James Bond Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

2nd December 2015

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).

21st August 2015

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.

22nd July 2015

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).

17th July 2015

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.

24th November 2014

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.

24th November 2014

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.

2nd October 2014

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.

16th September 2014

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.

16th May 2014

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.

14th April 2014

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.

27th March 2014

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).

28th February 2014

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).

18th December 2013

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".

5th September 2013

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."

7th July 2013

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).

30th June 2013

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).

15th April 2013

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).

14th January 2013

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.

18th November 2012

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.

14th November 2012

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.

13th November 2012

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.

6th November 2012

Fact: James Bond star Dame Judi Dench's mobile phone ring tone is the 007 theme song.

24th October 2012

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.

21st October 2012

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).

16th October 2012

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.

10th October 2012

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.

3rd October 2012

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.

26th September 2012

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.

9th August 2012

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.

6th April 2012

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.

4th April 2012

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.

24th February 2012

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).

13th February 2012

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.

9th February 2012

Quote: "I can't tell you a single word about it. I would be shot when I get back on set tomorrow." Dame Judi Dench is keeping mum about the plot of the next James Bond movie, Skyfall.

23rd November 2011

Fact: A first edition of IAN FLEMING's debut James Bond novel Casino Royale has sold at auction in London for $22,000 (£13,750).

21st October 2011

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.

17th October 2011

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.

1st August 2011

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.

6th July 2011

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.

30th May 2011

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.

29th March 2011

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.

15th March 2011

Fact: Duran Duran are the only act to score a number one with a James Bond movie theme. A View to a Kill topped the U.S. charts in 1985.

7th February 2011

Quote: "I wouldn't be a Bond girl, but I wouldn't mind being a villain, I could do that." DAME Helen Mirren dreams of landing a role in the James Bond franchise.

18th January 2011

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.

13th December 2010

Quote: "I'm desperate to get into acting. It'd be cool to play James Bond. I'd love it!" Boyzone star Ronan Keating dreams of becoming the next 007.

21st October 2010

Quote: "I really like Daniel and I like his work. He got me away from all the old Bonds - apart from Sean Connery." Hollywood hardman Bruce Willis is a big fan of latest James Bond star Daniel Craig.

10th September 2010

Quote: "I don't want to brag too much but at least one a day." Former James Bond star GEORGE LAZENBY had no trouble bedding women during his time as the superspy.

9th September 2010

Quote: "Y'know, I couldn't give a s**t." Former James Bond star GEORGE LAZENBY doesn't care that the next film in the spy franchise has been suspended over the uncertainty of MGM Studios.

28th June 2010

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.

28th May 2010

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.

1st May 2010

Quote: "Bond Patel? That would be great. I need to learn how to drive before I can be Bond. I'm getting there." Dev Patel is keen to take over from Daniel Craig as the next James Bond.

3rd January 2010

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.

4th December 2009

Quote: "What a good idea. (Would I) give her a hard time? I expect so... It would be very nice - good idea." James Bond star DAME Judi Dench sees Emma Thompson as a perfect 007 baddie.

20th July 2009

Fact: The Lotus Esprit car that was used in James Bond's 1981 movie For Your Eyes Only has been sold to a Middle Eastern buyer for $157,500 (£105,000) at an auction in Oxfordshire, England.

30th June 2009

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).

14th June 2009

Fact: James Bond is joining the war on terror - Daniel Craig's 007 will tackle the Taliban in Afghanistan in the next Bond movie, slated for release in 2011.

13th June 2009

Fact: FROST/NIXON screenwriter Peter Morgan has been hired to pen the next instalment of the James Bond franchise.

1st June 2009

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.

6th May 2009

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.

20th April 2009

Fact: OKSANA GRIGORIEVA, the 39-year-old Russian reportedly romancing Mel Gibson, once dated former James Bond star Timothy Dalton.

23rd March 2009

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.

18th February 2009

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.

5th January 2009

Quote: "I'm not a funny man. That's not who I am." James Bond actor Daniel Craig will never contemplate starring in a comedy.

5th December 2008

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.

17th November 2008

Fact: Four love letters written by James Bond creator IAN FLEMING to the woman who was his inspiration for MISS MONEYPENNY - LOELIA PONSONBY - have sold for $50,000 (GBP33,650).

14th November 2008

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.

13th November 2008

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.

13th November 2008

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.

12th November 2008

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.

7th November 2008

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.

3rd November 2008

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.

30th October 2008

Quote: "I would love to be the first black James Bond." R+B hitmaker Akon has high aspirations.

28th October 2008

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.

28th October 2008

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.

27th October 2008

Fact: James Bond fans would love to see SIR Sean Connery team up with Bond girl Ursula Andress for the ultimate superspy thriller, according to a new poll.

24th October 2008

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.

24th October 2008

Quote: "Maybe I've got it wrong; maybe I should just go and move to Monte Carlo and live on a yacht." Daniel Craig thinks he should live more like James Bond.

23rd October 2008

Fact: James Bond star Daniel Craig shares the same publicist as his predecessor Pierce Brosnan.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "I would kill for my family, it's as simple as that." James Bond star Daniel Craig would live up to his 007 alter-ego if needed to.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "Imagine being a pin-up at 73 to the teenage boy crowd." DAME Judi Dench on her role as MI6 boss M in the James Bond franchise.

19th October 2008

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.

19th October 2008

Quote: "I thought he was a golfer. Bring him on." Daniel Craig likes the idea of rocker Alice Cooper playing the villain in a future James Bond film.

18th October 2008

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.

17th October 2008

Quote: "I had an Austin Powers alarm. On set I'd say, 'That's Austin Powers. We can't do it.'" Daniel Craig fights to avoid silly Austin Powers puns in his James Bond films.

17th October 2008

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.

16th October 2008

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.

15th October 2008

Fact: James Bond actor Daniel Craig has been immortalised in wax as the superspy. The Madame Tussauds waxwork was unveiled on Wednesday (15Oct08) as part of the Espionage-themed experience.

13th October 2008

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).

10th October 2008

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.

8th October 2008

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.

7th October 2008

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.

6th October 2008

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.

3rd October 2008

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.

3rd October 2008

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.

2nd October 2008

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.

2nd October 2008

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.

2nd October 2008

Quote: "Commando. Any chance I can get. I'm British, so going commando is a summer holiday thing." James Bond star Daniel Craig prefers not to wear any underwear.

2nd October 2008

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.

2nd October 2008

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.

16th September 2008

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.

4th September 2008

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.

27th August 2008

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.

24th August 2008

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).

22nd August 2008

Fact: Stax Records stalwarts the MEMPHIS HORNS have joined Alicia Keys and Jack White on the new James Bond theme, ANOTHER WAY TO DIE.

22nd August 2008

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.

5th August 2008

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.

9th July 2008

Quote: "It's not something I would do. Once you do it, you're sort of at an end of a line." British actor Gary Oldman rules out appearing as a villain in the James Bond franchise.

30th June 2008

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).

30th June 2008

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!

27th June 2008

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).

21st June 2008

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.

11th June 2008

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.

9th June 2008

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.

8th June 2008

Quote: "I've never been asked to do James Bond and I have a better body (than Daniel Craig)." Dustin Hoffman on his 007 dreams.

5th June 2008

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.

28th May 2008

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.

27th May 2008

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.

7th May 2008

Quote: "I have to remember to keep changing the batteries. Aside from not going through metal detectors at airports." Former James Bond star Roger Moore on having a pacemaker fitted five years ago.

30th March 2008

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.

28th March 2008

Quote: "I think DANIEL is a terrific choice." SIR Sean Connery praises James Bond bosses for picking Daniel Craig as the latest actor to play 007.

27th March 2008

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.

21st March 2008

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.

9th March 2008

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.

8th March 2008

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.

4th March 2008

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.

27th February 2008

Fact: Daniel Craig tested out James Bond's latest Aston Martin by speeding round a test track at 155 miles-per hour (249.4 kilometres-per-hour).

20th February 2008

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.

6th February 2008

Fact: SIR Richard Branson is teaming up with the makers of James Bond for the second time. A Virgin Atlantic plane - owned by Branson - will feature in the new 007 film QUANTUM OF SOLACE.

28th January 2008

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.

24th January 2008

Fact: The title of the forthcoming James Bond movie - THE QUANTUM OF SOLACE - has been taken from a collection of short stories published by 007 creator IAN FLEMING in 1960.

10th January 2008

Fact: Veteran actor Morgan Freeman's ultimate ambition is to play a megalomaniac bad guy in a James Bond movie.

17th December 2007

Fact: Daniel Craig let it slip in an online interview that the next James Bond movie could be called 007.

7th December 2007

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.

6th December 2007

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.

5th December 2007

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.

3rd December 2007

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.

30th October 2007

Fact: British actor Daniel Craig has signed a $60 million (GBP30 million) contract to star in the next four James Bond movies.

18th October 2007

Quote: "He keeps himself in good shape. I would like to avoid any confrontation with Daniel Craig if I can." Bourne star Matt Damon won't be starting any fights with James Bond actor DANIEL CRAIG.

12th October 2007

Quote: "Sadly, I had to retire from the Bond films. The girls were getting younger and I was just getting too old." SIR Roger Moore reveals the reason why he quit the James Bond franchise.

1st October 2007

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.

17th August 2007

Quote: "The girls get to do more interesting things than walk out of the sea in a bikini." THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM star Julia Stiles compares to the Bourne spy franchise to rival James Bond.

15th August 2007

Fact: The last film Elvis Presley saw before his death in 1977 was Roger Moore's James Bond movie THE SPY WHO LOVED ME.

7th April 2007

Quote: "How can I be the next Bond girl? My cellulite wouldn't look very good in a bikini." Sienna Miller on rumours she's set to join Layer Cake co-star Daniel Craig in the next James Bond movie.

13th January 2007

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.

19th December 2006

Quote: "Maybe I'll be the Mr Nasty in the next Bond film." Sharon Osbourne sets her sights on another film role - as a James Bond baddie.

12th December 2006

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.

10th December 2006

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).

20th November 2006

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.

15th November 2006

Fact: Queen Elizabeth II joined James Bond star Daniel Craig and thousands of screaming fans at the UK premiere of new 007 movie Casino Royale in London's Leicester Square last night.

13th November 2006

Fact: New James Bond star Daniel Craig used to be nicknamed Mr Potatohead in school because of his craggy looks.

6th November 2006

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."

1st November 2006

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.

27th October 2006

Quote: "When I am 70 years old, I'll be very happy to say to my grandchildren that I was a Bond girl." Caterina Murino is confident she'll never have any regrets about starring in a James Bond film.

27th October 2006

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.

18th October 2006

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.

28th August 2006

Fact: Movie bosses have ditched James Bond's trademark "shaken not stirred" catchphrase from new 007 film Casino Royale. Daniel Craig's Bond will instead ask for "a dry Martini, please".

19th July 2006

Quote: "Of course, I hope the Bond bosses take notice. I'm hoping to make Judi Dench very, very nervous." Love Actually actor Bill Nighy would love to star as M in the next James Bond movie.

21st April 2006

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.

31st March 2006

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.

30th March 2006

Quote: "I knew what I was getting into. I've had to knuckle down to a few things." DANIEL CRAIG suffers in upcoming James Bond epic Casino Royale.

26th February 2006

Quote: <p>"Of course I've changed. I mean, I'm now James Bond, for God's sake. I've got to test drive an Aston Martin." Daniel Craig knows landing the coveted 007 role has altered things. </p>

22nd February 2006

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>

5th January 2006

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>

15th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I feel like an actor again. I feel like a human being. I feel like an artist again." Pierce Brosnan is happy with how his post-James Bond existence is panning out. </p>

3rd December 2005

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>

20th October 2005

Quote: <p>"It f**king sucks." Pierce Brosnan explains how it feels to be replaced by Daniel Craig as the new James Bond. </p>

7th October 2005

Fact: <p>Pop star Hilary Duff is paying tribute to her favourite James Bond movies in her new video BEAT OF MY HEART - the promo will emulate the title sequences of classic 007 films. </p>

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