Sean Connery

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Shaken and stirred: the 007 club

26. Casino Royale (1967) Wrong. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Even a cameo from Orson Welles couldn’t lend lustre to this pointless and unfunny spoof, a dire (...)

Daniel Craig is training heavily to get back into shape for the film they’re calling Bond 25

Sources tell me there is more pointless James Bond speculation in the Daily Mail. I’m betting that somebody off the telly is being lined up for the jo(...)

Michael Jackson arriving for the first day of his trial, on charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy,   at the Santa Barbara county superior court in Santa Maria, California, on February 28th, 2005. He was found not guilty on all counts. Photograph: Michael A Mariant/AP

When Dan Reed ordered up a score for his documentary, he asked the composer to evoke the image of a shimmering sprite leading two boys deeper and deep(...)

Pierce Brosnan in GoldenEye. Photograph: United Artists

Pierce Brosnan, actor The first film I saw when I came to London as a boy was Goldfinger, which starred Sean Connery as 007. In Ireland, I had been b(...)

By early 2020 Idris Elba  will be 47. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

First things first. Idris Elba is not about to be named as the next James Bond. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond. And there is not (...)

Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin with . . . Winnie the Pooh

Did T2 Trainspotting 2 really happen? Or am I confusing the film with a weekend spent contemplating mortality with my least interesting contemporaries(...)

Actor Eunice Gayson (pictured in 2012) also starred in the 1960 TV series The Avengers and The Saint. File photograph: Ian West/PA

Actress Eunice Gayson, who played the first Bond girl, has died at the age of 90. Gayson starred as James Bond’s love interest Sylvia Trench alongsid(...)

Sound of Music (1965)Julie Andrews

In 1965, New York’s critics were in agreement regarding the merits of Robert Wise’s The Sound of Music. Pauline Kael described the film as “the sugar-(...)

Producer-director Danny Boyle: ‘We are working on a script right now.’ Photograph:  Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

The world has long been waiting for Eon Productions, the people behind the James Bond films, to stage a grand unveiling of the director for 007’s 25th(...)

British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert, who has died aged 97. Photograph: William Conran/PA Wire

Tributes were paid last night to British filmmaker Lewis Gilbert, who has died aged 97. The director, best known for making three James Bond films, i(...)

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