History Trivia / JamesBond

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* FakeNationality: All over the freaking franchise!!
** For Bond himself, technically everybody except Creator/SeanConnery (as Bond's mother and father are canonically Swiss and Scottish respectively, and Bond is thus considered Scottish). Creator/GeorgeLazenby is Australian, Creator/PierceBrosnan is Irish, Creator/TimothyDalton is Welsh and Creator/RogerMoore and Creator/DanielCraig are both English. (Though really only Lazenby and Brosnan are not "UsefulNotes/{{Brit|ainVersusTheUK}}ish" in some sense).
** FakeRussian: Creator/WalterGotell, who played General Gogol, was a German actor.
* FollowTheLeader: The films have been unquestionable trendsetters, being copied, imitated and parodied forever, plus, starting a craze for competing cloak and dagger films in TheSixties. But for all the enormous influence they've exerted on Western pop culture, Bond films are unabashed practicioners of this trope as well. This has gone from copying [[{{Film/LiveAndLetDie}} blaxplotation]] films during the early [[TheSeventies 70's]], the [[{{Film/Moonraker}} ''Star Wars'' craze]] later that same decade, the [[{{Film/LicenceToKill}} ''Die Hard''-''Lethal Weapon'' grittiness]] of the late [[TheEighties 80's]], the [[{{Film/DieAnotherDay}} high-tech, fast-paced takes ripped straight from ''The Matrix'']] at the TurnOfTheMillennium and the [[{{Film/QuantumOfSolace}} Jason-Bournesque]] style at the end of the 00's.

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* FakeNationality: All over the freaking franchise!!
franchise!
** For Bond himself, technically everybody except Creator/SeanConnery who is Scottish (as Bond's mother and father are canonically Swiss and Scottish respectively, and Bond is thus considered Scottish).respectively). Creator/GeorgeLazenby is Australian, Creator/PierceBrosnan is Irish, Creator/TimothyDalton is Welsh and Creator/RogerMoore and Creator/DanielCraig are both English. (Though really only Lazenby and Brosnan are not "UsefulNotes/{{Brit|ainVersusTheUK}}ish" in some sense).
** FakeRussian: There are many, many examples regarding supporting characters. One example is Creator/WalterGotell, [[FakeRussian who played the Russian General Gogol, was a German actor.
actor]].
* FollowTheLeader: FollowTheLeader:
**
The films have been unquestionable trendsetters, being copied, imitated and parodied forever, plus, starting a craze for competing cloak and dagger films in TheSixties. But for TheSixties.
** For
all the enormous influence they've exerted on Western pop culture, the Bond films are unabashed practicioners of this trope as well. This has gone from copying [[{{Film/LiveAndLetDie}} blaxplotation]] films [[Film/LiveAndLetDie blaxplotation films]] and [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun kung-fu craze]] during the early [[TheSeventies 70's]], the [[{{Film/Moonraker}} ''Star Wars'' [[Film/{{Moonraker}} space craze]] of ''Franchise/StarWars'' later that same decade, the [[{{Film/LicenceToKill}} ''Die Hard''-''Lethal Weapon'' ''Film/DieHard''-''Film/LethalWeapon'' [[Film/LicenceToKill cowboy cop grittiness]] of the late [[TheEighties 80's]], the [[{{Film/DieAnotherDay}} [[Film/DieAnotherDay high-tech, fast-paced takes takes]] ripped straight from ''The Matrix'']] ''Franchise/TheMatrix'' at the TurnOfTheMillennium and the [[{{Film/QuantumOfSolace}} Jason-Bournesque]] style [[Film/TheBourneSeries Jason Bourne-esque]] [[Film/QuantumOfSolace gritty style]] at the end of the 00's.



* FountainOfExpies: For movie audiences who first saw Bond in the 1990s, when Bond is mentioned,
* ''Trivia/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
Creator/PierceBrosnan's incarnation has about as much recognition as the classic Connery original. Also because the generation that grew up with Brosnan as Bond also coincided with the branching of the franchise into [[TheMerch popular spin-off video games]], thereby increasing his exposure.
** Both Bond and Blofeld have often been used as templates for homages and parodies of secret agents and supervillains respectively by every form of media going.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: According to Roger Moore's book ''Bond on Bond'', Creator/DesmondLlewelyn (Q from ''From Russia With Love'' through ''The World is Not Enough'') was a WalkingTechBane who couldn't get a ''[[{{EpicFail}} pocket calculator]]'' to work if his life depended on it.
* KilledByRequest: Creator/SeanConnery equally hated the character of and playing James Bond. He wanted to have him killed off not only so he wouldn't have to play him ever again, but so that he wouldn't have to hear or see about him ever again, either.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: For a cold-blooded killer and womanizer, Bond has been played by [[Creator/RogerMoore humanitarian activists]], [[Creator/PierceBrosnan devoted family men]], and [[Creator/TimothyDalton easygoing charmers]] (with the exception of Creator/GeorgeLazenby, who then had a case of SmallNameBigEgo, and possibly Sean Connery, who, despite his charity work, has a reputation for being quick-tempered).
** Many of the Bond villains fit this trope. Rosa Klebb, the cold-hearted psychotic SPECTRE agent From Russia With Love was played by Lotte Lenya, described by her co-star Daniela Bianchi as easily the nicest and friendliest person to work with on stage. Richard Kiel who played the menacing assassin Jaws was famously good humoured and friendly, and Geoffrey Holder who played the evil Baron Samedi in Film/LiveAndLetDie got on incredibly well with the female lead Jane Seymour.
* OneHitWonder: George Lazenby's only claim to fame is having played Bond in just one film in the series (OnHerMajestysSecretService), which has been considered as one of the canon's best.
* TheOtherDarrin:
** Bond, obviously. But also other recurring characters such as M, Moneypenny, Blofeld, Felix (especially) and even Q between ''Film/DrNo'' and ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
* ThePeteBest: Contrary to popular belief, Creator/SeanConnery wasn't the first actor to portray James Bond. Barry Nelson, an American, played him first by a good eight years before Connery. He played James Bond as an American named "Jimmy Bond" in the Climax! adaptation of ''Casino Royale'' mentioned above. Both his portrayal, and the ''Climax'' episode at that, are barely even mentioned in most Bond related merch or books. The episode, a live broadcast, was considered [[MissingEpisode lost]] until a kinescope emerged in the 1980s almost 30 years after the fact. What makes him ThePeteBest though is that even when he had played him before, he wasn't even considered for the role for ''Film/DrNo'', although the fact he was American ''and'' older than Connery by almost thirteen years probably didn't help his case.
** Sort of, Peter Burton played a character named Major Boothroyd in ''Film/DrNo'', before Creator/DesmondLlewelyn made the role as Q.

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* FountainOfExpies: FountainOfExpies:
** Both Bond and Blofeld have often been used as templates for homages and parodies of secret agents and supervillains respectively by every form of media going, in particular Connery's incarnation of the former (though Moore's incarnation is not unheard from) and Creator/DonaldPleasence's incarnation of the latter.
**
For movie audiences who first saw Bond in the 1990s, when Bond is mentioned,
* ''Trivia/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
mentioned, Creator/PierceBrosnan's incarnation has about as much recognition as the classic Connery original. Also because the generation that grew up with Brosnan as Bond also coincided with the branching of the franchise into [[TheMerch popular spin-off video games]], thereby increasing his exposure.
** Both Bond and Blofeld have often been used as templates for homages and parodies of secret agents and supervillains respectively by every form of media going.
* IronyAsSheIsCast: According to Roger Moore's book ''Bond on Bond'', Creator/DesmondLlewelyn (Q from ''From Russia With Love'' through ''The World is Not Enough'') was a WalkingTechBane who couldn't get a ''[[{{EpicFail}} ''[[EpicFail pocket calculator]]'' to work if his life depended on it.
* KilledByRequest: Averted. Creator/SeanConnery equally hated the character of and playing James Bond. He wanted to have him killed off not only so he wouldn't have to play him ever again, but so that he wouldn't have to hear or see about him ever again, either.
either. Obviously, his request was denied.
* MeanCharacterNiceActor: RealLife/MeanCharacterNiceActor:
**
For a cold-blooded killer and womanizer, Bond has been played by [[Creator/RogerMoore humanitarian activists]], [[Creator/PierceBrosnan devoted family men]], and [[Creator/TimothyDalton easygoing charmers]] (with the exception of Creator/GeorgeLazenby, who then had a case of SmallNameBigEgo, and possibly Sean Connery, who, despite his charity work, has a reputation for being quick-tempered).
** Many of the Bond villains fit this trope. Rosa Klebb, the cold-hearted cold-hearted, psychotic SPECTRE agent From from ''From Russia With Love with Love'' was played by Lotte Lenya, described by her co-star Daniela Bianchi as easily the nicest and friendliest person to work with on stage. Richard Kiel Kiel, who played the menacing assassin Jaws in ''The Spy Who Loved Me'' and ''Moonraker'', was famously good humoured and friendly, and Geoffrey Holder Holder, who played the evil Baron Samedi in Film/LiveAndLetDie ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', got on incredibly well with the female lead Jane Seymour.
Creator/JaneSeymourActress.
* OneHitWonder: George Lazenby's only claim to fame is having played Bond in just one film in the series (OnHerMajestysSecretService), (''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''), which has been considered as one of the canon's best.
* TheOtherDarrin:
**
TheOtherDarrin: Bond, obviously. But also other recurring characters such as M, Moneypenny, Blofeld, Felix (especially) and even Q between ''Film/DrNo'' and ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
* ThePeteBest: ThePeteBest:
**
Contrary to popular belief, Creator/SeanConnery wasn't the first actor to portray James Bond. Barry Nelson, an American, played him first by a good eight years before Connery. He played James Bond as an American named "Jimmy Bond" in the Climax! ''Climax!'' adaptation of ''Casino Royale'' mentioned above. Both his portrayal, and the ''Climax'' ''Climax!'' episode at that, are barely even mentioned in most Bond related merch or books. The episode, a live broadcast, was considered [[MissingEpisode lost]] until a kinescope emerged in the 1980s almost 30 years after the fact. What makes him ThePeteBest though is that even when he had played him before, he wasn't even considered for the role for ''Film/DrNo'', although the fact he was American ''and'' older than Connery by almost thirteen years probably didn't help his case.
** Sort of, of; Peter Burton played a character named Major Boothroyd in ''Film/DrNo'', ''Film/DrNo'' who is described as an armourer, before Creator/DesmondLlewelyn made the role as Q.



* RealLifeRelative: Pierce Brosnan's wife Cassandra Harris played Countess Lisl von Schlaff in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. She even hoped that someday he'd get to be Bond. Unfortunately, she passed away before it came true.

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* RealLifeRelative: Pierce Brosnan's wife Cassandra Harris played Countess Lisl von Schlaff in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. She even hoped that someday he'd get to be Bond. Unfortunately, she passed away before it came true.



** Pierce Brosnan's wife Cassandra Harris played Countess Lisl von Schlaff in ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''. She even hoped that someday he'd get to be Bond. Unfortunately, she passed away before it came true.



-->''A trap door opens beneath Q, slowly lowering him out of sight as Bond sadly watches.''

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** Italian-born actor and translator Robert Rietti served as van der Zyl's male counterpart, dubbing Timothy Moxon (John Strangeways) and William Foster-Davis (the Police Superintendent) in ''DrNo'', coaching and dubbing AdolfoCeli (Emilio Largo) during production of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', and doing likewise to Tetsuro Tamba in ''{{You Only Live Twice}}'' and Gabriele Ferzetti (Marc-Ange Draco) in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. He later returned to the franchise, providing the voice of Blofeld in the pre-titles sequence of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''
** Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova) was dubbed by Barbara Jefford of ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' (1967) fame.

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** Italian-born actor and translator Robert Rietti served as van der Zyl's male counterpart, dubbing Timothy Moxon (John Strangeways) and William Foster-Davis (the Police Superintendent) in ''DrNo'', ''Film/DrNo'', coaching and dubbing AdolfoCeli (Emilio Largo) during production of ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', and doing likewise to Tetsuro Tamba in ''{{You Only Live Twice}}'' ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' and Gabriele Ferzetti (Marc-Ange Draco) in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. He later returned to the franchise, providing the voice of the LawyerFriendlyCameo of Blofeld in the pre-titles sequence of ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''
** Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova) was dubbed by Barbara Jefford of ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' (1967) fame.fame due to Bianchi's heavily Italian-accented English.



** The first was the film adaptation of the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''. Fleming had sold the film rights to another producer, which eventually led to the [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 parody adaptation]] by Columbia Pictures. Years later, as Columbia's parent company Sony threatened to make a rival Bond series using both ''Casino Royale'' and ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (see below for more), they settled on giving the rights back to MGM/UA for MGM's partial rights to ''Film/SpiderMan1''. This led to the production of [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 a more serious adaptation]] (ironically, distributed by Columbia due to MGM's everlasting problems).
** The earliest films have a villainous organization called SPECTRE led by one Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Thing is, SPECTRE was invented in the original screenplay for ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', before it was released as a novel. A lawsuit over the publication of the ''Thunderball'' novel awarded screenwriter Kevin [=McClory=] the rights to SPECTRE (as he collaborated on the ''Thunderball'' screenplay). Although the first Bond films were allowed to use SPECTRE as part of a ten year agreement, the agreement expired and the filmmakers were not allowed to use the organization or its members. SPECTRE would disappear from the official Bond films for over forty years...until MGM/UA got the rights from [=McClory=]'s estate in 2013. SPECTRE was reintroduced to the Bond films with the movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''
* StarMakingRole: For Connery, Dalton and Craig. Bond also pulled Brosnan out of mediocrity following ''Series/RemingtonSteele''.

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** The first was the film adaptation of the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''. Fleming had sold the film rights to another producer, which eventually led to the [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 1967 parody adaptation]] by Columbia Pictures. Years later, as Columbia's parent company Sony threatened to make a rival Bond series using both ''Casino Royale'' and ''Literature/{{Thunderball}}'' (see below for more), they settled on giving the rights back to MGM/UA for MGM's partial rights to ''Film/SpiderMan1''. This led to the production of [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 a more serious adaptation]] (ironically, distributed by Columbia due to MGM's everlasting problems).
** The earliest films have a villainous organization called SPECTRE led by one Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Thing is, SPECTRE was invented in the original screenplay for ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', before it was released as a novel. A lawsuit over the publication of the ''Thunderball'' novel awarded screenwriter Kevin [=McClory=] the rights to SPECTRE (as he collaborated on the ''Thunderball'' screenplay). Although the first Bond films were allowed to use SPECTRE as part of a ten year agreement, the agreement expired and the filmmakers were not allowed to use the organization or its members. SPECTRE would disappear from the official Bond films for over forty years...until MGM/UA got the rights from [=McClory=]'s estate in 2013. SPECTRE was reintroduced to the Bond films with the movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''
''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
* StarMakingRole: For Connery, Dalton and Craig. Bond also pulled Brosnan out of mediocrity following the end of ''Series/RemingtonSteele''.



** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' came close to invoking this by [[ProductPlacement featuring]] Blu-ray discs in several scenes before it was determined what the next-generation HD disc would be. Beyond that, however, the Creator/DanielCraig films appear to be intentionally averting this trope by rarely giving Bond anything more high-tech than a mobile phone to play with.
*** However, ironically the real-life cell phone Bond uses in the 2006 film is already dated and outmoded, whereas some of his gadgets from the 1960s such as the rebreather from ''Thunderball'' or even Q's radioactive tracking lint in OHMSS, still come across as cutting-edge.
** ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' parodies it, with Bond's only gear besides his firearm being a simple radio transmitter, which for its size would have been cutting edge back in 1962, but could be built with parts from a Radio Shack nowadays.
*** Director Sam Mendes explanation was that the most innovative gadgets they could think of were basically available in your local Apple store, so it was less ridiculous to avoid them entirely.

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** ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' came close to invoking this by [[ProductPlacement featuring]] Blu-ray discs in several scenes back before it was determined what the next-generation HD disc would be. be and the aforementioned format was locked in a duel with [=LaserDisc=] for the title. Beyond that, however, the Creator/DanielCraig films appear to be intentionally averting this trope by rarely giving Bond anything more high-tech than a mobile phone to play with.
***
with. However, ironically the real-life cell phone Bond uses in the 2006 film is already dated and outmoded, whereas some of his gadgets from the 1960s such as the rebreather from ''Thunderball'' or even Q's radioactive tracking lint in OHMSS, still come across as cutting-edge.
** ''{{Film/Skyfall}}'' ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' parodies it, with Bond's only gear besides his firearm being a simple radio transmitter, which for its size would have been cutting edge back in 1962, but could be built with parts from a Radio Shack nowadays.
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nowadays. Director Sam Mendes explanation was that the most innovative gadgets they could think of were basically available in your local Apple store, so it was less ridiculous to avoid them entirely.



** Creator/StevenSpielberg always wanted to direct a James Bond movie, but Albert R. Broccoli rejected him twice. The first time, early in Spielberg's career, Broccoli turned him down because he was young, inexperienced, and unknown. He approached Broccoli again after directing ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but Broccoli wouldn't hire him because he was afraid he'd demand too much money.
*** The silver lining of this: Spielberg's despondency at being unable to shoot a ''Bond'' film inspired his good friend Creator/GeorgeLucas to create ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' for him.

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** Creator/StevenSpielberg always wanted to direct a James Bond movie, but Albert R. Broccoli rejected him twice. The first time, early in Spielberg's career, Broccoli turned him down because he was young, inexperienced, and unknown. He approached Broccoli again after directing ''Film/{{Jaws}}'', but Broccoli wouldn't hire him because he was afraid he'd demand too much money.
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money. The silver lining of this: Spielberg's despondency at being unable to shoot a ''Bond'' film inspired his good friend Creator/GeorgeLucas to create ''Franchise/IndianaJones'' for him.



** The biggest what could have been of them all: George Lazenby was originally going to be signed to do seven films, not just one, but his agent convinced him that Bond was a dated character that wouldn't last, and thus Lazenby decided to leave after ''OHMSS''. Lazenby fired his agent soon after, and till this day, freely admits he made a mistake.
*** In a similar vein, the reason that Sean Connery got so pissed off with the Bond people ultimately had to do with working on ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Ironically, he later said that he would've much preferred to do a Bond film like ''OHMSS''.
*** Lazenby gives a different story in the documentary ''Everything or Nothing.'' In that, he says that EON Productions fired him after he showed up to the OHMSS premiere with shaggy hair and a beard when he was told not to, for not properly representing the brand.

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** The biggest what could have been What Could Have Been of them all: George Lazenby was originally going to be signed to do seven films, not just one, but his agent convinced him that Bond was a dated character that wouldn't last, and thus Lazenby decided to leave after ''OHMSS''. Lazenby fired his agent soon after, and till this day, freely admits he made a mistake.
*** In a similar vein, the reason that Sean Connery got so pissed off with the Bond people ultimately had to do with working on ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice''. Ironically, he later said that he would've much preferred to do a Bond film like ''OHMSS''.
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mistake. Lazenby gives a different story in the documentary ''Everything or Nothing.'' In that, he says that EON Productions fired him after he showed up to the OHMSS premiere with shaggy hair and a beard when he was told not to, for not properly representing the brand.
21st Jun '18 6:56:11 AM JamesAustin
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** Fleming was also impressed enough by Creator/SeanConnery's performance in the movies that he made Bond canonically Scottish.

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** Fleming was also impressed enough by Creator/SeanConnery's performance in the movies that he made Bond canonically Scottish.have Scottish ancestry.
21st Jun '18 1:46:47 AM jormis29
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* SameLanguageDub: The practice of dubbing both lead and supporting cast members was common, particularly in the series early entries but continuing all the way until ''{{Moonraker}}'' (1979). This was nominally due to the actors in question either A) having a voice deemed unsuitable for their character, or B) having a limited command of the English language.
** Nikki van der Zyl was the go-to voice actress for female characters between the series' start and ''{{Moonraker}}'', dubbing UrsulaAndress (Honey Ryder), Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench), Nadja Regin (Bonita), Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson), Claudine Auger (Domino Derval), Mie Hama (Kissy Suzuki), Virginia North (Olympe), Denise Perrier (Marie), Francoise Therry (Chew Mee), and Corinne Clery (Corinne Dufour). She also served as German actor Gert Fröbe's on-set English-language vocal coach during production of ''{{Goldfinger}}'', and partially re-recorded parts of Jane Seymour's dialogue after the actress developed a sore throat during the latter part of post-production.
** Italian-born actor and translator Robert Rietti served as van der Zyl's male counterpart, dubbing Timothy Moxon (John Strangeways) and William Foster-Davis (the Police Superintendent) in ''DrNo'', coaching and dubbing AdolfoCeli (Emilio Largo) during production of ''{{Thunderball}}'', and doing likewise to Tetsuro Tamba in ''{{You Only Live Twice}}'' and Gabriele Ferzetti (Marc-Ange Draco) in ''{{On Her Majesty's Secret Service}}''. He later returned to the franchise, providing the voice of Blofeld in the pre-titles sequence of ''{{For Your Eyes Only}}''
** Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova) was dubbed by Barbara Jefford of ''Literature/Ulysses'' (1967) fame.

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* SameLanguageDub: The practice of dubbing both lead and supporting cast members was common, particularly in the series early entries but continuing all the way until ''{{Moonraker}}'' ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' (1979). This was nominally due to the actors in question either A) having a voice deemed unsuitable for their character, or B) having a limited command of the English language.
** Nikki van der Zyl was the go-to voice actress for female characters between the series' start and ''{{Moonraker}}'', ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'', dubbing UrsulaAndress Creator/UrsulaAndress (Honey Ryder), Eunice Gayson Creator/EuniceGayson (Sylvia Trench), Nadja Regin (Bonita), Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson), Claudine Auger (Domino Derval), Mie Hama (Kissy Suzuki), Virginia North (Olympe), Denise Perrier (Marie), Francoise Therry (Chew Mee), and Corinne Clery (Corinne Dufour). She also served as German actor Gert Fröbe's on-set English-language vocal coach during production of ''{{Goldfinger}}'', ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', and partially re-recorded parts of Jane Seymour's dialogue after the actress developed a sore throat during the latter part of post-production.
** Italian-born actor and translator Robert Rietti served as van der Zyl's male counterpart, dubbing Timothy Moxon (John Strangeways) and William Foster-Davis (the Police Superintendent) in ''DrNo'', coaching and dubbing AdolfoCeli (Emilio Largo) during production of ''{{Thunderball}}'', ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', and doing likewise to Tetsuro Tamba in ''{{You Only Live Twice}}'' and Gabriele Ferzetti (Marc-Ange Draco) in ''{{On Her Majesty's Secret Service}}''. ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''. He later returned to the franchise, providing the voice of Blofeld in the pre-titles sequence of ''{{For Your Eyes Only}}''
''Film/ForYourEyesOnly''
** Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova) was dubbed by Barbara Jefford of ''Literature/Ulysses'' ''Literature/{{Ulysses}}'' (1967) fame.



** Blofeld's earliest appearances in ''{{From Russia With Love}}'' and ''{{Thunderball}}'' saw him dubbed by Eric Pohlmann and Joseph Wiseman (who had previously played the eponymous ''DrNo'').
** In a rare instance of Bond himself being over-dubbed, in ''{{On Her Majesty's Secret Service}}'' GeorgeLazenby was dubbed by George Baker during the portion of the film where the former is impersonating the latter's character.

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** Blofeld's earliest appearances in ''{{From Russia With Love}}'' ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' and ''{{Thunderball}}'' ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' saw him dubbed by Eric Pohlmann and Joseph Wiseman (who had previously played the eponymous ''DrNo'').
''Film/DrNo'').
** In a rare instance of Bond himself being over-dubbed, in ''{{On Her Majesty's Secret Service}}'' GeorgeLazenby ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'' Creator/GeorgeLazenby was dubbed by George Baker during the portion of the film where the former is impersonating the latter's character.
18th Jun '18 6:05:21 PM costanton11
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** Many of the Bond villains fit this trope. Rosa Klebb, the cold-hearted psychotic SPECTRE agent From Russia With Love was played by Lotte Lenya, described by her co-star Daniela Bianchi as easily the nicest and friendliest person to work with on stage. Richard Kiel who played the menacing assassin Jaws was famously good humoured and friendly, and Geoffrey Holder who played the evil Baron Samedi in LiveAndLetDie got on incredibly well with the female lead Jane Seymour.

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** Many of the Bond villains fit this trope. Rosa Klebb, the cold-hearted psychotic SPECTRE agent From Russia With Love was played by Lotte Lenya, described by her co-star Daniela Bianchi as easily the nicest and friendliest person to work with on stage. Richard Kiel who played the menacing assassin Jaws was famously good humoured and friendly, and Geoffrey Holder who played the evil Baron Samedi in LiveAndLetDie Film/LiveAndLetDie got on incredibly well with the female lead Jane Seymour.
13th Jun '18 7:46:05 PM MatthewRenn
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* SameLanguageDub: The practice of dubbing both lead and supporting cast members was common, particularly in the series early entries but continuing all the way until ''{{Moonraker}}'' (1979). This was nominally due to the actors in question either A) having a voice deemed unsuitable for their character, or B) having a limited command of the English language.
** Nikki van der Zyl was the go-to voice actress for female characters between the series' start and ''{{Moonraker}}'', dubbing UrsulaAndress (Honey Ryder), Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench), Nadja Regin (Bonita), Shirley Eaton (Jill Masterson), Claudine Auger (Domino Derval), Mie Hama (Kissy Suzuki), Virginia North (Olympe), Denise Perrier (Marie), Francoise Therry (Chew Mee), and Corinne Clery (Corinne Dufour). She also served as German actor Gert Fröbe's on-set English-language vocal coach during production of ''{{Goldfinger}}'', and partially re-recorded parts of Jane Seymour's dialogue after the actress developed a sore throat during the latter part of post-production.
** Italian-born actor and translator Robert Rietti served as van der Zyl's male counterpart, dubbing Timothy Moxon (John Strangeways) and William Foster-Davis (the Police Superintendent) in ''DrNo'', coaching and dubbing AdolfoCeli (Emilio Largo) during production of ''{{Thunderball}}'', and doing likewise to Tetsuro Tamba in ''{{You Only Live Twice}}'' and Gabriele Ferzetti (Marc-Ange Draco) in ''{{On Her Majesty's Secret Service}}''. He later returned to the franchise, providing the voice of Blofeld in the pre-titles sequence of ''{{For Your Eyes Only}}''
** Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova) was dubbed by Barbara Jefford of ''Literature/Ulysses'' (1967) fame.
** Caroline Munro (Naomi) and Carole Bouquet (Melina Havelock) were both dubbed by unknown actresses.
** Blofeld's earliest appearances in ''{{From Russia With Love}}'' and ''{{Thunderball}}'' saw him dubbed by Eric Pohlmann and Joseph Wiseman (who had previously played the eponymous ''DrNo'').
** In a rare instance of Bond himself being over-dubbed, in ''{{On Her Majesty's Secret Service}}'' GeorgeLazenby was dubbed by George Baker during the portion of the film where the former is impersonating the latter's character.
25th Apr '18 2:01:37 PM mariofan1000
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* TheNameIsBondJamesBond

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* TheNameIsBondJamesBondTheNameIsBondJamesBond [[note]]The trope was originally named "Surname First Name Surname" but was eventually renamed, making this one of the few trope names to be changed from something generic to referencing a specific series.[[/note]]
24th Apr '18 9:36:00 AM CorneelVf
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* ''Trivia/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
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* ''Trivia/YouOnlyLiveTwice''* ''Trivia/DiamondsAreForever''

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* ''Trivia/YouOnlyLiveTwice''
* ''Trivia/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
* ''Trivia/DiamondsAreForever''

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* ''Trivia/YouOnlyLiveTwice''
* ''Trivia/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
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''Trivia/YouOnlyLiveTwice''* ''Trivia/DiamondsAreForever''



* FountainOfExpies: For movie audiences who first saw Bond in the 1990s, when Bond is mentioned, Creator/PierceBrosnan's incarnation has about as much recognition as the classic Connery original. Also because the generation that grew up with Brosnan as Bond also coincided with the branching of the franchise into [[TheMerch popular spin-off video games]], thereby increasing his exposure.

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* FountainOfExpies: For movie audiences who first saw Bond in the 1990s, when Bond is mentioned, mentioned,
* ''Trivia/OnHerMajestysSecretService''
Creator/PierceBrosnan's incarnation has about as much recognition as the classic Connery original. Also because the generation that grew up with Brosnan as Bond also coincided with the branching of the franchise into [[TheMerch popular spin-off video games]], thereby increasing his exposure.


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** Many of the Bond villains fit this trope. Rosa Klebb, the cold-hearted psychotic SPECTRE agent From Russia With Love was played by Lotte Lenya, described by her co-star Daniela Bianchi as easily the nicest and friendliest person to work with on stage. Richard Kiel who played the menacing assassin Jaws was famously good humoured and friendly, and Geoffrey Holder who played the evil Baron Samedi in LiveAndLetDie got on incredibly well with the female lead Jane Seymour.
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