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It seems the next generation of the Moore family has continued to keep the British end up, so to speak. The Daily Mail shared an image of Geoffrey Moore, 50-year old son of the third 007 actor Roger, dressed as his father for a party in Mayfair this week. Geoffrey Moore was 7 years old when his father inherited the mantle of 007 with 1973’s ‘Live and Let Die,’ going on to be the most prolific Bond actor with seven films in the role before retiring in 1985 (by which time, most would agree the then 57-year old actor was far too old for the part).
When it comes to the Bond movies, there’s likely very little you don’t know: everyone seemingly has the 007 actors, the Bond girls, the cars, the gadgets and the one-liners all committed to memory. Before he was Gunner Jensen, before he was He-Man, even before he was Ivan Drago, Dolph Lundgren was mysterious KGB henchman Venz. All untamed eyebrows and Eddie Munster stares, Benicio Del Toro also made his movie debut as a henchman in a Bond movie (unless you count 'Duke The Dog-Faced Boy’ in 'Big Top Peewee’).
Adding another dimension to the rumours swirling around the future of the Bond series, it’s been reported that production company Eon may be lining up its first ever female director. According to the Radio Times, Susanne Bier, the Danish director who helmed hit BBC spy drama ‘The Night Manager’, is on the shortlist. Sources close to Eon and producer Barbara Broccoli are said to have Bier among a 'handful’ of other names to takeover from Sam Mendes, who successfully brought home both 'Skyfall’ and 'Spectre’ for the franchise.
Following in the footsteps of Gillian Anderson, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke has thrown her hat into the ring to become the first ever female James Bond. In May 'X-Files’ actress Anderson retweeted a fan-made poster amid speculation that Daniel Craig is finished with the series. In the tweet, she wrote: “It’s Bond.
Sometimes a movie comes out before people are ready for it – whether it’s because of the themes involved, what you see on-screen, or the style of filmmaking. Back when it was released in 1989, audiences were taken aback by Timothy Dalton’s brutal second Bond film. Fast forward to 2006 however and Daniel Craig’s version of Bond returned to Dalton’s gritty ways, though ‘Casino Royale’ was a huge critical and commercial hit.