You Know His Name


Daniel Craig.

You know him by the entrance he makes in every film, by the signature Aston Martin DB5 which he drives, and by the cut of his bespoke suit, which, by the way, forever sets him apart from any other man in the room. You know him by his British accent and oh yes, by the things he does for queen and country.

Thunderball, 1965.

I grew up watching Bond films, they are as much a part of my life as Disney and Vegemite. But it’s been a while since Quantum of Solace, and even though I love to watch old Bond films, I always look forward to a new one and so I’m pretty excited to see Skyfall when it’s released next month! 

Sean Connery sets the standard in Dr No, 1962.

Do you remember the first Bond movie you watched? The first Bond film I ever saw at the cinema was Octopussy with Roger Moore playing Bond. It was a completely different experience to watching it on TV with all the ads thrown in. Even after my father brought home our first VCR, watching a VHS version just didn’t (and still doesn’t) compare to seeing it on the big screen! The hairs stand up on the back of my neck when those first few bars of Monty Norman’s Bond theme play out of the sound system.

Connery in Goldfinger, 1964.

Die Another Day, 2002

Quantum of Solace, 2008. Craig in Tom Ford and Olga Kurylenko in Prada.

Of course I have favourite scenes, favourite opening titles and songs, favourite baddies and favourite Bond girls. But as for a favourite Bond film? I don’t know. There are those I prefer to watch over others… but to name one as a favourite, it’s just not possible.

For Your Eyes Only, 1981.

Eva Green and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, 2006.

Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder and Sean Connery in Dr No, 1962.

Halle Berry as Jinx and Pierce Brosnan as Bond in Die Another Day, 2002.

But do I have a favourite Bond? Now that question I will put to you – who is your favourite? Can you guess mine?

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