Rest in peace my childhood spy…

  “Whoever said never meet your heroes had clearly never had mine as theirs” – Mark O’Connell, The Guardian Remembering Roger – my bedroom wall Bond, screen hero, sartorial sage, raconteurial inspiration, wedding [telegram] crasher and the kindest, best 007… […]

BOND, BECOMING BOND – Catching George Lazenby’s second 007 movie

Who needs white dots and a John Barry guitar overture? “In 1969, a poor Australian car mechanic who had never acted a day in his life landed the role of James Bond” is nearly as enticing as any gunbarrel opener […]

FROM PINEWOOD WITH LOVE – celebrating 80 years of movie majesty

From London Melody to Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, Pinewood Studios has now been home to British cinema production for eighty years. The moments of cinema that a plot of land in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire can lay claim to are […]

THE 007th MAN FOR THE JOB

As they say in Rome – hold on the white smoke for now. Despite what red top tabloids, movie newz sites and lazy broadsheets clamouring after the same clickbait are suggesting, there is no real need for a new Bond speculation […]

THE CARS OF SPECTRE – Catching BOND IN MOTION’s new SPECTRE collection

Since Bond In Motion‘s launch in March 2014 (full review and galleries), EON Productions and the London Film Museum’s collection of Bond vehicle gems has been attracting fans, tourists, kids and petrol heads alike from across the globe. Masterminded by the London Film Museum’s […]

Catching Bullets joins THE TIMES & it’s BEST BOND EVER experts poll

Catching Bullets – Memoirs of a Bond Fan author Mark O’Connell joins a formidable SPECTRE boardroom table of Bond experts including David Walliams, Edgar Wright, Raymond Benson, Ajay Chowdhury, Andrew Lycett, Matthew Parker, James Bond Radio, Ben McIntyre, Steve Cole […]

Catching TRIGGER MORTIS at its London launch

“It was that moment in the day when the world has had enough” Trigger Mortis The race date was Monday September 7th 2015. The starting grid was London’s Waterstones Piccadilly. The grandstand was flanked by Ian Fleming Publications, Orion Books, Fleming […]

SPECTRE – EON Productions let the cat out the bag on the 24th Bond opus

“Welcome to the 007 Stage – where budgets go to die” – Sam Mendes So sure as light follows day, finger follows gold and fall follows sky, there will be a new James Bond movie. So at a traditional press call (this time at the […]