Who was Prime Minister during each bond film's release?

JarvioJarvio EnglandPosts: 4,232MI6 Agent
edited October 2015 in The James Bond Films
Just some fun facts, of who was prime minister of the UK when each bond film was released.
Here they are:

DN - Harold Macmillan (1962)
FRWL - Harold Macmillan (1963)
GF - Alec Douglas-Home (1964)
TB - Harold Wilson (1965)
YOLT - Harold Wilson (1967)
OHMSS - Harold Wilson (1969)
DAF - Edward Heath (1971)
LALD - Edward Heath (1973)
TMWTGG - Harold Wilson (1974)
TSWLM - James Callaghan (1977)
MR - Margaret Thatcher (1979)
FYEO - Margaret Thatcher (1981)
OP - Margaret Thatcher (1983)
AVTAK - Margaret Thatcher (1985)
TLD - Margaret Thatcher (1987)
LTK - Margaret Thatcher (1989)
GE - John Major (1995)
TND - Tony Blair (1997)
TWINE - Tony Blair (1999)
DAD - Tony Blair (2002)
CR - Tony Blair (2006)
QOS - Gordon Brown (2008)
SF - David Cameron (2012)
SP - David Cameron (2015)
1 - LALD, 2 - AVTAK, 3 - OP, 4 - LTK, 5 - NTTD, 6 - FYEO, 7 - SF, 8 - DN, 9 - DAF, 10 - TSWLM, 11 - OHMSS, 12 - TMWTGG, 13 - GE, 14 - MR, 15 - TLD, 16 - YOLT, 17 - GF, 18 - DAD, 19 - TWINE, 20 - SP, 21 - TND, 22 - TB, 23 - FRWL, 24 - QOS, 25 - CR

1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,458Chief of Staff
    Jarvio wrote:
    prime minister of England

    There's no such job, Jarvio! :D
  • JarvioJarvio EnglandPosts: 4,232MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    Jarvio wrote:
    prime minister of England

    There's no such job, Jarvio! :D

    Changed England to the UK ;)

    I've just had a funny thought - Imagine if those prime ministers played bond during their years as PM? :))

    Personal favourite would be Margaret Thatcher setting fire to Sanchez in LTK :))
    1 - LALD, 2 - AVTAK, 3 - OP, 4 - LTK, 5 - NTTD, 6 - FYEO, 7 - SF, 8 - DN, 9 - DAF, 10 - TSWLM, 11 - OHMSS, 12 - TMWTGG, 13 - GE, 14 - MR, 15 - TLD, 16 - YOLT, 17 - GF, 18 - DAD, 19 - TWINE, 20 - SP, 21 - TND, 22 - TB, 23 - FRWL, 24 - QOS, 25 - CR

    1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby
  • blame_thatcherblame_thatcher Posts: 199MI6 Agent
    Amusing that Thatcher got the most.
  • The Wicker ManThe Wicker Man EnglandPosts: 434MI6 Agent
    Jarvio wrote:
    Barbel wrote:
    Jarvio wrote:
    prime minister of England

    There's no such job, Jarvio! :D

    Changed England to the UK ;)

    I've just had a funny thought - Imagine if those prime ministers played bond during their years as PM? :))

    Personal favourite would be Margaret Thatcher setting fire to Sanchez in LTK :))

    I wish you hadn't put that idea in my head Jarvio. I now can't stop thinking about John Major in a sauna trapped between Xenia's thighs. "No more foreplay". Oh God I can't finish my tea. :#
    1.ohmss 2.cr 3.frwl 4.ltk 5.gf 6.tswlm 7.sf 8.op 9.tld 10.dn 11.lald 12.tb 13.fyeo 14.ge 15.mr 16.yolt 17.tnd 18.avtak 19.sp 20.twine 21.qos 22.tmwtgg 23.daf 24.dad
  • Absolutely_CartAbsolutely_Cart NJ/NYC, United StatesPosts: 1,740MI6 Agent
    Wow... Britain over the past 30 years may have been more Republican than the United States was... Jesus...
  • JarvioJarvio EnglandPosts: 4,232MI6 Agent
    Jarvio wrote:
    Barbel wrote:

    There's no such job, Jarvio! :D

    Changed England to the UK ;)

    I've just had a funny thought - Imagine if those prime ministers played bond during their years as PM? :))

    Personal favourite would be Margaret Thatcher setting fire to Sanchez in LTK :))

    I wish you hadn't put that idea in my head Jarvio. I now can't stop thinking about John Major in a sauna trapped between Xenia's thighs. "No more foreplay". Oh God I can't finish my tea. :#

    Ever since I brought up the idea I haven't stopped thinking about it :))

    Some more:
    Thatcher doing the tarzan yell in OP
    Thatcher in a clown suit in OP
    Thatcher going to space in MR
    Thatcher hanging from a fire engine in AVTAK
    Thatcher snowboarding to California Girls in AVTAK
    Thatcher screwing Mayday in AVTAK
    Tony Blair getting tortured in CR
    David Cameron jumping onto the train claiming he's from health and safety in SF
    1 - LALD, 2 - AVTAK, 3 - OP, 4 - LTK, 5 - NTTD, 6 - FYEO, 7 - SF, 8 - DN, 9 - DAF, 10 - TSWLM, 11 - OHMSS, 12 - TMWTGG, 13 - GE, 14 - MR, 15 - TLD, 16 - YOLT, 17 - GF, 18 - DAD, 19 - TWINE, 20 - SP, 21 - TND, 22 - TB, 23 - FRWL, 24 - QOS, 25 - CR

    1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby
  • Agent PurpleAgent Purple Posts: 857MI6 Agent
    I'm trying to imagine Blair getting strangled on the plane in the TND PTS, before ejecting his would-be killer and saying "Back-seat driver.".
    "Hostile takeovers. Shall we?"
    New 2020 ranking (for now DAF and FYEO keep their previous placements)
    1. TLD 2. TND 3. GF 4. TSWLM 5. TWINE 6. OHMSS 7. LtK 8. TMWTGG 9. L&LD 10. YOLT 11. DAD 12. QoS 13. DN 14. GE 15. SF 16. OP 17. MR 18. AVTAK 19. TB 20. FRWL 21. CR 22. FYEO 23. DAF (SP to be included later)
    Bond actors to be re-ranked later
  • The Wicker ManThe Wicker Man EnglandPosts: 434MI6 Agent
    My vision at the moment is of Edward Heath leaping across the backs of crocodiles.
    Somebody phone the RSPCA.
    1.ohmss 2.cr 3.frwl 4.ltk 5.gf 6.tswlm 7.sf 8.op 9.tld 10.dn 11.lald 12.tb 13.fyeo 14.ge 15.mr 16.yolt 17.tnd 18.avtak 19.sp 20.twine 21.qos 22.tmwtgg 23.daf 24.dad
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,458Chief of Staff
    Jarvio wrote:
    David Cameron jumping onto the train claiming he's from health and safety in SF

    :)) :)) :)) That image is going to stay with me next time I watch SF!
  • Virgil37Virgil37 Posts: 1,200MI6 Agent
    The PM playing Bond? I could imagine the PM playing M, but Bond? I guess in the PM department FYEO beats all the rest ;)
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,743MI6 Agent
    Cameron would much rather be in " Babe in the city" ;)
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    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Absolutely_CartAbsolutely_Cart NJ/NYC, United StatesPosts: 1,740MI6 Agent
    Jarvio wrote:
    Tony Blair getting tortured in CR
    Hopefully via waterboarding.
  • Absolutely_CartAbsolutely_Cart NJ/NYC, United StatesPosts: 1,740MI6 Agent
    David Cameron in Skyfall makes sense. Craig didn't get any real gadgets cuz the funding was cut.
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,743MI6 Agent
    Water skiing, ski boarding = fun
    Water boarding. = not so much. ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,095MI6 Agent
    For our Australian AJBers;

    DN- Robert Menzies (1962)

    FRWL-Robert Menzies (1963)

    GF-Robert Menzies(1964)

    TB- Robert Menzies(1965)

    YOLT- Harold Holt(1967)

    OHMSS- Paul Hasluck(1969)

    DAF- William McMahon(1971)

    LALD- Gough Whitlam(1973)

    TMWTGG- Gough Whitlam(1974)

    TSWLM-John Kerr(1977)

    MR- Malcolm Fraser(1979)

    FYEO-Malcolm Fraser(1981)

    OP-Malcolm Fraser(1983)

    AVTAK-Bob Hawke(1985)

    TLD-Bob Hawke(1987)

    LTK- Bob Hawke(1989)

    GE- Paul Keating(1995)

    TND- John Howard(1997)

    TWINE-John Howard(1999)

    DAD- John Howard(2002)

    CR-John Howard(2006)

    QOS-Kevin Rudd(2008)

    SF- Julia Gillard(2012)

    SP-Malcolm Turnbull(2015)
    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

    " I don't listen to hip hop!"
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,743MI6 Agent
    Kings and Queens !
    1953 - Present = Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ii.
    ( Covering books and films )

    That was a pretty short list. ;)
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • broadshoulderbroadshoulder Acton, London, UKPosts: 1,363MI6 Agent
    Cameron would much rather be in " Babe in the city" ;)
    51SP937129L.jpg

    :)) :)) :)) :))
    1. For Your Eyes Only 2. The Living Daylights 3 From Russia with Love 4. Casino Royale 5. OHMSS 6. Skyfall
  • Brosnan_fanBrosnan_fan Sydney, AustraliaPosts: 521MI6 Agent
    For our Australian AJBers;


    OP-Malcolm Fraser(1983)


    HHLOG - Hawke had already defeated Fraser in the Australian General Election in early '83, before OP was released; so Hawke was Prime Minister then. :D
    "Well, he certainly left with his tails between his legs."
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,095MI6 Agent
    Ah.i see. Cheers.
    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

    " I don't listen to hip hop!"
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,899MI6 Agent
    I'm trying to imagine Blair getting strangled on the plane in the TND PTS, before ejecting his would-be killer and saying "Back-seat driver.".

    No, although TND took place during Tony Blair's presidency I think you'll find that that would be more suited to John Major ejecting the "back-seat driver" Margaret Thatcher from the plane!

    Backseat_drivers_4901.png
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • JarvioJarvio EnglandPosts: 4,232MI6 Agent
    I'm trying to imagine Blair getting strangled on the plane in the TND PTS, before ejecting his would-be killer and saying "Back-seat driver.".

    No, although TND took place during Tony Blair's presidency I think you'll find that that would be more suited to John Major ejecting the "back-seat driver" Margaret Thatcher from the plane!

    Backseat_drivers_4901.png

    Major and Thatcher were both conservative though, so I see it more as Tony Blair ejecting John Major lol
    1 - LALD, 2 - AVTAK, 3 - OP, 4 - LTK, 5 - NTTD, 6 - FYEO, 7 - SF, 8 - DN, 9 - DAF, 10 - TSWLM, 11 - OHMSS, 12 - TMWTGG, 13 - GE, 14 - MR, 15 - TLD, 16 - YOLT, 17 - GF, 18 - DAD, 19 - TWINE, 20 - SP, 21 - TND, 22 - TB, 23 - FRWL, 24 - QOS, 25 - CR

    1 - Moore, 2 - Dalton, 3 - Craig, 4 - Connery, 5 - Brosnan, 6 - Lazenby
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 33,458Chief of Staff
    ...although he all know that really Higgins was on the backseat in TND! :))
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,899MI6 Agent
    Barbel wrote:
    ...although he all know that really Higgins was on the backseat in TND! :))

    True! I still need to look at that scene again! Sorry, Higgins! :D
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,743MI6 Agent
    Cello , Instrument which makes loud noises ...... Yes, Sounds like Higgins. :p :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Bond fan from OzBond fan from Oz Posts: 81MI6 Agent

    U.S. Presidents!

    DN - John F. Kennedy (1962)

    FRWL - John F. Kennedy (1963)

    GF - Lyndon B. Johnson (1964)

    TB - Lyndon B. Johnson (1965)

    YOLT - Lyndon B. Johnson (1967)

    OHMSS - Richard Nixon (1969)

    DAF - Richard Nixon (1971)

    LALD - Richard Nixon (1973)

    TMWTGG - Gerald Ford (1974)

    TSWLM - Jimmy Carter (1977)

    MR - Jimmy Carter (1979)

    FYEO - Ronald Reagan (1981)

    OP - Ronald Reagan (1983)

    AVTAK - Ronald Reagan (1985)

    TLD - Ronald Reagan (1987)

    LTK - George H.W. Bush (1989)

    GE - Bill Clinton (1995)

    TND - Bill Clinton (1997)

    TWINE - Bill Clinton (1999)

    DAD - George W. Bush (2002)

    CR - George W. Bush (2006)

    QOS - George W. Bush (2008)

    SF - Barack Obama (2012)

    SP - Barack Obama (2015)

    NTTD - Joe Biden (2021)

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