● EONs ninth James Bond film, "The Man with the Golden Gun" from 1974, features the first ever on-camera appearance of a Danish person. However, Janni Pia Christensen is not mentioned in the credits, nor has she any lines. The 20-year old Janni from Copenhagen can be glimpsed in a single shot as she is passing James Bond (Roger Moore) on the stairs of the The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong.
Time code (Blu-ray): 27.37
According to the Danish tabloid Ekstra Bladet, Janni also did an evening scene with Roger Moore and Britt Ekland at a restaurant in Bangkok. This sequence appears to have ended up on the cutting-room floor - unless it was staged for the benefit of the Danish press?
Janni Pia Christensen' got her walk-on in the Bond movie after winning the beauty contest "Årets pige" [Girl of the Year] arranged by Ekstra Bladet in 1973. On December 29, 1973 the tabloid printed a photo of Roger Moore apparently choosing Janni from a picture of the fifteen finalists aged 15 to 21. Moore was photographed in South Africa where he was shooting "Gold" for director Peter Hunt.
Janni met up with the Bond film crew in Thailand in May 1974, but after her return she told the monthly youth magazine Vi Unge as well as the weekly glossy Billed Bladet that her experience as the first Danish Bond babe had been a dispapointing one, and that Roger Moore with his "hollow knees" wasn't exactly her type. Later the same year she married and changed her last name to Nicolaisen and quietly disappeared from the limelight.
In the mid-1980s Danish brewery Carlsberg made a product placement deal with EON Productions. Carlsberg, who had previously featured briefly in "Goldfinger" (1964), got their logo prominently displayed in both "The Living Daylights" (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989).
Around the time of the theatrical release of "The Living Daylights" Carlsberg produced this advance tie-in poster measuring 28x20 inches for the US market. Some might say that the tagline seems somewhat self-defeating: "He's dangerous and he takes chances. Except when it comes to his beer".
The English TV movie "Golden Eye" from 1989 (not to be confused with EON's theatrically released "GoldenEye" from 1995) was the first filmed dramatization of James Bond author Ian Fleming's life. Charles Dance, almost a dead ringer for Fleming, was perfectly cast in the lead after previously guest-starring as the henchman Claus in EON's "For Your Eyes Only" (1981). Christoph Waltz, who was later to become Blofeld in "SPECTRE" (2015) and "No Time to Die" (2021), also had a bit part as a Nazi in "Golden Eye", the plot of which was inspired by Ian Fleming's experiences in the Royal Navy's Secret Service during World War II.
Danish distributor Irish released "Golden Eye" with Danish subs as a rental VHS sometime around 1989/90. The cover designer clearly didn't bother checking the name of the main character who is invariably spelled Ian Flemming on the front and back cover.
"Golden Eye" was shown on Danish TV 2 on February 1, 1992, now retitled "Hemmelige affærer" [Secret Affairs]. To this date, "Golden Eye" has not been released on DVD or VOD with Danish subtitles.
For the theatrical release in Denmark of the 5th EON-produced James Bond film, "Agent 007 - du lever kun to gange" (You Only Live Twice), in December 1967, the local distributor United Artists produced this release poster. The poster was later reissued with blue spot colour instead of the metallic sheen.
Artwork by Frank McCarthy.