BIDDERS are sure to be shaken and stirred as this From Russia With Love
poster and a number of James Bond first editions are sold at auction.
THEY were worth just a few pennies when originally they adorned billboards and drew cinema-goers to see the Capital's latest rising star.
Singer Sir Tom Jones has revealed he was considered for the role of James Bond. Sir Tom said producer Cubby Broccoli toyed with casting him as 007.
AMONG the most prominent Scots who worked for MI6 was Compton MacKenzie, who would go on to write Whisky Galore, and whose literary sensibilities were proudly displayed in the official reports he despatched back to Britain.
IT is a scene that perfectly captures the intrigue and elegance of the life of a secret agent.
GEMMA Arterton has hit out at the film world for putting women in the "background" - and said that she has been seen "as a piece of ass".
NEWS that the next James Bond movie is being put on hold has sparked concern about Daniel Craig's future. EON Productions have blamed the financial difficulties of MGM studios, which is reported to have a £2.4 billion debt.
JAMES Bond's licence to thrill has been put on hold as studio executives announced they have suspended development of the next film in the long-running series.
IT MAY not boast the opulent casinos of Monte Carlo or the palm trees of Jamaica, but 007's roots have been traced back to Dundee.
BRITISH security service MI5 is recruiting a real-life Q to equip its agents with the gadgets James Bond would dream of.
RESTORED films for six of Sir Sean Connery's James Bond outings are to be shown at the Filmhouse as part of a special season.
QUANTUM OF SOLACE (12A) ***
DIRECTED BY: MARC FORSTER
STARRING: DANIEL CRAIG, JUDI DENCH, OLGA KURYLENKO, MATHIEU AMALRIC
WITH men in tuxedos, women in their best evening dresses and even a royal presence, it was the type of glamorous, high-profile event perfectly tailored to a suave super-spy.
A WOMAN is walking slowly towards me, expertly wielding a cut-throat razor. We're in a small room three stories above street level, and the only exit is blocked by a solid-looking man dressed in black. What would James Bond do in a situation like this? Break out some nifty martial arts moves to disarm the woman before plunging the razor into the henchman's jugular? Or make a shaken-not-stirred exit by jumping out of the window onto the top of a passing lorry?
DANIEL CRAIG bounds into the room, his arm in a sling. "Damn, I was hoping you wouldn't notice," he says. Wound up like a coil from talking all day, he's eager to cut the crap when it comes to his interpretation of Bond. "I genuinely just nicked a lot of stuff from Ian Fleming," he says.
SIR SEAN CONNERY: What would the 007 films have been without the inimitable Shir Shean?
DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971): Sean Connery's last outing as 007 and, by now, the tetchy Scot felt he was bigger than the franchise itself.