Bond Alumni: Tributes and Updates

BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 32,023Chief of Staff
In response to requests, this is a thread specifically for posts concerning people who have worked in the world of James Bond. Updates on their activities (new films, etc), tributes to the recently deceased, etc.

This week: RIP Sir George Martin, composer LALD score.
RIP Sir Ken Adam, set designer for various Bond films.
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,549MI6 Agent
    RIP George Martin and Ken Adam. I'm glad to see this forum thinks these two brilliant men and many others are still relevant to James Bond after their deaths.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    RIP George Martin and Ken Adam, and to all those many talented actors, crew and technicians,
    Stunt people, musicians. we have
    Lost over the years. If not for their, talent, skill and enthusiasm, we would not have so many superb memories
    From the greatest series of films ever made. Their work should be remembered with pride, from all Bond fans.
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,408Chief of Staff
    RIP to Sir George Martin and Sir Ken Adam - both visionaries in their field and both a massive loss -{
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  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,726MI6 Agent
    Guys, I am sorry to report Sylvia Anderson, co creator of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet et all has died.
    Mrs Anderson had passed away after a short illness, she was 88.

    My thoughts go to her family and friends.
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,408Chief of Staff
    Guys, I am sorry to report Sylvia Anderson, co creator of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet et all has died.
    Mrs Anderson had passed away after a short illness, she was 88.

    My thoughts go to her family and friends.

    Sad indeed - but what's her link to Bond ?
    YNWA 97
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,549MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Guys, I am sorry to report Sylvia Anderson, co creator of Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet et all has died.
    Mrs Anderson had passed away after a short illness, she was 88.

    My thoughts go to her family and friends.

    Sad indeed - but what's her link to Bond ?

    Her husband Gerry Anderson wrote for an unused script for Bond. But almost everyone in the entertainment industry in the UK can be linked one or two steps away from Bond.
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  • bonded123bonded123 Posts: 291MI6 Agent
    edited March 2016
    Sylvia Anderson appeared in last year'sThunderbirds Are Go CGI reboot. She played a relative of Lady Penelope (now voiced by Rosamund Pike). It was a nice way to include her in the show.

    RIP to Ken Adam - his contribution to the Bond franchise - - the great sets - was epic. Ken Adam defined the look of James Bond's world.
  • Thunderbird 2Thunderbird 2 East of Cardiff, Wales.Posts: 2,726MI6 Agent
    Re Mrs Anderson's inclusion here, sorry guys. I was looking for the original tributes thread and mistook this one for that one! Though I appreciate both Matt and Bonded123 providing clarification on her indirect connections to Bond. Another one was of course Derek Meddings, who had been a good friend to both the Andersons.

    Re Sir Ken Adam, there will never be another Art Director like him. He thought BIG - but balanced his ideas beautifully with panache and style, and he seemed to have a mischievous sense of humour.

    Bugger. :#
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  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,082MI6 Agent
    Patrick Floersheim (shuttle thief in Moonraker PTS) died a few days ago, aged 71. RIP. Thank you for your contribution to one of the best PTS's of the Bond series.
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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,549MI6 Agent
    Patrick Floersheim (shuttle thief in Moonraker PTS) died a few days ago, aged 71. RIP. Thank you for your contribution to one of the best PTS's of the Bond series.

    Sad to hear this. I love the shuttle theft, no matter how unrealistic it is. It's fun, but it's rather frightening as well.
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  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,082MI6 Agent
    Douglas Wilmer (Fanning in Octopussy) has died. I liked his character in the film. RIP
    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

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  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,549MI6 Agent
    Douglas Wilmer (Fanning in Octopussy) has died. I liked his character in the film. RIP

    Very sad to hear.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    RIP Douglas Wilmer. I think one of his last roles was in Sherlock in which
    He played a "Diogenes Gent" in Mycroft's club. From memory I think all
    The members sitting in the room had all played Sherlock Holmes in the past.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,735MI6 Agent
    Douglas Wilmer (Fanning in Octopussy) has died. I liked his character in the film. RIP

    Aw, sad to hear that. I was just thinking about him yesterday as I know he was well over 90. :#
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  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,082MI6 Agent
    I'm saddened to read that Guy Hamilton has died. He introduced ideas to the Bond formula that are still with us today. RIP
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  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,172Quartermasters
    RIP Guy Hamilton, certainly one of my favourite Bond directors. Also a big fan of some of his non-Bond work such as Battle of Britain, Funeral in Berlin, Force 10 from Navarone and The Colditz Story. As a young Assistant Director he also worked on The Third Man (one of my top 3 films of all time.)
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,160MI6 Agent
    Guy Hamilton 93 RIP. Another Bond legend passes on :#
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • MarcAngeDracoMarcAngeDraco Piz GloriaPosts: 564MI6 Agent
    He gave us so much of the James Bond iconography. RIP to a legend. -{ :#
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,408Chief of Staff
    Saddened to hear of the death of Guy Hamilton...my condolences to his family...2016 is turning out to be a horrible year.
    YNWA 97
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,735MI6 Agent
    Condolences to the family, friends and fans of Guy Hamilton - such an influential Bond director with the most Bond films directed besides John Glen. I'd started working on an article on something that happens in his Bonds so I'll have to try to get that completed soon in memory of the great man. -{
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • _Stocks_Stocks EnglandPosts: 351MI6 Agent
    Sir Miles wrote:
    Saddened to hear of the death of Guy Hamilton...my condolences to his family...2016 is turning out to be a horrible year.

    Seconded, 2016 is the worst - we are losing so many greats. I will revisit Guy Hamilton's work as soon as possible.
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  • LoeffelholzLoeffelholz The United States, With LovePosts: 8,915Quartermasters
    Rest in peace, Guy Hamilton. Your talent was vast, and your mark on Cinematic Bond is indelible.

    :( -{
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    RIP Guy Hamilton.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • MooseWithFleasMooseWithFleas Philadelphia, PAPosts: 753MI6 Agent
    2016 has been rough :(

    Thank you Guy Hamilton for all the memories. Brought many innovative ideas to the world of Bond and his contribution was invaluable. Also from all the Inside and Making of documentaries, he seemed like a genuinely nice and interesting fellow.
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,082MI6 Agent
    I'm saddened to report that Burt Kwouk has passed away. He was 85. RIP, Mr Kwouk. Thank you for a brilliant contribution to the Bond series.
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  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    Not only was Burt a Bond villain ,but side splittingly funny alongside the great Peter Sellers in The pink Panther ,Burt was also in Harry Hills comedy show ,That's a great shame he has gone .RIP Mr Kwouk you made me laugh many a time .
    By the way, did I tell you, I was "Mad"?
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    Sad news Indeed RIP Burt Kwouk. A fine actor.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • CoolHandBondCoolHandBond Mactan IslandPosts: 4,160MI6 Agent
    :# More sad news. 2016, please stop this purge on our finest.
    Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,082MI6 Agent
    I liked him in Kiss Of The Dragon as well.
    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

    " I don't listen to hip hop!"
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,549MI6 Agent
    Very sad to hear about Burt. I've seen him in so many things, and he was always spectacular. From the frequency he appeared on television and in film, he must have been the only Asian actor working in England in the 1960s. I loved him in Noble House opposite Pierce Brosnan.
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