FORMER James Bond star George Lazenby has come out against a female 007, saying: “It wouldn’t work”. Speculation has been rife over who will replace Daniel Craig after he suggested the Bond movie currently in pre-production would be his last outing. Some fans have called for Bond to follow the likes of telly favourites including Dr Who, Ghostbusters and Ocean’s Eight and re-invent the character as a woman. But speaking at his Santa Monica, California, home, Lazenby - who starred as Bond in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in 1969 - came out against the idea. The 79-year-old said: “I couldn’t care less (if there is a female Bond). If you hit a woman you get arrested so it wouldn’t work.” The Australian actor became the youngest ever to play 007 when he succeeded Sean Connery. He also is the only one to be nominated for a Golden Globe. Despite receiving the nod for most promising male newcomer Lazenby turned down a seven movie deal and … [Read more...] about James Bond star George Lazenby says having a woman as 007 ‘wouldn’t work’ — and backs Idris Elba
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TO millions of people he was the lovable rogue in The Man With The Golden Gun and TV’s Fantasy Island. But away from the cameras dwarf Hervé Villechaize was a sex-mad hellraiser who blew £3million on women and booze. The 3ft 11in French actor became one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, but his life went on a downward spiral that ended with his suicide, aged 50, in 1993. Now a new TV film, My Dinner With Hervé, reveals how the sex addict wrecked his life searching for fame to mask the pain of being born with a growth-stunting condition. The Sky Atlantic show, which airs on Monday, features Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage as Hervé and 50 Shades Of Grey’s Jamie Dornan playing journalist Sacha Gervasi, who interviewed the star in Los Angeles just before his death. Though Hervé’s life ended in tragedy, his last words to Sacha were that he didn’t regret any of his notorious hedonism. Those wild years began when he starred in The Man … [Read more...] about TV film tells story of the pint-sized ‘Sex Instructor’ Hervé Villechaize who went from sleeping in his car to landing a life-changing role in a Bond movie
THE new James Bond director has dropped a huge hint Idris Elba could be 007 in the future. Cary Fukunaga, the surprise choice to helm the 25th James Bond movie, said it would be "pretty cool" to have the Luther star as the super agent. He even has experience directing Idris in the 2015 film Beasts of No Nation. Cary said: "That would be pretty cool to have Idris and I do a Bond film together." "He can drive cars really well, he’s a gear-head, and he can do the action. "If they wanted him to play Bond, he could do it." Ursula Andress plays original Bond girl Honey Ryder in Dr No (1962) The director's comments have seen the odds on Idris taking the role slashed to 2/1 by bookies. But he will have to wait at least two years for his chance to play Bond - with Daniel Craig lined up to star in Bond 25. Idris, 46, has long been linked with the role, and has stoked speculation with a series of cryptic tweets. Roger Moore as James Bond skis off the side of a mountain in The Spy … [Read more...] about New James Bond director Cary Fukunaga admits it would be ‘cool’ to have Idris Elba as 007
PLAYING James Bond is one of the most coveted roles for any actor and, over the years, a whole host of names have taken the helm. We all know the likes of Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, but who else has played Bond and who has been the secret agent the most times? Who played the first 007 and who's portrayed the secret MI6 agent the most times? Sean Connery played the first James Bond on the big screen, but before the Ian Fleming books became movies there was a TV series. In 1954, Barry Nielsen played Bond in the series called Climax!, which was an adaptation of Casino Royale. It came eight years before Sean Connery appeared in Dr No. Sean Connery and Roger Moore have both played James Bond seven times – a number which is yet to be beaten by any other Bond actor. Full list of Bond actors Sean Connery: 1962-67, 1971 and 1983 Sean Connery was the first actor to play the MI6 agent on the big screen. He first appeared in Dr No, which became an instant success and led to more Ian … [Read more...] about James Bond actors in order – who played the first 007 and who’s portrayed the secret MI6 agent the most times?
Ruti, Belle Voce, Lauren Bannon and Donel are the acts who have made it through to The Voice UK 2018 final The four successful acts beat Gayatri, Tai, Lucy and Jamie Grey to come out on top. Saturday’s show saw the contestants whittled down by half in the public vote, with eight having performed live. The result means that each of the show’s judges has an act in the final, with Ruti on Tom Jones’ team, Belle Voce on Jennifer Hudson’s, Lauren Bannon on Olly Murs’ and Donel, on will.i.am’s. The youngest contestant at 16, Donel put his twist on Pharrell Williams hit Happy. Meanwhile classical duo Belle Voce opted to try their hand at pop with a version of Adele’s James Bond song, Skyfall. Lauren Bannon wowed the judges with her on-stage artistry during her rendition of Phil Collins’ In the Air Tonight, with will.i.am admitting he’d been frightened that she might fall off her chair. Ruti also put a fresh spin on a vintage track, … [Read more...] about Ruti, Belle Voci, Lauren Bannon and Donel are in The Voice 2018 final