Sunday, 9 July 2017

Doctor Who Vs. James Bond, Part 14: Skyfall

The twenty-third instalment in the James Bond film franchise, the third to star Daniel Craig as 
the iconic British spy, was released by Eon 
Productions in late 2012 and marked the fiftieth anniversary of cinematic Bond.
Skyfall proved to be the most successful entry 
in the entire run, in terms of box office earnings 
and accolades - two Oscars (including the theme 
song by Adele), two Grammy Awards, and two 
BAFTAs.
The film title was taken from the name of the 
Bond family ancestral home at Glencoe in the 
Scottish Highlands - it was the setting of the 
story's climax which saw the death of M, 
portrayed by Judi Dench since GoldenEye.
Harry Potter actor Ralph Fiennes played M's 
eventual successor, Mallory, and the film also introduced Ben Wishaw (the fourth actor to 
depict Q), and Naomie Harris (as Eve 
Moneypenny).
Location filming was undertaken in many parts 
of London, Turkey, China, with interiors filmed at the custom-built 007 Stage aPinewood studios.
Shown again on ITV last night, Skyfall also featured Javier Bardem (Silva), 
Albert Finney (Kincade), and these eleven Doctor Who cast and crew 
connections:

  • Nicholas Woodeson (Dr. Hall) voiced the Clocksmith for Big Finish's Doom Coalition (2016)
  • Helen McCrory (Clair Dowar MP) was Rosana Calvierri (pictured) in The Vampires of Venice
  • Eliza du Toit (Vanessa) was Miss Dexter [the Sinister Woman] in 42 and The Sound of Drums
  • Jim Conway (Police Guard) was Uncle Josh in The Snowmen
  • Selva Rasalingam (Mercenary) was Ranjit in The Power of Three
  • Beatrice Curnew (Inquiry Member) was the Group Commander in The Lie of the Land
  • Shaun Lucas (Tourist here; Businessman in Spectre) was a Monk in The Bells of Saint John
  • Clem So (Guest here; Crime Boss in Spectre) was a Mongolian in Asylum of the Daleks, Artisan in The Angels Take Manhattan, Tourist in The Day of the DoctorClockwork Droid in Deep Breath, Bank Client in Time Heist, and Alien in Face the Raven and The Husbands of River Song
  • Anthony O'Donnell (Husband) was Commander Kaagh in The Sarah Jane Smith Adventures: The Last Sontaran and Enemy of  the Bane
  • Michael Dickins (Passenger) was a Village in The Time of the Doctor
  • for Peter Roy (Rear Admiral) see Thunderball

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