James Bond: Daniel Craig says film is ‘bigger and better’
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Daniel Craig plays James Bond for the fifth and final time in No Time To Die, which opens in cinemas today. The film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and sees a retired Bond encounter supervillain Safin while searching for abducted scientist Valdo Obruchev. Safin, played by Academy Award winning actor Rami Malek, has a devastating plan which could lead to the death of millions.
Bond girl Lea Seydoux reprises her role as 007’s partner Dr Madeleine Swann in No Time To Die, while Lashana Lynch plays a full-blown MI6 officer.
Ms Seydoux has previously starred in Inglorious Bastards, Mission Impossible ‒ Ghost Protocol and features in new Wes Anderson film The French Dispatch.
Dr No’s Ursula Andress is often cited as the original Bond girl for her performance as Honey Rider in the 1962 film, where in one iconic scene she walks out of the sea in a white bikini with a diving knife on her hip.
Ms Andress won the Golden Globe for New Star of the Year for the role, and went on to have an illustrious career starring alongside Elvis Presley in 1963’s Fun in Acapulco and Laurence Olivier in Clash of the Titans (1981), before transitioning to small-television movies in the Eighties.
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Another of the most famous Bond girls is Pussy Galore, played by Honor Blackman in the 1964 film Goldfinger.
The actress, who had played Catherine Gale in The Avengers before landing the Bond role, went on to feature in Something Big alongside Dean Martin and Shalako with Sean Connery.
Ms Blackman also tried her hand at music with album Everything I’ve Got and more recently featured in 2001 film Bridget Jones’ Diary before her death last year, aged 94.
Lois Chiles was already a star when she played Holly Goodhead in the 1979 James Bond movie Moonraker, having previously featured in 1973 film The Way We Were and 1974’s The Great Gatsby.
Ms Chiles went on to secure a recurring role as Holly Harwood in Dallas and was the High School principal in the 1996 Disney TV film Wish Upon a Star.
Maud Adams played two different Bond girls, first appearing as Andrea Anders in The Man With the Golden Gun before being promoted to head Bond girl nine years later in 1983 film Octopussy.
Ms Adams took part in the short lived television show Emerald Point N.A.S. after Octopussy and appeared on a number of Swedish TV and films.
The actress also had a short stint in 2000 on That ‘70s Show and a role in 2008’s The Seekers.
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Supermodel and singer Grace Jones was a huge star when she played May Day in 1985’s A View To Kill and has since appeared in Boomerang and Cyber Bandits.
In recent years Ms Jones released memoir I’ll Never Write My Memoirs in 2015 and collaborated with the world’s biggest musicians, including the Gorillaz on their 2017 album Humanz.
Izabella Scorupco was Russian missile guidance expert Natalya Simonova in 1995 film GoldenEye and since has featured in 2000’s Vertical Limit, 2002’s Reign of Fire and 2004’s Exorcist: The Beginning.
The actor, who hosted a season of Sweden’s Next Top Model, married business man Karl Rosengren in 2019.
In the same film Famke Janssen played villainous femme fatale Xenia Onatopp, and her career continued to take off after she was cast as Jean Grey in 2000’s X-Men franchise.
Ms Janssen, returned for multiple X-Men films and also appeared in 2008’s critically acclaimed Taken.
Halle Berry played NSA agent Giacinta ‘Jinx’ Johnson in 2002’s Die Another Day, after having won a Best Actress Oscar for her performance in 2001’s Monster Ball.
Like Ms Janssen, Ms Berry also featured in the X-Men franchise as Storm, and continues to act and direct in Hollywood blockbusters to this day.
Eva Green portrayed Vesper Lynd in 2006’s Casino Royale, earning a BAFTA rising Star Award and Empire Award for Best Newcomer.
Ms Green has since become a star, having featured in 2014’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill for and BBC horror drama Penny Dreadful.
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