Friday, 23 December 2016

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 10: Tomorrow Never Dies

The eighteenth entry in the James
Bond film franchise - the second to
 star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional British secret agent Commander 
Bond, was released by United Artists 
and Eon Productions in 1997.
As no Ian Fleming stories were left 
to adapt, this film was the first to 
bear no relation to the writer's life 
or works - an original screenplay 
was provided by Goldeneye writer, 
Bruce Feirstein. The title was 
inspired by the Beatles track, 
Tomorrow Never Knows (from Revolver). Judi Dench and Desmond Llewelyn 
both returned to their long-running roles as M and Q.
The feature was shot on location in France, Thailand, Germany, Mexico and England with interiors filmed at the custom-built 007 Stage (opened in 1976) at Pinewood studios. The theme song by Sheryl Crow was nominated for a Golden Globe and
a Grammy award.
Tomorrow Never Dies was shown again on ITV4 last night, and featured these twenty-four Doctor Who cast and crew connections:

  • Jonathan Pryce (Elliot Carver) played the Master (pictured) in The Curse of Fatal Death
  • Colin Salmon (Robinson here, The World in Not Enough and Die Another Day) was Dr. Moon in Silence in the Library and Forest of the Dead, then voiced Trooper Salway for Big Finish's Wirrn Dawn (2009)
  • Geoffrey Palmer (Roebuck) was Edward Masters in The Silurians, the Administrator in (episode 1 of) The Mutants, and Captain Hardaker in Voyage of the Damned 
  • Colin Stinton (Greenwalt) and Nichola McAuliffe (BMW Voice) both appeared in The Sound of Drums, as President Arthur Winters and Vivien Rock
  • Christopher Bowen (Commander) was Mordred in Battlefield
  • Pip Torrens (Captain) was Headmaster Rocastle in Human Nature andThe Family of Blood, and voiced Charlie Gibbs for Eldrad Must Die! (BF, 2013)
  • Julian Rhind-Tutt (Yeoman) voiced Lexhan for The Paradise of Death 
  • Hugh Bonneville (Officer) was Captain Henry Avery in The Curse of the Black Spot, and voiced Tsar Nicholas I for The Angel of Scutari (BF, 2009)
  • Jason Watkins (Officer) was Webley in Nightmare in Silver, voiced the Legate of the Caliph for The Destroyer of Delights, and was the White Guardian in The Chaos Pool (BF, both 2009)
  • David Ashton (First Sea Lord) was Kendron in Timelash
  • Neil Finnighan (Thug) was a stuntman on Dalek
  • Dennis Matsuki (Guest) began his acting career as a Coolie in The Talons of Weng-Chiang
  • Curtis Rivers (German/Guard) doubled for John Barrowman in UtopiaThe Sound of Drums and Torchwood
  • for both Dinny Powell and Rocky Taylor see my blog for Dr. No
  • composer David Arnold had also provided a new arrangement of the Doctor Who theme tune for Big Finish's Eighth Doctor releases
  • sound effects editor Peter Baldock was an Acolyte in (part 4 of) The Face of Evil
  • Dani Biernat was also a stunt performer on The Christmas InvasionNew EarthThe Sound of Drums and Amy's Choice
  • stuntmen Ray De-Haan, Tom Lucy, Crispin Layfield and Derek Lea all worked on the revived run whilst Jim Dowdall was an Extra on the classic series

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