Matthew Field reports from the annual BondStars summer event at Pinewood Studios, this year celebrating 'The Living Daylights'
Report & Photos by Matthew Field
On Sunday 6th July BondStars’ held their annual summer barbeque at Pinewood Studios. This year the event was themed around Timothy Dalton’s debut The Living Daylights. Making his first BondStars’ appearance was Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé who played KGB baddie General Georgi Koskov. He was joined by fellow cast members Maryam d’Abo, Thomas Wheatley and Caroline Bliss.
The day kicked off with a screening of The Living Daylights in Pinewood’s cinema, which has recently been re-named The John Barry Theatre. Director John Glen and members of cast and crew were on hand to introduce the film.
Following the screening, guests signed autographs and chatted with fans. Cinematographer Alec Mills launched and signed copies of his new autobiography ‘Shooting 007 and other Celluloid Adventures.’
Also returning to Pinewood for the first time in 27 years was the soft-top Aston Martin as driven by Bond in the early scenes of the movie. Displayed on the lawn in front of the manor house, the Aston became the centre of a fun re-union photograph with John Glen at the wheel. Cinema Retro’s Dave Worrall led visitors on his 'traditional' tour of the studios, before the special guests took to the stage for a series of lighthearted interviews, in which they regaled the audience with their memories of making the film.
Another enjoyable and memorable event and BondStars promise to return with another great lineup next year.
Thanks to Matthew Field