Friday, 20 January 2017

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 11

The next two instalments in the James Bond franchise were released in 1999 and 2002. The 
World Is Not Enough, took it's title from a line in 
Ian Fleming's 1963 novel, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and was Eon's first feature distributed by
MGM instead of United Artists. Desmond Llewellyn 
made his final performance as MI6's long-serving Quartermaster here opposite John Cleese, who 
debuted as Q's successor.
 Pierce Brosnan's final stint as Agent 007, Die 
Another Day was Bond's twentieth cinematic 
assignment - it marked the fortieth anniversary 
of Dr. No, and was the highest-grossing entry
 in the series to date.
Another Bond season continued on ITV1 last night 
with Brosnan's penultimate mission, and these two 
entries featured a total of eleven Doctor Who cast 
and crew connections:

  • Cleese (R) made a famous cameo appearance in (part 4 of) City of Death as an Art Lover
  • Big Finish actor John Albasiny (Pilot) voiced both Lev Tolstoy and Preston for The Angel of Scutari (2009), Major Maxim Felnikov for Thin Ice (2011), Colonel Felnikov for Crime of the Century, Chris Fleming for Phantoms of the Deep (2013), and Jesper for Equilibrium (2015)
  • Carl McCrystal (Trukhin) was McGrath in The Curse of the Black Spot
  • Daisy Beaumont (Nina) was Maisie in Mummy on the Orient Express
  • Paul Heasman (Renard's Man) was the stunt co-ordinator on Survival, and was an uncredited Nazi in Silver Nemesis
  • Lee Sheward (Crewman) was the stunt co-ordinator on eleven adventures, (from The End of the World to The End of Time), and Torchwood: Miracle Day
  • Paul Darrow (Doctor) was Captain Hawkins in The Silurians, Tekker in Timelash, and voiced Guidance for The Next Life (BF, 2004)
  • Vincent Wong (General Li) was Ho in The Talons of Weng-Chiang, the Chinese Delegate in Day of the Daleks, and a Captain in Enlightenment
  • Nina Armstrong (Girl) was a stunt performer on The Runaway Bride
  • Alan Bond (Reporter) was a UNIT Soldier in The Sound of Drums, Last of the Time Lords and Torchwood: Children of Earth
  • Stewart Scudamore (Reporters) voiced Danvers for The Churchill Years (BF, 2016)

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