Episode 237: Remembering Connery, Sean Connery

In which Martyn and Chris talk about the late-great Sir Sean Connery.

They also discuss what they’d like to see in future James Bond video games and, Chris explains why he’s quit Twitter.

Sean Connery was a Scottish actor, who gained worldwide recognition as the first actor to portray fictional British secret agent James Bond in film. He went on to star in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. Originating the role in ‘Dr. No’, Connery played Bond in six of Eon Productions’ entries and made his final appearance in the Jack Schwartzman-produced ‘Never Say Never Again’. He reprised the role in 2005, for a video game adaptation of ‘From Russia with love’. Connery won an Oscar for his role as Jim Malone, in the 1988 film ‘The Untouchables’.

Check out the history of James Bond games.

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Christoph Waltz to play Blofeld

About a month ago it was rumoured that Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) was going to play the villain in Bond 24.
It was confirmed today that he will be playing the classic Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.

The character has been held up by legal battles for decades. But, last year MGM settled a lawsuit with writer Kevin McClory regarding the rights to SPECTRE and the character of Blofeld.

He’s probably the most iconic villain in the Bond franchise, so it would make sense for MGM to want him back.
I love Christoph Waltz and I can’t wait to see what he does with the role.

Shooting starts in January and it will be released on November 6th, 2015. The movie is again directed by Sam Mendes.