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.
In 1967 Columbia Pictures launched their farcical big-budget adaptation of Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale" with the tagline "Too much for one James Bond".
In the film, the original Sir James Bond (David Niven) has retired, leaving the field open to a number of impersonators who are all issued with the code name 007 by the British Secret Service, MI-6. Among the most prominent young 007's is the athletic ladies' man Cooper, played by Northern Irish actor Terence Cooper (1933-1997).
Almost 30 years after "Casino Royale", correspondent Karen Glahn from Danish daily Morgenavisen Jyllands-Postens tracked down Terence Cooper in Australia. Although the text states Cooper's age as 67, he would have been 62 at the time of the interview. The article was published in Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten on 21 May 1996, a year before the actor's death in September 1997. The following English translation is a James Bond•O•Rama.dk exclusive:
Terence Cooper – the forgotten Agent 007
By Karen Glahn
James Bond is 67 years old and performs his most dangerous missions on a lady's bicycle.
He is Terence Cooper, who was James Bond in the mostly forgotten 1967 film ”Casino Royale”.
”I'm the James Bond that fell into oblivion. I'm not famous as Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton, but I am proud to be among the men who have portrayed Agent 007 through the years”, Terence Cooper says.
He is now a respected nature and bird painter in Northern Australia, and reconciling the large tan middle-aged man who wears a sarong around his ample girth to the physically fit womanizing 007 with a licence to kill requires quite a leap of the imagination.
Prior to the Danish theatrical release of "GoldenEye" in January 1996, Polish-Swedish actress Izabella Scorupco (who played Natalya Simonova in the EON film) was interviewed by Bo Larsen for the syndicated film programme "I biffen".
In the interview, Izabella Scorupco gives her definition of a Bond girl for the 1990's. She talks about her childhood toys and dreams and the lack of gender equality in modern society (still a topical subject today!).
The interview was sourced and edited from a VHS recording off local station TV Fynboen. Except from a brief introduction in Swedish, the segment is in English with Danish subtitles.
On July 6th 1989, the day before the Danish theatrical release of EON Productions' 16th Bond film "Licence to Kill", TV 2 Denmark broadcast this 15 minute special called "Mit navn er Bond ... James Bond" (My name is Bond ... James Bond).
In the special, TV 2's Jes Dorph-Petersen interviews actors Timothy Dalton (James Bond 007), Robert Davi (Franz Sanchez), Talisa Soto (Lupe Lamora) and Desmond Llewelyn ('Q') as well as the film's director, John Glen.
The interviews are in English with Danish subtitles. Apologies for the inferior video quality (the clip was sourced off a VHS recording).
Today, 14 October 1927, marks Sir Roger Moore's 89th birthday.
In 1995, Roger Moore agreed to an interview for the children's show "Snurre Snups Søndagsklub" [Bugs Bunny's Sunday Club] on Danish TV 2 to mark UNICEF's international "Tune In To Kids Day".
The show's host, Bubber (Niels Christian Meyer), met Special UNICEF representative Roger Moore at Hotel D'Angleterre in Copenhagen. The interview was eventually broadcast as a show in its own right, titled "Roger - a gentleman", on 31.12.1995 (with a re-run on 1.1.1996).
In the show, Roger Moore talks about his many visits to the Danish capital of Copenhagen and his childhood in 1930's London. He also shares his thoughts on child rearing and the challenges of being a gentleman in our time and age.
The show is in English with Danish subtitles. Apologies for the poor image quality (the footage was sourced from a second-generation VHS recording).
James Bond•O•Rama.dk got an exclusive one-on-one interview with George Lazenby, when the 76-year old former 007 star visited Oslo in Norway on Thursday 1 September 2016.
In most of his interviews and public appearances, George Lazenby happily reels off the same 10-15 anecdotes about his brief tenure as James Bond 007. The idea behind this conversation was to take a Random Roles-style approach and dig deeper into his filmography, which after all counts 60 credited film and TV roles and spans almost half a century from 1969 to today.
Bond•O•Rama (Brian Iskov): ”On Her Majesty's Secret Service” is my favorite James Bond film. George Lazenby: Well, you have good taste. Bond•O•Rama: But you have 60 other credits in your filmography that people rarely talk about. George Lazenby: Oh yeah. They never talk about 'em. Bond•O•Rama: So I thought that's what we're gonna do. George Lazenby: Oh, if I remember them.
The short time frame – 13 minutes – allotted to our one-on-one with George Lazenby obviously curbed the level of detail in both questions and answers. As it is, Lazenby tends to go off on tangents (more often than not about his manliness and/or sexual prowess), which is why some of his comments only bear a tenuous relation to the question or the film referred to.
A few extra insights have been added from the Q&A that George Lazenby did prior to the screening of ”On Her Majesty's Secret Service” in the Vika cinema later that same evening.
P.S.: George Lazenby's memoirs have been in the offing for quite some time now, but there is still no publishing date as such. At his press conference in Oslo, Lazenby explained that he had hired an American ghost writer for the job, but that the writer had difficulty capturing Lazenby's particular brand of Australian humor.
On the other hand, a documentary on George Lazenby's life and career, ”This Never Happened to the Other Fella”, is currently in post-production. Directed by Andrew Lumley, the show will air as part of the Limelight Documentary Series on the US streaming platform Hulu.
Morten Steingrimsen, the head organizer of the ”James Bond in Oslo” event, has seen a rough cut of ”This Never Happened to the Other Fella”. He confirms that quite a few of George Lazenby's non-Bond films will be covered in the documentary.
To mark the Danish theatrical release of "Tomorrow Never Dies" in December 1997, TvDanmark produced this 007 special as part of their regular "I biffen" show ["At the movies"]. The special features interview segments with Danish actress Cecilie Thomsen (professor Inga Bergström) and actor Desmond Llewelyn ('Q').
The show also includes footage from the Copenhagen gala premiere of "Tomorrow Never Dies" at the Imperial cinema, as well as interview segments with Michelle Yeoh and Pierce Brosnan, both seemingly sourced from an EPK press kit.
Apologies for the inferior image and sound quality (the material was sourced from a second generation VHS copy).
Interview segments are in English (Llewelyn, Yeoh, Brosnan) and Danish (Thomsen).