James Bond crew members who created the magic behind
the camera were celebrated at a recent BondStars
event at Pinewood Studios...
Behind The Scenes Of Bond Event
26th July 2007
July 22nd 2007 was the date of the “Behind The Scenes
Of Bond” event at Pinewood Studios. In previous years Bondstars.com has organised events at the studio with actors from the films
(an Afternoon With Richard Kiel; A Celebration of Bond and An
Evening with George Lazenby; and Bond Girls Are Forever), but
this year’s event was to pay tribute to the men and women
who created the magic behind the camera.
Pinewood's mansion house & Gatsby
Upon arriving at 9.30am guests enjoyed tea, coffee and biscuits
and were able to browse merchandise stalls from Bond and Beyond,
the Cinema Store and Robin Harbour. Robert Sellers was on hand
to sign copies of his recently published book, The Battle For
Bond and Christopher Wood was busy signing copies of his autobiography “James
Bond...The Spy I Loved” (BondStars.com has a limited
stock of signed copies here).
Several of the celebrity guests started
and enjoyed talking informally with fans and signing autographs.
James Devis, John Willis, Jean Goyette
and Peter Lamont
Andy Carslaw meets
screenwriter Christopher Wood
Following a studio tour, encompassing the studio lot, the new
007 stage, London street set and gardens – and including
a talk from Terry Ackland-Snow in the new ‘007 Production
Design Foyer’ – fans mingled with the guests and
enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch in the Pinewood gardens. Despite
torrential rain in the days leading up to the event, everyone
was blessed with fantastically beautiful weather all day long!
Director John Glen and
Dubbing Editor Norman Wanstall
Director's John Glen and Lewis Gilbert
Guests during the day included: Directors Lewis Gilbert and
John Glen; production designers Sir Ken Adam, Peter Lamont, Terry
Ackland-Snow and Peter Murton;
writer Christopher Wood; second unit director Arthur Wooster;
DoPs Alan Hune and Alec Mills; camera operators John Harris and
James Devis; continuity girls June Randall and Elaine Schreyeck;
editors Peter Davies, Norman Wanstall and Vernon Messenger; Bond
premiere photographer Harry Myers; United Artists Publicist John
Willis; production managers Terry Bamber and Malcolm Christopher;
voice of the Bond Girls Nikki van der Zyl; stuntmen and co-ordinators
Martin Grace and Terry Mountain; production office executives
Reg Barkshire and Golda Offenheim.
Legendary production designers Peter Murton, Peter Lamont
and Sir Kenneth Adam
Following lunch, attendees assembled in Theatre 7 for 2 ½ hours
of film clips, talks and Q&As with special guests – all
giving an insight into their working lives and revealing many
interesting facts, figures and anecdotes. A cream tea followed,
along with more mingling and autograph signing before guests
assembled on the patio area for Martin
Grace and Terry Mountain’s talk on stunt work, and their
wonderfully entertaining stunt demonstration.
Terry Mountain and Martin Grace
performing a stunt demonstration
Terry Ackland-Snow in the new 007
Production Design foyer
At around 6.15pm, the ever enthusiastic visitors made their
way back to the Pine Room to collect their goodie bags of a Pinewood
book, Bond DVD, Casino Royale playing cards, magazines and discount
vouchers. An absolutely packed day and one of the best ever BondStars
events met with unanimous approval from everyone in attendance
asking "now what about next year!"
Many thanks to Gareth Owen and BondStars.
Please Note: All photographs are the property of the respective
copyright holders and must not be reproduced without prior permission.
Limited stocks of the event programme can be
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