MI6 has an exclusive look at the James Bond related
Guinness World Records published in their
007 Guinness World Records
15th September 2009
Most cannon rolls in a car (Attempt ID: 104682)
The most cannon rolls in a car is seven and achieved by stuntman, Adam Kirley
(UK), in an Aston Martin DBS, during filming for the 21st James Bond film,
Casino Royale (2006) at Millbrook Proving Ground, Milton Keynes, UK in July
Above: Rolling the
Aston Martin DBS in "Casino Royale"
Most appearances as James Bond (Attempt ID: 84769)
(UK) (b. 25 Aug 1930) and Roger Moore (UK) (b. 14 Oct 1927) have
as British secret agent '007' seven times. Connery appeared in
the first Bond movie, Dr No (UK 1962) and Moore made his debut
in Live and Let Die (UK 1973) MI6 Note: Never Say Never Again was
not produced by EON Productions and is not considered part of
the regular 'canon'.
Longest speedboat jump in a film (Attempt
A stunt sequence by Jerry Comeaux (USA) in Live and Let Die (UK, 1973), in which
James Bond is chased down Louisiana's bayou in a 1972 Glastron GT-150 speedboat
and leaps over a road, set a world record distance of 36.5 m (120 ft).
J.W: "What are
you boy, some kind of doomsday machine?"
Highest bungee jump from a structure in a film (Attempt
bungee jump off a dam during the opening sequence of GoldenEye
(UK/USA 1995), performed by Wayne Michaels (UK), was a drop of
over 220 m (759 ft). The sequence, orchestrated by Michaels,
Simon Crane and the Oxford Stunt Factory, took place at the Verzasca
hydro-electric dam in Switzerland. Taking two weeks to prepare,
Michaels jumped from a suspended platform to avoid banging into
the steel-peg studded face of the dam. Six cameras filmed the
Highest box office film gross for a film series (Attempt
The 21 Bond movies, from Dr No (UK 1962) to Casino Royale
have grossed over US$4.49 billion (?2.28 billion) worldwide.
The 22nd movie, Quantum of Solace (2008), was released
in November 2008.
Earliest sports car to be fully submersible (Attempt
The first fully-submersible sports car is the Rinspeed sQuba
by Rinspeed (Switzerland) and due for official unveiling at the
Geneva motorshow, Switzerland on 6 March 2008. The open-top car
can be driven on land, it can float on the surface of water,
but can also be steered to underwater depths of 10 m (33 ft)
- by a driver wearing breathing aparatus. SQuba, which was inspired
by the underwater car in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved
Me (UK,1977), is also environmentally-friendly, powered by rechargeable
Lithium-Ion batteries with a zero emissions.
Most expensive James Bond memorabilia sold at auction
(Attempt ID: 113831)
Friday, 20 January 2006, a Swiss businessman payed $1.9 million
(£1.1 million) for a silver 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe
which featured in the 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball.
Largest breakaway glass structure made
for film (Attempt ID: 93553)
Panels of 'breakaway glass' each measuring 2,525 mm x 1,635 mm x 30 mm (8 ft
3.5 in x 5 ft 4.5 in x 1.125 in) were specially created by Paul Taggart (UK),
Doug Allam (UK), Dave Kelly (UK) and a team of plasterers under the supervision
of Paul Hayes (UK) at Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, UK, using
urethane liquid plastic. Built for the stunt sequence in Die Another Day (2002),
where James Bond drives his Aston Martin V12 Vanquish through the closed doors
of the ice palace, each panel was made from 160 kg (352.7 lb) of SMASH! Plastic.
Most expensive typewriter (Attempt ID: 87228)
Ian Fleming's gold plated typewriter, which was commissioned by the James Bond
writer in 1952, was sold for £56,250 ($90,309) at Christie's, London,
UK on 5 May 1995.
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