Bond At The BAFTAs

29 Feb

Several members of the ”Skyfall” cast were present at the British Academy Film & Television Awards last night. The evening opened with Bond theme belter Tom Jones performing ”Thunderball”. Remembering the time when he was approached to perform the theme, Jones says: ”I was so thrilled when John Barry and Don Black asked me to do ‘Thunderball’, because Shirley Bassey had just done ‘Goldfinger‘ and Matt Munro had just done ‘From Russia With Love‘. It was great, especially then, because I was a young man in my 20s. I am glad I did it!”

As MI6 previously reported the new Bond girls Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe were on hand to present the outstanding British film award. As usual, the Bond girls were quizzed about their time on set. ”It’s amazing working with Daniel,” Harris says. ”He’s such a hard worker. After shooting he does two hours of training. Incredible and an inspiration to us both.”

Judi Dench who is reprising her long-standing role as ”M” in the 23rd James Bond adventure, and Ralph Fiennes, who will play an unknown government agent were also in attendance. Fiennes explained to journalists that the ”energy on set is quite low key. It’s very professional, it’s very smooth. It is not like watching a Bond film.” Dench was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in ”My Week with Marilyn”. Fiennes was nominated for Outstanding Debut by a Director for his adaptation of Shakespeare’s ”Coriolanus”.

http://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/gallery/event_bafta2012.php3?t=&s=main&id=03085

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