Bond At 50
Pinewood Studios, London, England - Sunday 21st October 2012
On Sunday October 21st, we marked the 50th anniversary of 007 with our “Bond At 50” event at Pinewood Studios with a screening of DR NO and a Sunday lunch with guest of honour Sir Roger Moore.
At 9am, guests arrived for morning coffee and browsed our memorabilia and autograph room, mixing with guests from Dr No and other Bond movies before moving to Theatre 7 for a digitally restored high definition screening of the film that started it all. Ahead of the film, some of the cast and crew were introduced: Reg Barkshire, Alan Tomkins, Count Prince Miller, Charles Edghill, Bettine la Beau, Eunice Gayson, Norman Wanstall, Stanley Morgan, Ron Quelch, Trevor Bond and – a special surprise guest – Monty Norman.
Monty Norman, Eunice Gayson, Stanley Morgan, Trevor Bond, Norman Wanstall, Alan Tomkins, Count Prince
Miller, Charles Edghill and Reg Barkshire introduce a digitally remastered Dr. No.
Following the movie, guests returned to Pinewood’s stately ballroom for a photo opportunity with Sir Roger Moore and lunch ... with each table hosted by a Bond personality with Honor Blackman, Peter Lamont, Eunice Gayson, Monty Norman and Alan Tomkins joining Sir Roger on his table.
Gareth with Roger hosting taking part in Q & A session.
Following lunch, Sir Roger entertained with a amusing and insightful Q&A before departing for an appointment ... with Downton Abbey on TV! However before he left, he pulled the first ticket in our free raffle – a custom made Cyril Castle suit. It went to Bernard VandenDriessche.
THE infamous Terry Bamber
Bettine Le Beau
Further Q&As followed during the afternoon, including Monty Norman sharing with us how he wrote the James Bond Theme, and other Dr No alumni remembering their experiences on what was considered a rather low budget, small film.
Monty Norman - our surprise guest, in conversation.
Terry Bamber then hosted – in his own unique style – our quiz, and an amazing goody bag of prizes (worth over £250) including a crew jacket, crew t-shirt, blu-ray boxed set, monopoly game, DK books, posters, and many other items.
A further 8 raffle prizes were drawn before afternoon tea, with our specially made “007” cupcakes was served.
Afternoon tea was served with unique cupcakes from Planet of the Cakes
As the day wound to a close around 7.00pm, the feeling was one of elation, enjoyment and pride that we were all part of a very special day in Bond history.
Bondstars would like to thank:
Sir Roger & Lady Moore
Honor Blackman honorblackman.co.uk
Eunice Gayson eunicegayson.com
Caroline Munro carolinemunro.org
Earl & Barbara Cameron
Shane & Sheila Rimmer shanerimmer.com
Stanley & Linda Morgan stanleymorgan.co.uk
Bettine Le Beau
Irka Bochenko irka-bochenko.com
Count Prince Miller
Brian & Lindsay Muir brianmuirvadersculptor.com
Monty & Rena Norman
Barbara Broccoli, Michael G, Wilson, Stephanie Wenborn and all at Eon Productions Ltd
Park Circus parkcircus.com
The Coca-Cola company
Wilkins & Sons Ltd tiptree.com
Heineken UK Limited
Planet of the Cakes planetofthecakes.net
Adam Carter and Bondposters.com
Florian Stucki digital-vandalism.com
Remmert van Braam jamesbondlifestyle.com
All at Pinewood Studios pinewood.com
Bernard Vandendriessche bernardwines.be
Dave Worrall & Lee Pfeiffer cinemaretro.com
Martin Mulder onthetracksof007.com