Tribute To Sir Connery

Sean Connery has been polled as “The Greatest Living Scot” and was knighted in July 2000.  In 1989, he was proclaimed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine, and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted “Sexiest Man of the Century”. He is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond […]

The Bond Martini

Or should I say The Vesper Martini? Connery and James Bond helped inspire researchers to investigate the antioxidant properties of martinis. Believe it or not, this is actually something that has been studied scientifically and has an interesting answer! In 1999, researchers at the University of Western Ontario in Canada decided to investigate the antioxidant […]

Creating The James Bond Image

In 1957, five years before the first Bond film, the London Daily Express approached Ian Fleming with offers to publish a serial strip based on his world famous secret agent, James Bond. Fleming was initially reluctant to accept the generous offer because he was afraid of the quality of the writing and did not want […]

The Bond That Never Was

James Mason was once considered to play James Bond in a 1958 TV adaptation of From Russia with Love, which was ultimately never produced. Despite being in his fifties, he was still under consideration to play Bond in Dr. No before Sean Connery was cast. He was also approached to appear as Bond villain Hugo […]

The Family Bond

Which actor, who played James Bond had family members playing 007 like characters in other movies? If your a radical Bond fan, like myself, you might have guessed it already but for the casual Bond fan I thought this would be pure fun to bring up. Enterprising filmmakers and TV producers around the world have […]

The Rebel Bond

George Robert Lazenby’s fame as 007 was fleeting – he starred in only one film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, before Sean Connery returned – but the story of how this ‘Aussie’ landed the most coveted action role in cinema is legend. Lazenby’s childhood was spent skiing and stock car racing, both of which he […]

Cary Grant As James Bond?

Apparently the producers of the James Bond films originally approached Cary Grant about playing the role of Britain’s 007 agent. Cary declined the role because he didn’t want to be tied to a film series. Some say he turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962), believing himself to be too old […]