of 97. Retired Wing Commander Ken Wallis' daughter Vicky says, "He had a great, long and successful life."
Fact: James Bond star Daniel Craig thrilled the victorious British and Irish Lions rugby team in Sydney, Australia when he turned up on the pitch post match, and later in the team's dressing room, to congratulate his side. The Lions beat the Wallabies 41-16 at the ANZ Stadium on Saturday (06Jul13).
Fact: The iconic Lotus Esprit which doubled as a submarine in the 1977 James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me is expected to fetch as much as $775,000 (£500,000) when it goes under the hammer at RM Auctions Europe in London this September (13).
Fact: The new James Bond book, written by author William Boyd, will be entitled Solo, and will focus on the superspy's travels across Africa. The tome will hit shelves on 26 September (13).
Quote: "It was absolutely amazing. I was very pregnant and I was very emotional. It was very exciting, epic and I felt like Frank Sinatra." British singer Adele poured her emotions into her James Bond theme tune Skyfall because she was heavily pregnant and feeling weepy at the time.
Fact: Bosses at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. have opened a new exhibit to mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films. The collection, entitled Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains, opened on Friday (16Nov12) and features more than 100 set pieces and artefacts used in the movie franchise.
Quote: "The only thing to ever get me in trouble would be someone looking at my girl the wrong way. That always got me going. I still get jealous... I was in a bar in France and this guy pinched my girl's a**, and I flew across the room, kind of lifted the guy up. These days I'm much more happy to have a quiet word with somebody." Actor Daniel Craig insists he's nothing like tough guy James Bond in real life - he'd only pick a fight if someone disrespected or flirted with his wife, Rachel Weisz.
Fact: James Bond film fans in China will have to wait a little longer to catch the new Skyfall movie - authorities have delayed the release of the superspy's latest action adventure until next year (13), three months later than the rest of the world. Editors at The Hollywood Reporter claim Chinese officials pushed back the 007 blockbuster in a bid to ensure it didn't overshadow big-budget domestic releases at the box office.
Fact: The stunt pilot who doubled for Sir Sean Connery's James Bond in You Only Live Twice has been honoured for his lifetime contribution to aerospace. Retired Wing Commander Ken Wallis, 96, was presented with the award by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (Gapan) at a U.K. ceremony on Tuesday (23Oct12) - the same day the new 007 movie Skyfall received its world premiere in London.
Fact: Proceeds from the world premiere of the new James Bond movie will go to support former and serving members of British intelligence agencies Mi5 and Mi6. Skyfall will debut at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday (23Oct12).
Fact: Luxury watch company Omega are producing a special timepiece in connection with the new James Bond movie Skyfall. The limited edition features a 007 monogram and just 5,007 will be sold at $6,500 (£4,063) each. Two other watches have been created to mark the 50th anniversary of the film franchise. Omega watches have been worn by Bond in seven films.
Quote: "The thing is, the nod and the wink in Bond didn't come naturally to me. I understand it, but I never wanted to f**k up a situation by winking at the camera at the wrong moment because it takes the drama out of the situation. However, that wink to the camera can be such a great release of pressure sometimes." Actor DANIEL CRAIG struggled to master James Bond's trademark nod and wink.
Quote: "It's amazing how many times I've sat in interviews like this in a bar or a hotel, and it's 11 o'clock in the morning and someone sends a martini over. And it's like, really? It's 11 o'clock! I'm not going to drink it." James Bond fans are constantly buying Daniel Craig the drink favoured by his most famous character.
Quote: "It's got a little bit of a Bond vibe - it all goes a bit crazy Live And Let Die in the middle. My view is they should use it for the next James Bond film, but I don't know what's going on with that. I heard Adele was doing it." Muse drummer Dominic Howard would love the band's new track Supremacy to be the theme for the latest James Bond movie Skyfall.
Tweet: "I am interviewing Sir Roger Moore today for GQ. Can anyone out there in Twitterland think of a question he hasn't been asked before?" British funnyman David Walliams turns to his Twitter.com followers for interviewing tips ahead of a chat with the James Bond star.
Fact: James Bond producers have recreated a London Underground station at a top secret location in the city for one of the most pivotal scenes in new film Skyfall, in which 007 Daniel Craig races with a tube train dressed head to toe in Tom Ford.
Quote: "(I'll) keep going until they tell me to stop. I know there'll be someone after me, and hopefully someone after them - I'm just trying to keep (the franchise) going." Daniel Craig wants to carry on playing James Bond for as long as possible.
Fact: Skyfall will be the first James Bond movie released as an Imax title. The film, directed by Sam Mendes, will be digitally-remastered for huge screens at Imax theatres when it is released later this year (12).
Quote: "I was 22 when I did the Thunderball song and it changed my career and it was a huge honour. Not that she needs it, but Adele would be the perfect choice for doing Skyfall." Welsh crooner Tom Jones approves of rumours the Grammy winner has been lined up to record the next James Bond theme.
Fact: Suave superspy James Bond is going grunge for the next installment in the franchise - Daniel Craig will reportedly sport a bushy beard in the 23rd 007 movie, which is provisionally titled Skyfall.
Quote: "I got a call from my agent saying, 'There's some possible interest in you for Bond, are you interested?' At the time I wasn't. I was about to shoot X-Men 2 and Wolverine had become this thing in my life. But I think every male at some point thinks about playing Bond. So it was not right then but it may be right if it comes back. As an actor you've got to keep taking risks." Hugh Jackman would consider playing superspy James Bond on the big screen if he was offered the chance to audition again.
Quote: "You know what I'm thinking in those long close-ups, and what I guarantee most other actors are thinking? 'What's for lunch? Do I fancy the chicken or the beef?'" James Bond star Daniel Craig on his brooding stare.
Fact: British actress Rachel Weisz showed off her wedding ring in New York on Tuesday (05Jul11), following her secret marriage to James Bond star Daniel Craig last month (22Jun11). Weisz was spotted sporting the band as she boarded a flight out of the city.
Quote: "Our fans did a petition for us to do Quantum of Solace, the one Jack White did with Alicia Keys. I know the guy who does the Bond music, David Arnold, and he said to me, 'Will you tell your fans to f**k off?' He had 1,000 petition notes in his (email) inbox and was really annoyed." Take That star Gary Barlow is hopeful of penning or performing the next James Bond theme tune after missing out on the opportunity to make music for 2008's Quantum of Solace.
Quote: "I am going to do the next Bond in November. I don't know the location yet but hopefully it will be somewhere nice. I can't tell you much more but I do enjoy playing M as she is such a strong character. I like being bossy and my grandson thinks it's cool that I'm in Bond." Dame Judi Dench is looking forward to reprising her role in the next installment of the James Bond franchise.
Fact: The new James Bond book penned by U.S. crime author Jeffery Deaver will be titled Carte Blanche and will be set in Dubai.
Quote: "There was Pierce Brosnan, then there was Daniel (Craig). There was never an opening. In fact, I think Dan is the perfect Bond. I always thought he'd be perfect. He's just a guy that exudes sex." Harry Potter star Jason Isaacs fears he's missed out on playing super spy James Bond.
Fact: The Bone Collector novelist JEFFERY DEAVER has been chosen to write a new James Bond book to mark the birthday of original 007 author IAN FLEMING on 28 May 2011. Writers including Sebastian Faulks, Kingsley Amis, John Gardner and Raymond Benson have all previously been chosen to create new Bond books since Fleming's death in 1964.
Quote: "It's tricky going into a big store or an airport, but conversely I get spoilt rotten sometimes. One thing I'd love is to get the bus and take my whole family for beans on toast and a milkshake." Former James Bond star SIR Roger Moore on the ups and downs of fame.
Fact: DAME Shirley Bassey is preparing to release her first studio album in almost a decade. The singer is teaming up with James Bond composer DAVID ARNOLD on the record, which is slated for release later this year (09).
Fact: Britain's legendary Pinewood Studios are set to undergo a massive $300 million (£200 million) expansion to allow more major movies to be made in Britain. The studio in Buckinghamshire, England already hosts filming of the James Bond franchise and the Harry Potter pictures.
Quote: "I think I'm far too lazy to consider working those long days with those early starts. Mind you, if they had a character in something like (medical drama) Casualty who would be in bed all day covered in bandages I'd do that. I could just phone in my dialogue at the end of the week." Former James Bond star SIR Roger Moore eyes a part in a soap opera.
Quote: "James Bond would make a terrible boyfriend. He'd be a giant pain in the backside to go out with - his personality would drive me nuts after a few days. Bond is too dangerous and untrustworthy to get close to." BOND girl Olga Kurylenko would never date a real life superspy.
Quote: "Last Valentine's Day we went to the Bahamas with PUFFY (Sean Combs)... So you're in the suite James Bond was (filmed) in, and then you've got Sean 'Diddy' Puffy Combs and my husband (music producer CHRIS IVERY) traipsing around the house in white bathrobes likes they're James Bond." GREY'S ANATOMY actress Ellen Pompeo on one of her most memorable holidays.
Quote: "It had been on my mind for a long time. I became very conscious that I was getting long in the tooth to play the great lover. Not that I ever needed Viagra." Roger Moore on why he stopped playing James Bond after 12 years.
Quote: "You can't compare my work to what Jackie Chan does. Jackie Chan really performs all these incredible stunts by himself that you see on camera. The difference here being it's not really me doing these things all by myself. My job is just to make the whole thing look good." James Bond star Daniel Craig is modest about his stunt work as 007.
Quote: "You do have to keep working at looking fit. When I'm starting a movie, I start going to a gym. In fact, I'm in there doing workouts seven days a week. But I'll tell you something else. The minute the movie is finished, I stop going to the gym." James Bond actor Daniel Craig admits he's not keen to maintain the serious workout regime required of his superspy character 007.
Quote: "The joke of it is I'm injured doing the small stuff. When I'm jumping off buildings or driving a car, I'm safe." James Bond star Daniel Craig laughs off having the flesh of his fingertip ripped away during a fight scene for QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Quote: "By the time the critics started coming, we were halfway through the movie. I felt good about it then and I feel good about it now." James Bond star Daniel Craig ignores negative criticism surrounding the box-office smash series.
Fact: Bosses at British cinema chain Vue has banned children from seeing the new James Bond film in a bid to keep down noise from young people talking and using phones during screenings. The ban has been issued across the U.K., despite QUANTUM OF SOLACE bearing a 12A certificate, meaning children under 12 are allowed to see the Daniel Craig-starring film with an adult chaperone.
Quote: "The sexiness of a Bond movie has to come from... consenting adults. The fact is, the stronger you make those characters, the more entertaining it's going to be. It can't just be me taking my top off." Daniel Craig insists James Bond movies are more substantial than they used to be.
Quote: "I tend to giggle a lot, probably way too much, and I tend to get in trouble for it. I guess that's not very Bond like. DAME Judi Dench likes to tell jokes - but I wouldn't like to embarrass her by repeating them!" James Bond star Daniel Craig enjoys a laugh with his Casino Royale and QUANTUM OF SOLACE co-star Dench.
Quote: "There are plenty of places we could shoot in the British Isles. If the credit crunch hits the movie business, who knows? Bond in the Lake District, Liverpool... or Birmingham!" James Bond star Daniel Craig jokes that the franchise may have to give up filming in exotic locations if the global financial situation worsens.
Quote: "I don't like them shaken or stirred. The martini must be made with Tanqueray gin and not vodka, with maybe a little lemon zest, three olives on the side in a proper martini glass which has been chilled." Former James Bond star SIR Roger Moore describes his favourite alcoholic cocktail.
Quote: "I have a nice wardrobe. I've been spoiled. Once you're measured for a suit it's very hard to go back to suits off the peg." Playing James Bond has smartened Daniel Craig up. (KL/PL/ZN) "I have a nice wardrobe. I've been spoiled. Once you're measured for a suit it's very hard to go back to suits off the peg." Playing JAMES BOND has smartened DANIEL CRAIG up.
Quote: "We don't need to see him fling one (condom) out the window afterward. I think we've kind of made the leap that you would expect someone to use one now." Daniel Craig insists his James Bond practices safe sex.
Quote: "I've got nothing against gadgets, but, these days, we're surrounded by them. If you want gadgets, pick up a gadget magazine... People aren't that impressed with it anymore." Daniel Craig on why James Bond has ditched his famous gadgets.
Fact: A far-reaching new Conde Nast study has determined James Bond has generated almost $14 billion (GBP7.6 billion) from books, movies and video games since his 1953 debut. The figure makes 007 one of the most lucrative fictional characters in history, ahead of both Harry Potter and Batman.
Fact: James Bond star Daniel Craig isn't suffering from the current economic crisis - he has splashed out $7.4 million (GBP4 million) on a new London home in the posh area of Regent's Park, reportedly paying $1.1 million (GBP600,000) more than the house sold for last year (07).
Fact: Former James Bond star SIR Sean Connery has been unveiled as the new face of Louis Vuitton. The veteran actor was shot in a series of beach pictures by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz for the designer's new advertising campaign.
Quote: "I probably just rhymed with door. Or she couldn't find anything to rhyme with Connery." Former James Bond actor SIR Roger Moore is baffled he is named-checked by Amy Winehouse in her song YOU KNOW I'M NO GOOD. The soul star sings, "You tear men down like Roger Moore" on the track.
Fact: Paul McCartney, Madonna and Duran Duran will be featured on a forthcoming collection of James Bond themes. The LP, entitled The Best Of Bond James Bond, is due out in the U.S. on 28 October (08) and will also include tracks from Tina Turner, A-HA, Louis Armstrong, Sheryl Crow and Garbage.
Quote: "When I hear people say: 'Oh, why don't they call it a day and kill him off?' I feel compelled to speak out, like a custodial father." Former 007 actor SIR Roger Moore feels an unconditional love for the James Bond franchise.
Quote: "I had the ego of all actors. I had done a few very successful television series, and was full of p**s and vinegar - and guts!" James Bond legend SIR Roger Moore was not scared of taking over the 007 role from SIR Sean Connery.
Quote: "When I got down on my knees, I didn't know how I was going to get up again. Luckily there was a handrail on the thing you kneel on, so it wasn't a problem." Former James Bond star SIR Roger Moore on receiving his knighthood in 2003.
Quote: "I lost my fingerprint so I can commit all sorts of crimes with that finger. I look forward to that." James Bond star Daniel Craig on his recent finger injury on the set of 007 movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Quote: "I didn't have time to have any doubts about it, I was far too busy trying to lose weight, trying to do my sit-ups and push-ups and get myself in shape, having my hair cut, being fitted for clothes, learning to do various stunts." Actor SIR Roger Moore admits playing James Bond was an around-the-clock job.
Quote: "I never thought I was much of an actor anyway. My acting range has always been something between the two extremes of 'raises left eyebrow' and 'raises right eyebrow.'" Former James Bond star SIR Roger Moore questions his abilities as a thespian.
Quote: "I'm not exactly up on it. I saw Goldfinger and Casino Royale. I've got a lot of work to do on the Bond side." Alicia Keys, who worked on the new 007 theme tune ANOTHER WAY TO DIE, has only ever seen two James Bond films.
Quote: "QUANTUM OF SOLACE is a dope title but I have no idea what it means!" Alicia Keys is puzzled about the title of the new James Bond film, for which her new duet with Jack White will serve as the theme.
Fact: A rare set of James Bond novels has fetched $53,000 (GBP30,000) at auction - $18,000 (GBP10,000) more than expected. The books, including a first edition of Casino Royale, had belonged to former SAS soldier Sir Fitzroy MAClean - the man believed to have been author IAN FLEMING's inspiration for the Bond character.
Quote: "This stuff is important to me. You have the monarchy, you have government, and then you have the Civil Service. The reason the Civil Service remains a non-political organisation is that if the shit hits the fan like goose-stepping Nazi bastards, you hope the Civil Service will turn around and go, 'We've got it covered'." James Bond star Daniel Craig is proud of Britain's bureaucracy.
Fact: Former James Bond stars including Roger Moore and Bond girl Rosamund Pike have been lined up to appear at a tribute gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of 007 creator IAN FLEMING. The stars will read extracts from Fleming's classic book DR NO at the event in London in October (08).
Quote: "After years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen... We wanted to push soul into those tapes, and join the family of (JOHN) BARRY, (SHIRLEY) BASSEY, (SEAN) CONNERY and (DANIEL) CRAIG." Jack White on his soulful new Bond theme collaboration with Keys, ANOTHER WAY TO DIE.
Quote: "It's very simple - I get up, take the kids to school and I have my coffee. Then I do a bit of surfing and then call the office to see if I've got a job." Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan enjoys living the simple life in Hawaii.
Fact: The trailer for new James Bond film QUANTUM OF SOLACE will be shown for the first time on the internet on Monday night (30Jun08). The teaser will then be played to cinema-goers on Wednesday (02Jul08). The film is slated for U.K release in October (08) and the rest of the world in November (08).
Quote: "I'm the last person you'd expect to see poncing around in platform shoes, tights and sequins. We had to do all these camp, dainty little moves and try to look butch. That was a challenge." Pierce Brosnan on swapping James Bond for Abba in the big screen adaptation of musical MAMA MIA!
Fact: Former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan is set to play the British Prime Minister in a film adaptation of Richard Harris' novel THE GHOST - rumoured to be based on Tony Blair's time in office. The former U.K. leader stepped down last year (07).
Fact: Tickets to a talk by Sean Connery at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Scotland sold out in an hour. Fans of the James Bond actor queued from the early hours to get their hands on tickets to the event, where the Scot will talk about his new book.
Quote: "I didn't see that coming. I thought we were going to do a fifth film... They invited me back, and they changed their mind. It's business." Pierce Brosnan is still recovering from his James Bond snub.
Fact: Hollywood star Johnny Depp has been voted the U.K.'s favourite actor. Depp saw off competition from James Bond star Daniel Craig, SIR Anthony Hopkins and SIR Sean Connery to take the top slot in the survey of Britain's most loved male stars.
Fact: The new James Bond book DEVIL MAY CARE has broken the record for publisher Penguin's fastest-selling hardback fiction title. The new 007 story by British novelist SEBASTIAN FAULKS sold 44,093 copies in its first four days (28-31May08) of publication in the U.K.
Fact: The first copies of the new James Bond book DEVIL MAY CARE were delivered to a London store with a military escort. The new story by British novelist SEBASTIAN FAULKS was given a dramatic 007-style entrance on a speedboat flanked by a guard of armed naval officers.
Quote: "When we arrived we were given an information pack and told which parts of town to be aware of. It said there was one street whose names translates as 'street of get out of here as fast as you can.' So we all went there immediately and it was fascinating." DAME Judi Dench on her time in Panama City filming new James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Fact: Bosses of car manufacturer Ford have negotiated a $36 million (GBP18 million) deal to have their little Ka Zetec Climate model featured in the new James Bond movie, QUANTUM OF SOLACE. 007 actor Daniel Craig will be seen driving the sensible car in the opening scenes of the forthcoming film before returning to his usual Aston Martin sports car.
Quote: "It's never too early to be a has-been! There's not a lot of point being unduly optimistic about this business. It'll turn around and bite you on the arse - that's just the way it is." James Bond star Daniel Craig isn't expecting a long career in showbusiness.
Fact: London's Pinewood studios doubled up as South America in the new James Bond movie, QUANTUM OF SOLACE. Crew members have also created a lavish "honeymoon suite" on set, according to loose-lipped Bond girl GEMMA WARD.
Fact: The opening action sequence of the new James Bond film, THE QUANTUM OF SOLACE, is set to be the longest yet in the superspy franchise. It will reportedly span up to 30 minutes before the opening credits appear.
Fact: James Bond producers were forced to scrap a Friday (07Mar08) shoot at the ancient Inca ruins at MAChu Picchu in Peru, due to uncertain weather conditions. The cast and crew were looking forward to taking over Peru's top tourist attraction for scenes in the new Bond film Quantum of Solace, but the threat of heavy rain vetoed the shoot.
Quote: "It's really a crime - it makes me weep every time! They are great suits." James Bond star Daniel Craig has ruined 40 suits by designer Tom Ford while filming stunts for QUANTUM OF SOLACE, the 22nd installment of the superspy franchise.
Quote: "My 40th is in the middle of Bond but I'll celebrate it as best I can because I've got a feeling that 49 is going to come around really quickly." Actor Daniel Craig plans on making the most of his landmark celebrations on 2 March (08). He is currently filming the forthcoming James Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
Quote: "We had a Bond themed night a year ago and I had to dress as a Bond girl and sell make-up. And now here I am! A real Bond girl!" QUANTUM OF SOLACE star GEMMA ARTERTON can't quite believe her luck after landing a coveted role in the forthcoming James Bond movie.
Quote: "We had a snowball fight on-set. I hit Daniel and he came over, without saying anything, and picked me up and dumped me in a massive pile of snow." Actress DAKOTA BLUE FANNING, 13, learned not to mess about with her THE GOLDEN COMPASS co-star, James Bond hunk DANIEL CRAIG.
Quote: "So she's going to be in every movie I make from now on! It's contractual!" James Bond star Daniel Craig jokes about co-starring with Eva Green in Casino Royale and their new movie THE GOLDEN COMPASS.
Quote: "I'm doing the BOURNE ULTIMATUM game, before that I'd done a James Bond game - you sit there and the people you're working with, they'll say, 'Can you put in a little bit of Michael Jackson's Thriller?' And you're like, 'What? Ok, it's the wrong key and it won't work, but I'll try it." Producer Paul Oakenfold on the frustrations of writing music for executives.
Fact: The cover of the first new James Bond book in 42 years has been unveiled - DEVIL MAY CARE by author SEBASTIAN FAULKS is set to be published in May (08) to celebrate the centenary of the superspy's creator, IAN FLEMING's birth.
Fact: Johnny Depp's leading role as CAPTAIN JACK SPARROW in movie blockbuster Pirates Of The Caribbean has been voted the U.K.'s favourite film character in a new poll by British magazine Total Film. Sparrow beat Star Wars' villain DARTH VADER and spy James Bond to claim the top spot.
Quote: "People are saying that because we starred in Layer Cake together and because we get on so well. I don't think Daniel has time to be my agent for the moment." Actress Sienna Miller plays down reports new 007 Daniel Craig has picked her out to star as his love interest in the next James Bond film.
Quote: "I would have loved to be able to work with him more. He is incredibly raw and gritty and talented and he's so bold. He's really brave. What he done with James Bond is so exciting and brilliant." Sienna Miller hails her Layer Cake co-star - and alleged ex-lover - Daniel Craig as the perfect 007.
Fact: James Bond creator IAN FLEMING is selling the secluded island where he wrote the first 007 novel, Casino Royale, and which inspired the hideout of his most famous villain, DR. NO. Goat Island, off the Caribbean island of Tobago, has a price tag of GBP1.5 million ($2.94 million).
Quote: "The special thing is a lot down to Sean Connery... Casting Sean, a Scotsman, in the role - as the quintessential Englishman - really put the spin on it and probably is one of the reasons it's lasted so long." New 007 Daniel Craig on why James Bond continues to be big business after 44 years.
Quote: "The first time I said it was on set for the film. I didn't hex it, I waited for the moment. I don't want to demystify it - it's a great line and I don't want to go around saying it because if I do the magic's gone." New James Bond actor Daniel Craig shares his feelings on the iconic line, "The name's Bond...James Bond."
Quote: "I had the toy Bond cars, and I'm sure I had a gun at some point. I would love to be in a James Bond film but I think I might have blown that by going on TV in a dress." British LITTLE BRITAIN star David Walliams fears he's scuppered his chance of playing the suave superspy.
Fact: Italian fashion house BRIONI is releasing a special-edition tuxedo with hidden pockets and a built-in holster to coincide with the release of the new James Bond movie Casino Royale. Brioni designers have exclusively dressed new Bond Daniel Craig for the upcoming film.
Quote: "They referred to her as 'Hairy Belly' which we all thought was hilarious. She was not amused at all." Die Another Day actress Rosamund Pike recalls how Japanese fans struggled to pronounce her co-star Halle Berry's name during their James Bond publicity tour.
Fact: New 007 Daniel Craig has signed to play the DEVIL in the movie adaptation of bestselling book I, LUCIFER. The star will start shooting as soon as filming is wrapped on his debut James Bond flick, Casino Royale.
Fact: Scottish star SIR Sean Connery will make his first public appearance on Monday (03APR06) following surgery on his kidney. The former James Bond actor will be attended the annual Johnnie Walker Dressed To Kilt event to mark New York City's Tartan Week (1-8APR06) - which will see a host of celebrities sporting traditional Scottish dress.
Quote: <p>"All I can say to anyone who's prepared to listen is, 'Wait and see. If it's (the film) crap, then hands up, I'll walk away.'" New James Bond actor Daniel Craig asks fans to wait until Casino Royale is released before judging him. </p>
Fact: <p>Sea craft from five James Bond films are the main attraction at The New York National Boat Show. The craft - seen in THUNDERBALL, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, MOONRAKER, For Your Eyes Only and THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH - are not for sale, but are for exhibition only at the event. </p>
Quote: <p>"They keep me in a shed." DAME Judi Dench on missing out on the exotic locations in James Bond movies. The actress plays 007's boss M in the films but rarely leaves her character's London office. </p>