Saturday, April 18, 2009

James Bond

Barry Nelson, the very first actor to portray Ian Fleming's super spy James Bond on screen has passed away at the age of 89 according to a recent report in Variety. For years, if I wanted to wow someone with some trivia about a little known actor who played James Bond I'd whip a little info about George Lazenby on them.

James David Graham Niven was born on the 1st of March, 1910 in London, England. After attending a highly awarded British Independent School, Niven joined the Royal Army in hopes of glory and the service of his country. Though he did not particular enjoy his time on the Royal Army, he did manage to keep up his appearance, branding the name the "Officer and Gentleman"

Actor George Lazenby was the second James Bond and starred in only one film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" in 1969.

The 3rd James Bond film, following 1963's From Russia With Love.
Starring Sean Connery as James Bond, Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson (the girl who is painted gold), Gert Frobe as the villain, Auric Goldfinger, and Harold Sakata as the henchman Oddjob. Directed by Guy Hamilton.

Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer, who currently has United States citizenship. He is best known for portraying James Bond in four films: GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.

Three MI6 agents have died - in New Orleans, on the island of San Monique and in Harlem, New York. M dispatches 007 to investigate. Bond's arrival in Harlem is predicted by a medium named Solitaire, and he is immediately a marked man.

Timothy Dalton's James Bond was a major departure from Roger Moore's. Dalton went back to the Fleming source novels for his inspiration. His Bond was dark, moody, flinty and focused on the job at hand, a job that he sometimes found distasteful.

Daniel Craig is the sixth actor to portray James Bond, staring with Casino Royale and is slated to star as James Bond until 2012. Many people didn't agree with the producers choice that Craig was going to be Bond.

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