Walter Gotell would find that A VIEW TO A KILL would hold his last opportunity to play the role of General Gogol to a large degree. Schedule conflicts prohibited him from taking the larger role offered to him in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (and subequently rewritten for General Pushkin, though Gogol makes a brief appearance). Walter Gotell died of cancer in 1996.
(Stacy Sutton-A View To A Kill) After “A View To A Kill” Tanya had trouble getting mainstream acting roles. Reviews of her performance in `View` were harsh. Much of her initial post-A View To A Kill work was straight-to-video fare. She initially followed up `View` with “BodySlam” which also starred Dirk Benendict (Battlestar Galactica; The A Team) and Rowdy Roddy. It never got a wide release and ended up being straight to video and even at that, it took quite a while for it to get a release. Tanya also went on to do broad sex farce comedies such as Almost Pregnant and sexual thrillers such as Inner Sanctum.
But Tanya began a comeback of sorts in the late 90`s. She starred on an episode of the USA Network series “Silk Stalkings” and promoted a line of skin care products for MURAD 2. Additionally, Tanya is now branching out into comedy. She co-stars on the hit Fox television show “That 70`s Show” and is one of the best reasons to watch it. She has managed to bring herself back into the Hollywood mainstream, even attending the 1998 Emmys, and thus wiping out the memory of a long string of direct-to-cable/video sex thrillers.
Patrick Macnee (Tibbett- A View To A Kill) Has continued to do character roles in television and movies, as well as voiceovers for the documentaries to each of the Special Edition Bond DVD`s. MacNee, most famous for his role as John Steed in THE AVENGERS, played a small role in the big screen version. In fact, he was invisible, and after the debacle that that film was, MacNee was probably relieved not to have been closely associated with it.
Patrick Bachau (Scarpine-A View To A Kill): Has more or less has made his full time home in Los Angeles. He too has been very successful at getting work internationally. His roles have been diverse, in such projects as BLOOD TIES and KINDRED: THE EMBRACED, to MOUNT ROYAL (a Canadian versin of DYNASTY). He spent four years on THE PRETENDER, worked in two Tom Clancy projects and has wrapped a psychological thriller with Jennifer Lopez.
See our exlcusive interview with Bachau here at this site.
Grace Jones` sizzling reviews as May Day got her the lead role in VAMP, a campy vampire flick in which two guys looking to score make it with Jones, only to find out later she bites. Her film career has been hit and run, and she`s continued to tour internationally and sing.
In 1992 she put her exotic good looks back to use in the Eddie Murphy comedy BOOMERANG, where she played Strange (pronounced Stronn Zhay), a perfume industry tycoon. She also did some consulting for the film “54”, about the legendary New York Disco Studio 54.
Daniel Benzali got his big break co-starring as “Howe”, Stacy Sutton`s crooked, underhanded, in-the-pocket-of-Max Zorin boss. Benzali`s scenes as Howe were brief, but he left the movie with a bang. His list of credits since A VIEW TO A KILL have been an impressive mix of both television and feature films. And his look and acting stance has taken a curious twist in 15 short years.
Most noteable among his post-AVTAK experiences has been a recurring character on NYPD Blue, the ABC-TV hit show. That stint working with Steven Bochco led the producer to cast Benzali as the lead in an ambitious new legal drama called MURDER ONE. In MURDER ONE, the audience would follow the case of an accused individual for a full year as it wound its way through the court system, rather than wrapped up in sixty minutes. The drama lasted less than two full seasons, despite critical praise. His next prominent role was as Nick Spikings in MURDER AT 1600, a thriller involving a murder investigation within the White House. Benzali had the films best line: “You were born to be a chalk outline.”
With his voice deeper and his hair gone, Benzali would be the perfect choice to play Blofeld in any future Bond films. He can be seen in the summer of 2000 opposite Norm MacDonald and Danny Devito in SCREWED and has appeared on THE PRACTICE on television.
Christopher Walken (Max Zorin- A View To A Kill) Teams up with Alicia Silverstone and Benicio DelToro (Dario-License To Kill) in Excess Baggage. Walken plays Silverstone`s father in the film. He`s also starring in this holiday season`s family film “Mouse Hunt”. What else can you say about Christopher Walken? He`s probably been the most prolific, hardworking of the Bond actors in A VIEW TO A KILL. His most noteable work has included playing another villain named Max…Max Schreck in BATMAN RETURNS.
One of his better lines goes like this: “If my life has a meaning, it`s that one can never have too much power.” Contrast that with his line to Scarpine in A VIEW TO A KILL: “More! More power!” Walken is a long time host of Saturday Night Live and has filmed dozens of movies since A VIEW TO A KILL. He is one of Hollywood`s most respected, if not misunderstood, actors. Besides recently dancing his way to video stardom, He is in an upcoming film focusing on pool hustling as well.
Alison`s two biggest film credits have been acting opposite James Bond: Roger Moore in A VIEW TO A KILL, and the original James Bond, Sean Connery, in INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. Unfortunately, in both films, Alison`s character meets an untimely demise and she doesn`t get the guy.
As Jenny Flex, Alison got to engineer Tibbet`s death, set San Francisco City Hall on fire and send California into the Pacific Ocean; or at least try. She ended up drowning in a mine cave-in, a victim of Zorin`s betrayal, but never has villainy looked so sexy. Together with her tag team partners of Grace Jones and Papillon Soo Soo, mayhem abounded.
As Elsa Schneider, Alison got to do all the betraying four years later in INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE. Sleeping with both Harrison Ford and Sean Connery, she led the two on wild goose chases across Italy and Africa before meeting her doom due in yet another earthquake.
INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE looked like the film that would put Alison over the top and make her a star. After all, she only had a few lines in A VIEW TO A KILL, and with her role in `CRUSADE`, she made the most of it. Allison Doody has retired from films for the time being. She had a featured role was in 1994`s MAJOR LEAGUE II.
(Title Singer–For Your Eyes Only) Reuters- Scottish singer Sheena Easton has filed for divorce from her husband of just 11 months. The petition filed in Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday cited “irreconcilable differences” for the breakdown of her marriage to Timothy Delarm, whom the 39-year-old singer married last July 28. The couple have no children. Easton, who sang the theme song for the James Bond movie “For Your Eyes Only”, asked in her petition that Delarm be denied spousal support. She became a star in 1980 with her British hit “Modern Girl” and her 1987 duet with Prince, “U Got the Look”, was number two on the U.S. charts. Easton also had a brief spell on Broadway in 1991 in the musical “Les Miserables.”
Additionally, Sheena followed up her hit single “For Your Eyes Only” (which went to #4 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 Singles and earned a Grammy nomination) with “Strut”, “Sugar Walls”, “Paper Tiger”, “Almost Over You” and a duet with Kenny Rogers, “We`ve Got Tonight (Why Don`t You Stay)”. She also appeared on Miami Vice as Sonny Crockett`s wife, and was a national spokeswoman for Bally`s chain of fitness centers.
(Dennis Thatcher-For Your Eyes Only) Died January 11th, 1998. He went to Oxford University, wrote for the UK`s best selling satirical magazine Private Eye and was diagnosed with cancer of the lymph nodes ten years ago. It looked as though he had beaten it but it returned with a vengeance and took his life.
Played the villain Sir August DeWynter in the big screen film version of The Avengers. Several media publications and Hollywood insiders are reporting that Connery will return as 007 if Kevin McClory ever gets his proposed Warhead 2000 A.D made, but Connery`s publicists have denied that rumor. He also starred in “Playing By Heart” with Ryan Phillippe (I Know What You Did Last Summer), Gillian Anderson (X Files), Jay Mohr (Mafia!) and Anthony Edwards (E.R.). The summer of 1999 found him starring in the box office smash Entrapment with Catherine Zeta-Jones (Mask of Zorro).
Reuters -Sean Connery has committed to star in the post-Cold War thriller “End Game.“ He will play a by-the-book, old-fashioned CIA agent who goes on a special undercover assignment to expose illegal arms dealing, but discovers that he`s actually a pawn in a large-scale setup. The old-school spook must team up with a new-school counterpart to prove his innocence.