Bond Alumni: Tributes and Updates

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  • chrisno1chrisno1 LondonPosts: 1,000MI6 Agent
    Michael Apted. A good director of all kinds of movies. RIP.
  • Dirty PunkerDirty Punker ...Your Eyes Only, darling."Posts: 2,586MI6 Agent
    Matt S wrote:
    He seemed to know what he was doing with Bond, and it’s a shame he only did one. TWINE was able to introduce new ideas to the Bond films that have been present ever since, but the classic Bond feel is always there. He would have been great with Craig.
    Felt like a modern Peter Hunt in OHMSS and a bit more polished at that.
    RIP
    a reasonable rate of return
  • hehadlotsofgutshehadlotsofguts Durham England Posts: 2,075MI6 Agent
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    Remembering Telly Savalas on what would've been his 99th birthday.
    Have you ever heard of the Emancipation Proclamation?"

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  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,737MI6 Agent

    I know it has already been posted in the general tributes thread but I felt the passing of Nikki van der Zyl should be posted here in the Bond Alumni thread. She will always be a part of Bond history and should have been more well known and credited than she was. RIP Nikki.

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  • Charmed & DangerousCharmed & Dangerous Posts: 7,039MI6 Agent

    Sad to hear if the passing of Yaphet Kotto - a wonderful and menacing Bond villain:

    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/yaphet-kotto-dead-dies-alien-bond-villain-1234931654/

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,802Chief of Staff

    Very sad to hear this.

    I had the pleasure of speaking with him via phone on behalf of AJB not too long ago. An absolute gentleman and a delight to talk with.

  • Golrush007Golrush007 South AfricaPosts: 2,909Quartermasters

    RIP Yaphet Kotto. A fine actor, memorable Bond villain and I was delighted that Barbel was able to interview him on our behalf...great that he turned out to be a delightful gent.

  • nobodynobody Posts: 102MI6 Agent

    Rest in Peace Mr. Big. Yaphet Kotto was fantastic as Alonzo Mosely, FBI opposite DeNiro in "MIdnight Run"!

  • The Red KindThe Red Kind EnglandPosts: 1,737MI6 Agent

    RIP Yaphet Kotto. Such a memorable and wonderful performance as Mr Big.

    "Any of the opposition around..?"
  • JellyfishJellyfish EnglandPosts: 347MI6 Agent

    Paul Ritter, who had a small role as Guy Haines in Quantum of Solace, has died of a brain tumour at the age of 55. I always thought he was great in Friday Night Dinner and am sad he's died at such a young age.

  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,802Chief of Staff

    RIP Helen McCrory at the early age of 52.

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