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20 AUGUST 2015 BRITT EKLAND VISIT OSLO FOR JAMES BOND EVENT
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20 AUGUST 2015
BRITT EKLAND VISIT OSLO FOR JAMES BOND EVENT

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2015-07-22
Norwegian James Bond fan Morten Steingrimsen follow FSWL's idea of organising a non-profit 007 event for UNICEF when oh-oh-seven Bond girls, headed by Swedish actress Britt Ekland and FSWL supporters Martine Beswicke & Carole Ashby (who also attended our UNICEF event in Stockholm last year), fly to Oslo to help raise money for the charity organisation. The ticket price is 3,500 NOK (+100 NOK in booking fee).

On August 20, seven of the James Bond girls will be in Oslo for an event titled BOND GIRLS ARE FOREVER (the same title as the book published in 2003). The Bond Girls will bring classic charm and glamour to a 007-themed dinner and charity auction for UNICEF in the Kino Victoria, paired with an exclusive screening of the newly remastered 4K version of Thunderball (1965), 50 years the original release in 1965.

Martine Beswick and Luciana Paluzzi, who both starred in the 1965 Bond film, will be amongst the fabulous seven Bond girls. They will be joined by actresses Britt Ekland from The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Carole Ashby from Octopussy (1983) (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985), Maryam d’Abo from The Living Daylights (1987), Carey Lowell from Licence to Kill (1989) and Tonia Sotiropoulou from Skyfall (2012) (2012).

Steingrimsen promises that the Norwegian capital will notice that Bond’s ladies are in town. Their glamour, style and charm have captivated audiences decade after decade since the film franchise began in 1962. All based on the James Bond books of Ian Fleming.

“James Bond has class, and the event will reflect his style. Bentley Motors, Fleming’s choice of car brand for Bond in his novels, will display a selection of its contemporary models, representing the pinnacle of British motoring with the looks and power that you would expect in a 007 adventure. Breitling will display the original Navitimer wrist chronograph that Sean Connery wore in Thunderball. For the event, the Swiss watch manufacturer has also donated a Navitimer for a charity auction during the event”, says Steingrimsen.

Sir Roger Moore, who played British agent James Bond in no less than seven films, has long been an ambassador for UNICEF. The former 007 is a passionate advocate for children’s rights, and the proceeds of the auction will therefore go to UNICEF which is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation for children.

“In the books and films, one can get the impression that James Bond has nine lives. The rest of us only have one. UNICEF is grateful for this gift that will contribute to save lives and give all children a fair chance in life”, says Bernt G. Apeland, Executive Director of UNICEF Norway.

The evening will be complemented with gastronomic highlights worthy of the British secret agent, prepared by Dag Tjersland, one of Oslo’s top chefs. Expert bartenders from the Verité Cocktail Lounge will mix drinks of the 007 universe. Shaken, not stirred, naturally!

Editor's Note:
For more posts about Britt Ekland featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Britt Ekland in a publicity photo for The Man with the Golden Gun. © 1974 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Help Sir Roger Moore to raise money for UNICEF, donate via the official website:
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