Bond Alumni: Tributes and Updates

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  • PostiebearPostiebear Kent, UKPosts: 255MI6 Agent
    RIP Honor Blackman
  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,415MI6 Agent
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  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,319Chief of Staff
    So sad to hear of the death of Honor Blackman…a great actress and she certainly put Bond women on the map.
    RIP -{
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  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,218MI6 Agent
    She was such an icon in both The Avengers and Goldfinger, among so much other great work - so sad to hear of her passing.
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  • JTMJTM Posts: 2,977MI6 Agent
    Wow, incredibly sad news. She was certainly one of my top Bond girls—beautiful as well as strong, confident and no-nonsense. RIP Honor :x
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,529MI6 Agent
    Sad news. She was probably the first Bond girl I ever knew of, and I think she made more of an impression than any other has, along with Ursula Andress.
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  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,102Quartermasters
    RIP Honor Blackman, one of my favourite leading ladies from the Bond series. Also, she was the only Bond girl that I ever saw in real life, when she was the compère at a Bond music concert that I went to in the UK back in 2007.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,692MI6 Agent
    That's sad news. Strangely, I was only thinking about her the other day and that she was coming 95 this year. Honor Blackman was an iconic Bond actress as Pussy Galore. I also liked her role in an episode of my other favourite show Columbo. I also remember her appearing in The Upper Hand when I was growing up.
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  • SilentSpySilentSpy Private Exotic AreaPosts: 750MI6 Agent
    I still think it's funny that it was a video store girl who introduced me to the James Bond series. I was far too young and many things were over my head. I think a Bond director mentioned once how some jokes kids wouldn't get. Or that if they did, they would be a bit too old for their own good. But Pussy Galore was one of those things for me. I just thought that was her name, I didn't get it till years later. Now I have to be kind of careful saying that Pussy Galore is one of my top 5 or so Bond Girls in public.

    I thought Pussy Galore was a cool character that could fly planes and had a whole team of female pilots. Plus she was tough and could use a gun and throw Bond around.

    I still have a bunch of Honor Blackman's movies and TV shows that I want to check out.
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  • ChriscoopChriscoop Belize Posts: 10,437MI6 Agent
    Very sad news about Honour Blackman, RIP one of the most regarded and remembered Bond girls.
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  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,080MI6 Agent
    It's been 9 years today, since Angela Scoular died. She wss great in OHMSS. She added comic relief to the film.
    RIP,Angela
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  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,218MI6 Agent
    RIP Earl Cameron, who played Pinder in Thunderball. Originally from Bermuda, he became one of the first British black actors to become a star, also appearing in The Prisoner and Doctor Who.
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  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,080MI6 Agent
    RIP, Earl Cameron.
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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,038MI6 Agent
    RIP Earl Cameron, a good innings for a lovely chap!
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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,038MI6 Agent
    Just heard that Dame Diana Rigg has passed aged 82, RIP :(
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  • BlackleiterBlackleiter Washington, DCPosts: 5,604MI6 Agent
    So sorry to hear about the loss of the great Diana Rigg, one of the greatest of the Bond Girls. RIP “Tracy”.
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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,014MI6 Agent
    No...!! How terribly sad :( RIP Dame Diana. Forever in our hearts Mrs James Bond.
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  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,697MI6 Agent
    RIP Dame Diana ....... Mrs James Bond.
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  • caractacus pottscaractacus potts Orbital communicator, level 10Posts: 2,415MI6 Agent
    edited September 2020
    RIP Diana Rigg 1938 – 2020

    sad to see Honour Blackman at the top of the page and Diana Rigg at the bottom...



    EDIT: I am sure we all wish she really were just having a rest...
    but here is her final scene from the Avengers, which was also a rather poignant farewell...
  • superadosuperado Regent's Park West (CaliforniaPosts: 2,560MI6 Agent
    More and more Bond girls are leaving us for the hereafter, and I'm particularly saddened by Tracy's second departure
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    Rest well, Contessa Teresa :#
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  • Number24Number24 NorwayPosts: 18,142MI6 Agent
    She has all the time in the world :#


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  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,038MI6 Agent
    RIP Diana Rigg 1938 – 2020

    sad to see Honour Blackman at the top of the page and Diana Rigg at the bottom...



    EDIT: I am sure we all wish she really were just having a rest...
    but here is her final scene from the Avengers, which was also a rather poignant farewell...

    Enjoyed that, thanks for posting. Got to say Steed, much as I like the new girl, the one that got away was better!
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,218MI6 Agent
    So sad to lean about Dame Diana - a rare talent and a great beauty who will be missed -{
    "How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 25,319Chief of Staff
    I was shocked to hear of Dame Diana’s death...a consummate professional who was always worth watching...and the best Bond woman so far :x RIP
    YNWA 97
  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 3,102Quartermasters
    RIP Diana Rigg 1938 – 2020

    sad to see Honour Blackman at the top of the page and Diana Rigg at the bottom...

    Indeed, how sad it feels that my two favourite Bond ladies have passed on within the space of just a few months.
  • Matt SMatt S Oh Cult Voodoo ShopPosts: 6,529MI6 Agent
    RIP Michael Lonsdale. Drax is one of my favourite villains.
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  • www.bondstars.comwww.bondstars.com Pinewood Studios, LondonPosts: 374Chief of Staff
    Sad to report the passing of art director Alan Tomkin. Alan worked on several Bond films including Dr. No, A View to A Kill and Casino Royale as well as A Bridge Too Far, The Empire Strikes Back, Memphis Belle, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, Batman Begins and many more.
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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 2,014MI6 Agent
    Another sad day.. :#

    Michael Lonsdale as Drax is one of my favourite villains. His delivery was perfect, a terrific actor.

    Alan Tomkins was such a talent. Contributed greatly to some of the greatest films in cinematic history.

    RIP
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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 31,552Chief of Staff
    Sad to hear. RIP to both.
  • Smithers500Smithers500 Spectre IslandPosts: 1,038MI6 Agent
    Just about to post about Michel Lonsdale in this thread and shocked to read about Alan Tomkins!

    I’ve met him so many times over the years at shows and at Pinewood, a lovely, lovely man - God bless you Alan RIP.
    Japanese proverb say, "Bird never make nest in bare tree".
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