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2006-03-13 13:05:19

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 orthoscopic surgery to remove a cyst on his kidney," spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer said. She said Connery had spent a short time in hospital in...

2006-03-10 12:35:00

By Michael Christie MIAMI -- Forget the gadgets, invisible cars and exploding space stations. The next James Bond movie is going to be pure grit, real stunts and a spy who fumbles a kill, falls in love and dislikes violence, the makers say. "Casino Royale," the 21st movie featuring the debonair English superspy, takes Bond back to the start of Ian Fleming's series, when he carries out his initial two assassinations and first earns his license to kill. There'll be no computer-generated...

2006-03-09 16:06:49

By Michael Christie NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Is the next James Bond too blond for Her Majesty's Secret Service? Stricken by heat rash? Licensed to kill but not licensed to drive the famous stick-shift Aston Martin sports car? Hounded by mounting criticism -- even a threatened boycott -- for picking a blond actor to play the part of the world's most famous dark-haired spy, the makers of the next James Bond movie "Casino Royale" this week assured 007 fans that ruggedly handsome...

2006-02-16 21:38:14

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Makers of the upcoming James Bond movie "Casino Royale" have cast little-known French actress Eva Green as the next femme fatale to pair up with British agent 007, distributor Columbia Pictures said on Thursday. Green, 25, who made her 2003 film debut in "The Dreamers," about a French brother and sister who befriend a young American during the Paris student riots of 1968, will play the enticing Vesper Lynd opposite English actor Daniel Craig in...

2006-02-16 08:48:42

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The cast of Sony's "Casino Royale" remake is near completion. Mads Mikkelsen will fill the shoes of James Bond nemesis Le Chiffre, sources confirmed. The Danish actor joins Daniel Craig and Judi Dench in the Martin Campbell-helmed film, which began principal photography January 27 in Prague. All that's missing now is a leading lady for the martini-loving agent; the studio is expected to make an announcement within days. In the...

2006-02-16 02:45:32

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The cast of Sony's "Casino Royale" remake is near completion. Mads Mikkelsen will fill the shoes of James Bond nemesis Le Chiffre, sources confirmed. The Danish actor joins Daniel Craig and Judi Dench in the Martin Campbell-helmed film, which began principal photography January 27 in Prague. All that's missing now is a leading lady for the martini-loving agent; the studio is expected to make an announcement within days. In the...

2006-02-01 02:05:00

By Tatiana Siegel and Borys Kit LOS ANGELES -- The new James Bond movie "Casino Royale" kicked off its long-anticipated production in Prague on Friday, even though a leading lady and a villain have yet to be cast. Although it isn't unprecedented for a studio to begin principal photography on a film with two major cast elements unsettled, it is unusual for a project of this budget and scope. However, a source familiar with the Martin Campbell-directed production said scenes involving Agent...

2006-01-21 14:50:00

PHOENIX, Arizona -- A Swiss businessman won the keys to James Bond's silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe on Friday with a $1.9 million bid at an annual classic car auction in Arizona. The 45-year-old man, who did not want to be identified, placed his bids over the telephone through friend and car dealer Beat Roos to win the gadget-packed 007 car used in such classics as "Goldfinger" and "Thunderball." Both men live in Bern, Switzerland. "His instructions were to bring the car back to...

2006-01-18 18:29:26

DETROIT (Reuters) - He has a license to kill -- and a license to drive. In the course of his career, James Bond has driven a Lotus Esprit Turbo that could self-destruct, a machine-gun equipped BMW 750 iL and even a three-wheeled Honda rickshaw. But the next time out, 007 is going back to Aston Martin, the British luxury automaker that provided his first ride in 1964's "Goldfinger." An Aston Martin DBS will be James Bond's car of choice in the upcoming film, "Casino Royale,"...

2005-10-14 08:51:45

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - His name is Craig, Daniel Craig. The English actor was named as the next James Bond on Friday, ending months of speculation over who would take over from Pierce Brosnan on Her Majesty's secret service. In typically flamboyant 007 style, the 37-year-old swept up the River Thames on a power launch to a news conference, escorted by Royal Marines boats. The first blond Bond, wearing a blue suit and red tie, posed for photos in the shadow of Tower...