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A gentleman’s word is his Bond, James Bond. Ian Fleming's spy has survived assassins' bullets, lovers' clinches, the thawing of the

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Cold War and having a laser ( a shot at his 'nads. Now, as a The world Of 007

curiosity-packed exhibition The Official James Bond Exhibition

comes to G|asgow’ The List McLellan Galleries, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 0141 331 0820.

Sat 24 Jan—Sun 19 Apr. Open seven days, 10am—6pm. £3.95 (£3.20). Family ticket (two adults; two children) £13. Group discounts available by arrangement.

What's in the exhibition:

0 Over 100 original props from the films

0 Original costumes worn by Brosnan, Connery and others 0 Action models such as Q’s hot-air balloon

0 Cars and other vehicles used in the movies

0 First editions of the original books

checks out the good, the bad, and the beautiful in the Bond canon. WOrds: Alan Morrison

PLUS protoypes, set dressings, illustrations, photographs, background information on espionage, interactive computer displays and games.


The name’s Bond, James Bond . . .

Five actors have played the enduring action hero, and their debriefings have unearthed some classified information.

1. Unlike the character of James Bond, who was a Naval ‘Commander’,

Sean Connery only served as an able seaman for three years in the Royal Navy until he was

discharged with an ulcer.

2. Australian male model George Lazenby was due to be on the cover of Life magazine

until he was bumped off when the Pope banned the contraceptive pill.

3. The oldest of the Bonds (he was 58 when A View To A Kill was released). Roger Moore

was the only one of the actors to be born in England.

4. Shakespeare has always been close to Timothy Dalton: he caught the acting bug

watching Macbeth, aged 16; his stage debut was in Coriolanus with the National Youth

Theatre; and he played an acclaimed Romeo in Romeo And Juliet for the Royal

Shakespeare Company.

5. Afterjoining his girlfriend, later wife, Cassandra Harris in Corfu for her role as

Countess Lisl in For Your Eyes Only, Pierce Brosnan who several times trod the boards at the Citizens’ Theatre in Glasgow was spotted by Bond producer Albert R.

Broccoli and offered the role before Timothy Dalton.


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