November is James Bond-age month

Licence Expired: The Unau­tho­rized James Bond (ChiZine 2015)

For me, Novem­ber is James Bond month. Not only because of the impend­ing release this week (Novem­ber 6!) of Daniel Craig’s fourth cin­e­mat­ic take on the super­spy, Spec­tre, but also because of the slight­ly longer impend­ing release (Novem­ber 17!) of Licence Expired: The Unau­tho­rized James Bond.

I’ve already post­ed mucho info on this anthol­o­gy, and I’ll be start­ing a short inter­view series with a few of the con­trib­u­tors when the release date comes about. So rather than repeat myself — okay, once more: Licence Expired: The Unau­tho­rized James Bond, a col­lec­tion of all-new Bond sto­ries by some of Canada’s first genre authors, to be pub­lished on Novem­ber 17, 2015! — I’ll post a few facts, images, and oth­er assort­ed Bond mis­cel­lanea through­out the month.

Today, some Bond movie triv­ia to impress your friends with.

Oh, and click here for infor­ma­tion on how to pur­chase your very own, not-avail­able-in-the-Unit­ed-States copy of Licence Expired.


From “Some­one Put Archer Quotes On James Bond Pho­tos…”

Sean Con­nery wears a toupee in all his Bond movies.

An actress named Nik­ki van der Zyl dubbed many, many voic­es, includ­ing those of:

  • Ursu­la Andress (Hon­ey Ryder, Dr No)
  • Shirley Eaton (Jill Mas­ter­son, Goldfin­ger)
  • Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench,  From Rus­sia with Love)
  • Nad­ja Regin (Boni­ta, Goldfin­ger)
  • Clau­dine Auger (Domi­no Der­val, Thun­der­ball)
  • Mie Hama (Kissy Suzu­ki, You Only Live Twice)
  • Fran­coise Ther­ry (Chew Mee, The Man with the Gold­en Gun)
  • Por­tions of Jane Seymour’s dia­logue (Soli­taire, Live and Let Die)

Oth­er actors who have been dubbed:

  • Gert Fröbe (Goldfin­ger, Goldfin­ger): dubbed by Michael Collins
  • George Lazen­by (James Bond, On Her Majesty’s Secret Ser­vice): Lazenby’s dia­logue as he pre­tends to be a Scot­tish noble­man is dubbed by George Bak­er
  • Tet­suro Tam­ba (Tiger, You Only Live Twice) and Adol­fo Celi (Emilio Largo, Thun­der­ball): both dubbed by Robert Riet­ty
  • Car­ole Bou­quet (Meli­na, For Your Eyes Only): unknown

Age dif­fer­ences:

  • Youngest James Bond
    • George Lazen­by was 30 years old in his only appear­ance as James Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Ser­vice.
  • Old­est James Bond
    • Roger Moore was 45 when he start­ed in Live and Let Die; he was 57 in A View to a Kill, his last out­ing.
  • Great­est age dif­fer­ence between Bond and Bond Girl: 30 years.
    • Roger Moore was 53 years old in For Your Eyes Only; Car­ole Bou­quet (Meli­na) was 23.
  • Small­est age dif­fer­ence: 1 Year.
    • George Lazen­by was 30 in On Her Majesty’s Secret Ser­vice: Diana Rigg (Tracey) was 31.
  • Great­est age dif­fer­ence (reverse): 5 years.
    • Hon­or Black­man was 39 years old when she por­trayed Pussy Galore in Goldfin­ger: Sean Con­nery was a youth­ful 34.

Licence Expired: The Unau­tho­rized James Bond (ChiZine 2015)

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