The name’s Facts…Movie Facts. And today, Oli has not just 7 of the trivia nuggets for you, but 007 Things You Never Knew about the James Bond franchise. Watch the video below:
SEE ALSO: Review our review of Spectre here
The new James Bond movie SPECTRE is hitting cinemas (read our review here), most likely by abseiling down the side of the theatre whilst dressed in a tuxedo. And, much like the spy franchise’s plots of secrets and espionage (and French blokes doing parkour), the films themselves are full of unknown facts and movie myths, like…
-Which 80 action movie star made his onscreen debut as a Bond movie henchman?
-Discover the secret of Sean Connery’s mojo!
-How Thunderball’s biggest stunt went wrong.
-Bond author Ian Fleming capturing a high-ranking Nazi.
-Bond’s gun killing an even higher-ranking Nazi.
-Roger Moore’s embarrassing secret.
-And the best online Bond Easter Egg you’ll ever find.
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Here’s some more information on SPECTRE…
A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.
Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.
As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.
Spectre is set for release in the UK on October 23rd in the UK and November 6th in the States. The film sees Sam Mendes (Skyfall) directing Bond veterans Daniel Craig as James Bond, Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M and Jesper Christensen as Mr. White, alongside franchise newcomers Andrew Scott (Pride) as Denbigh, Lea Seydoux (Blue is the Warmest Colour) as Madeleine Swann, Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) as Lucia Sciarra, Stephanie Sigman (The Bridge) as Estrella and Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) as Oberhauser.