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Old 26th Sep 2015, 11:38
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The first James Bond.

Great Scott!! he was a Colonial.
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Old 26th Sep 2015, 12:39
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I thought he was a Commander
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Old 26th Sep 2015, 13:42
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Not to mention colonial George Lazenby.

Flemings personal choice for Bond was Hoagy Charmichael (another 'colonial'). Tbh though, Sean Connery was the greatest Bond. Daniel Craig did an admirable job in 2nd place. Pierce Brosnan missed out, he had potential. Roger Moore? Too effeminate..
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Old 26th Sep 2015, 14:45
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History tells Patrick McGoohan (The Prisoner) was offered the part of Bond but turned it down hence Connery the second choice.

Having said that, the first James Bond was (radio) Bob Holness of blockbuster fame in 1956 in a production of Moonraker.
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And Stanley Baker, 1950s heart-throb, was offerred it but turned it down. Film buffs might know that Baker, McGoohan and Connery all appeared in the same film in the late 50s.
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Old 26th Sep 2015, 18:13
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V sadly I knew the film in question without having to look it up

Hell Drivers
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Quite frankly, that film (Baker, McGoohan & Connery), I forget its name, was close to the low-water mark of British film-making.
BTW, I'd like to know who told Stanley Baker he could act.
Thank goodness we didn't have to suffer him as James Bond.


p.s. I looked it up... "Hell Drivers" (1957) was the name of that most forgettable film.

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Old 26th Sep 2015, 18:32
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Cant remember the title but it was about Lorry Drivers and most of the action takes place in a transport cafe,,I mean Hollywood just cant compete with that sort of thing.
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Old 26th Sep 2015, 19:30
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Stanley Baker would have made a darker, more serious Bond with none of the sardonic humour of Shaun Connery. I liked Roger Moore as an actor, but thought he was a bit lightweight as Bond. I would have liked to have seen Michael Caine have a go, and for a real breath of fresh air, a young and menacing Ray Winstone or Shaun Bean would have shaken the role up and given it a nice working-class slant in the manner of Harry Palmer or Sharpe. However, in the real world I suppose a super-spy would have to be bland and invisible, strong yet silent, not the stuff which makes successful movies. McGoohan would have been good, I think, but Macknee to dapper.
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Old 26th Sep 2015, 20:01
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On QI a while back they said that the first actor ever to play Bond was Bob Holness, later host of Childrens' TV's "Blockbusters". It was a radio series.

There was a fascinating documentary on TV 1 or 2 years ago about a Croatian agent called Dusan Popov, who is generally accepted as Fleming's inspiration for Bond, James Bond. Fleming was the SIS officer tasked to "shadow" Popov to ascertain if he could be trusted
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As I recall it Fleming said he imagined Bond as looking like Hoagy Carmichael who would have been in his sixties when the first bond movies were made and his first choice for the roll in Doctor No was Jeremy Brett(Sherlock Holmes)he was either unavailable or Fleming was overruled by that Chubby thingy bloke
Fleming himself used to be pictured on the back of his early books leastwise in the paperbacks in a Bond like pose which did look rather silly.
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They should have given Bob Holness a chance of being Bond on screen.
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Old 26th Sep 2015, 22:10
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They should have given Bob Holness a chance of being Bond on screen.
Really?

Nice enough bloke (I met him and shared a table), but wouldn't suggest him as Bond.

Mind you, I didn't rate Brosnan as suitable, either . . .

Edited to add that I didn't realise that BH was no longer with us.

Well it was thirty years ago when I met him.

RIP - it seems he had a difficult departure.
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Eddie Chapman had an interesting war . Met a fan of his book in St.Malo years ago.
Danny Heinz was also another safe cracker who had an interesting war . The story on his street was he broke into some safes in Berlin during the war . Without using any bangers .
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The Colonial Bond

George Lazenby is still dining out on his one Bond appearance - Actor George Lazenby tells of Bond regrets, studio blacklisting at Spyfest appearance in hometown of Goulburn, NSW - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)


Not a patch on Sean "shaken not stirred" Connery!
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Apparently it's between Tom Hardy and Michael Fassbender to replace Craig.
A half Irish, half German, quite Ironic given who the British secret service have been fighting since Flemming wrote the novels....

Although Brosnan is Irish I guess. Goldeneye I always liked, the rest of his I always thought were terrible.

Connery was obviously number 1.

Moore was my least favourite Bond by far, too camp.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 01:22
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Agree about Moore UDT. I'd like to see Idris Elba do it, but I guess he's too old now.

In that clip, Clarence Lighter (?) is played by Michael Pate. A somewhat underrated Aussie actor...IMHO.
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Idris Elba is an excellent actor IMO. He was superb in The Wire and Luther.

Craig is contracted for 1 more movie after Spectre I believe, although he has made no secret of the fact he dislikes the role and wants out.

The latest Casino Royale was the best Bond since Connery IMO. I thought Quantum of Solace was awful, and Skyfall I thought was quite good.

I thought Craig was brilliant in Layer Cake, cracking movie.
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 02:01
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Well, he may not have enjoyed it, but he wouldn't have been able to do this without it!

https://youtu.be/1AS-dCdYZbo
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Old 27th Sep 2015, 02:42
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Was that film "Hell Drivers" the film version of a radio programme about three drivers each taking a load of Nitroglycerin up a mountain?
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