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  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,893MI6 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: 3,545MI6 Agent

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

  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,095MI6 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: 2,060MI6 Agent

    That's sad, still89 is a great age

  • Lady RoseLady Rose London,UKPosts: 2,577MI6 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: 7,893MI6 Agent
    edited August 3

    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: 2,060MI6 Agent

    thanks for that memory jogger @Silhouette Man

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,893MI6 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: 1,198MI6 Agent

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

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,426Chief of Staff

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

  • Westward_DriftWestward_Drift Posts: 2,923MI6 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: 9,715MI6 Agent
    edited August 8

    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.

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  • GymkataGymkata Minnesota, USAPosts: 4,143MI6 Agent

    today, August 8th, is the 42nd anniversary of the release of XANADU.

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  • HardyboyHardyboy Posts: 5,842Chief 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: 19,978MI6 Agent
    edited August 8

    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: 3,255Quartermasters

    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: 2,060MI6 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: 1,198MI6 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".
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,893MI6 Agent

    It is 58 years ago today since Ian Fleming died in 1964. It's sad to think that our founder is now dead longer than he was alive. It was a relatively short life, all things considered, but he lived the equivalent of several fascinating lifetimes during it. Thanks to him for creating the most famous character of the 20th Century who still endures in the 21st Century and over whom we all share a common bond.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 2,060MI6 Agent

    Thanks for that @Silhouette Man

  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,893MI6 Agent

    Thanks, @chrisno1. I always like to pay tribute to Ian Fleming on that date.

    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
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