'Notting Hill' director Roger Michell returns with a new star-studded drama, so we took a walk down memory lane with the filmmaker.
Olga Kurylenko has described how she thought she was going to die during a stunt on Bond movie Quantum of Solace.
Billie Eilish has written and performed the new James Bond theme tune, but not every artist has been so fortunate.
The 51-year-old actor is returning as Ian Fleming’s super spy for the fifth and final time in 2020’s 'No Time To Die'.
All those vodka martinis appear to have become a problem for 007, according to public health researchers. In fact, given the amount he’s drunk on screen, he’d be considered a ‘chronic’ alcohol user, who should be given assistance from his employers, MI6. Thanks to some number crunching by the University of Otago in Australia, Bond’s booze intake has been totted up over 24 movies.
Gemma Arterton has taken stock of her role in the Bond movie Quantum of Solace, re-writing her part for a new book.
After the huge success of ‘Casino Royale’ it’s little surprise that another James Bond movie was soon put into production. ‘Quantum of Solace’ saw Daniel Craig return as 007… but it sounds as though making the highly-anticipated movie wasn’t plain sailing. Marc Forster was soon hired as ‘Quantum of Solace’ director. “It was tricky because we didn’t have a finished script”, Forster explained to Collider.
It’s widely agreed that ‘Quantum of Solace,’ Daniel Craig’s second outing as James Bond, isn’t a particular series highlight. The 22nd entry in the long-running spy franchise was one among many movies and TV shows to have been hurt by the Writer’s Guild of America strike of 2007, and started production without a fully finished script, with no revisions allowed by WGA rules. Speaking to Collider, the film’s director Marc Forster admits that he wasn’t happy working under those conditions – and contemplated quitting altogether.
After getting back to basics in ‘Casino Royale’, many were disappointed by Marc Forster’s Bond follow-up 'Quantum Of Solace’, which seemed a lot scrappier and flabbier than Martin Campbell’s lean and mean reboot. “I wrote the script myself,” said Daniel Craig in 2012, who admitted that Paul Haggis’s original screenplay arrived just two hours before the strike began. There’s a joke in one of the later series of '30 Rock’ where Liz Lemon glimpses a poster for 'Transformers 5’, boldly carrying the credit “Written by No One”.