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James Bond themed Art activities at Bond In Motion in London Film Museum

To celebrate the work of visionary James Bond Production Designer Sir Ken Adam (1921-2016) in the Bond in Motion exhibition at London Film Museum in Covent Garden you can participate in three 007 themed art activities throughout October 2017 as part of Living Lines: An Animated Big Draw Festival.

Published: 2017-09-28

Birthday of Miss Sweden winner and Octopussy Bond Girl Kristina Wayborn

FSWL celebrates Swedish actress Kristina Wayborn who portrayed Bond girl Magda opposite Roger Moore in the 1983 James Bond film OCTOPUSSY, still the most successful 007 film in Sweden of all time (based on the number of cinema tickets sold).

Published: 2017-09-24

Bernie Casey, Felix Leiter in NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983), has died aged 78

FSWL is sad to report the passing of Bernie Casey, American actor and NFL football player who portrayed Felix Leiter opposite Sean Connery in the second Bond film from 1983. With a height of 6 feet 4 inches, Casey was one of few NSNA cast members who towered over Connery's 6 feet 2 inches. Our thoughts to Bernie's family & friends.

Published: 2017-09-20

News on 007 Elements: A cinematic James Bond installation in Solden, Austria

007 ELEMENTS is a new James Bond cinematic installation opening this winter built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden. The installation will focus on SPECTRE, which was shot in Sölden and will feature other titles in the long-running 24 film Bond franchise.

Published: 2017-09-19

FSWL remembers Richard Kiel on what would have been his 78th birthday

FSWL was devastated to report Richard's passing as it happened just before our James Bond festival in Stockholm three years ago. He became a very dear friend over the years and a dedicated supporter of this website. Still greatly missed by us and many others around the world as a beloved member of the 'James Bond family'.

Published: 2017-09-13

Ola Rapace as Swedish police detective Roland Hassel premieres on Viaplay

Hassel starring Ola Rapace (Patrice in SKYFALL) premieres across the Nordic region on Friday 8th September, only at Viaplay. The season premiere is a double episode that will be followed by a new episode each week.

Published: 2017-09-07

From Sweden With Love ( celebrates 13 years on the web

On 6th September 2017, the From Sweden With Love (FSWL) website celebrates 13 years on the web. The same day is also the birthday of James Bond continuation author Raymond Benson and actress Naomie Harris who brilliantly portrayed Moneypenny in both SKYFALL (2012) and SPECTRE (2015).

Published: 2017-09-06

A Celebration of George Lazenby as James Bond on his 78th birthday

George Lazenby was born on 5th September 1939 in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. Lazenby is undoubtedly most famous for playing Ian Fleming's agent 007 in the seventh film, ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, directed by Peter Hunt. With this page, FSWL (From Sweden with Love) would like to extend our personal wishes to the man who took on the HUGE challenge of taking over the role of 007 from Sean Connery in 1968 and played it so well.

Published: 2017-09-05

James Bond director John Glen to receive special award at Cineways film festival in Braunschweig

The 6th edition of Cineways Filmfestival in Braunschweig, Germany has announced it will be celebrating the James Bond franchise this year with special guests that includes long-time FSWL supporters John Glen and Beatrice Libert. John will also be presented with the Cineways Award at a special event during the festival.

Published: 2017-09-01

New Vintage Classics editions of three James Bond novels by Ian Fleming coming in November

Ian Fleming Publications have announced new special hardback editions of three of Ian Fleming's finest James Bond novels - Casino Royale (1953), Live And Let Die (1954) and Goldfinger (1959) - featuring GREAT covers designed by Hungarian illustrator Levente Szabo. The new editions also include brand new introductions written by American Bond expert and writer John Cork.

Published: 2017-08-31

George Lazenby honorary guest at Quebec City Film Festival for two film screenings

Following a special appearance Revelation Film Festival in Perth earler this summer, George Lazenby will also attend Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec on 15-16 September for a special screening of ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE and BECOMING BOND. FSWL has got all the info and will be there...

Published: 2017-08-30

A Celebration of Sir Sean Connery as James Bond on his 87th birthday

FSWL founder Anders Frejdh on Sean Connery as Ian Fleming's secret agent 007: "Sir Sean has always been and always will be my favourite actor to play James Bond on the big screen since he was the first, original and the man who defined the role. What would have become of the character if Sean hadn't portrayed him?"

Published: 2017-08-25

Pierce Brosnan reunited with ABBA members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulveus for Mamma Mia sequel

FSWL can now officially confirm that four-time James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan also appears in the sequel to one of 2008's most successful films at the cinemas, Mamma Mia, although his role as Sam is much smaller in the new movie, scheduled for release on July 20, 2018.

Published: 2017-08-23

A preview of issue 39 of Cinema Retro film magazine celebrating the 50th anniversary of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

The THIRD and final Cinema Retro issue of 2017 celebrate the 50th anniversary of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) with a special 32-page 'Film in Focus' compiled by FSWL contributor Mark Cerulli. Other highlights in this issue are an exclusive interview with Nancy Sinatra by Matthew Field and FSWL contributor Ajay Chowdhury (authors of Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films).

Published: 2017-08-21

Many happy returns to two-time Swedish Bond Girl Mary Stavin who celebrates her 60th birthday

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to celebrate Mary and thank her again for taking time to grace our James Bond festival in Stockholm in September 2014. Besides Maud Adams, Mary is the only Swedish actress to have appeared in two different James Bond films.

Published: 2017-08-20

CASINO ROYALE (2006) to be screened with live orchestra at London's Royal Albert Hall in Sep/Oct

Don't miss this unique opportunity to see CASINO ROYALE (without doubt one of the best James Bond films) at Royal Albert Hall with the score performed live by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a Q&A with Bond film composer David Arnold. We will be there. Too. FSWL founder Anders Frejdh wrote this about Daniel Craig as agent 007 in his review of the film in 2006: "Craig is a terrific choice to play Bond and his incredible talent as an actor gives the performance an added dimension. He is tough and vulnerable and yet unstoppable."

Published: 2017-08-19


After a wild and sometimes very silly speculation by media and a long wait for dedicated James Bond fans, Daniel Craig has officially announced his return as Ian Fleming's agent 007 in the 25th Bond film in Eon Productions legendary film series. The new film is due for release in November 2019. Expert Anders Frejdh comment on the news: "Ever since I last interviewed Daniel Craig, in conjunction with the premiere of SPECTRE in London, I have hoped [and always thought] that he will return in the role of James Bond because, in my eyes, his performance in that film is his best as 007 to date."

Published: 2017-08-16

Roger Moore's son & granddaughter, Geoffrey and Ambra Moore, produces documentary to benefit UNICEF

And The Winner Isn’t is a satirical documentary charting Geoffrey Moore and his daughter Ambra’s journey through Hollywood, as the pair track down celebrities and industry insiders in their bid to find out what it takes to become an Academy Award winner. The film is due to be released in December 2017.

Published: 2017-08-15

James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis & Robert Wade pens screenplay for Jo Nesbo's I AM VICTOR

Major Nordic film studio SF Studios, director Baltasar Kormákur, author Jo Nesbo , and James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (who pens the screenplay for the 25th James Bond film due for release in 2019) teams up for I AM VICTOR, a film based on a new novel from Nesbo that will be published in 2019.

Published: 2017-08-12

FSWL Exclusive: Preview of all 15 James Bond props in Prop Store's London auction on 26th September

Prop Store – one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies has announced it is to hold the UK’s largest annual live auction of film and TV memorabilia for the fourth consecutive year this September with the items on offer expected to fetch more than 2 million pounds. The auction is to be held at London’s BFI IMAX proudly presented by ODEON, Europe’s largest cinema chain. 15 unique James Bond lots is on sale in this auction.

Published: 2017-08-09

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