Sunday 24th June 2018 - Pinewood Studios, London, England

Sunday June 24th 2018 was one of the brightest, sunniest days of the year and ideal for the Bondstars summer BBQ celebrating all things Live And Let Die.

 

Cast and crew members joined 110 lucky Bond fans at the home of 007 – Pinewood Studios.

 

Following morning coffee, fans were able to browse the memorabilia stalls, mingle with our guests and take the opportunity to get some autographs and selfies, before they settled down in the studio’s magnificent ballroom to watch a tribute film to Sir Roger Moore.

 

Dave Worrall on the garden tour The BBQ held on the ballroom terrace
Dave Worrall on the garden tour The BBQ held on the ballroom terrace

 

Dave Worrall then lead one of his informative Pinewood garden tours, relating some Bond history, anecdotes and following in the footsteps of not only 007 but scores of other films and film-makers from over 80 years of film magic.

 

A delicious BBQ lunch was served on the terrace, ahead of an hour of Q&As with cast and crew – Louis St Juste related his tales of working for four weeks on the tribal village sequences, where every move and dance step was carefully choreographed; Madeline Smith chatted about her bedroom scenes with Sir Roger Moore and ‘that dress’, and shrieked with joy when she realised the special effects technician she has so often spoke of and how he lay under her dress pulling down on a piece of fishing line was sitting in the front row – Ian Wingrove. They declined to re-enact the scene because Ian’s wife was in the audience! Ian then joined fellow special effects maestro Brian Smithees to share a few tales of working on the film and all that involved, before stunt performer Vic Armstrong and script supervisor Elaine Schreyeck entertained the assembled with insights into their involvement, as did Post-Production supervisor Graham Hartstone who revealed he’d worked on every Bond film from Dr No to Die Another Day. Finally, Gloria Hendry – who had flown in especially from LA – shared some of her memories and experiences in a very fun conversation.

 

Madeline Smith and Louis St. Juste Gareth, Brian Smithees and Ian Wyngrove
Madeline Smith and Louis St. Juste Gareth, Brian Smithees and Ian Wingrove
 
Gareth, Elaine Schreyeck and Vic Armstrong
Gareth, Elaine Schreyeck and Vic Armstrong Gareth and Gloria Hendry

 

After a break, where tea, coffee and cakes were served the guests all moved across the lot to the John Barry Theatre to enjoy a 4k print of Live And Let Die, introduced by Peter Lamont, Gloria Hendry and Madeline Smith.

 

Madeline Smith introducing the screeing of Live and Let Die in 4k
Madeline Smith introducing the screeing of Live and Let Die in 4k

 

A wonderful day, with wonderful weather and wonderful guests!

 

Live and Let Die Souvenir Programme

 

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Bondstars would like to thank the following for their invaluable help...

 

Peter Lamont

John Glen

Vic Armstrong

Alan Tomkins

Madeline Smith

Gloria Hendry

Shane Rimmer \ Sheila Rimmer

Louis St Juste \ Junior Douglas

John Fenner

Graham Hartstone

Elaine Schreyeck

Ian Wingrove

Brian Smithies

Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Stephanie Wenborn and all at EON Productions Ltd

Park Circus

Pinewood Studios

Bernard Vandendriessche

Remmert van Braam

Dave Worrall

Marc Pearce

Vipul Patel

Matthew Field

Robin Harbour

Dave Hinett

Deanna Hinett

Adrian Head

Paul Marchant-Smith

Sue Griffiths
Sean Lester at All Smart

 

All photos (C) Marc Pearce \ Bondstars LLP, not to be used without prior permission.

 



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