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2 JULY 2010
KEN WALLIS: BORN TO BOND (DVD)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2010-06-01
The documentary Born To Bond about Ken Wallis by Diamond Eye Productions is released on DVD.

Ken Wallis is probably best known for building and flying James Bond's Little Nellie in the 007 film You Only Live Twice (1967)
. Ken has also spent much of his life as a war hero, an inventor and an extraordinary engineer. Now on the centenary of his father's first flight and using never seen before footage, Ken shares his unique and fascinating journey through the past 100 years of aviation and engineering.

This DVD was released by Diamond-Eye Productions on 4th July 2010 to celebrate the Centenary of the first flight of the Wallbro Monoplane, built by Ken’s father and uncle between 1908 and 1910. It runs for approximately 100 minutes and provides in-depth interviews and coverage of Ken’s life from childhood, to doubling Sean Connery as James Bond flying “Little Nellie” in the 1967 film “You Only Live Twice”, and on to the present day. It includes unique footage of Ken flying his beloved autogyros, demonstrating their stability in his own special way with arms and feet off the controls!

Footage was also shot at the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum in Flixton where Ken has been President since 1976. A great companion to the biography The Lives of Ken Wallis written by Ian Hancock, Museum Chairman.

Watch a preview for "Born To Bond":


DVD details:
Actors: Ken Wallis
Directors: Diamond Eye Productions
Format: PAL, Widescreen
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
Classification: Exempt
Studio: Diamond Eye Productions
Run Time: 100 minutes

Editor's note:
For other James Bond documentaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Purchase Ken Wallis DVD from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003T09AWC/fromswedenwit-21/
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