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 (...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

Sean Connery and Molly Peters in 'Thunderball'. Photograph: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

A full 54 years ago, speaking to (what else?) Playboy magazine, Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, parried accusations that the character should be r(...)

Legend has it that Lotus, so keen to get their new Giugiaro-designed wedge into a Bond film went to the simple expedient of parking one outside the famed Pinewood studios and waiting for the producers to take notice.

In a week already replete with tragedy came the news that Sir Roger Moore had passed away at the age of 89, following a brief struggle with cancer. Mo(...)

Topics you voted on ranged from the legalisation of marijuana to your favourite James Bond, as well as the link between red meat and cancer, the Web Summit and the decriminalisation of abortion.

Over the course of the year tens of thousands of Irish Times readers have voted in polls on our leading stories, with some of the results proving to b(...)

The Galaxy’s styling follows a familiar set of lines – in fact, were it not for the big grille and narrower lights at the front, you’d probably be hard-pressed to distinguish it from its predecessor

I’ve often thought that former pilots of the famed Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft would feel right at home in a Ford Galaxy. A glance in t(...)

Josh Hartnett and Eva Green in the second series of Penny Dreadful

Behind every vampire is a great prosthetics department. And props. And wardrobe. The first series of Penny Dreadful, Sky Atlantic’s slick gothic-ho(...)

Daniel Craig in Skyfall in 2012.

The next James Bond film could be shot in Ireland for the first time, its producer and writer have said. Both Barbara Broccoli, whose family have pro(...)

Let’s be honest. There is one adjective that describes Pierce Brosnan best. He is smooth. He is smoother than the smoothest surface sold in Smo(...)