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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,341MI6 Agent

    RIP Monty Norman, but what a great age!

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 3,123MI6 Agent

    RIP to an absolute legend. Thank you Mr Norman.

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,746MI6 Agent

    Today I want to play tribute to the victims of the terror attacks eleven years ago in Oslo and Utøya island.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,154Chief of Staff
    edited July 2022

    RIP David Warner, 80. Many, many movies but I loved "Time After Time" where he played Jack The Ripper.

    Edit- Trekkies will remember him from "Star Trek V"

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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,341MI6 Agent

    RIP David Warner and I’ve read today that Paul Sorvino, who played Paulie in Goodfellas, has passed away aged 83, RIP.

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,660MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear of the death of our former Northern Ireland First Minister and Ulster Unionist Party Leader David Trimble, now Lord Trimble, aged 77. He did a lot to bring peace to Northern Ireland and was one of the main architects of the Belfast Good Friday Agreement that restored power-sharing government to the country.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,418Quartermasters

    I haven't watched all that many films starring David Warner but the ones that stand out in my mind are two films he made with Sam Peckinpah, Cross of Iron and The Ballad of Cable Hogue. I particularly enjoyed his performances in both of those films. RIP David Warner.

  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    Paul Sorvino has died. He had a lot of great roles, but my favourite was in Goodfellas. In light of the (fairly) recent deaths of James Caan, Tony Sirico and Ray Liotta, you have to think that someone somewhere's lining-up another great mob movie!

  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,341MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear that Bernard Cribbins has passed aged 93, another legend gone but a great age!

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,262MI6 Agent

    Yes, saw Bernard Cribbins just a few days ago in a reshowing of The Railway Children. Still sort of unexpected, as I think Talking Pictures TV were in contact with him a bit and passing on good wishes on his birthday. He was still with-it.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62330478

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,418Quartermasters

    RIP Bernard Cribbins, a memorable character of the screen. I am very fond of his performance in The Railway Children, also very memorable is his guest appearance on Fawlty Towers, he was also in one of my favourite Hitchcock films (Frenzy) and let's not forget that he was also a Bond alumnus in a way - having had a role in the 1967 Casino Royale.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,154Chief of Staff

    Sad to learn that. I saw him onstage many years ago in a farce called "Run For Your Wife" and he was hilarious.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,660MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear of the death of Bernard Cribbins. A true comic talent. He had a nice little cameo role in the spoof version of Casino Royale (1967) as a taxi driver who drove from London to Berlin!

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,631MI6 Agent

    Cribbins was a favourite as a child, and remains a favourite today.

  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,107MI6 Agent

    Burt Metcalfe has died at the age of 87. He was in Diamond's Are Forever as a CIA agent named Maxwell.

    RIP

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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,220MI6 Agent

    That's sad, still89 is a great age

  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,667MI6 Agent

    I watched The Railway Children very recently too. I still love that film.

    Loved Bernard Cribbins. My party piece was always a rendition of Right Said Fred.

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,660MI6 Agent
    edited August 2022

    Remembering the longest serving and most prolific James Bond continuation author, John Gardner, who died fifteen years ago today on 3 August 2007. Besides Bond he wrote novels about his characters Boysie Oakes, Herbie Kruger, Derek Torry, Suzie Mountford as well as the Moriarty Journals and the Secret Generation trilogy of spy novels.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,220MI6 Agent

    thanks for that memory jogger @Silhouette Man

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 8,660MI6 Agent

    No bother, @chrisno1. It's hard to believe it's been so long already but time just flies in.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,341MI6 Agent

    Saddened to hear of the death of Olivia Newton John at only 73, RIP.

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 36,154Chief of Staff

    I hadn't heard that. So sad. A wonderful talent.

  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 3,090MI6 Agent

    Roger E Mosley, who played TC on the original Magnum P.I., has passed away at age 83 as the result of injuries sustained in a car crash.

  • Napoleon PluralNapoleon Plural LondonPosts: 10,262MI6 Agent
    edited August 2022

    Two Australian singers... Judith Durham of The Seekers...

    Their hit Georgy Girl for the film of the same name, co-written by Carry On star Jim Dale - one of those little-known facts. Also did The Carnival Is Over, which I was playing for Dad on single vinyl just a few days ago.

    Now of course, Olivia Newton-John.... not just Grease but many of us had her Greatest Hits LP back in the day, tracks like Physical and the Bond-like A Little More Love. Some great numbers there, and of course like Cliff she suddenly changed her look for the second part of her career.

    What is a tad surprising is despite being a decade apart in terms of chart success, both singers were in their 70s - Judy was 79, Olivia, 73, so not far apart at all.

    "This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

    Roger Moore 1927-2017
  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,882Chief of Staff

    In addition to Olivia Newton-John, the great historian David McCullough has died. His excellent biography of John Adams was turned into a miniseries with Paul Giamatti; and he also provided studies of Harry S. Truman, the Wright brothers, the Johnstown Flood, and many more figures in American history.

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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 21,746MI6 Agent
    edited August 2022

    I've read several of McCullough's books and enjoyed them very much. He has a rare talent for making history come alive.

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,418Quartermasters

    RIP both Judith Durham and Olivia Newton John.

    I'm not really familiar with Newton John's work apart from her role in Grease, but I could honestly say I was brought up with the voice of Judith Durham as my dad was a big fan.

  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 3,220MI6 Agent

    Artist and children's story book writer Raymond Briggs, author of The Snowman and Father Christmas, those perennial seasonal favourites, passed away.

  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,341MI6 Agent

    Just heard that Anne Heche has died after being taken off life support following her car accident, aged only 53, RIP.

    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
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