James Bond will return… to the Royal Festival Hall

Following the success of 2015’s James Bond: The Ultimate Soundtracks concert, the world’s most famous secret agent returns to London’s Royal Festival Hall later this month. Conducted by John Rigby, the London Concert Orchestra will be joined by guest singers Louise Dearman and Oliver Tompsett for a night of iconic music and songs from the 007 franchise, including From Russia … >

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Ranking all the actors who played James Bond: From worst to best

Throughout the course of the spectacular 007 movie franchise, there have been six actors who have played the dashing spy James Bond. Ever since Sean Connery stepped onto our screen with his good looks, roguish charm and captivating presence, the role of James Bond has been a much talked-about affair. Since Connery’s stint as the … >

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James Bond retrospective 013: ‘Octopussy’ (1983)

There’s a tradition of James Bond films switching styles and generally trying to horn in on the zeitgeist, as seen in Live and Let Die’s ‘Blaxploitation’ and Moonraker’s ‘Space Opera’. There’s also a trend of ‘going back to basics’ to reset the series after any entry that’s particularly over the top, the prime examples being … >

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James Bond retrospective 012: ‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981)

After the sheer bonkers excess of Moonraker there really was only one thing for Bond to do – go back to Earth. So we have a Moore-era Bond that could just about have starred Connery in the ’60s, and it’s all the better for it. Buy the complete James Bond collection on Blu-ray here.   … >

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How to gamble like James Bond

The lifestyle of Bond is an attractive one for many, full of excitement, beautiful women and luxurious items. However, the most appealing part of Bond is his visits to the casinos, where he stakes it all to win life altering payouts at the tables. Just about any player that has ever gambled at the tables … >

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James Bond retrospective 011: ‘Moonraker’ (1979)

There’s no way to hide from the fact that Moonraker is properly bonkers. From concept to execution, the decisions that must have been made are largely inexplicable, and yet, somehow, it all just about pulls together. In essence, it’s pretty much the Greatest Hits of James Bond. In space. Buy the complete James Bond collection … >

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James Bond retrospective 010: ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (1977)

The rushed Man with the Golden Gun was a financial and critical disappointment upon its release in 1974, so much so that production on the next adventure was delayed to ensure the team got the next one right. Fortunately they came up with probably the quintessential Roger Moore Bond movie; 1977’s practically perfect The Spy Who … >

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