Classic Bond
Sunday 24th September 2017

Pinewood Studios, London, England

 

Sunday September 24th September was a glorious day at Pinewood with the sun shining – and a perfect day to celebrate all things ‘Classic Bond’

 

After morning coffee, guests were escorted to The John Barry Theatre, and ahead of a 4k screening of You Only Live Twice which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, some members of the cast and crew were introduced including Assistant Director William P Cartlidge who read a humurous and touching letter from Lewis Gilbert. Then another letter was read, from one of the film’s biggest fans – the Prime Minister, Theresa May!

 

Bill Cartlidge, Peter Lamont, Francisca Tu, Rocky Taylor, Norman Wanstall, Sylvana Henriques and Vic Armstrong introduce the stunning 4k restoration of You Only Live Twice in The John Barry Theatre
Bill Cartlidge, Peter Lamont, Francisca Tu, Rocky Taylor, Norman Wanstall, Sylvana Henriques and Vic Armstrong introduce the stunning 4k restoration of You Only Live Twice in The John Barry Theatre

 

At the end of the film, James Bond Theme composer Monty Norman arrived to be introduced – topping off the perfect screening.

 

 

Eunice Gayson
Paul Weston
Eunice Gayson
Paul Weston


A delicious two-course Sunday lunch was served in the Pinewood Ballroom following which there was a video montage in memory of Roger Moore, and tributes were paid by director John Glen, long time stunt co-ordinator Paul Weston and production designer Peter Lamont.

 

Vic Armstrong & Rocky Taylor interviewd by Gareth
Vic Armstrong & Rocky Taylor interviewd by Gareth

 

A very funny and insightful Q&A with William P Cartlidge, stunt men Vic Armstrong & Rocky Taylor and sound editor Norman Wanstall followed, as did the grand final of out Mastermind Quiz on stage ... where one young finalist realised he maybe shouldn’t have accepted help in the first written round.

 

Brian Dobson - Bondstars Mastermind champion 2017
Brian Gorman - One Man Bond
Brian Dobson - Bondstars Mastermind champion 2017
Brian Gorman - One Man Bond

 

After a cream tea, some guest signings and time to browse the memorabilia stalls, guests settled into the ballroom to enjoy Brian Gorman’s One Man Bond – every Bond film in 60 minutes. Entertaining and a little surreal, there was no arguing that he encapsulated 24 Bond films extremely well in just 60 minutes!

 

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Bondstars would like to thank the following ...
 
Peter Lamont
Terry Ackland-Snow
Alan Tomkins
Monty & Rena Norman
Vic Armstrong
Rocky Taylor
Bill Cartlidge
Norman Wanstall
Paul Weston
Dickie Bamber
Johnny Morris
Garth Inns
Shane Rimmer
Eunice Gayson
Francisca Tu
Jenny Hanley
Sylvana Henriques
Caron Gardner
Nadja Regin
Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Stephanie Wenborn and all at EON Productions Ltd
Park Circus
Pinewood Studios
FilmScene UK
Brian Gorman (One Man Bond)
Martijn Mulder
Bernard Vandendriessche
Remmert van Braam
Matthew Field
Ajay Chowdhury
Robin Harbour
Mark Mawston
Andrew Freeman
Adrian Head
Paul Marchant-Smith
Sue Griffiths
Sue Whatley
Chris Winwood
Conner Wiltshire (Sir Roger Moore tribute video)
 
Event producers - Andrew Boyle & Gareth Owen
Event administration - Andrew Boyle
Artiste liaison - Gareth Owen
Programme Text - Gareth Owen, Robin Harbour, Matthew Field & Ajay Chowdhury
Programme design - Andrew Boyle
On-stage interviews - Gareth Owen
Sir Roger Moore Tribute video - Conner Wiltshire
 
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