Kim Basinger (Domino-Never Say Never Again): Won The Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture for her work in “L.A. Confidential and also an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for L.A. Confidential.
(Fatima Blush-Never Say Never Again) After NSNA, Barbara went on to do a variety of film roles, with her most noticeable work being on “DALLAS”. She joined the CBS nightime drama for the 1985-86 season, playing the mysterious Angelica Nero.
Back in the mid to late 1990`s she signed on to play “Patsy” in the American version of “Absolutely Fabulous” which was being produced by Roseanne. Carrie Fisher was to have costarred as Edina. The ABC Network had a development deal with Roseanne but balked at the drug use and heavy drinking that is part of the show. HBO showed some interest but have not picked up the show. It`s status is dead at this point.
(Holly Goodhead-Moonraker) Lois stayed very busy following her turn as Dr. Goodhead in Moonraker. Some of the key projects she`s been involved in include a two year stint on the CBS television show “Dallas” as Holly Harwood. Other film roles included Creepshow 2, Sweet Liberty, Bliss and Speed 2: Cruise Control as well as gracing the cover, for the second time, of Living Fit Magazine in 1995.
She also filmed an uncredited cameo appearance for the 1997 movie `Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery.` In the brief scene, she played the wife of one of Dr. Evil`s henchmen, receiving the news that her husband was killed at work. This is one of several scenes that were filmed, not used in the theatrical release, but included as extras on the DVD release.
Roger Moore will be back on the big screen in the new thriller THE ENEMY. He costars with Luke Perry from BEVERLY HILLS 90210, as well as Olivia D`abo (THE WONDER YEARS), whose cousin Maryam D`abo, played a Bond Girl in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. Actor Tom Conti is along for the ride. The film is an independent production, which means it is not being financed by a major studio. The budget is $6,000,000.00, nearly the size of Roger Moore`s paycheck by the time he retired from the role. Filming begins April 29th in Luxembourg. Moore co-starred in the Jean Claude Van Damme film THE QUEST, as well as hosted a special on The Discovery Channel about spies.
He also had a limited co-starring role in a syndicated action drama called The Dream Team, about a group of ex-spies turned swimwear models. The show starred Jeff Kaake (Viper, Dynasty), actress/supermodel Angie Everhart (Jade, Last Action Hero), Traci Bingham (Baywatch) and former Miss Poland Eva Halina. It was cancelled after less than one season after poor ratings and its financing fell through.
A VIEW TO A KILL was not only his swan song as 007, but for the most part, a retirement from acting. His other 1985 film, THE NAKED FACE, came out later in the year, after A VIEW TO A KILL, and primarily closed the book on Roger`s acting career. That`s not to say that he hasn`t worked since. In 1987 Roger played a good sport and hosted HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 007!, a 25 year retrospective that also helped introduce America to the new James Bond, Timothy Dalton. After taking several years off, and going through a divorce, television and movie appearances started in such campy, lightweight fare as SPICEWORLD (1997).
Roger`s most gratifying and high profile role since James Bond has been to be a spokesman on behalf of UNICEF. Roger came back into the spotlight with his humanitarian work (he picked up where Audrey Hepburn left off after her death).
(Felix Leiter–Live and Let Die/License To Kill) Had a recurring role as Spencer Harrison on NBC Television`s Daytime drama “Another World”. He followed that up with several plays including “Alone Together” and “Love Letters”. He recently finished filming “Fugitive Mind”. No release date is set. He was also cast in the movie Hour of Valor. You can find out more up to date information on Mr. Hedison at David Hedison Online.
(Sheriff J.W. Pepper-Live and Let Die/The Man With The Golden Gun) After appearing in back to back 007 films, Clifton went on to do small roles in such films as Superman 2 (where he played another small town sheriff) and in Lone Star (opposite Matthew McConaughey) where he plays yet another small town sherrif.
He`s also done several guest appearances on NBC`s “NIGHT COURT”, where he played a conservative Southern preacher.
Benicio Del Toro (Dario-License To Kill) Benicio played his first romantic lead role, opposite Alicia Silverstone in Excess Baggage. He had a runaway hit for stardom on his hands with “Traffic”. He can also be seen in the Wesley Snipes/Robert Deniro flick “THE FAN”, now out on video.—Info sent in by KCDolfan. Also starred in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. Terry Gilliam is the director.
Anthony Starke (Truman Lodge-License To Kill) Anthony moved on to do film and television roles including a priest in the Leslie Neilsen comedy romp “Reposessed”, a bartender on Fox-TV`s “The George Carlin Show” and was on ABC`s “The Magnificent Seven”. Anthony recently co-starred on NBC`s Thursday night drama “Cold Feet”. It was a fairly good show, but was cancelled after less than one full season.
Anthony Newley (songwriter) Newley, known for the stage hit “Stop the World – I Want To Get Off” and the 1967 film version of the children`s classic “Doctor Doolittle,” died Wednesday, April 14, 1999, in his southeast Florida home. He was 67. Newley also cowrote Goldfinger, and sang a demo version that was never used but can be found on the 30th Anniversary CD.
(Miss Moneypenny-Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough) In between her stints as Ms. Moneypenny, Mrs. Bond has joined the Royal National Theater presenation Amy`s View. This is a two act play by Richard Eyre. The production took place in London and drew rave reviews for Bond and the whole production.
Minnie Driver (Irina–Goldeneye) After playing a Country/Western chanteusse/kept woman in Goldeneye, Minnie went on to play in such films as “Sleepers”, “Grosse Point Blank”, and “Good Will Hunting”. For her role in “Good Will Hunting” she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
With three 007 films under his belt, (almost four now) Pierce Brosnan is not content to just sit on his laurels as Bond. In between Bond flicks, he`s made hit films such as “Dante`s Peak” and “The Thomas Crowne Affair”, and misses, such as “Mars Attacks!” and “The Nephew”.
He`s currently developing projects such as “Burnt Sienna” and “Tailor of Panama”. “Tailor“ centers on a British intelligence operative in Latin America who manipulates a crisis that leads the U.S. to invade Panama and nullify the Panama Treaty. In “Sienna” Brosnan will play a former Marine pilot who leaves the service to become an artist in Mexico. When he turns down a commission to paint the portrait of the wife of a top arms dealer, the painter finds his quiet life turned upside down by the scorned dealer. He soon joins a CIA mission to bring down the villain.
Brosnan will marry longtime love and mother of son Dylan, Keely Shaye-Smith. No date has been set.
The Columbia Pictures project will likely mark his first film under a new first-look directing deal with the studio`s Sony Pictures Entertainment parent.
It is now being written by Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, scribes of the 1998 original which grossed more than $250 million worldwide and launched Catherine Zeta-Jones. It is Campbell`s intention to bring her back along with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.
For the present, though, Campbell is in talks to direct an adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks bestseller “The Notebook.“ While a few deal points are still being worked out, he expects to start work as soon as threatened writers` and actors` strikes this summer are settled or averted.
The project is a stark contrast with his recent trio of hits “Goldeneye,“ “The Mask of Zorro“ and “Vertical Limit, “ each of which grossed north of $200 million worldwide and made him one of the most bankable helmers in town.
The Sparks novel tells the story of a man who makes daily visits to a woman in a nursing home to read her stories from a notebook. It becomes clear that she has Alzheimer`s Disease, and that he is reading their love story, which centers around a young woman and two men vying for her affections. It`s unclear which man she has chosen, though he`s obviously the one reading the tale.
The bestseller has been a magnet for A-list directors, with Steven Spielberg and James Sheridan nearly going forward. For Campbell, it is a welcome change from his logistically challenged recent efforts.
“I read the book and loved it four years ago, but Steven Spielberg was going to do with Tom Cruise, and I moved on,“ said Campbell. “After finishing the recent films, I want to do a smaller character-driven piece, one that harkens back to my BBC roots. It`s a love story with very few characters involved and not an explosion in sight, which I find very appealing.“
Campbell and producer Mark Johnson will be working on the script with screenwriter Jeremy Leven, who wrote the most recent draft.
The “Zorro“ sequel will follow “The Notebook.“ And Campbell hopes to follow that by directing “Travel Agent,“ also for Columbia.
“It`s a time travel story, but unlike most of them, it`s not a gimmick where you`re taken to medieval times or the future,“ Campbell said.
One project which Campbell won`t revisit is James Bond, even though the 1995 film he directed, “Goldeneye,“ restored the luster of the flagging franchise, grossing over $350 million worldwide and cementing Pierce Brosnan as a viable 007.
“It was great fun, but I just don`t know how many more control rooms I could blow up,“ said Campbell.
(Natalya -Goldeneye) Starred in “With Fire and Sword”. At 6.3 million dollars, it`s the largest and most expensive Polish film ever made. The epic movie is a story about a Cossack uprising in Ukraine, which shook the then-vast Polish commonwealth, and the adventures of Polish nobles who fought it.
She`ll also costar in “Vertical Limit”, a mountain climbing thriller starring Chris (Batman and Robin) O`Donnell and directed by “Mask of Zorro” director Martin Campbell. Martin is no stranger to Izabella. He directed her in “Goldeneye” and lobbied hard for her to get the part Catherine Zeta-Jones got in `Zorro`. Vertical Limit will mark the beginning of Izabella`s “comeback”. She took time off after Goldeneye to move to Boston to be close to her ice hockey playing boyfriend, as well as have a child. The ice climbing thriller is set to be released in Summer 2000.
(Xenia Ontatopp-Goldeneye) Famke has followed Goldeneye with “Deep Rising”,Ted Demme`s thriller “Noose”, John Grisham`s “The Gingerbread Man” and co-starred with Geoffrey Rush in “The House on Haunted Hill”.
Famke also appeared in the movie: “The Faculty” from a script by Kevin Williamson (Scream) and directed by Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn). She costarred with Elijah Wood (Deep Impact), Josh Hartnett (H20), Salma Hayek (“54”), Bebe Neuwirth (Cheers), Piper Laurie (Twin Peaks), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgement Day) and Jon Stewart (MTV). The horror film is about a group of high school kids convinced that their teachers are not what they appear to be: human.
She recently played Jean Gray in the box office hit “X-MEN” (2000) and has signed up for several sequels.
The Hollywood Reporter has stated Famke is in the lead for the role of the female Terminator in TERMINATOR 3. This terminator will be capable of phasing in and out of visibility. No word yet on when this film will begin production.
Monday, December 11th, 2000 began her first day of work on the set of Don`t Say a Word, an action/psychological thriller co-starring Michael Douglas and ex-Bond Villain Sean Bean.
Eric Serra (composer for Goldeneye) Composed the music for Luc Besson`s film, The Fifth Element.
(“M” –Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough) Dame Judi keeps busy between her appearances in the Bond films. At times she has played Esme Allen in “Amy`s View”, where she costars with Samantha Bond. Dame Judi has drawn rave reviews for her work.
Dame Judi also appeared in the film “Mrs. Brown” for which The Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave her The Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture (January 18th, 1998). She received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress but lost to Helen Hunt.
Judi Dench then co-starred as Queen Elizabeth I in “Shakespeare in Love” along side Joseph Fiennes (Ralph`s younger brother) Gwyneth Paltrow, Colin Furth, and Geoffrey Rush. The picture finds William Shakespeare writing a play that turns out to be “Romeo and Juliet” while a parallel love story develops in his own life. For her effort, Dame Judi received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeard in the Franco Zeferilli film “Tea With Mussolini” with Cher.
(Boris Grishenko-Goldeneye) Alan Cumming and Roger Moore co-stared in the Spice Girls movie “Spice World”.. Alan Cumming played a reporter trying to make a documentary about the Spice girls, and Roger Moore played the bands “Chief”. Some parts of the movie try to spoof James Bond, especially the scenes that include Roger Moore
Alan also starred in the Roundabout Theater Company`s revival of
“Cabaret” in New York City. He won the Tony for best lead actor in a musical for his performance . He can also be seen costarring with Bond villain Roberty Carlyle in “Punkett and Maclean”. He has now replaced Robert Downey Jr. in NBC`s midseason animated sitcom God, the Devil, and Bob. Alan will lend his vocal talents to an as yet unnamed animated character. He can also be seen in the Tom Cruise movie “Eyes Wide Shut” as a desk clerk.