Category: Films

Maryam d’Abo: Exclusive interview (2016)

On September 2, 2016, James Bond•O•Rama.dk had the pleasure of talking to Maryam d'Abo during the "James Bond in Oslo" event.

The British-French actress starred as Kara Milovy opposite Timothy Dalton's James Bond 007 in "The Living Daylights" (EON Productions 1987).

In 2002, Maryam d'Abo co-wrote, produced and hosted the TV documentary "Bond Girls are Forever" in which she interviewed a string of actresses from EON Productions' James Bond film series. The interviews were edited into a tie-in book also titled "Bond Girls are Forever". The book was co-written by John Cork and published by Boxtree in 2003. Maryam d'Abo has since revisited and re-edited the documentary twice, in 2006 and again in 2012.

The following is a transcript of our chat in Oslo. Our time was sadly limited to 15 minutes, as Maryam d'Abo had to rush to the airport.

Maryam D'Abo (with David Fellowes) as Queen Rosalind of Denmark in "The Prince and Me 2" (2006) - framegrab

James Bond•O•Rama.dk: Didn't you play the Queen of Denmark in a film – or rather, a queen of Denmark?
Maryam d'Abo: Yes, I did.

I believe she was called Queen Rosalind?
Maryam d'Abo: Can't remember the name, but I did play a Danish queen in "The Prince and Me 2: The Royal Wedding" (2006) with this American actress [Kam Heskin, ed.]. We shot outside of Prague. I went back to Prague after "Doctor Zhivago" (2002), the TV series, yeah.

So you didn't go anywhere near Denmark.
Maryam d'Abo: No. But I've been to Copenhagen. I did something there ... Gosh. I went there a couple of years ago to do something. It might have been a commercial. I was flown in to Copenhagen and stayed in a really nice boutique hotel. Actually, this [Oslo] was reminding me a little of Copenhagen with the docks and all. But it's not as nice as Copenhagen. It was not a movie, more like a commercial or something like that, because I was only there very briefly for three days. But it was definitely a job.

Did you do a junket for "The Living Daylights" in Copenhagen?
Maryam d'Abo: No. Never. I did Vienna, a big junket, and we premiered in Amsterdam.


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“On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”: Danish souvenir programme (1969)

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In December 1969, the Danish branch of United Artists released this 16-page souvenir programme in A6 format to mark the Danish cinema release of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (EON Productions 1969). The programme was distributed for free in selected cinemas during the film's theatrical run in Denmark.

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“The Living Daylights”: Danish ad sheet (1987)

This is the original Danish ad sheet for "The Living Daylights" (EON Productions 1987), issued by the film's local distributor United International Pictures (formerly United Artists).

The press book was distributed to cinema owners and press in Denmark to mark the film's theatrical release in August 1987.

Note: The Danish title "Spioner dør ved daggry" translates as "Spies Die at Dawn". The accompanying text reads: "25 years of 007! Entertainment worth millions ... for excitement ... for fun ... for you ..."


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“The World is not Enough”: Danish TV interviews and review (DR2 1999)

In December 1999, the film programme "Bogart", broadcast on national Danish TV channel DR2, featured a lengthy segment on the newly released James Bond 007 film "The World is Not Enough" (Eon Productions 1999).

First, actor Ulrich Thomsen talks to journalist Søren Høy about his role as Davidov in the film. This part is in Danish.

Next, director Michael Apted and Pierce Brosnan (James Bond 007) discuss the film in junket interviews with Søren Høy. These interviews are in English with Danish subtitles.

The segment ends with a capsule review of "The World is not Enough" in Danish by the show's host, Ole Michelsen.

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“For Your Eyes Only” (1981): Badge

This badge, advertising EON Productions' twelfth James Bond 007 film, "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), was manufactured by Danbadge in Denmark.

Bond•O•Rama.dk has been unable to find any further information about this collector's item. If you know more about this badge, please contact us!

UPDATE: The badge was handed out to Danish cinema goers during the first theatrical run of "For Your Eyes Only" in late 1981.


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“A View to a Kill”: Danish ad sheet (1985)

This is the original Danish ad sheet for "A View to a Kill" (EON Productions 1985), issued by the film's local distributor United International Pictures (formerly United Artists).

The press book was distributed to cinema owners in Denmark to mark the film's theatrical release in August 1985.

Note: The Danish title "Agent 007 i skudlinien" translates as "Agent 007 in the line of fire".

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