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2006-08-31 07:22:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Life is tough, even for James Bond. Just ask actor Daniel Craig, who for the first time dons the British spy's tuxedo for fall film, "Casino Royale." Ask him what is the coolest thing about making the 21st movie in the fabled film series that spans more than 40 years and five Bonds, and he responds: "Finishing probably." For the film, which opens November 17, he was beat up, blown up and hung on wires on the back of a fuel tanker by...

2006-08-31 07:00:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES -- Life is tough, even for James Bond. Just ask actor Daniel Craig, who for the first time dons the British spy's tuxedo for fall film, "Casino Royale." Ask him what is the coolest thing about making the 21st movie in the fabled film series that spans more than 40 years and five Bonds, and he responds: "Finishing probably." For the film, which opens November 17, he was beat up, blown up and hung on wires on the back of a fuel tanker by director Martin...

2006-08-04 07:24:36

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Audioslave's third album, "Revelations," is penciled in for a September 5 release, but it's not the only thing on singer Chris Cornell's plate these days. Under his own name, Cornell has entered the world of film music, writing and recording songs for the next James Bond entry, "Casino Royale," and for the independent movie "Bug." And he confirmed that he's also planning to record his second solo album starting in September. "I'm always writing," Cornell told...

2006-07-30 11:42:25

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Fire ripped through the James Bond film set at Britain's Pinewood Studios on Sunday, destroying equipment and damaging the building but no one was believed to be hurt, the fire brigade said. In a statement, the studios described the fire as serious and said they did not know how it had started. "We do not know the extent of the damage to the '007' stage, although it is believed to be significant," the statement said. Filming for the latest James...

2006-07-30 08:00:14

LONDON (Reuters) - A large fire broke out at the James Bond film set at Britain's Pinewood studios on Sunday but no one was believed to be hurt, the fire brigade said. "It's a large one," a brigade spokesman said of the blaze at the studios in Buckinghamshire, 20 miles outside of London. "We've got about 40 to 50 firefighters on the scene." He said flames had been seen from many miles away. Television pictures showed smoke rising from a warehouse with "007" written on the side. Part...

2006-07-26 12:16:38

By Stuart Kemp LONDON (Hollywood Reporter) - The new James Bond movie "Casino Royale" will make its world premiere in London on November 14, organizers said Wednesday. The screening at the Odeon Leicester Square represents the annual Royal Film Performance, with all funds raised going to the Cinema & Television Benevolent Fund. Regional premieres will be staged 24 hours later in Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham, Leeds and Plymouth, the charity said. "Casino Royale" will roll out...

2006-07-21 12:25:09

LONDON (Reuters) - A new James Bond novel will be published in 2008 to mark the centenary of creator Ian Fleming's birth, but the identity of the new author is being kept under wraps. Fleming is credited with writing 13 or 14 Bond novels, starting with "Casino Royale" in 1953 and ending with "Octopussy and the Living Daylights" in 1966, two years after his death. The authorship of "Thunderball" is disputed. "We are delighted to have secured this particular author who we have had in...

2006-07-20 17:42:17

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Bond, headliner of one of the biggest film franchises in Hollywood history, will keep battling villains in his 22nd movie set for release on May 2, 2008, the film's producers said on Thursday. English actor Daniel Craig will return in the role of the suave British agent code named 007 after playing him for the first time in "Casino Royale," which is set to open in November. "Daniel has taken the origins of Ian Fleming's James Bond portraying, with...

2006-03-29 06:02:27

VALLETTA (Reuters) - James Bond star Roger Moore, known for his polished use of a Walther PPK and license to kill, has admitted that he never liked guns. Moore, who played Bond from 1973 to 1985 in films including "The Man with the Golden Gun" and "Live and Let Die," told The Times of Malta he had never wanted to glorify firearms. "I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off," Moore, 79, said in Malta where he is filming. Moore, who reinterpreted the tough guy...

2006-03-14 20:05:37

Corrects March 13 story to read in third paragraph "He had laparoscopic surgery to remove..." instead of orthoscopic surgery NEW YORK (Reuters) - Actor Sean Connery had surgery in New York to remove a cyst on his kidney a few weeks ago and has recovered and received a clean bill of health, his representative said on Monday. The Scottish actor best known as the original James Bond in films such as "Dr. No," "From Russia with Love" and "Goldfinger" is now 75. "He had laparoscopic...