Bond official website 007
James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret
Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming,
who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story
collections. Since Fleming's death in 1964, eight
other authors have written authorised Bond novels
or novelisations: Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood,
John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery
Deaver, William Boyd, and Anthony Horowitz. The latest
novel is Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz, published
in May 2018. Additionally Charlie Higson wrote a series
on a young James Bond, and Kate Westbrook wrote three
novels based on the diaries of a recurring series
characteralso known by the code number 007 (pronounced
"double-O-seven")has also been adapted
for television, radio, comic strip, video games and
film. The films are one of the longest continually
running film series and have grossed over US$7.04
billion in total, making it the sixth-highest-grossing
film series to date, which started in 1962 with Dr.
No, starring Sean Connery as Bond. As of 2021, there
have been twenty-five films in the Eon Productions
series. The most recent Bond film, No Time to Die
(2021), stars Daniel Craig in his fifth portrayal
of Bond; he is the sixth actor to play Bond in the
Eon series. There have also been two independent productions
of Bond films: Casino Royale (a 1967 spoof starring
David Niven) and Never Say Never Again (a 1983 remake
of an earlier Eon-produced film, 1965's Thunderball,
both starring Connery). In 2015 the series was estimated
to be worth $19.9 billion, making James Bond one of
the highest-grossing media franchises of all time.
Bond films are renowned for a number of features,
including the musical accompaniment, with the theme
songs having received Academy Award nominations on
several occasions, and two wins. Other important elements
which run through most of the films include Bond's
cars, his guns, and the gadgets with which he is supplied
by Q Branch. The films are also noted for Bond's relationships
with various women, who are popularly referred to
as "Bond girls".
loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt
her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down
and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the
Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade
Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris
Bond Product Placement Exec Assures Fans There's No
007 Uh-Oh in Skyfall
Bond Product Placement Exec Assures Fans There's No
007 Uh-Oh in Skyfall; James Bond movie franchise Skyfall
set to premiere and break records in Australia, United
States and around the world; May be best Bond movie
ever; James Bond video game...
upcoming James Bond film Skyfall is a marketing juggernaut
for its tie-in partners as well as for the products
that will actually appear in the film. These placed
products include Coke Zero, Sony, Caterpillar, gunmaker
Walther and, of course, most famously, Heineken. Even
Turkey and China are associating with 007. One of
the firms responsible for some of Skyfall's product
placement is Seesaw Media. Brandchannel spoke with
Seesaw Media Founder and Director Darryl Collis about
the hullaballoo over the product placement in Skyfall
as well as how all of the negative media might impact
future product placement deals.
in London in 2001, Seesaw Media has, in the last 12
months alone, guided its clients' brands into some
of the world's biggest onscreen hits, including The
Iron Lady, Midnight In Paris, The Dark Knight Rises,
Taken 2, Twilight, Looper and The Bourne Legacy.
Skyfall the most product placement focused
film of the year Seesaw Media placed outerwear
by iconic British luxury fashion brand Belstaff onto
the shoulders of villain Silva (played by Javier Bardem)
and Bond's "butt-kicking MI6 colleague"
Eve (Naomie Harris). (Brand Channel)
Bond Girls In Novels...
Royale Vesper Lynd
Live and Let Die Solitaire Moonraker Gala Brand Diamonds
Are Forever Tiffany Case From Russia, with Love Tatiana
Romanova Dr. No Honey Rider Goldfinger Pussy Galore
Jill Masterton Tilly Masterton "From a View to
a Kill" Mary Ann Russell "For Your Eyes
Only" Judy Havelock "Quantum of Solace"
"Risico" Lisl Baum "The Hildebrand
Rarity" Liz Krest Thunderball Dominetta "Domino"
Vitali Patricia Fearing The Spy Who Loved Me Vivienne
Michel On Her Majesty's Secret Service Teresa di Vicenzo
Ruby Windsor You Only Live Twice Kissy Suzuki (main
girl) Mariko Ichiban unnamed girl The Man with the
Golden Gun Mary Goodnight "The Living Daylights"
Trigger "The Property of a Lady" Maria Freudenstein
"Octopussy" Trudi Oberhauser "007 in
New York" Solange
Girls in Skyfall...
...Sévérine Eve Moneypenny... Judi Dench
Bérénice Marlohe...Naomie Harris
007 Legends video game...
Legends is a first-person shooter video game featuring
the character of British secret agent James Bond.
It is developed by Eurocom and released in October
2012 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and November
2012 for Microsoft Windows and Wii U. The game is
available as physical optical disk media, as well
as a digital release download via PlayStation Network
and Xbox Live Marketplace on date of release. The
purpose behind the game is to celebrate fifty years
of James Bond in film. To achieve this the single
player campaign will include one mission from each
of the six actors eras, being Goldfinger (Sean
Connery), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (George
Lazenby), Moonraker (Roger Moore), Licence to Kill
(Timothy Dalton) and Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan),
with Skyfall (Daniel Craig) to be released as downloadable
content. Additionally, some of the original talent
from the films are adding their likenesses and voices
to their associated characters. 007 Legends is the
fourth James Bond game title to be released by Activision.
007 Legends gets mixed reviews; positive reviews...
Colleli from Gaming Nexus, recognised the ambitious
six-film scope of the project (in comparison to Eurocom's
2011 success with the single storyline retold and
reimagined in GoldenEye 007 - Reloaded) and praised
a lot of the gameplay developments, noting that the
gadgets "get a decent amount of use, and dont
border on the absurd or impractical" and concluding
that "gameplay is a bit of a mixed bag overall,
but it definitely skews toward the better. It has
GoldenEyes pedigree in it, and I applaud Eurocom
for trying new things and taking risks". Some
praise was given to the game's split-screen multiplayer
modes, with IGN pointing out that localised split-screen
was a feature that had been frequently overlooked
in first-person shooter games, before adding that
there was little to separate the multiplayer of 007
Legends from that of the GoldenEye 007 remake. The
Media Man agency said "While not the greatest
movie based video game of all time, hard core and
some casual James Bond fans will not be able to resist
this more than decent video game."
Bond 007 News, by Greg Tingle - 11th July 2011
Martin DB5 Starring in James Bonds Skyfall Movie
- 16th February 2012
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia to the UK, Hollywood
and beyond, the world knows of the James Bond franchise,
as well as his famous cars... especially the Aston
most famous beach is understood to be home to at least
a dozen Aston Martin's, but we know some owners like
to hide they away, rather than to show them off, with
some locals preferring to hide their wealth these
bit of history... It was the Aston Martin Silver Birch
that featured in the James Bond movie Goldfinger.
is considered to be the most famous car in the world.
Ok, so the car has never received an Oscar or other
movie award, the DB5 has continued on since Goldfinger
to enjoy the spotlight in a number of James Bond movies.
Goldfinger movie spotlighted the DB5 as a complete
spy control center. It sported an awesome machine
gun, an ejector seat, chariot-style slicing wheel
and a revolving license plate.
It went on to star in such great James Bond films
such as Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies
and Casino Royale.
just wouldnt be the same with the appearance
of such as famous co-star as the Aston Martin DB5.
It has been seen on the latest James Bond movie set,
shooting scenes for Skyfall. It will be the first
time that the DB5 has appeared complete with super
spy gear since Sean Connery manned the wheel in the
latest Aston Martin DB5 has kept its exceptional styling.
the hood quite a bit of work has been done. It hosts
a DOHC straight six engine that gives more than 400
horsepower. Telescopic shock absorbers keep the drive
smooth, and it can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour
in 7.1 seconds.
updates include new 15 wheels, Girling disc
brakes and twin hydraulic brake servos. The Aston
Martin DB5 Vantage received different camshafts and
3 Weber carburetors to further enhance its performance.
This tie they have also added electric windows.
a convertible is also available with an additional
steel hard top.
will be checking out both the car and new Bond movie
Connery - James Bond and Aston Martin DB5
Bond Casino Icon: Move Over Daniel Craig, by Greg
Tingle - 3rd November 2010
to James Bond 007 enthusiasts the world over. The
James Bond franchise continues to be a favorite with
the casino and poker crowd across the globe, and now
Media Man can reveal thanks to our spies, Bond is
about to get a face lift, and Daniel Craig nor Angela
Jolie are in the script. This news follows the sale
of the Bond DB5 Aston Martin in London last week for
about $3 million pound. Media Man dons the spy jackets
with this special report...
Bond... casino icon fans, you asked for it, and we've
can now reveal that Daniel Craig's run as James Bond
007 could soon be over, man kisser or not, and Angelia
Jolie won't be getting a look in any time soon either.
crime author Jeffery Deaver has been commissioned
to pen the next 007 epic adventure and has gone on
record advising he plans to make his superspy a 30-year-old
new Bond novel is due for release in May 2011, and
he's whispered there are some significant changes
in store for your favorite spy.
novel is set in the present day, in 2011," Deaver
is a young agent for the British secret service. He's
29 or 30 years old, and he's an Afghan war vet."
the current Bond, is aged 42, and the original 007,
created by legend Ian Fleming in the 1950s, would
be close about 90.
is one of many renowned writers to take on Bond over
the years - Kingsley Amis, John Gardner and Sebastian
Faulks have each had a crack at it, following on from
Fleming, who sadly died in 1964.
Deaver says his 007 will be a very different superspy.
want to stay true to the original James Bond, who
many people don't know much about. People know Daniel
Craig, they know Pierce Brosnan, they know Roger Moore
and Sean Connery, all of whom brought a great deal
to the stories of 007. But the original Bond was a
very dark, edgy character."
and the Media Man are also currently chasing deals
of if or when MGM will be doing the next Bond film
and if it will be shot in 3D or not. Gambling fans
are also screaming out for a James Bond online slot
to be released and our spies reckon PartyGaming, IGT
and NextGem Gaming are in the running.
buffs also take note...favorite casino games of Bond
include Baccarat Chemin de Fer, Texas Hold'em Poker
Man and Bond fans...you may be interested to learn
that Media Man is the manager and agent for Aussie
- Fijian actor - pro wrestler, John "Vulcan"
Seru. Johnno played 'Gabor' in James Bond 'The World
Is Not Enough'. Seru also featured in an 'Underbelly'
episode alongside up and coming Aussie actor, Firass
glued for more on motorsport, including Aussie legend
Mark "The Turkey" Webber. Folks, the names'
Tingle, Greg Tingle. Putting the "I" in
Bond I Beach!
Celeb News; James Bond Casino Icon Connection, by
Greg Tingle - 29th December 2010
Greetings punters, entertainment news junkies, one
and all. Today we have a look at the latest from Aussiewood
and Hollywood powerhouses James Bond, with a Bondi
Beach twist, Marvel Entertainment (go Wolverine)..we
love you Hugh, Spider-Man, Underbelly and more.. Media
with your celebrity and entertainment news fix, just
in time for the New Year. Ho Ho Ho!...
Emerging from Bankruptcy; Wants To Produce James Bond
Studios is emerging from bankruptcy with a $500 million
line of credit, and its first Xmas wish is to produce
James Bond #23, rumoured to be directed by Sam Mendes
and starring Daniel Craig (again), despite many leaks
saying that means it will be a gay Bond (for real),
if you follow.
James Bond franchise has long been a fav of casino
and gambling lovers, with Casino Royale being the
top pick for most punters.
Studios has been going through the wars as of late,
with the filing of bankruptcy hanging around their
neck. Their massive financial troubles led to the
delay of not only The Hobbit, directed by New Zealander
Peter Jackson, but also James Bond 23 starring the
studio just underwent a giant restructuring and was
able to acquire $500 million worth of credit from
financial powerhouse JP Morgan, a good lot of which
will likely be spent on the sequel to Quantum of Solace.
MGM is expected to partner with Sony for co-financing,
as it has done a few times previously with Casino
Royale and Quantum of Solace.
fans, did you know that 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary
of Dr. No (1962), the very first James Bond movie
ever, which makes it bloody good timing to release
a new Bond movie. The studio will be attempting to
secure and shore up its cast, director, and screenplay
for the new movie in very short order.
studio had previously announced that Peter Morgan,
and frequent Bond collaborators Neal Purvis and Robert
Wade, would be penning a draft of Bond 23. Purvis
and Wade have worked on every James Bond flick since
The World Is Not Enough, and that includes Die Another
Day, Casino Royale, and Quantum of Solace - the last
two of which were rewritten, to some extent, by Paul
have been flying for months have indicated that Sam
Mendes (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road) is leading
the pack to direct the new movie. Now, Mendes is not
a filmmaker known for his action style skills. He
did however direct Road to Perdition, co-starring
none other than Daniel Craig.
of press, James Bond will not be film in 3D. Oh, did
we mention Media Man is the agent and manager for
John Seru who played bad guy Gabor in Bond's 'The
World Is Not Enough'. In Nine's 'Underbelly' Seru
placed Kiwi Steve in the following episodes: Alpha
and Omega, The Good Lieutenant, Hurt on Duty (2010),
Saving Face and Women in Uniform.
is still technically under bankruptcy protection for
a couple more months.
Entertainment's The Avengers: New Mexico Connection...
Entertainment's biggest film project of all time is
is now New Mexicos biggest film production ever
as 'The Avengers' confirms its 2011 shooting locations.
not only hits off the summer movie season of 2011,
but it sets up events that will culminate in the Marvel
superhero team-up epic, The Avengers, the following
year. With story elements of Thor taking place in
New Mexico, and the production shooting in Santa Fe
and Galisteo, its of little surprise to see
Marvel Studios returning once again for their biggest
Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Marvel Studios
officially announced the agreement making The Avengers
the single largest film production in the states
history. The current schedule has Joss Whedons
The Avengers shooting in New Mexico between April
and September of next year, using both Albuquerque
Studios and of course, the beautiful and vast surrounding
locations that so many other major Hollywood flicks
Avengers also is set to shoot action in Michigan and
New York but production will primarily take place
in New Mexicos largest city Albuquerque.
Richardson talks to local economic benefits to New
Mexico: "In addition to being our biggest production
to date, The Avengers will be the most technologically
advanced and will provide cutting-edge training opportunities
for our crew
Im announcing this as a Christmas
present of sorts to the people of New Mexico. This
is a perfect example of the incredible job creation,
economic impact and global visibility this industry
has brought our state over the past eight years, and
of the need to keep it moving forward."
Marvel heroes fans, be looking out for Chris Evans,
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo,
Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg and
Samuel L. Jackson.
opens May 5, 2011; The First Avenger: Captain America
hits July 22, 2011 and The Avengers is scheduled to
debut May 4, 2012.
Broadway No Match For Movie; Spidy Fans Disappointed;
Would Rather Play Spider-Man Games And Play Dress
new and much talked about Spider-Man musical has another
problem stuck in its web. Sick to death of waiting
for the problematic Broadway show to officially open,
critics for two mainstream news companies released
early and negative reviews of the $65 million musical,
which won't officially open until February 7.
for Bloomberg News, the influential financial news
wire service, veteran critic John Simon slammed the
show as "an unfocused hodge-podge of story-telling,
myth-making and spectacle that comes up short in every
department. A few good songs would help, in which
department the show is sorely lacking," Simon
wrote in the review late Sunday night. Like most rock
stars, Bono and The Edge havent a clue about
writing for the theatre."
U2 legends wrote the score for the show, which was
directed by Lion King helmer Julie Taymor.
Simon and Newsday's Linda Winer defended their premature
reviews on the grounds that the show was charging
full ticket prices in some cases more than $200 a
seat for the performances, and that the opening date
had been pushed back twice.
called the show's infamous high-flying acrobatics
"exciting and scary, in a circus way" but
dismissed the second act as "weak."
was also impressed with the flying scenes: "An
hour of anticipation for about 90 seconds of exhilaration,"
you believe four actors have been injured during the
show's rehearsals, including a horrible injury to
lead aerialist Chris Tierney last week.
almost never publish their reviews of productions
before the official opening night. Spider-Man: Turn
Off the Dark has pushed back its debut twice.
New York Times said in a posting to its arts blog
that it would not review the show until the official
Man loves Marvel Entertainment, Spider-Man and U2,
but this project does not sound good. Sorry guys.
TV Movie Legal Problems...
Nine may be forced to shelve forever one of its Underbelly
telemovies because of legal action in the state of
New South Wales.
Them Lucifer Was Here, the first of 3vtelemovies being
made under the Underbelly Files title, tells the story
of the 1998 murders of Victoria cops Rod Miller and
a probing investigation by the Lorimer Task Force,
Bandali Debs and Jason Roberts were found guilty of
the double murder in 2003. Debs was sentenced to life
in prison, Roberts to 35 years.
subject seemed relatively safe... for true crime.
Reader may recall the first Underbelly could not be
screened in Victoria.
anything that identifies "Debs" could be
a bit no go zone in NSW.
September 24, the Victorian Government Solicitor applied
to the Melbourne Magistrates Court to have Debs transferred
to a NSW prison for questioning over the death of
a Sydney prostitute 15 years ago.
lawyer, Michael De Young, did not oppose the application,
saying his client maintained his innocence and was
confident of being acquitted and returned to Victoria.
South Wales Police have been trying for 2 years to
question Debs...also was convicted in 2007 of the
1997 murder of 18-year-old sex worker Kristy Harty...and
reckon they have enough evidence to link him to the
transfer order was granted by the court, but Debs
had 14 days to appeal the decision.
Nine has 3 options: rush the Silk-Miller telemovie
out before NSW police have laid any charges that might
arise from the interview; release the telemovie in
all states bar NSW if charges are laid; or hold off
for a national release until any case has been heard.
has has yet to comment on this matter.
#4 To Hit Aussie TV...
4th Underbelly series to screen in 2011 promises to
showcase the birth of organised crime in Australia.
in Sydney in the roaring 1920s, Underbelly Razor tells
the story of the bloody battle between "vice
queens" Tilly Devine and her rival Kate Leigh.
Nine Network are calling it their most "ambitious
and daring" Underbelly series yet.
will be joined by 3 Underbelly telemovies - Tell Them
Lucifer was Here, Infiltration and The Man Who Got
Away...which were announced earlier in the year.
Poker Celeb King Shane Warnie Tag Team With Wolverine
Hugh Jackman In Cricket Nets; Jackman Hit In Balls
(Almost) In Lead Up To Boxing Day Ashes Test...
tag team led the celebrity contingent to the Melbourne
Cricket Group for the prestigious Boxing Day Test.
'Our Hugh' got hit in the balls by a Warnie spinner,
so it seemed, but he had a cup on, perhaps taking
safeguards, after getting hit in the eye with a foreign
object at his Oprah Winfrey grand entrance via way
of flying fox a couple of weeks ago. Wolverine Jackman
joined other famous mugs in the crowd, including Opposition
Leader Tony 'The Bruiser' Abbott and veteran English
talk show king Sir Michael Parkinson aka 'Parkie'.
Premier Ted Baillieu and wife Robyn also tagged along,
as did Eddie "Everywhere" McGuire, Cathy
Freeman and Molly Meldrum. In a smart and rather cunning
move, just outside the MCG sports stars and entertainment
biz celebs tag teamed a game of cricket which raised
money for the McGrath Foundation. The foundation ambassador
Lee Furlong joined ex-cricketers Justin Langer and
Michael Slater, Glen Moriarty, Kris Smith and Guy
Sebastian at the friendly game. Earlier, Shane Warne
made one of his very first public appearances since
the "Hurley-burley", acting as host for
his fav Shane Warne Foundation's annual Boxing Day
breakfast at Crown. Warne mate, James Packer, attended,
along with wife Erica in a show of support. Singer
Leo Sayer also entertained to an appreciative crowd
that included Glenn Robbins, Mark Taylor, Ian Healy,
Aaron Hamill and Bill Brownless. A great day was had
by all, as best we can tell.
Poker Celeb Shane Warne And UK Sort Liz Hurley: Come
Down Under And Come In Spinner?...
Liz Hurley coming to Australia? Getting spotted at
Heathrow Airport sent press into a frenzy and created
munch speculation she will keep her date with Warnie.
Friends of Hurley told the Pommie press she had dumped
the cricket spin legend after learning he had sent
more than 100 sexy text messages to another woman
behind her back. Warnie is known for his ability to
sent sexy texts that can get the right response. Now
it appears Liz may have reconsidered after attempts
to stop an imminent divorce and rekindle her relationship
with husband Arun Nayar reportedly failed. During
her public flirtation with the spinner on Twitter,
Hurley wrote that she was keen to attend the January
3 "Pink Test," which supports the Jane McGrath
Foundation. Talk about a play on words "Pink
Test", got to love her form. Liz also told Warnie
she would "definitely" make an appearance
on his Channel Nine chat show if she made it to Sydney.
Sources close to the Aussie spinner have said the
cricketer was devastated after being apparently dropped
by Hurley, having previously confided his desire to
marry her. Both Hurley and Warne announced on Twitter
that they had split from their respective partners
shortly after spending 2 delightful, fun filled nights
together at a luxury London hotel earlier this month
and being papped kissing outside a restaurant. Warne
was last week caught in the outfield sending erotic
texts, including, "I want to see you riding me"
to middle-aged Melbourne mum Adele Angeleri. In an
apparent attempt to win Hurley back after the messages
were published in the British tabloids he logged back
on to Twitter to pen "No matter what anyone says
if you know in your heart
who cares what people
think / say !!!" Hurley was snatched in the airport
mess at Heathrow, where snowy conditions caused widespread
cancellations from Saturday, leaving over 100,000
punters stranded, having their patience tested. A
fellow traveler said the swimwear model and well loved
celeb babe "looked nervous" as she attempted
to blend in with the crowd, wearing large sunglasses
and dressing down. "She'd dressed down and it
was clear she wanted to be left alone," the witness
told The Sun. "She looked like a woman with a
lot on her mind." Lizs office refused to
comment on her travel plans. Whatever the case, we
wish Liz (and Warnie) well on any of their upcoming
For Aussies On TV And Film Success: Not Yet...
Australia's remain pissed that they are not able to
bet on financial outcomes of upcoming TV shows and
motion pictures. Passionate Aussies has been reading
reports filed by Media Man and Gambling911 on Box
Office betting exchanges, but none of the action has
come to Australia, so us Aussies can't be on it. We're
not sure any Yankees of Canooks got to bet on outcomes
either. Sly, Arnie and Wall Street - when you read
this, give us an update please. We want to bet on
movie and TV outcomes. PartyGaming and Virgin were
rumoured to have some interest in the concept, but
nothing has eventuated from our probe as yet. Oh,
if you want to see the way Hollywood used to work,
do yourself a favor and rent or buy 'The Last Mogul',
which told the career story of the late Lew Wasserman.
Oh, we heard you want a review, so here it is mates...
Last Mogul: The Life And Times Of Lew Wasserman...
the second half of the 20th century, Lew Wasserman
was without question the most powerful money man in
show business, even if most people had no idea who
he was. Born in Cleveland, OH, in 1913, Wasserman
started out booking music gigs for mob-controlled
clubs, and quickly became an agent for Music Corporation
of America, which became the most lucrative music
agency in America. Funny that. As Wasserman rose through
the ranks at MCA, he established such innovative business
practices as "packaging" talent i.e: booking
hot acts and artists only in a package deal with other
artists who were not as talented, to put it politely,
and took the company into managing acting talent in
Hollywood, where he re invented the film industry
forever by negotiating a ground-breaking deal for
James Stewart on the film Winchester '73, which reduced
the actor's up-front salary in favor of a cut of the
movie's profits, earning the actor a mint in the process.
Under Wasserman's lead at MCA, the company took over
Universal Pictures, established the studio's television
branch and made it the most important production outlet
in the business), created the hugely successful Universal
City studio tours, and expanded MCA's recording branch
into one of the biggest record companies in the world.
Wasserman was also politically well connected. Ronald
Reagan was one of his early clients when MCA want
Hollywood), and was reputed to have some handy connections
to organized crime. Wasserman was a secretive fellow
who did not give interviews or commit anything to
writing if it could be avoided, but he knew nearly
everyone in show business. The Last Mogul: The Life
and Times of Lew Wasserman is a documentary that through
interviews with his friends and business associates
beautifully showcases his remarkable career, from
his childhood in Ohio to his death in 2002. Yep, there's
mob ties and such, but hey, that's show business.
er, punters, how did you like our report? What films
and celebs take your liking? As Shane Warne says,
'How good was that?!". Have you been naughty
or nice? Did Santa give you what you had hoped for?
What have you got planned for New Year's Eve? Tell
us in the forum.
you have a bet, please bet with your head, not over
it, and for God's sake, have fun.
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Bond Casino Icon: Aston Martin Up For Sale, by Greg
Tingle - 2nd June 2010
we know its not casino or gambling news purse, but
Bond remains one of the world's most famous (and successful)
gamblers. Geez, we wonder why he always wins. Media
Man and Gambling911 hit top gear with this special
famous Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in the
James Bond franchise movies is going up for sale at
a London auction house this October.
silver 1964 Aston Martin DB5, named by car auctioneers
RM Auctions as "the worlds most famous
car," is expected to fetch at least $5 million
beast of a car is one of only two of the original
Aston Martins that featured on the big screen with
Sean Connery behind the wheel in Goldfinger and Thunderball.
comes complete with Bond gadgets including fake machine
guns, revolving number plates and smoke screen. If
you want real guns, you will have to add them yourself!
model is being sold by American radio broadcaster
Jerry Lee, who bought it for $US12,000 ($A14,193)
in 1969. It's been largely parked at his home since
then and has rarely been seen publicly.
Auctions advise the car is going under the hammer
in London on October 27.
casino games of Bond include Baccarat Chemin de Fer,
Texas Hold'em Poker and Roulette.
Man and Bond fans...you may be interested to learn
that Media Man is the manager and agent for Aussie
- Fijian actor - pro wrestler, John "Vulcan"
Seru. Johnno played 'Gabor' in James Bond 'The World
Is Not Enough'. Seru also recently featured in an
'Underbelly' episode alongside up and coming Aussie
actor, Firass Dirani.
glued to Gambling911 for more on motorsport, including
Aussie legend Mark "The Turkey" Webber.
Folks, the names' Tingle, Greg Tingle. Putting the
"I" in Bond I Beach!
Tingle is a special contributor for Gambling911
Man is primarily a media, publicity and internet portal
development company. Gaming is just one of a bakers
dozen of sectors they cover.
Bond official website
Bond 007 is a fictional character created in 1953
by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve
novels and two short story collections. The character
has also been used in the second longest running
and second most successful film franchise to date,
starting in 1962 with Dr. No. There have been
22 films in the EON Productions series to date,
of which the current film, Quantum of Solace,
is due for release in November 2008 (although
the UK release date has been moved forward to
31 October ). In addition there have been two
independent feature productions (a 1967 spoof
version of Casino Royale starring David Niven
in the title role, and 1983's Never Say Never
Again) and one Fleming-licenced American television
adaptation of the first novel, aired in 1954.
In 1956, Moonraker was also adapted into a South
African radio play starring Bob Holness as Bond.
In 1990, You Only Live Twice was adapted into
a 90 minute radio play for BBC Radio 4 with Michael
Jayston playing James Bond. In 2008, BBC Radio
4 was granted the rights for a one-shot broadcast
of a radio adaptation of another 007 novel: Dr.
No, with Toby Stephens (who portrayed the villain
in Die Another Day) as James Bond.
Fleming's death in 1964, subsequent James Bond
novels were written by Kingsley Amis (as Robert
Markham), John Pearson, John Gardner and Raymond
Benson. In addition Charlie Higson has begun to
write a series of books detailing the "Young
James Bond".Moreover, Christopher Wood novelised
two screenplays, while other writers have authored
unofficial versions of the character.
July 2007, it was announced that Sebastian Faulks
has been commissioned to write a new Bond novel
to commemorate Fleming's 100th Birthday. The book
- titled Devil May Care - was published on 27
EON Productions films are generally termed as
"official" films originating with the
purchase of the James Bond film rights by producer
Harry Saltzman in the late 1950s.
from movies, TV and radio, Bond has also been
adapted for many other media, including comic
strips and video games. (Credit:
Royale (2006) - plot summary
World Is Not Enough
Branson made a cameo in Casino Royale
used in James Bond films include: