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Live and Let Die’s David Hedison

(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.

Live and Let Die’s Clifton James

(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.

Licence To Kill’s Benicio Del Toro

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.

Licence To Kill’s Anthony Starke

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.

Goldfinger’s Anthony Newley

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.

GoldenEye’s Pierce Brosnan

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.

GoldenEye’s Martin Campbell

NEW YORK (Variety) – Director Martin Campbell, last in theaters with the mountaineering thriller “Vertical Limit,“ is on track to make a sequel to his hit film “The Mask of Zorro.“

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.

GoldenEye’s Izzabella Scorupco

1995, GoldenEye, Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonova
(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.

GoldenEye’s Famke Janssen

(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.

GoldenEye’s Dame Judi Dench

(“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.

GoldenEye’s Alan Cumming

(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.

From A View To A Kill’s Tanya Roberts

(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.

From A View To A Kill’s Patrick Macnee

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.

From A View To A Kill’s Patrick Bachau

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.