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Three James Bond actors and main producers all have the same favourite 007 film | Films | Entertainment
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Three James Bond actors and main producers all have the same favourite 007 film | Films | Entertainment

James Bond icon Sean Connery and Miss Moneypenny actress Lois Maxwell (Image: GETTY)There have been 25 official EON James Bond films so far, from Dr No to No Time To Die. Plus, of course, the non-canon Peter Sellers spoof Casino Royal and Sean Connery's rogue Never Say Never Again. Everyone has their favourite 007 actors and films, but one stands far out in front, according to those involved.It was listed by legendary original Bond producer Albert 'Cubby' Broccoli as one of his three favourite 007 films, saying, "it was with this film that the Bond style and formula were perfected." The other two were Goldfinger and The Spy Who Loved Me.His daughter Barbara Broccoli and her step-brother Michael G Wilson (who now produce the franchise together) also named it as their choice. Miss Moneype...
John Wayne shot his co-star in the butt off set and was left a sharp reminder in his will | Films | Entertainment
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John Wayne shot his co-star in the butt off set and was left a sharp reminder in his will | Films | Entertainment

It's John Wayne's birthday today. Few Hollywood stars had such a major and lasting impact, with his famous walk, drawl and silhouette still easily recognisable – even if he never actually said, "Get off your horse and drink your milk."Way back in 1929, he had a small uncredited role in the American Football film Salute. It would be the start of his lifelong relationship with legendary director John Ford – but it also forged a friendship with fellow actor Ward Bond who, for one of the few times in their careers, received higher billing than The Duke.They starred together in 23 films, including 1936's boxing film Conflict, but both became best known as grizzled staples in numerous Westerns like Fort Apache, Rio Bravo and The Quiet Man, as well as The Searchers. Bond was at the height of h...
John Wayne was in so much pain he couldn’t sleep on Ann-Margret Western set | Films | Entertainment
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John Wayne was in so much pain he couldn’t sleep on Ann-Margret Western set | Films | Entertainment

By the 1970s, John Wayne – who would have been 117 today – was coming towards the end of his career as a Hollywood star.In 1973, aged 65-years-old, he had been living with one lung for the best part of 10 years and was suffering from emphysema on the remaining one.That year he released two Westerns, which aren’t remembered as his best but saw the ageing icon carry on with much determination.One of these films was The Train Robbers, which co-starred Ann-Margret as a feisty widow who works alongside three cowboys recovering a cage of gold.Despite his health problems on the movie, Wayne refused to delay filming and strived forward. Ann-Margret had fond memories of her co-star’s tenacity during this period.Ann-Margret recalled: “Duke was still a strong, rugged, formidable man, larger-than-l...
Roger Moore called James Bond star ‘a diseased sex maniac with unnatural lusts’ | Films | Entertainment
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Roger Moore called James Bond star ‘a diseased sex maniac with unnatural lusts’ | Films | Entertainment

Roger Moore was always the consummate gentleman – and it was not an act. Numerous friends and co-stars attested to his kindness and thoughtfulness. It was very out of character for the English actor to speak ill of anyone, but he shocked a live audience when he spilled the outrageous details about a fellow star.His second outing as James Bond, The Man With the Golden Gun, is back on TV screens this weekend, and he revealed how one actor was constantly boasting about his staggering number of sexual conquests while they were making the 1974 film.Moore said: "He was a very small man and he used to touch me and I used to say, 'Don't touch me. You are diseased'"Roger Moore was speaking at London's Southbank Centre in 2016 and was on his usual sparkling, witty form as he reminisced about his ...
Roger Moore’s incredible generosity at 3am on classic James Bond set | Films | Entertainment
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Roger Moore’s incredible generosity at 3am on classic James Bond set | Films | Entertainment

James Bond star Sir Roger Moore died seven years ago aged 89 on May 23, 2017.The acting legend starred in more official 007 movies than any other actor – even surpassing Sir Sean Connery whose Never Say Never Again wasn’t made by EON Productions.In fact, when The Saint actor was cast in 1973’s Live and Let Die he was 45, three years older than the original Scottish star.By the time Roger starred in 1985’s A View To A Kill he was 57, the oldest official Bond captured on screen.Aside from the lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek nature of his 007 movies, in real life he was known for being a true gentleman.When shooting 1974’s The Man with the Golden Gun – which is on ITV4 today – future Bond producer Barbara Broccoli was just a teenager and has fond memories of her time with Roger.Barbara’s ...
Reagan movie trailer – Dennis Quaid stars as Ronald Reagan in epic new biopic | Films | Entertainment
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Reagan movie trailer – Dennis Quaid stars as Ronald Reagan in epic new biopic | Films | Entertainment

Over the years famous US Presidents are given the movie biopic treatment from Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln to Oliver Stone’s Nixon.And now it’s Ronald Reagan’s turn in a film that charts his Hollywood career right into his 1980s presidency.Dennis Quaid stars as the 40th Commander-in-Cheif, having previously played Bill Clinton in HBO movie The Special Relationship.The 70-year-old is an Independent who has supported both Republican and Democrat candidates in the past, but says Reagan is his favourite president.Reagan, which was shot in 2020 on a budget of $25 million, co-stars Penelope Ann Miller as Nancy Reagan and Jon Voight as Viktor Petrovich.The first trailer for the biopic has landed including the following synopsis: “From dusty small-town roots, to the glitter of Hollywood, and then...
One of the most iconic British film series of all time is now streaming on ITVX | Films | Entertainment
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One of the most iconic British film series of all time is now streaming on ITVX | Films | Entertainment

The James Bond movies may be the longest-running British film series having started in 1962 with 25 outings to date.Nevertheless, the Carry On series has the largest number of movies of any British film franchise at a whopping 31.Series regulars from Kenneth Williams, Joan Sims and Charles Hawtrey to Sid James, Hattie Jacques, Jim Dale and Barbara Windsor have had fans laughing since 1958’s Carry On Sergeant, all the way through to 1992’s Carry On Columbus.And now most of the films have found their way onto streaming via ITVX.Check out the full list of 25 Carry On films available to watch now below.Carry On CampingCarry On Up The KhyberCarry On EnglandCarry On Follow That CamelCarry On CleoCarry On MatronCarry On Don't Lose Your HeadCarry On GirlsCarry On SergeantCarry On SpyingCarry On...
Marvel leak – Secret Wars ‘two movies’ and Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield plans | Films | Entertainment
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Marvel leak – Secret Wars ‘two movies’ and Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield plans | Films | Entertainment

After a lacklustre last couple of years for the MCU, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is focused bringing that special spark back to the franchise as it heads towards its next big crossover event.Set for release in May 2026, Avengers 5 (formerly called The Kang Dynasty) is now reportedly going to be more of a standalone movie.According to reliable scooper Daniel RPK, Marvel are considering splitting its follow-up, 2027’s Avengers Secret Wars, into a two-part blockbuster event to top Endgame.Rumours abound that the likes of Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man will be teaming up in a multiverse mash-up to save the MCU.And if that wasn’t enough, an additional leak has news on what Sony are planning for Maguire and Andrew Garfield.Maguire and Garfield’s return as their Pe...
Bond legend Roger Moore’s toughest sex scene was in Moonraker | Films | Entertainment
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Bond legend Roger Moore’s toughest sex scene was in Moonraker | Films | Entertainment

On this day today in 2017, we sadly lost one of our most beloved actors. He may have had the golden looks of a matinée idol playing the love-and-leave-them James Bond, but Roger Moore was always an absolute gentleman, especially off-screen.Numerous Bond Girls have paid fond and sometimes grateful tribute to how he looked after them while filming and behind the scenes.A young Jane Seymour was making her big screen breakthrough as Solitaire, opposite the eyebrow-arching icon in 1973's Live And Let Die. She recalled how he hilariously insisted they both eat stinky liver before love scenes, brought her a cuppa when she actually nodded off during a length shoot in bed, and made sure she was always safe in the evenings.But even Moore struggled to keep his cool during the hardest saucy scene o...
Tom Hardy’s Mad Max Furiosa cameo description unveiled but there’s a catch | Films | Entertainment
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Tom Hardy’s Mad Max Furiosa cameo description unveiled but there’s a catch | Films | Entertainment

This weekend Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga hits cinemas, in a story set before the events of 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road.In fact, the new movie concludes right where the last one begins, with Anya Taylor-Joy playing a younger version of Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa.Tom Hardy famously took over Mel Gibson’s role of Max Rockatansky for Fury Road and his incarnation of the character has a cameo in the prequel.Now it’s no spoiler to say that Furiosa loses her arm at some point in the movie, given she had a mechanical one in Fury Road.And in the scene right after her limb removal, Furiosa treks through the desert alone, while high up on a cliff edge by his car is Mad Max eating some food.In the next clip, Furiosa wakes up in the underground slums of Immortan Joe’s Citadel. So it could be inte...