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10 SEPTEMBER 2014
AMERICAN ACTOR RICHARD KIEL (1939-2014)

FSWL are extremely saddened to report the passing of Richard Kiel, aged 74. Richard played the enourmosly popular role of Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) (1979). Our thoughts and prayers goes out to Richard's family.
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Update 14-10-2014: FSWL celebrated Richard at two occasions during our James Bond festival in Stockholm on 19-21 September 2014.
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Richard's family sent the following statement:

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce that Richard has passed away, just three days shy of his 75th birthday. Richard had an amazing joy for life and managed to live every single day to the fullest. Though most people knew of him through his screen persona, those who were close to him knew what a kind and generous soul he was. His family was the most important thing in his life and we are happy that his last days were spent surrounded by family and close friends. Though his passing was somewhat unexpected, his health had been declining in recent years. It is nice to think that he can, once again, stand tall over us all.

With love,
The Kiel Family

A few comments about Richard's passing:

"Extremely sad and devastated over the terrible news that dear Richard has passed away. He was truly a gentle giant with a huge heart (both literally and in real life), a genuine gentleman who treated everyone with respect as well as long-time supporter of From Sweden with Love.

As a friend of the family, my heartfelt thoughts and condolences goes out to Diane, Jennifer, Bennett & Chris and the rest of the family at this very tragic moment. Having lost my mother I know how you feel but you should all know that your father was so proud of you and always spoke fondly about you. RIP Richard, I will never forget you and the shared experiences we had. I will always love you." – Anders Frejdh, founder of FSWL

"Richard was wise, kind, and a true gentleman. He was a joy to work with and to know. Though I only worked with him on MOONRAKER, the Bond family often reunites for various events and therefore Richard Kiel remained a part of my life long after filming ended. He was a family man so the "Bond family" suited him perfectly and he took great care of us. He will be missed by all!!" – Lois Chiles, Holly Goodhead in Moonraker

"He was a pleasure to have met and worked with, a gentle giant. A very normal person who enjoyed telling the stories of his life, how he got into movies and his appreciation of what the role of Jaws did for him. I shall always treasure his time and presence on the James Bonds."
Martin Grace (from our interview with him in 2010)

"Richard was a kind and thoughtful friend, much loved by his fans around the globe, yet his proudest achievement was his family. He will be sorely missed by us all.” – Maud Adams, friend

Richard Kiel on David Letterman's show in 1985:


About Richard Kiel:
Richard was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. And despite what you might think, was a perfectly normal-sized young boy until he experienced a sudden growth spurt in his teens.

Richard has been described as the gentle giant of the film business, with his 7’ 2” frame. In fact Roger Moore said of Richard: “The only things greater than his height are his heart and intelligence”.

Aside from acting, Richard is an accomplished writer and producer. In the early 90's he co-wrote and executive-produced The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1991). A film he brought in under budget and ahead of schedule, and furthermore, it was awarded the Film Advisory Board’s Family Film Award Of Excellence.

It is, however, true to say that Richard is remembered most famously as Jaws, the deadly henchman in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). His return in the second adventure was due to stunt co-ordinator Bob Simmons suggesting that as the character proved so popular, it might be wise to let him survive!

It took Richard 18 years as a struggling actor to become an overnight success with the Bond film!

Richard was originally cast as the Incredible Hulk for the tv series, though make-up problems (he is blind in one eye, and the green make-up severely irritated his good eye) saw him decline the part. However, he went on to enjoy a varied career – appearing in tv series such as The Monkees (1967), The Twilight Zone (1962) and films such as The Nutty Professor (1963), The Longest Yard (1974), Barbary Coat (1975), Silver Streak (1976), Pale Rider (1985) (directed by Clint Eastwood), Force Ten From Navarone (1978) (directed by Bond director Guy Hamilton) and Happy Gilmore (1996).

In 2002 his autobiography Making It BIG In The Movies was published by Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, London.

Richard then took on a long-cherished project, Kentucky Lion, a biographical novel about Cassius Clay. Not the boxer Muhammad Ali but the great white anti-slavery character who ran for President at the same time as Abraham Lincoln.

“It’s an actor’s dream role, full of action, romance and even courtroom drama. It has the high drama and award potential of a Schindler’s List and all the romance of Gone With The Wind. It’s a film about a little known American hero in an era of America that is amazingly fascinating.”

He reprised his role of Jaws in the 2004 game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, supplying his voice and likeness. (Jaws is also featured in the 2010 Activision game GoldenEye.)

In the spring of 2006 he joined Verne Troyer in a six-episode televison series that took them to various places in Sweden, the show was titled Welcome to Sweden.

His son Richard George appears in The Spy Who Loved Me. He is the little boy on the beach pointing out to the upcoming car that James Bond is driving from the water.

In 2010 Richard returned to the big screen as he made the voice of Vlad in the Disney film Tangled.

Perhaps the most frequently asked question to Richard is: “Did those teeth hurt?”. The answer is: "No, but they were extremely nauseating to wear!"

Check out his autobiography for the rest of the story, and many more.

Photo above:
Anders Frejdh and Richard Kiel in USA. Photo by Chris Kiel. © From Sweden with Love.

For more information about Richard Kiel's life and career, visit the official website:

www.richardkiel.com

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13-22 JUNE 2014
GEORGE LAZENBY & RICHARD KIEL IN AUSTRALIA

Calling all Bond fans in Australia: Here's your chance to meet James Bond and Jaws in person. George Lazenby and Richard Kiel will attend Supanova's Sydney and Perth expos in June 2014.

The James Bond film series has truly stood the test of time. Comprising of 23 feature films and earning over 6 billion dollars, it has been the star vehicle for 6 different actors and is one of the most beloved action adventure franchises in the world. Its blend of exotic locations, intrigue, action, romance and high-tech gadgets has captivated viewers since Dr. No in 1962 right up until last year's Skyfall (2012). The Actors who played James Bond have all been representatives of their time and somehow James Bond is as relevant now as he was in 1962.

Supanova is proud to welcome two fantastic guests from the classic Bond films; one much loved returning villain and one man who has held the Walther PPK himself!

George Lazenby: the only Australian to play the famous super-spy, starred in 1969’s On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The handsome Lazenby, previously a fashion model, was spotted by producer Albert R. Broccoli at their barber. Lazenby won the Bond role after accidentally but convincingly punching the stunt coordinator in the face during a screen test.

Richard Kiel: Struck fear into viewers’ hearts as the steel-toothed Bond villain ‘Jaws’ in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) (1979), but is popular with younger audiences as ‘Mr Larson’ in Adam Sandler’s comedy Happy Gilmore (1996) and even more recently as the voice of ‘Vlad’ in Tangled (2010).

Nobody does it better than Supanova and we promise that these guests are not just “For your eyes only!”

Both guests will be appearing at all 3 days of the Sydney expo and both days of the Perth Expo.

George and Richard look forward to meeting all fans at both the Sydney and Perth expos in 2014. There are signing* and photo* sessions throughout each Friday (1:00pm – 6:00pm in Sydney) Saturday (10.30am to 5.30pm both shows) and Sunday (11am to 5pm both shows) excluding breaks and there’s a general admission Q&A on the Saturday of each weekend.

• Autograph (30 AUD each) and photograph (40 AUD each) fees apply.

• Both George and Richard is happy to pose at their table 70 AUD (George is 40; Richard is 30) for fans using their own camera.

(Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending.)

Editor's note:
George is currently working on the production Justice in a Smoking Gun, an Australian Western due for release in 2016.

Visit the official website of Supanova for the latest news and announcements:

www.supanova.com.au

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Event with Richard "Jaws" Kiel at Misty Moon Gallery

"A big man with an even bigger heart", FSWL contributor Rob Coppinger reports from London.

Richard Kiel Misty Moon Gallery London
James Bond stunt coordinator Bob Simmons is responsible for Jaws not dying in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), despite a death scene being filmed, but it was a TV show starring William Shatner that got the tall assassin, played by Richard Kiel, into the 007 franchise in the first place.

“It was Barbary coast that got me into the Bond films. It only lasted for 13 weeks, 13 episodes, despite William Shatner being in it,” Kiel told the audience at the Misty Moon Gallery’s The Return of Richard Kiel event, held on 28 November in London.

Kiel had already been in a great many US television shows and had appeared in, The Monkees, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Gilligan's Island, The Wild Wild West, Laramie and Klondike. In 1960 he became a cast member of Klondike and Kiel was paid $100 a day, at a time when an average wage was $50 a week.

But it was 15-years later and the failed television show Barbary Coast that led to a meeting with Bond producer, Cubby Broccoli. “The BBC were famous for buying these short lived TV series they could get really cheap and they bought it and June Randall, the [The Spy Who Loved Me] director Lewis Gilbert, his script girl and continuity lady saw the Barbary Coast and said to Cubby Broccoli he should interview me when he was back home in LA [Los Angeles] and he did,” Kiel explained.

As Kiel explains in his autobiography, Making it BIG in the Movies, he had to push to even be seen by Barbary Coast’s producers before he was ultimately selected for the part that saw him spotted by Randall.

“I had a very hard time getting an interview for Barbary coast. I had to send a certified letter to the producer and director because the casting people were keeping me out. At the end they loved my letter and called my agent the day they got it and said, ‘Hey, send him right over right now,’ and I read for the part and got it.”

Richard Kiel Making it BIG in the movies
The difficulties in getting into acting, for anyone let alone someone 7 foot 2-inches tall like Kiel, was a question he was asked by journalists often. It is the reason why he wrote his autobiography.

“I have had many obstacles. That is why I wrote the book [Making it BIG in the Movies] because the most common question by an interviewer is, ‘how did you break in?’”. He added, “I’d say, ‘I just broke right in’, and I realised that wasn’t really fair. There aren’t that many people that break in through luck.”

Of his two Bond movies, Kiel enjoyed making Moonraker (1979) (1979) more than TSWLM. In an answer to an audience question, the very diplomatic Kiel said: “The Spy Who Loved Me was made at Pinewood [Studios] and that was a great experience and we got to go to Sardinia, but in Moonraker, I [Jaws] got a girlfriend, a love interest, we filmed in Rio [de Janeiro], Paris, so they were both quite nice.” When pushed on which he ultimately preferred he added, “Well, you know, Rio’s not bad.”

Richard Kiel Misty Moon Gallery London
The girlfriend Jaws got in Moonraker was almost someone very different to the French actress Blanche Ravalec who played the love interest.

“When I got to Paris to start filming Moonraker I hadn’t seen a script, I hadn’t signed a contract and I looked up my buddy Bob Simmons, and said could I look at the script and he gave me the script and Jaws’ girlfriend was a six foot statuesque lady,” Kiel recalls, but in his view it got worse.

“When I arrived at the studio office the next day they said, ‘Richard, we have surprise for you’, and I wondered what this could be, ‘we found this woman who is 7 foot 7-inches,’ and it’s not really funny, it’s sad, I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine a 7 foot 7-inch woman.”

In Kiel’s view the motivation for Jaws turning into a good guy is to save his girlfriend, who wears glasses and doesn’t fit into Drax’s perfect society. Jaws then realises Drax is evil and as Kiel puts it, “a 7 foot 7-inch women doesn’t need anyone to help her”. He told the Bond staff, “Guys, it doesn’t work for me, sorry.”

According to Kiel, the production manager said, “Well, you signed the contract you must do whatever they tell you what to do”, and then Kiel pointed out that he hadn’t signed the contract. Kiel was also in a strong position because Moonraker’s pre-title credit sequence, the sky diving scene in which Jaws fights with Bond in mid-air, had already been filmed.

The girlfriend issue was a difficult one, as Kiel explained: “They were very, very miffed, everybody wasangry at me because I wouldn’t do this thing with a 7 foot 7-inch woman,” but the anger didn’t last long.

The role of Jaws’ girlfriend eventually went to Ravalec and the first scene between her and Kiel convinced the franchise’s management their tall actor had been right. “Cubby Broccoli was with a journalist and we all walked out of the screening room and I could hear him say very loudly, ‘Richard and I had a falling out about that scene you just saw, but I must say Richard was absolutely right’. That’s the kind of guy Cubby Broccoli was.”

Jaws would not have had a girlfriend at all if Bob Simmons had not intervened during the production of TSWLM and suggested the big assassin did not die.

“There is quite a story [behind why Jaws did not die]. The English are very, very different to how they make movies than the Americans. They have a weekly production meeting to give the department heads a chance to contribute,’ Kiel explained. “Every week Cubby Broccoli was very open to suggestions and Bob Simmons, the stunt coordinator, said, ‘Cubby, have you thought about maybe not killing Jaws off’, and Cubby said, ‘we always kill the villain. Jaws gets thrown in a tank with a shark, what do you suggest?’ and Bob said, ‘He kills the shark’.”

Simmons suggested that an alternate ending for Jaws be filmed, one where he lives. Because of this Kiel had to stay until the whole movie was done, because of the completion bond, to do this added alternate scene.

Kiel would finally find out whether Jaws lived or died sometime later. “I didn’t know if I would live or die and one day I got a phone call from the Bond people and they said, ‘Richard, we would like you to come out to MGM and see the movie. We’re going to have a regular premier with all the red carpets and all that, but we’d like you to see it ahead of time, but not a screening with producers and directors and writers, but a screening with just real people’.”

The preview screening audience consisted of the studio’s security, prop, and lumberyard people and their wives and children. Kiel was sneaked into the back of the screening room late into the film. What happened has stayed with Kiel ever since. “I went to see TSWLM, wondering whether I live or die. The scene at the very end of the movie where the underwater thing is all blowing up and Anya and Bond are trying to escape went on and on and on, and I thought, ‘well, surely I’m dead by now’, and they’re finally escaping and suddenly they show the surface of the ocean and Jaws pops out of the ocean and starts swimming to shore and the audience screamed and applauded and clapped and I was shocked. And all throughout the movie Roger’s ad libs and my acting, the audience loved it, so that was a great moment in my life, to know I had finally made it big as an actor.”

At the end of Moonraker, Jaws, and his short girlfriend, are returning to Earth in a chunk of Drax’s space station and the audience is left believing, again, that the assassin turned good guy lives on. In real life, Kiel would work again with American actress Barbara Bach (from TSWLM) and French actress Corinne Clery (from Moonraker) in the Italian film The Humanoid.

36 years after TSWLM and 34 years after Moonraker, Kiel also has another good reason to remember his Bond movies fondly, his then toddler son made an appearance in TSWLM, as the child who first spots 007’s Lotus emerging from the water.

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Richard Kiel's official website can be found at www.richardkiel.com

Written by Rob Coppinger. Copyright© From Sweden with Love.

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30 NOVEMBER-1 DECEMBER 2013
RICHARD KIEL AT BOND IN MOTION IN BEAULIEU

Come and meet Richard Kiel who played Jaws, one of the most famous Bond villains, and Honor Blackman who played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger (1964).

If you are an avid Bond fan then you need to put Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December 2013 in your diary, as this will be your opportunity to meet Richard Kiel and Honor Blackman here at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.

Richard starred in the James Bond films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) (1977) and Moonraker (1979) (1979). At a mere seven feet and 1.75 inches tall, he played the formidable Bond villain Jaws, famously recognisable for his razor sharp steel teeth.

On the day visitors will be able to purchase Richard's autobiography, Making it Big in the Movies plus copies of his official photographs. He will happily sign your purchases and pose for a photograph with you, so don't forget to bring your camera.

Richard will also be accompanied by Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.

Editor's note:
FSWL was invited to the launch of Bond in Motion exhibit on January 15, 2012, as the only Swedish representative along with Britt Ekland. Read our report from the launch.

For other posts featuring Richard Kiel featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other posts featuring Honor Blackman featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Jaws (Richard Kiel) tries to stop Bond and Anya getting away by shooting at their car in The Spy Who Loved Me. © 1977 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Read more about Richard Kiel's appearance at Bond in Motion in November 2013:

www.beaulieu.co.uk/attractions/bond-in-motion/bond-richard-kiel-visit

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28 NOVEMBER 2013
RICHARD KIEL AT MISTY MOON GALLERY IN LONDON

Richard Kiel returns to the Misty Moon Gallery in London on 28th November 2013 for a Q&A and special screening of his second James Bond film, Moonraker (1979) (1979).
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From Sweden with Love was invited to the event at The Misty Moon Gallery.Read our report from the event.
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In May 2013, Richard Kiel wowed the audience in The Misty Moon Gallery with stories of Bond and his career in Hollywood. Like JAWS who returned in Moonraker, Richard is returning to The Misty Moon Film Society on Thursday the 28th November to talk about his career and to sign copies of his autobiography.

Ashes To Ashes favourite Michael Barber will be MC for the evening and there will be a special screening of Moonraker after the Q&A.

Tickets (20 GBP each) are extremely limited for this unique event.

Visit the official website for the latest information on the event and to book tickets:
store.mistymoon.net/2013/09/richard-kiel-28th-november-2013/

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23-24 NOVEMBER 2013
MEMORABILIA SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL (JAWS)

Many James Bond related people to attend the famed Memorabilia Show in Birmingham incl. Richard Kiel, the most popular 'Bond villain/henchman' of all time.

GENERAL OPENING TIMES:
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
Sunday: 11.30am to 5pm

GENERAL ENTRY PRICES:
Adult Ticket: £10 (15 years old and above)
Child Ticket: £5 (5 to 14 years old)
Family Ticket: £30 (2 Adults and up to 3 children)
OAP (Over 60): £5

Meet these lovely (FSWL has met all of them) James Bond personalities at NEC:

CAROLINE MUNRO - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
DEREK LYONS - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
EARL CAMERON - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
GARRICK HAGON - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
JIM DOWDALL - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
KIT HILLIER - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
• KEN COOMBS - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
LIZA ROSS - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
MARTINE BESWICKE - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
• NICK JOSEPH - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
PAUL WESTON - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
RICHARD KIEL - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
TANIA MALLET - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)
TERRENCE MOUNTAIN - Autograph: 15 GBP (Both days)

Editor's note:
For other posts covering Richard Kiel featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Previous Memorabilia Shows featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Winter Memorabilia 2003
>Winter Memorabilia 2005
>Winter Memorabilia 2006
>Spring Memorabilia 2007
>Summer Memorabilia 2007
>Winter Memorabilia 2007
>Spring Memorabilia 2008
>Winter Memorabilia 2008
>Spring Memorabilia 2009
>Winter Memorabilia 2009
>Winter Memorabilia 2010
>Spring Memorabilia 2011
>Winter Memorabilia 2011
>Spring Memorabilia 2012
>Winter Memorabilia 2012
>Spring Memorabilia 2013

Photo above:
Richard Kiel in a scene from The Spy Who Loved Me. © 1977 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

For more information about the Memorabilia Show, visit the official event site:

www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/attractions/special-guests/

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15 NOVEMBER 2013
RICHARD KIEL AT INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM

Sharks & Lasers: A Bond Villains' Night Out - An Exquisitely Evil Program Presented by the International Spy Museum and Brightest Young Things. Enjoy cocktails and jams, and meet everyone's favorite Bond villain, Richard Kiel (aka Jaws)!

An evening celebrating the villain in us all, and especially the villains of the Bond franchise! Come as your favorite evil alter ego as the sleekest villain attire will be judged while you enjoy cocktails and jams. Everyone’s favorite Bond villain, Jaws, from The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker (1979), will be our featured guest as Richard Kiel reunites with his steely teeth. Meet him and other villainous types during after-hours access to the Museum’s Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains special exhibition.

Have an evil cat like Blofeld’s? Submit your best diabolical kitty pictures for bragging rights in the Pussy Galore Gallery. They’ll have a well-stocked photo booth with evil accouterments, Bond trivia, and a chance to meet real spies. Will you be brave enough to go 4-D with our shark tank come-to-life? Bravery required, swimsuit not. And in your confessional “My Villainous Moment” video use our clandestine cameramen and voice-changing equipment to record your anonymous personal evil best.

This is a 21+ event.

Read more about Richard Kiel's appearance at the International Spy Museum in November 2013:

www.spymuseum.org/exhibition-experiences/exquisitely-evil/

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13 SEPTEMBER 2013
A CELEBRATION OF RICHARD 'JAWS' KIEL

A celebration of Richard Kiel - the one of a kind and very friendly writer/actor who portrayed the unforgettable "Jaws" in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) - on his birthday.

With this page, From Sweden with Love would like to celebrate the wonderful human being and supporter of FSWL.

"Warmest regards for your birthday Richard, we love you."

About Richard Kiel:
Richard was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA. And despite what you might think, was a perfectly normal-sized young boy until he experienced a sudden growth spurt in his teens.

Richard has been described as the gentle giant of the film business, with his 7’ 2” frame. In fact Roger Moore said of Richard: “The only things greater than his height are his heart and intelligence”.

Aside from acting, Richard is an accomplished writer and producer. In the early 90's he co-wrote and executive-produced The Giant of Thunder Mountain (1991). A film he brought in under budget and ahead of schedule, and furthermore, it was awarded the Film Advisory Board’s Family Film Award Of Excellence.

It is, however, true to say that Richard is remembered most famously as Jaws, the deadly henchman in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). His return in the second adventure was due to stunt co-ordinator Bob Simmons suggesting that as the character proved so popular, it might be wise to let him survive!

It took Richard 18 years as a struggling actor to become an overnight success with the Bond film!

Richard was originally cast as the Incredible Hulk for the tv series, though make-up problems (he is blind in one eye, and the green make-up severely irritated his good eye) saw him decline the part. However, he went on to enjoy a varied career – appearing in tv series such as The Monkees (1967), The Twilight Zone (1962) and films such as The Nutty Professor (1963), The Longest Yard (1974), Barbary Coat (1975), Silver Streak (1976), Pale Rider (1985) (directed by Clint Eastwood), Force Ten From Navarone (1978) (directed by Bond director Guy Hamilton) and Happy Gilmore (1996).

In 2002 his autobiography Making It BIG In The Movies was published by Reynolds & Hearn Ltd, London.

Richard then took on a long-cherished project, Kentucky Lion, a biographical novel about Cassius Clay. Not the boxer Muhammad Ali but the great white anti-slavery character who ran for President at the same time as Abraham Lincoln.

“It’s an actor’s dream role, full of action, romance and even courtroom drama. It has the high drama and award potential of a Schindler’s List and all the romance of Gone With The Wind. It’s a film about a little known American hero in an era of America that is amazingly fascinating.”

He reprised his role of Jaws in the 2004 game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, supplying his voice and likeness. (Jaws is also featured in the 2010 Activision game GoldenEye.)

In the spring of 2006 he joined Verne Troyer in a six-episode televison series that took them to various places in Sweden, the show was titled Welcome to Sweden.

His son Richard George appears in The Spy Who Loved Me. He is the little boy on the beach pointing out to the upcoming car that James Bond is driving from the water.

In 2010 Richard returned to the big screen as he made the voice of Vlad in the Disney film Tangled.

Perhaps the most frequently asked question to Richard is: “Did those teeth hurt?”. The answer is: "No, but they were extremely nauseating to wear!"

Check out his autobiography for the rest of the story, and many more.

Film and television credits:
2010: Tangled (Vlad, voice)
1999: Gadget (Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth)
1996: Happy Gilmore (Mr. Larson)
1991: The Giant of Thunder Mountain (Eli Weaver)
1989: Superboy (TV series) (Vlkabok)
1989: Think Big (Irving)
1988: Out of This World (TV series) (Norman)
1985: Pale Rider (Club)
1985: Qing bao long hu men (Laszlo)
1984: Cannonball Run II (Arnold, Mitsubishi Driver)
1984: Zuijia paidang zhi nuhuang miling (Big G)
1983: Phoenix (Steel Hand)
1983: Simon & Simon (TV series) (Mark Horton)
1983: Hysterical (Captain Howdy)
1981: The Fall Guy (TV series) (Animal)
1981: So Fine (Eddie)
1979: Moonraker (Jaws)
1979: L'umanoide (Golob)
1978: They Went That-A-Way & That-A-Way (Duke)
1978: Force 10 from Navarone (Drazak)
1977: The Incredible Hulk (TV movie) (The Hulk, one scene only)
1977: Young Dan'l Boone (TV series) (Grimm)
1977: The Spy Who Loved Me (Jaws)
1977: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV series) (Manager, Haunted House)
1976: Silver Streak (Reace)
1976: Land of the Lost (TV series) (Malak)
1976: Gus (Tall Man)
1976: Flash and the Firecat (Milo Pewett)
1976: McMillan & Wife (TV series) (Tall Goon)
1976: Starsky och Hutch (TV series) (Iggy)
1975-1976: Barbary Coast (TV series) (Moose Moran)
1975: Switch (TV series) (Loach)
1974: Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV series) (The Diablero / The Monster)
1974: Emergency! (TV series) (Carlo)
1974: The Longest Yard (Samson)
1970: Disneyland (TV series) (Luke Brown)
1970: The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (TV movie) (Luke Brown)
1970: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Blacksmith)
1969: Daniel Boone (TV series) (Lemouche)
1968: It Takes a Thief (TV series) (Willy)
1968: Skidoo (Beany)
1968: Now You See It, Now You Don't (TV movie) (Nori)
1968: A Man Called Dagger (Otto)
1965-1968: The Wild Wild West (TV series) (Voltaire / Dimas)
1968: I Spy (TV series) (Tiny)
1967: The Monroes (TV series) (Casmir)
1967: The Monkees (TV series) (Monster)
1966: Gilligan's Island (TV series) (Russian Agent / The Ghost)
1966: My Mother the Car (TV series) (Cracks)
1966: Honey West (TV series) (Groalgo)
1965: I Dream of Jeannie (TV series) (Ali)
1965: Brainstorm (Asylum Inmate)
1964-1965: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV series) (Merry / Thug in Vulcan's Factory)
1965: The Human Duplicators (Dr. Kolos)
1965: Two on a Guillotine (Photographer at Funeral)
1964: The Nasty Rabbit (Ranch foreman)
1964: Roustabout (Strongman)
1963: Lassie's Great Adventure (Chinook Pete)
1963: The Nutty Professor (Bodybuilder at Gym)
1963: House of the Damned (The Giant)
1963: Lassie (TV series) (Chinook Pete)
1962: Eegah (Eegah)
1962: The Twilight Zone (TV series) (Kanamit)
1961: The Phantom Planet (The Solarite)
1961: The Rifleman (TV series) (Carl Hazlitt)
1961: Thriller (TV series) (Master Styx)
1961: The Phantom (TV movie) (Big Mike)
1960: Klondike (TV series) (Duff Brannigan)

Photo above:
Richard Kiel (with his wife Diane) and Blanche Ravalec in Stockholm promoting Moonraker. Photo by Andi Loor © 1979 Scanpix.

For more information about Richard Kiel's career we recommend visiting his official website:

www.richardkiel.com

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25-27 MAY 2013
RICHARD KIEL AND BLANCHE RAVALEC ON UK TOUR

The lovely on screen couple (and FSWL supporters), Richard Kiel ("Jaws" in two James Bond films) and Blanche Ravalec (Jaws' girlfriend "Dolly" in Moonraker (1979)), will be doing a couple of appearances in the UK in late May 2013. (The lovely Caroline Munro will join them at one of the events.)

First, they will be appearing on Saturday, May 25th 2013, between 10:00am - 5:00pm at the Mountbatten Center in Portsmouth (see flyer below for details) near Southampton.
UPDATE: Caroline Munro will join them at this event!

Then on Sunday, May 26th, between 10.30am and 4.00 pm, they will both be appearing at the Bond in Motion exhibit in nearby Beaulieu that features 50 Bond screen-used vehicles. Fans will be able to take photos with them in front of the underwater Lotus car from The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and see the rest of the James Bond vehicles on display.

Visit the official Beaulieu page for the latest information on this appearance.

On Monday May 27th (doors at 7pm, event starts 7.30pm), a special screening of TSWLM will take place at the Misty Moon Galleries in London with Richard in attendance. Book tickets to the event, entitled "An Evening with Richard Kiel".

Editor's note:
FSWL was invited to the launch of 'Bond in Motion' on January 15, 2012, as the only Swedish representative along with Britt Ekland. Read our report from the launch.

Read more about Richard Kiel's and Blanche Ravalec's first UK appearance in May 2013:

www.timelesscollectors.com

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1-3 JUNE 2012
COLLECTORMANIA 18 WITH SEVEN BOND GUESTS

Collectormania 18 takes place in Milton Keynes this weekend. James Bond guests in attendance includes Blanche Ravalec, David Meyer, Richard Kiel, Shane Rimmer, Tony Meyer, Vic Armstrong and Wendy Leech.

All of the James Bond guests will be available on Saturday but Blanche and Richard will be there all days. The price per autograph will be 10 pound except Blanche and Richard who will be charging 15 pound each.

Guests appear subject to work commitments.

Photographs of the guests will be available.

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official Collectormania website for the latest information:

www.collectormania.com/miltonkeynes/

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1-2 OCTOBER 2011
HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA SHOW WITH JAWS

The Hollywood Celebrities Show, Inc. hosts another vendor / exhibitor and celebrity guests show in Chicago, Illinois with James Bond stars in attendance.

2011 represents their 21st year of promoting celebrity guests and movie memorabilia shows.

Annouonced James Bond film related guests for this event in Chicago include:

RICHARD KIEL (Saturn Award Nominee)
Moonraker (1979), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), The Humanoid, Eegah, Mob Busters, The Longest Yard, Happy Gilmore, The Giant Of Thunder Mountain, Phoenix, Flash & The Firecat, Think Big, The Human Duplicators, The Phantom Planet, Force 10 From Navarone, So Fine, Mad Mission: Our Man From Bond Street, Part III, The Boy Who Stole The Elephant, Hysterical, Cannonball Run II, Inspector Gadget, Pale Rider and Silver Streak . (Mr. Kiel also co-starred as "Moose Moran" on Barbary Coast)

Mr. Kiel was also the voice of "Vlad" in the Disney movie Tangled (2010).

Richard guest-starred as "Kanamit" in the classic episode To Serve Man on The Twilight Zone.

Mr. Kiel will also be selling his book Making It BIG In The Movies at the Show.

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

ROBERT DIX
Five Bloody Graves, Young Jesse James, The King's Thief (with Sir Roger Moore), Deadwood '76, Forty Guns, Diane (with Sir Roger Moore), 13 Fighting Men, The Red, White & Blue, Interrupted Melody (with Sir Roger Moore), The Rebel Rousers, Live and Let Die (1973), Hell's Bloody Devils, Frankenstein's Daughter, Air Patrol, Satan's Sadists, The Lone Texan, The Road Hustlers, Thundering Jets, Blood Of Dracula's Castle, The Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come, Horror Of The Blood Monsters and Wild Wheels.

Robert will also be selling his book Out Of Hollywood: Two Generations Of Actors - An Autobiography By Robert Dix at the show.

NOTE FROM THE ORGANIZERS::
Those of you who wish to attend the show we want to encourage you to stay at the Host hotel, at least 2 nights and under our special HCS rate of $94.00, per night. For that price, you get FREE admission to the show on Friday evening and all day on Saturday and Sunday!

Further details can be found on the official Hollywood Celebrities Show website:
hollywoodshow.com

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4 FEBRUARY 2011
RICHARD KIEL AS VLADIMIR IN DISNEY'S TANGLED

The voice of Vladimir in Disney's new animated film TANGLED belongs to Richard Kiel who also played Jaws, the famous and most popular villain in the James Bond film series.

Walt Disney Pictures presents Tangled, one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom’s most wanted - and most charming - bandit, Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi), hides out in a mysterious tower, he’s taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn’s curious captor, who’s looking for her ticket out of the tower where she’s been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief, and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse (named Maximus), an over-protective chameleon (named Pascal), and a gruff gang of pub thugs.

Just one look at the fierce VLADIMIR will have even the toughest tough guy shaking in his boots - but don’t let his ferocious façade fool you… With a voice by Richard Kiel, Vlad is a softie at heart with a special hobby: he collects ceramic unicorns.

-- TANGLED OPEN IN SWEDEN ON FEBRUARY 4, 2011 --

ABOUT RICHARD KIEL
Seven-foot-two, 345-pound character actor Richard Kiel is a 50-year veteran of series television and feature films. A supporting player in many beloved American movies, Kiel will always be best known as the unstoppable, steel-toothed, ferocious (yet somehow endlessly optimistic) human predator Jaws first unleashed on superspy James Bond in 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and resuscitated, despite his presumed death, in Moonraker (1979) two years later.

Kiel, born in Detroit in 1939, honed his acting chops on the stage in plays such as The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd opposite Joel Gray and Cyril Ritchard. He was a busy day player in Hollywood throughout the 1960s, with numerous guest roles on series such as Thriller (1961), The Rifleman (1961), Lassie (1963), The Man from Uncle (1964-1965), I Dream of Jeannie (1965), My Mother the Car (1966), Gilligan’s Island (1966), Star Trek (1966), The Monkees (1967), I Spy (1968), The Wild Wild West (1965-1968) and Daniel Boone (1969), as well as The Twilight Zone (1962) in which he memorably played macro cephalic alien gourmet Kanamit in the episode “To Serve Mankind.”

Prior to his work in the Bond franchise, Kiel’s resume included supporting roles in the features Eegah (1962), House of the Damned (1963), The Nutty Professor (1963), Two on a Guillotine (1965), Skidoo (1968), On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970), The Longest Yard (1974), and Silver Streak (1976). In the 1970s he also had memorable guest roles on the TV series Barbary Coast (1975-1976), Starsky and Hutch (1976), Land of the Lost (1976) and Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974), in which he played The Diablero.

From the late seventies to the present Kiel’s feature roles have included Force Ten from Navarone (1978), They Went That-a-Way & That-a-Way (1978), The Humanoid (1979), So Fine (1981), Cannonball Run II (1984), Pale Rider (1985), Think Big (1989), Happy Gilmore (1996), and Inspector Gadget (1999). In 1991 he wrote, produced and starred in the family drama The Giant of Thunder Mountain.

For more information about Tangled, visit Disney's official film website:
adisney.go.com/disneypictures/tangled/

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5-6 NOVEMBER 2010
TSWLM AND MOONRAKER WITH RICHARD KIEL IN SAN FRANCISCO

The 13th Annual California Independent Film Festival will be screening two James Bond films as part of their classic films program. Not only will the films get honored on the big screen but they will be followed by a Q&A and lobby appearance by the menacing "Jaws" himself.

That's right - Richard Kiel - who we might add is not menacing in real life, he is a wonderful human being!

SCREENING TIMES:
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977): Friday, November 5th at 7:00 PM
Moonraker (1979): Saturday November 6th at 7:00 PM

NOTE: Screenings followed by Q&A with Richard Kiel.

VENUE:
The New Rheem Theater
350 Park Street
Moraga, CA 94556

Don't miss this opportunity to see these films on the big screen one more time!

During the Q&A ask Richard about his recent involvement in the new James Bond GoldenEye video game and his voice over work in Disney's new animated movie Tangled (2010).

Many thanks to our dear friend Athena Stamos for the head's up on this event!

Editor's note:
For more James Bond film screenings preented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For advanced tickets to the special screening of The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker visit:
www.caiff.org/classicfilm.html

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9-12 SEPTEMBER 2010
CHICAGOLAND COLLECTORS EXPO WITH JAWS

Chicagoland Entertainment Collectors Expo 10th Anniversary show in Ilinois with many Bondstars in attendance!

Celebrate their 10th Anniversary with media guests, artists, trading card dealers & manufacturers, publishers, and exhibitors at the Holiday Inn in Carol Stream, IL.

Fall 2010 Media Guests:
Note: Guests do charge for autographs. Guest appearances are subject to professional commitments.

Shirley Eaton (portrayed Jill Masterson in GOLDFINGER 1964)
Richard Kiel (portrayed Jaws in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977 and MOONRAKER 1979)
Tanya Roberts (portrayed Stacey Sutton in A VIEW TO A KILL 1985)
Caroline Munro (portrayed Naomi in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977)
Martine Beswicke (portrayed Zora in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE 1963 and Paula Caplan in THUNDERBALL 1965

We strongly encourage you to go meet these lovely and most friendly Bondstars among others from the entertainment industry. (For the full line-up, please visit the show's artists page!)

The show is open to the public at these times:
Thursday, 10pm-12am Early Bird Preview night only!
Friday 2:00pm (1:00pm Early Bird) to 7:30pm
Sat 10:00am (9:30 am Early Bird) to 7:00pm
Sun. 10:00am (9:00am Early Bird) to 3:00pm
Charity Celebrity Breakfast Sat. 8:00am-9:00am
Charity Celebrity Dinner Sat. 7:30pm-9:00pm

For more information about this event and how to order tickets, visit the official event site:
www.nonsportcardexpo.com

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3-4 OCTOBER 2009
SWEDISH COLLECTOR SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL

The 25th edition of The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game and Film Convention will be held at Sundspärlan, Helsingborg in south of Sweden.

One major James Bond related guest (and big man in many ways) will be there, 'JAWS' from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER aka Richard Kiel!

For the latest information, visit SciFi World's official website:

www.scifiworld.se

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9 MAY 2009
RICHARD KIEL AND BLANCHE RAVALEC IN LONDON

The Vintage Magazine Shop in London's Soho holds regular celebrity autograph signings. Richard 'Jaws' Kiel and Blanche 'Dolly' Ravalec will highlight their store this time by attending to sign for fans and film lovers! Go there if you would like to have their autograph and meet these lovely people.

If you are unable to come to the shop yourself, email the shop and they can have them personally sign a photo and post it to you.

There is no admission charge to the area where we hold the signings, but there is a charge to get items signed (usually around £15.00).

www.vinmag.com/online/catshow/Celebrity_Autograph_Signings/celebrity-autograph-signings.html

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28-29 MARCH 2009
NEC MEMORABILIA SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL

Several James Bond related actors attends famed Memorabilia Show in March 2009.

Meet these lovely James Bond personalities at this show:

• CAROLINE BLISS (Appearing Sat and Sun)
Replaced Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987) and LICENCE TO KILL (1989). She has also appeared in a number of TV shows including: Spender, The Good Guys, The Paradise Club, Dempsey & Makepeace, Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story as Lady Diana Spencer

• SHANE RIMMER (Appearing Sun)
The voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds. Appearing in Dr. Strangelove, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977), Out of Africa, Gandhi, Spy Game, Batman Begins, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971), YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) and Star Wars.

• ROBERT JEZEK (Appearing Saturday only)
Mr Jezek played an "Arresting Officer" in CASINO ROYALE 2006. He also played "Sgt. Zbrigniev" in DRO WHO 'BATTLEFIELD' and has appeared in Rosemary & Thyme, Space Race, The 51st State, CI5: The New Professionals and Event Horizon.

• RICHARD KIEL (Appearing Sat and Sun)
Played 'JAWS' in the James Bond films - THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) and MOONRAKER (1979). Richard is also known for roles in Happy Gilmore, Force Ten From Navarone, Pale Rider, Silver Streak, The Longest Yard and The Nutty Professor.

• JOHN WYMAN (Appearing Sat and Sun)
John is known as 'Eric Kriegler' in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981), continuing punctuating a stage career with film and tv work which has included Hart To Hart, Tales Of The Unexpected, Tuxedo Warrior and Jade.

• JOHN MORENO (Appearing Sat and Sun)
Is best known for his role as 'Luigi Ferrara' in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981). John’s subsequent film and tv work has included Dempsey & Makepeace, Lovejoy, Beau Geste, Murder On The Orient Express, A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia, Old Scores and Touching Evil.

• EARL CAMERON (Appearing Sat and Sun)
Mr Cameron has been honoured in the 2009 Queens New Years Honours List with a CBE for his services to drama following seven decades in films, television & theatre. Perhaps best known for he role as 'Pinder' in THUNDERBALL, Battle Beneath the Earth, The Prisoner, Dr Who, Dangerman.

• GUY HAMILTON (Appearing Sat and Sun)
Mr Hamilton directed four James Bond films - GOLDFINGER (1964), DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971), LIVE AND LET DIE (1973) and THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974). Plus other memorable films including Battle of Britain, Force 10 from Navarone and The Mirror Crack'd.

• BLANCHE RAVALEC (Appearing Sat and Sun)
Best known on screen as 'Dolly', 'Jaws' girlfriend in MOONRAKER (1979). Miss Ravalex is a French actress and dubber. Her work has been in dubbing TV series into French. Including Christina McKinney in Ugly Betty, Helen Baxendale in Friends and Marcia Cross in Desperate Housewives.

• EUNICE GAYSON (Appearing Sat and Sun)
is best known for playing 'Sylvia Trench', James Bond's fetching girlfriend in the first two Bond films - DR NO (1962) and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963). Eunice also played a major role in the Hammer horrors The Revenge of Frankenstein & seen on TV in series such as The Saint and The Avengers.

• ZENA MARSHALL (Appearing Sat and Sun)
is best known for role as the Chinese character 'Miss Taro', in the first James Bond film DR NO in 1962. She has appeared in many productions across the years such as the Cult TV series Danger Man, The Invisible Man & Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines.

• JENNY HANLEY (Appearing Sat and Sun)
Appeared in the James Bond film ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE 1969. Other work include Department S, The Persuaders, The Adventurer, Softly, Softly, Return of the Saint, Magpie and the Hammer horror film Scars of Dracula.

Other Memorabilia Shows featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Winter Memorabilia 2003
>Winter Memorabilia 2005
>Winter Memorabilia 2006
>Spring Memorabilia 2007
>Summer Memorabilia 2007
>Winter Memorabilia 2007
>Spring Memorabilia 2008
>Winter Memorabilia 2008
>Winter Memorabilia 2009
>Winter Memorabilia 2010
>Spring Memorabilia 2011
>Winter Memorabilia 2011
>Spring Memorabilia 2012
>Winter Memorabilia 2012

For more information about the Memorabilia Show, visit the official event site:

www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/attractions/special-guests/

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14-15 FEBRUARY 2009
HOLLYWOOD COLLECTORS SHOW WITH JAWS

The Hollywood Collectors Show, Inc. presents vendor / exhibitor and celebrity guests shows in Chicago, Illinois and Burbank, California.

2009 represents their 19th year of promoting celebrity guests and movie memorabilia shows.

Annouonced James Bond film related guests include:

• Saturn award nominee Richard Kiel (Jaws in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977 and MOONRAKER 1979). He also appeared in films like Happy Gilmore, The Longest Yard, The Giant Of Thunder Mountain, Think Big, So Fine, Hysterical, Barbary Coast, The Human Duplicators, Cannonball Run II, Pale Rider and Silver Streak. Mr. Kiel also co-starred on "Van Dyke & Company", "Klondike" and "Land Of The Lost" plus he guest-starred as 'Kanamit' in the classic episode 'To Serve Man' on "The Twilight Zone".)

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

• Emmy Award Nominee Yaphet Kotto (Mr Big/Dr Kananga in LIVE AND LET DIE 1973). Mr. Kotto also co-starred in "The Running Man", "Raid On Entebbe", "Alien", "Witless Protection", "The Limit", "Bone", "Midnight Run", "Report To The Commissioner", "Truck Turner", "Crunch", "Across 110th Street", "Eye Of The Tiger", "Sharks' Treasure", "Brubaker", "Friday Foster", "The Monkey Hu$tle", "Terminal Entry", "Othello" and "Blue Collar" (Mr. Kotto also co-starred as 'Lieutenant Al Giardello' on "Homicide: Life On The Street")

Visit the official website for the latest information:
hollywoodshow.com

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22-23 NOVEMBER 2008
BOSTON MEGAFEST WITH RICHARD KIEL

The next edition of SUPER MEGAFEST in Boston. Usually a very successful and fun event, this time James Bond related guests include:

- Richard Kiel (Jaws) in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977 and MOONRAKER 1979
- David Hedison (Felix Leiter) in LIVE AND LET DIE 1973 and LICENCE TO KILL 1989
- Garrick Hagon (USS Wayne Crewman) in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Do not miss it! For more info, click below:
www.supermegafest.com

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4-5 OCTOBER 2008
HOLLYWOOD COLLECTORS SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL

The Hollywood Collectors Show, Inc. presents vendor / exhibitor and celebrity guests shows in Chicago, Illinois and Burbank, California.

2008 represents their 18th year of promoting celebrity guests and movie memorabilia shows.

Confirmed James Bond guests include:

• Rachel Grant (Peaceful in DIE ANOTHER DAY 2002)

• Saturn award nominee Richard Kiel (Jaws in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977 and MOONRAKER 1979). He also appeared in films like Happy Gilmore, The Longest Yard, The Giant Of Thunder Mountain, Think Big, So Fine, Hysterical, Barbary Coast, The Human Duplicators, Cannonball Run II, Pale Rider and Silver Streak. Mr. Kiel also co-starred on "Van Dyke & Company", "Klondike" and "Land Of The Lost" plus he guest-starred as 'Kanamit' in the classic episode 'To Serve Man' on "The Twilight Zone".)

• Jack Klaff (Apostis in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY 1981)

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit the official website for the latest information:
hollywoodshow.com

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SEPTEMBER 2008
SWATCH JAMES BOND VILLAIN SERIES

Swatch Turns to the Dark Side with Villains Bond Fans Love to Hate

In a series of heroic adventures from Dr. No to Quantum Of Solace, James Bond outfoxes and destroys a nefarious bunch of evildoers bent on conquering the world. Destroys? Well, not quite. Like Bond himself, true villains live on forever, remembered fondly by their fans—and now by Swatch. Celebrating the legendary British secret agent’s most memorable adversaries, the Swatch 007 Villain Collection presents twenty-two Swatch watches inspired by the best of the worst: the bad guys Bond fans love to hate.

Has Swatch gone over to the other side? In a provocative and insidiously subversive move, the mischievous maker of iconic Swiss watches has aligned itself with the enemies of the world’s most famous gentleman spy. “We’ve discovered the dark side of the myth,” said N. G. Hayek, also known as Dr. Swatch. “And we love it. It’s absolutely fascinating.” As the news raised eyebrows in London, Paris and Berlin, the notorious inventor of the plastic watch hastened to explain his intentions. “It’s the art of the villain that interests us. Ian Fleming’s novels and all the Bond films, the villains play a crucial role. And if Bond is alive and well today, it is thanks in no small part to the enduring power of his enemies.”

Indeed. The Swatch 007 Villain Collection is a tribute to the Bond saga as a whole. It honours the art of infamy that Bond’s creators developed with perfidious cunning and cinematic flair through twenty-two thrilling adventures. Each model in the Villain collection evokes one or more wily evildoers. We know them all—armed to the teeth and dressed to kill: there’s Dr. No with his stylish suit and metal hands and Blofeld with his fluffy white cat purring under the sign of SPECTRE. Rosa Klebb has a nasty knuckle-duster, Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp a black leather strap to match her killer thighs and deadly Red kiss. There’s a metal-mouthed monster of a man called “Jaws” and scheming Soviet Russians whose watches evoke the Evil Empire’s glory days. Fiendishly clever actors add lustre to the glowing legend, and Villains pays tribute to outstanding performances: Christopher Walken’s malevolent Max Zorin deserves his stylish Retrograde; Richard Kiel’s menacing JAWS gets a massive, polished steel Irony THE Chrono; Lotte Lenya’s Rosa Klebb is given a pair of knuckle-dusters welded to an Irony Lady. And in homage to Casino Royale, poker-faced master of malice Mads Mikkelsen (alias Le Chiffre) nabs an Irony Big with an Ace of Spades. There are more to come, of course, as Swatch explores the dark side of the story.

More than forty-five years have passed since DR. NO debuted on the silver screen in 1962, but the fascination that has nourished the myth of 007 shows no signs of fading. If anything, it’s growing stronger - QUANTUM OF SOLACE, Bond flick number twenty-two, premieres this year—and the 22nd Swatch watch in the new collection is a fitting tribute to Dominic Greene, the latest Bond villain we’re sure to hate.

SUYK117: DR. NO — DR. NO
The first Bond film featured the nefarious, ever elegant Dr. No, the “SPECTRE” agent played by Julius Wiseman who dies sinking into the bubbling vat of a nuclear reactor. Dr. No and the reactor find a suitably elegant tribute in the form of this distinctive Skin Chrono: its textured white and pale beige synthetic fabric strap evokes Dr. No’s high-collared suit, and the dial recalls the reactor’s instrument panel. The milky plastic case has a black plastic crown and pushers and frames the sunbrushed light beige dial. The applique silver “instrument panel” is framed by a broad black ring with red hour markers and white minute indices and holds the silver legend “DANGER LEVEL” embossed against a black ground. Applique silver Arabic numerals indicate hours 4 and 8 and a delta sign is positioned to mark hour 12. Set within the black band are the two chrono counters, each with black numerals and black hands set off by a white dial, and the continuous seconds counter at 6 o’clock. The latter has a white dial with a red dot at the centre, black Arabic numerals and a black hand, and carries the label “HIGH VOLTAGE” printed above it on the lightly patterned pale beige central zone. Squelette metal hour and minute hands mark the time.

YSS239: ROSA KLEBB — FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
Russia’s Rosa Klebb wields a nasty weapon in From Russia With Love, and this stylish Lady’s satin-brushed stainless steel bracelet features subtly sinister end pieces shaped like Klebb’s knuckle-duster. The bracelet leads to a satin-brushed stainless steel case and unmarked bezel framing a sunbrushed silver dial with applied silver Arabic numerals at all hours. Reflective metal hour and minute hands and a delicate silver seconds hand mark the time.

YOG102G: ODDJOB — GOLDFINGER
A brilliant tribute to Oddjob, bowler-hatted henchman to the Midas of malice featured in the memorable Goldfinger, released in 1964. The heavy gold-coated stainless steel bracelet of this stunning Irony THE Chrono features a lightly engraved 007 logo on one of the links that evoke gold ingots leading to the massive, golden, stainless steel case. Mounted on the case is a golden bezel with engraved minute ring. The brown and gold diamond-patterned dial is circumscribed by a brown flange with a golden minute ring and golden Arabic numerals (05, 10, 15 ... 60) at all hours. Flush with the flange is a flat outer ring with engraved gold-on-black tachymeter scale. Embossed gold ingot-shaped markers indicating hours 4, 8 and 12 are complemented by applied golden Arabic numerals at hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. The grooved golden chrono and continuous seconds counters feature black Arabic numerals and black or white indices and black hands. Lustrous golden hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and a slim white chrono seconds hand mark the time.

SVCK4039G: EMILIO LARGO — THUNDERBALL
Emilio Largo, a black-hearted villain in Thunderball, wears a ring with an evil-eyed black octopus, the emblem of Bond’s enemy. The stainless steel bracelet of this dashing Irony Chrono Diaphane features satin-brushed steel links and a central row of paired dark resin inlays set in steel. The 007 pistol logo appears on the brushed steel end piece on the six o’clock side of the bracelet, just below the frosted translucent plastic case. Mounted on the case is a matt black aluminum bezel with sparkling transparent white crystals set at all hours. The sunbrushed champagne dial shows a black minute ring with Arabic numerals (2, 4, 6 ... 18; 22 ... 60) and a black-on-white date window at 4 o’clock. Black-rimmed white superlite dots in relief mark hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 11 and a black-rimmed white delta in relief appears at hour 12. The 60-minute counter features a white dial with black numerals and indices; the 1/10th second counter offers a contrasting black dial with white numerals and indices. At 6 o’clock, the continuous seconds counter features Largo’s black octopus emblem on a pure white dial. Tie-shaped squelette metal hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a silver chrono seconds hand mark the time.

GE218: BLOFELD’S CAT — YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE
Popular still among Bond film fans are Blofeld and his fluffy white cat, to which Swatch pays tribute with this classic Gent. The white synthetic leather strap evokes the cat and her master’s affiliation with the enemy organisation known as “SPECTRE”, represented by the ominous octopus with 8 spiky tentacles. This menacing beast appears engraved on a shining stainless steel charm dangling, like an ID tag on a collar, from the single stainless steel end piece that joins the six-o’clock side of the strap to the clear plastic case. The 007 pistol logo is displayed in silver on the white synthetic leather loop. The dial is a mirror marked at 1 o’clock by a light green cat’s paw print. All other hours are marked by printed white Arabic numerals. The hour, minute and slim central seconds hands that mark the time feature a sandpaper silver surface.

YGB1001AG: BLOFELD — ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service features Telly Savalas in the role of Ernst Stavro Blofeld. One of Bond’s most formidable and long-lived antagonists, he is featured in three Bond films and is marked by the menacing sign of “SPECTRE”, an evil-looking octopus. The matt black aluminum bracelet of this elegant Irony Big features matt gold-coloured central links and gold 007 pistol logo printed on the first black link on the 6 o’clock side of the bracelet. Mounted on the matt black aluminum case is a silver and black bezel with black indices at hours 1,2 4, 5, 7, 8 10 and 11. Straddling the centre of the sunbrushed silver dial is Blofeld’s menacing silver octopus whose oval eyes are mirrored golden appliques. In the absence of all numerals, mirrored silver applique hour markers indicate all hours but 10 and 11, where they are replaced by the golden eyes. Mirrored golden squelette hour and minute hands and a thin black central seconds hand mark the time.

YLS434: WINT & KIDD — DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
In Diamonds Are Forever, black-hearted Blofeld henchmen Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd attempt to assassinate James Bond with a bomb disguised as dessert. The alligator-pattern white leather strap has a black leather loop with a white 007 pistol logo and a stainless steel clasp; the strap forms an elegant counterpoint to the stainless steel bezel mounted on this classy Irony Medium’s polished stainless steel case. The bezel is set with 44 transparent white crystals that form a sparkling frame around the sunbrushed silver dial, which features a delicate white vortex pattern at its centre. Skeleton black Arabic numerals with white infills indicate hours 9, 10, 11 and 12; skeleton white Arabic numerals with black infills mark hours 4, 5, and 6; a black-on-white date window is positioned at 3 o’clock. A pair of transparent white crystals is set in the dial at hours 1 and 2; set directly opposite, at hours 7 and 8, are two more crystals, black. Slim oval squelette metal hour and minute hands and an elegant black central seconds hand with a white superlite highlight mark the time.

GB237: BARON SAMEDI — LIVE AND LET DIE
In Live And Let Die, Bond does battle with a skeletal villain who goes by the name of Baron Samedi. The bone-coloured superlite silicon strap of this scary Gent features a black print skeleton stretching from the 6 o’clock side across the dial to the 12 o’clock side of the strap, where the skeleton’s bones are raised above its head. The matt black plastic case holds a black dial with the bone-coloured superlite skull mask of Baron Samedi. In the absence of all numerals and indices, round-tipped black hour and minute hands and a delicate white seconds hand mark the time.

SUYB119: SCARAMANGA — THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN
The Man With The Golden Gun pits Bond against the supremely elegant assassin, Francisco Scaramanga, played by Christopher Lee. Elegance is the name of the game with this superb Skin Chrono, whose black leather strap is stamped with a tone-in-tone 007 pistol logo on the 12 o’clock side and whose grooved golden end pieces show a head-on shot of the business end of Scaramanga’s golden gun. The matt black plastic case offers an elegant contrast to the end pieces and frames a black, white and golden dial. A black-on-white minute ring surrounds a broad sunbrushed golden band with embossed skeleton Arabic numerals with white infills at hours 4, 8 and 12 and similar hour markers at hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. The 60-minute and 1/10th of a second chrono counters and the continuous seconds counter feature white dials with black numerals and black hands framed by applied golden bands with printed black indices. A second minute ring appears in white on the glossy black central zone of the dial, which contrasts nicely with the white hour and minute hands that serve to mark the time.

YOS429G: JAWS — THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
The Spy Who Loved Me presents Bond with an unforgettable villain whose polished heavy-metal dentures give him the nickname “Jaws”. The stainless steel bracelet of this weapons-grade Irony THE Chrono recalls Bond’s worthy adversary with a central row of polished stainless steel teeth set in contrast to the satin-brushed surfaces of the links and the massive stainless steel case. Mounted on the case is a brushed stainless steel bezel whose polished indents at all hours recall this villain’s bite. The black flange features a white and yellow minute ring with Arabic numerals (02, 04, 06 ... 60) and a second ring indicating the hours in silver (ONE, TWO, THREE ... TWELVE) and white or yellow Arabic numerals (13, 14, 15 ... 24). A thin yellow ring on the flange frames the dial’s shades of silver, black and yellow. A minute ring with black, yellow and white indices circles the darker grey centre, which has polished metal applique Roman numerals at hours 4, 8 and 12 and a white-on-black date window at 4 o’clock. The chrono and continuous seconds counters feature brushed silver dials with black indices and yellow hands, silver or black Arabic numerals and yellow ID labels: MIN, DEC, SEC for the 60-minute, 1/10th of a second and continuous seconds counters, respectively. Polished metal squelette hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a yellow chrono seconds hand mark the time.

YRS410G: HUGO DRAX — MOONRAKER
Moonraker finds the world’s most famous gentleman spy up against a billionaire French villain by the name of Sir Hugo Drax, whose company manufactures space shuttles. The high-tech angle is well represented by this striking Swatch Irony Retrograde, whose stainless steel bracelet combines brushed with polished and glossy black stainless steel links. The signature 007 pistol logo is lightly engraved on the brushed steel end piece on the 6 o’clock side of the polished stainless steel case. Mounted on the case is a polished stainless steel bezel with engraved white triangular hour markers. The flange framing the dial is split into black and white zones and features a tachymeter scale and the words “DRAX ENTERPRISE CORPORATION” across the top. The black-versus-white split extends to the lightly textured dial, where applique silver Arabic numerals mark hours 4, 8 and 12 and a black-on-white date window opens at 4 o’clock. The 60-minute and 5-minute chronograph arcs show applique silver frames and white-on-black or black-on-white numerals and indices and a grey vortex pattern; the 30-second chrono counter is an applique silver crescent with black indices. The continuous seconds counter at hour 6 features a grooved silver dial and silver vortex graphic and a black hand. Silver squelette hour and minute hands with white superlite highlights and the central chrono seconds hand mark the time.

SUJB104: ARIS KRISTATOS— FOR YOUR EYES ONLY
For Your Eyes Only features sinister heroin smuggler and KGB agent Aris Kristatos, whose devious attempt to frame Milos “The Dove” Colombo fails. The black silicon strap of this sporty Swatch Jelly in Jelly has a raised black-wing pattern that evokes the dove and Kristatos’ evil schemes. The moulded black plastic case frames a sunbrushed anthracite dial with a silvery dove at its centre. Surrounding the dove is a black minute ring with white hour markers, and black Arabic numerals at all hours. Black hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a thin silver seconds hand mark the time.

YGS127: GENERAL ORLOV — OCTOPUSSY
Bond’s enemy in Octopussy is the fanatical Soviet General Orlov, whose dying words are inscribed on the bezel of this bold Irony Big: “YES BUT TOMORROW I SHALL BE A HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION”. The black leather and red stitching lend a military look to the strap that holds the brushed stainless steel case and engraved brushed steel bezel. The brushed steel look extends to the dial, which is circumscribed by a minute ring with white hour markers, red minute indices and a black arrowhead at hour 12. General Orlov’s rank is evoked on the dial by a five-point star drawn in black with blank and brass-coloured facets that give it a three-dimensional aspect. Black squelette metal hour and minute hands and a slim red central seconds hand mark the time.

YRS411: MAX ZORIN — A VIEW TO A KILL
In A View To A Kill, Christopher Walken plays the diabolically clever French businessman Max Zorin, whose plot to flood Silicon Valley is foiled by the enterprising Bond. The black leather strap of this high-tech Swatch Retrograde shows parallel rows of red and white stitches and has a black leather loop with the 007 pistol logo printed in white. The brushed stainless steel case contrasts with the polished stainless steel crown and pushers, caseback and bezel; the latter is engraved to highlight a gear-tooth pattern around the circumference. The flange features a white-on-black scale on the top half, and white hour markers with black minute indices against a red ground on the lower half. The three chronograph arcs characteristic of all Swatch Retrograde models are set against a reflective grooved silver dial. The 60-minute and 5-minute arcs feature black groove-pattern dials, white Arabic numerals and outer bands labelled ‘60 MINUTES’ and ‘5 MINUTES’ in red on white, and white hands. The 30-second arc with red central seconds hand shows white Arabic numerals on black. Skeleton black Arabic numerals with white infills mark all hours but 6, and a white-on-black date window appears at 4 o’clock. Skeleton metal hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights mark the time.

SUJK139: GEORGI KOSKOV — THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS
Bond does battle in The Living Daylights with Georgi Koskov, a corrupt Soviet general who deals in drugs and weapons. The textile strap of this wickedly cold-war Swatch Jelly in Jelly, inspired by Soviet military insignia, features red and beige vertical stripes and three gold stars on either side of the frosted transparent plastic case. The painted red dial extends the Soviet-era cold war theme with a shiny gold emblem, reminiscent of Red Army medals, outlined in light grey and surrounded by gold-dot hour markers circled in light grey at all hours but 6 and 12. In the absence of all numerals, silver hour and minute hands and thin silver seconds hand mark the time.

YCS512: FRANZ SANCHEZ — LICENCE TO KILL
James Bond’s chief antagonist in Licence To Kill is drug dealer Franz Sanchez. In a nod to Sanchez and his green pet iguana, the moulded leather strap of this tropical Irony Chrono has a bright green lizard-skin pattern. The strap stitching and 007 pistol logo on the loop form an effective contrast in white. Mounted on the brushed stainless steel case is a pink stainless steel bezel with a white minute ring. A second white minute ring appears on the black ring circumscribing the silver dial, whose vertical stripes recall the striped silk shirt that Sanchez wears. Embossed silver Arabic numerals mark hours 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11 and 12, and a white-on-black date window appears at hour 4. The chrono and continuous seconds counters emerge from the dial’s grooved silver centre and feature grooved black dials, white numerals and indices, and green hands. The counters are ringed in white and green and linked by a green circle on which white Arabic numerals (13, 16, 20, 21, 23) and white dots indicate the hours. Silver squelette metal hour and minute hands and a slim pink chrono seconds hand mark the time.

SUBB122: XENIA ONATOPP — GOLDENEYE
GoldenEye features the villainous Xenia Zaragevna Onatopp, a former Soviet fighter pilot who does her best to crush the gentleman spy to death with her killer thighs. The black leather strap of this delightfully nasty-looking Square features the tone-in-tone 007 pistol logo micro-injected on the 12 o’clock side and evokes Onatopp’s military gear by means of shiny metal buttons with stars in relief, and steely studs that snap to close. The plastic case is a glossy black frame around the sunbrushed crimson dial, which features a printed pattern structured to form a red star that evokes, once again, the Moscow connection. Printed silver Arabic numerals mark hours 3, 6, 9 and 12. Tapered silver hour and minute hands and a delicate black seconds hand mark the time.

SUJK138: ELLIOT CARVER — TOMORROW NEVER DIES
The bad guy in Tomorrow Never Dies is Elliot Carver, an international media baron scheming to wreak havoc on a global scale. The power of the media figures prominently on this graphic Swatch Jelly in Jelly whose plastic strap features a bold and dynamic collage of tabloid newspaper headlines, articles and photographs evoking a “tomorrow” that promises nothing but trouble. The clear plastic strap has two plastic loops; one features the 007 pistol log in red, the other has the blue and red Carver Media empire logo. The clear plastic case frames a see-through plastic dial revealing the movement beneath it. Printed white skeleton Arabic numerals with blue infills mark all hours, with hours 5, 6, 7 and 8 partially obscured by a black “TOP SECRET” stamp that extends from the dial to the six o’clock side of the strap. White hour and minute hands and a slim white central seconds hand mark the time.

GE215: ELEKTRA KING — THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
Sophie Marceau plays the treacherous Elektra King, the bad girl Bond outwits in The World Is Not Enough. Inspired by one of King’s shawls, the moulded textile strap of this intricate Gent features dark blue and blood-red threaded patterns embroidered upon a beige ground. The beige fabric loop shows the 007 pistol logo embroidered in dark blue, and three small stainless steel charms with blood-red synthetic resin inlays set with transparent white crystals dangle from the strap. The clear plastic case frames a sunbrushed silver dial on which the patterns from the strap are taken up in the same dark blue and blood red colours and complemented by grey-dot indices marking hours 1 through 6, 11 and 12. In the absence of all numerals, tie-shaped reflective metal hour and minute hands and a slim metal seconds hand mark the time.

SFK327G: ZAO — DIE ANOTHER DAY
Bond’s chief antagonists in Die Another Day are a man called Moon and his henchman Zao, marked forever by diamonds blasted into his face. The signature scars appear on this Skin in the form of aurora boreal crystals set in stainless steel links that show engraved slashes; the slashes and bracelet end pieces have a textured ‘hammered silver’ surface; set off in polished steel on the 6 o’clock end piece is the 007 pistol logo. The transparent plastic case frames a sunbrushed silver dial with stylized applique silver Arabic numerals at hours 3, 6, 9 and 12; aurora boreal crystals mark all other hours. Tapered black hour and minute hands mark the time.

YGS128: LE CHIFFRE — CASINO ROYALE
Gambler, math whiz and banker to terrorists, Le Chiffre weeps blood while attempting to bankrupt Bond in a poker game in Casino Royale. The shimmering black synthetic leather strap of this elegant Irony Big recalls Le Chiffre’s black tux at the gaming table, while the black leather loop displays a silver 007 pistol logo. Mounted on the brushed stainless steel case is a stainless steel bezel engraved to highlight a delicate motif. The sunbrushed anthracite dial features a dark grey Ace of Spades in the centre, with printed black Arabic numerals at hours 3 and 9, red hearts at hours 1 and 7, black clubs at 2 and 8, black spades at 4 and 10, red diamonds marking hours 5 and 11, and a black capital A (for Ace) at 12 o’clock. Tapered metal hour and minute hands with both engraved and mirrored surfaces and a slim red central seconds hand mark the time.

SUIB402: DOMINIC GREENE — QUANTUM OF SOLACE
Celebrating the latest dastardly villain to take up arms against James Bond, this darkly elegant Swatch Chrono Plastic presents the distinctive mark of Dominic Greene on a black silicon strap with ivory silicon inserts leading up to the matt black plastic case, which has ivory chrono pushers and a matt black crown. The silicon loop features the famous 007 pistol logo and the words “Greene Planet” appear in ivory on the 6 o’clock side of the strap. Mounted on the case are a rotating black plastic bezel with silver Arabic numerals (05, 10, 15 … 60) and a white tachymeter scale on the narrow black flange. Subtly printed on the glossy black dial we find the mark of Greene again as a backdrop to the prominent white Arabic numerals at hours 4, 8 and 12 and black-on-white date window at hour six. The chrono counters and continuous seconds counter are ringed by white-on-ivory indices and feature grooved black dials with white numerals and delicate silver hands. Tapered silver hour and minute hands with superlite white highlights and a central chrono seconds hand mark the time.
www.swatch.com/en/watches/szs008-james-bond-villains-set

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24-25 NOVEMBER 2007
NEC MEMORABILIA SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL

The third show for 2007 of this usually very successful collector show in the UK.

James Bond guests in attendance incl Blanche Ravalec, Caroline Munro, Catherine Schell, Dave Prowse, Lana Wood and Richard Kiel.

Other Memorabilia Shows featured on From Sweden With Love:
>Winter Memorabilia 2003
>Winter Memorabilia 2005
>Winter Memorabilia 2006
>Spring Memorabilia 2007
>Summer Memorabilia 2007
>Spring Memorabilia 2008
>Winter Memorabilia 2008
>Spring Memorabilia 2009
>Winter Memorabilia 2009
>Winter Memorabilia 2010
>Spring Memorabilia 2011
>Winter Memorabilia 2011
>Spring Memorabilia 2012
>Winter Memorabilia 2012

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more information about the Memorabilia Show, visit the official event site:

www.mcmcomiccon.com/birmingham/attractions/special-guests/

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NOVEMBER 2007
KENTUCKY LION BY RICHARD 'JAWS' KIEL

Richard Kiel has written another book, this time it is a historic novel about the white American Cassius Clay.

"IF YOU LIKE HISTORICAL NOVELS, YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS ONE.

Published author, screenwriter and actor, Richard Kiel (Jaws from James Bond) teams up with Pamela Wallace (Oscar-winning co-writer of the movie “Witness” with Harrison Ford, and author of 29 novels) to tell the story of this overlooked real-life hero who probably did more to help end slavery than any man of his time.

Kiel and Wallace use their theatrical skills and 25 years of research to bring this colorful 6’ 3” character of Cassius Clay to life in novel form, and they create a page-turner you will not want to put down. Romance, assassination attempts, murder, courtroom drama and all the other elements of a great read fill the pages of this wonderful historical novel.

As interesting and exciting as Schlinder’s List, this based-upon-fact story about a forgotten American hero is sure to become either a major motion picture or an award-winning miniseries." -Josh Mc Dowell (Author, educator and speaker)

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Order the book online and you will receive a nice free bonus:

www.claybook.com

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OCTOBER 2007
FINANCIAL BOOK WRITTEN BY RICHARD KIEL

Actor and author Richard Kiel has written a book entitled How To Sell Your House 100 Times As Fast And Save 60-90% In Sales Costs!.

Actor Richard Kiel Reveals How to Sell Your Home 10 Times Faster and Save BIG Money!

In his book he shows you how to save tens of thousands of dollars and sell your property in record time. How to drastically reduce real estate commissions by 60% to 90% so you the homeowner can keep the money to spend on new furniture, a cruise or a new car.

In his book Richard will show you how you can get your house listed on the multiple with a method that saves you over $7,000 on a $250,000 house.

How a web site with lots of pictures of your house, schools, churches, shopping and recreation in a tiny ad is key to getting your house sold. It provides buyers with everything they need to know about your house.

Using the same tiny ad in major metropolitan newspapers, to create more bonafide buyers.

How this method avoids you having to deal with Looky Lou's and annoying house tours. With his method you sell it fast.

Success stories include how Kiel sold his own house this way. How his daughter Jennifer used Dad's plan to sell her house through a broker in ONE DAY yet saved almost $20,000 in broker's fees. This is the real estate blueprint for the future.

About the author:
He's recognized worldwide for playing the unforgettable character Jaws in two James Bond movies and dozens of Hollywood hits, from The Longest Yard to Happy Gilmore. Now 7 foot, 2 inch actor, author and real estate expert Richard Kiel is helping people navigate today's challenging home selling market.

Book details:
Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: Richard Kiel
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979468396
ISBN-13: 978-0979468391
Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Order your own copy from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0979468396/fromswedenwit-20/

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1-3 JUNE 2007
ADVENTURE CON WITH RICHARD KIEL

Next edition of Adventure Con held in the state of Tennessee, 007 guests include Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro and Jeremy Bulloch.
www.adventurecon.com/guest.html

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9 MARCH-13 APRIL 2007
WELCOME TO SWEDEN WITH RICHARD KIEL

Welcome to Sweden with Richard Kiel is a new TV series broadcast on Kanal 5 from March 9, 2007, until April 13, 2007.

In Welcome to Sweden we follow actor Richard Kiel (internationally known as Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) (1979)) and Verne Troyer, more known as "Mini Me" in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).

The two men travel to Sweden to experience our traditions and, for them, slightly different way of life. Tour stops included visits to Eskilstuna, Västerås, Mora, Sälen, Borlänge, Åland, Uppsala, Visby, and Stockholm. At each place, the actors experienced various Swedish traditions like celebrating Midsummer’s Eve, May Day, a Crayfish party, Gymnasia graduation, Gustav Adolf-Day, Vasaloppet, opening of Parliament and a boat cruise.

The vignette graphics is created by Alphaville (directed by David Giese & Adam Marko-Nord) and vignette music made by Kungen & Hertigen.

Producer of the program series is Joachim Brobeck, a friend of ours, and the production company behind the show was Jarowskij.

Update: (April 12, 2007)
Read a report about the adventures with Jaws and Mini-Me in Sweden featured in The Local.

Editor's note:
For other posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
Richard Kiel and Verne Troyer stars in Welcome to Sweden © 2007 Kanal 5. All rights reserved.

See clips from Welcome to Sweden on Kanal 5's website:

www.kanal5play.se/program/223049

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MARCH 2006
Q&A WITH RICHARD KIEL ABOUT VUE SUR BOND

From Sweden With Love (Anders Frejdh) caught up with American actor Richard Kiel (who played Jaws, often voted as the most popular of all Bond villains, in The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 and Moonraker 1979) to hear his thoughts on Vue sur Bond in Quebec, Canada.

[FSWL:] What is your general opinion about the arrangements of Vue Sur Bond event?
[Richard Kiel:] This was the most organized and best planned event I have ever attended. I know that Hilary Saltzman had been working on it for over a year. The staff did a superb job of working out our transportation needs and making sure our accommodations fit our needs. They arranged to have a wonderful driver come in from Montreal with a huge new Chevrolet Suburban to pick us up at the airport and show us around. Although he spoke perfect French he also spoke perfect English and when he took around the old city and out to the suburbs he knew all the facts about all the places and buildings and the history of the area. We were utterly fascinated with everything to do with Quebec City and even got interested in houses near Stoneham Ski Resort which also has a lake nearby. For anyone who skis the prices on a ski chalet overlooking a lake and 10 minutes from the slopes and just twenty minutes from town make Quebec City an ideal place to have a second home to rent out and visit occasionally.

What is your best personal memory from the event?
[RK:] Seeing all our good friends again. It was nice to be able to spend some time with Sir Roger and Kristina and of course Britt Ekland, Shirley Bassey and our old friend Guy Hamilton who directed me in my favourite acting role in Force 10 from Navarone (1978). It was nice to get to know Hilary better and also Nic Raine.

The one real highlight was the concert where Shirley was stupendous as usual along with a great performance by the Canadian Idol. But a new young black singer also sang that night that I am sure is destined to become one of the greats of our time. Please insert her name and the song she sang as I don’t remember either and she deserves to be recognized for her amazing talent. The evening was fabulous with the huge cocktail party before the concert and then the multi-big screens playing Bond highlights while Nick Raines was seen conducting on the big centre screen was outstanding.

The very biggest highlight for my wife Diane and me was when the spotlight found Sir Roger and the 1,800 people in the audience came to their feet in a thundering standing ovation for his work as 007 of course along with The Saint and The Persuaders but also for his 15 years of service raising millions for UNICEF. I saw his wife Kristina brush away a tear and found myself doing the same thing. For God’s sakes don’t let that get out!

How did you experience the weekend and what do you think they thought about the public attending the events?
[RK:] The weekend was great! I was so grateful that Hilary and the film commission presented all of us with warm ski jackets as it was extremely cold outside when we went to that ski event. The public must of absolutely loved it as they screened 10 or 11 Bond films on the big screen and free! We all signed many autographs and took dozens if not hundreds of photos with many of those who attended the events that raised money for UNICEF.

What do you think Harry Saltzman would have thought about the event and its purpose?
[RK:] He would have been so proud of Hilary for pulling off the perfect weekend honouring her father and also raising a substantial amount of money for both UNICEF and the Tri-America film commission. She truly produced a perfect event in the tradition of her father and Cubby Broccoli who always worked so hard to make a bigger and better Bond movie each time out.

Was it your first time in Quebec? What did you think of the city and its people?
[RK:] I have been in the Province going to Montreal three times. But this was the first time in Quebec City and I found it most charming and the people super-friendly. Diane and I really liked it.

Was there anything you thought should have been included in the weekend program that wasn't possible for some reason?
[RK:] Free popcorn! All kidding aside, I don’t know how Hilary and Yves could have put on a better Bond weekend.

Do you think there will be any similar event like this one ever again?
[RK:] I hope so. I should say that Diane and I attended a special Bond weekend in Jamaica that was spectacular as well and another in San Francisco that was quite nice. This weekend, however, will be a tough act to follow.

Will there be another opportunity to meet you again at a Bond event in a near future?
[RK:] Blanche Ravalec, who played Jaws’ girlfriend Dolly in Moonraker, will be joining Honor Blackman, who played Pussy Galore, and me at Autographica at the Radison Edwardian Hotel at Heathrow Airport (near London) the 1st weekend of June. She and I will also be at an event called 'Meet the Stars' in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 16th.

Our sincere thanks to Richard Kiel for taking time to make this interview possible.

Visit Richard Kiel's official website for more information about his life and career.

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4-5 MARCH 2006
SWEDISH COLLECTOR SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL

The 14th edition of The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game and Toy Convention will be held at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg.

One major James Bond related guest will be there, the villain 'Jaws' from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER aka Richard Kiel.

For the latest information, visit SciFi World's official website:

www.scifiworld.se

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24-26 FEBRUARY 2006
VUE SUR BOND 007 WEEKEND IN QUEBEC CITY

Hilary Saltzman (Harry Saltzman's daughter) is the driving force behind this major James Bond event in Quebec, Canada, with Sir Roger Moore, Britt Ekland, Dame Shirley Bassey, Guy Hamilton, Richard Kiel and Nic Raine as honorary guests.
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: (November 9, 2005)

JAMES BOND 007 ON A SPECIAL MISSION TO QUÉBEC CITY IN FEBRUARY 2006
On February 24, 25 and 26, 2006, Québec City will be spellbound by Vue sur Bond 007, an unprecedented event that will feature Sir Roger Moore and a host of celebrities and artists who were involved in the filmography of the famous British secret agent.

The project was designed and produced to spotlight the contribution of Harry Saltzman, one of the most important producers of this series who also happens to have Québec roots. The project also aims to raise funds for the 7th edition of the 3 Americas Film Festival and UNICEF through cultural and sports activities. The guest celebrities will take part in these activities.

In addition to Sir Roger Moore, Québec City will welcome director Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger (1964) 1964, Diamonds Are Forever 1971, Live and Let Die 1973, The Man with the Golden Gun 1974, actress and Swedish Bond girl Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun) and actor Richard Kiel aka Jaws (The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 and Moonraker (1979) 1979).

Honouring the event with her presence is Dame Shirley Bassey, the internationally renowned singer of the theme songs in Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker. She will perform in Vue sur Bond 007, Le Spectacle, an exceptional concert that will showcase the legendary music from the James Bond films. Under the artistic direction of Steve Barakatt and assisted by Pierre Gagnon, the event will take place on February 25 at 8pm at Grand Théâtre de Québec. It will also feature conductor, composer and arranger Nic Raine – a long-time collaborator of John Barry, notably on two Bond films (A View to a Kill 1985 and The Living Daylights 1987) – who will conduct the Orchestre symphonique de Québec for this occasion.

A tribute to such artists as Harry Saltzman, the screening of film clips and speeches from guest celebrities are also on the program for this memorable evening. Regular tickets (60 and 90 CAD + taxes and service charges) will go on sale on November 10 through Réseau Billetech. It is worth noting that the tickets for the first 8 rows – that also give access to a meet-and-greet charity cocktail party with the celebrities before the show – will cost 435 CAD plus taxes and must be purchased through the office of the 3 Americas Film Festival by calling (418) 647-1234 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).

Also on February 25, from 10am to 1pm, Mont Sainte-Anne will host a ski competition in the style of James Bond chase scenes. Hundreds of people will be able to attend. More information on this activity, including how to purchase tickets, will be provided at a later date.

In addition, movie-goers can make their way to the IMAX theatre at Galeries de la Capitale on February 24, 25 and 26 to watch the first ten James Bond movies with live commentaries from the guest celebrities. These screenings, presented by Loto-Québec, will be free of charge and offered through a promotion that will be in effect in February 2006. Complete details will be revealed at a later date.

A few private donors will have the privilege of sharing an intimate meal with the celebrities, notably at Château Frontenac through a 2000 CAD per person charity dinner on Friday, February 24 (25 people in total) and at Café du Monde on Sunday, February 26 where brunch is offered at the price of 100 CAD (100 people in total). Those who are interested in these activities can already make a reservation by calling (418) 647-1234 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).

Restaurants Resto-Club Largo and Panache de l’Auberge Saint-Antoine will also offer their customers the opportunity to dine with the celebrities through their own logistics and reservations.

Vue sur Bond 007 is a unique event organized by the 3 Americas Film Festival, in partnership with UNICEF, Fairmont le Château Frontenac, Resto-Club Largo, Loto-Québec, Mont Sainte-Anne and Le Panache - Auberge Saint-Antoine and the Café du Monde – Groupe Restos Plaisirs.

Photo above:
The official event poster for Vue sur Bond 007 in Quebec, Canada.

More information about Vue sur Bond 007, check out the official website.

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2 DECEMBER 2004
MAKING IT BIG IN THE MOVIES BY RICHARD KIEL

Publication of the hardback edition of Making it BIG in the Movies - the autobiography of Richard "Jaws" Kiel

As the notorious "Jaws," Richard Kiel took on James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). A startling and unusual villian, Jaws proved to be so popular on his first appearance that the character returned for a second tilt at 007 in Moonraker (1979) (1979) — turning into a hero in the process.

Although he is most famous as James Bond's nemesis, Richard Kiel is an accomplished actor, writer, and producer, and has worked in almost every aspect of the movie business. In this revealing autobiography he tells the story of his career from his early extra, prop, and stunt work, through his TV roles in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1965), The Wild Wild West (1965-1968), The Monkees (1967) and other classic series, as well as films as varied as The Nutty Professor (1963), Silver Streak (1976), and Pale Rider (1985).

Book details:
Hardcover: 200 pages
Publisher: Reynolds & Hearn; 2nd edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1903111900
ISBN-13: 978-1903111901
Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches

Order Richard Kiel's autobiography Making it BIG in the Movies from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1903111900/fromswedenwit-21/

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21 NOVEMBER 2004
AN AFTERNOON WITH RICHARD "JAWS" KIEL

An afternoon with Richard "Jaws" Kiel is planned to be held in November 2004 at world famous Pinewood Studios, the home of James Bond and the 007 stage.

The afternoon will include:
• Welcome drink
• A short video presentation on Pinewood (with particular emphasis on Bond), followed by a studio tour, hosted by Dave Worrall (author of The Essential Bond) and Gareth Owen (author of The Pinewood Story)
• Afternoon tea (sandwiches, fresh cream scones, tea or coffee) served in the Gatsby Suite overlooking Pinewood’s famous gardens
• Film clip presentation, followed by a Q&A with Richard and a few of his behind-the-scenes friends
• A goodie bag for all attendees, including a programme of events with illustrated tour information
• A free raffle with the chance to win Bond related goodies
• Richard will be available to meet fans, pose for photos and sign copies of his new autobiography which you can purchase directly from him on the day
• James Bond Memorabilia dealers offering items for sale, along with exclusive Pinewood Studios merchandise

Confirmed guests:
• Alan Hume
• Alec Mills
• Blanche Ravalec
• Colin Miller
• John Grover
• Martin Grace
• Michael Billington
• Richard Kiel

With only 100 tickets planned to be available at around fifty pounds per person this small event will be a personal experience, a must for any Bond fan.

Click on the link below for an exclusive report from Bond Girls Are Forever at Pinewood:

www.bondstars.com/events/richardkiel/index.htm

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RICHARD KIEL (ACTOR)

Jaws in THE SPY WHO LOVED ME 1977 and MOONRAKER 1979

I have met and seen Richard Kiel many times over the years. Three times in London at the premiere of DIE ANOTHER DAY, Planet Hollywood restaurant and during the tribute to him at An afternoon with Richard Kiel at Pinewood Studios.

I have also seen him one time at an autograph show in Northampton and one time in Birmingham at NEC film fair.

In 2006 I had three new opportunities to meet Mr Kiel, first at the Vue Sur Bond event in Quebec City during the weekend of February 24-26, 2006 and again a week later when he was in Gothenburg for a convention. The last time was at Autographica in June.

He is always very friendly although sometimes very busy because of the very long lines of queuing people who want to have a chat with him. Without hesitating I could easily say that he’s always the most popular person for any fan to meet. It’s very easy to agree as he is very charming and kind to everyone and, of course, he has also been voted as the best Bond villain of the whole series!

At one occasion I asked him what his best memory of Cubby Broccoli was upon he replied that it was when Cubby, out of his own pocket, paid the flight for his pregnant wife’s doctor to fly in from Los Angeles to England as Richard were busy filming!

Hereby, I would like to tell all visitors of this page what a giant this gentleman really is, both length and heart wise.

For more posts featuring Richard Kiel on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Visit Richard Kiel's official website.

Other people we have met who worked on Moonraker (1979):
>Anne Lönnberg
>Beatrice Libert
>Blanche Ravalec
>Chris Corbould (special effects technician)
>Christopher Wood (screenwriter)
>Colin Miller (dubbing editor)
>Corinne Clery
>Desmond Llewelyn
>Irka Bochenko
>John Barry (music)
>John Glen (2nd unit director)
>Ken Adam (production designer)
>Lewis Gilbert (director)
>Lizzie Warwille
>Lois Chiles
>Martin Grace (stunts)
>Michael G. Wilson (producer)
>Olga Bisera
>Paul Weston (stunts)
>Roger Moore
>Shirley Bassey (title song performer)

Text written and published by Anders Frejdh in March, 2006.

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James Bond : From Sweden with Love

From Sweden with Love (FSWL) is entirely dedicated to Agent 007 and his creator Ian Fleming. We have been studying the phenomenon for more than 30 years. FSWL started as a personal examination of the fictive agent but has developed and progressed now featuring exclusive interviews, Bond news in Swedish media, book and film reviews, meetings with Bond stars who have appeared in or worked on the James Bond films, database with our 007 collection featuring thousands of items, articles and travel stories from the world of 007, competitions, webshop featuring Swedish film posters, the films on Blu-ray and the soundtracks on CD.

Sweden have been represented by (00)7 Bond girls - Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Anne Lonnberg (Anne's father is Swedish), Mary Stavin, Kristina Wayborn, Izabella Scorupco and Eva Green (Eva's father is Swedish).
Dolph Lundgren and stuntman Lars Lundgren have also appeared in the Bond film series. Two other Swedish actors , Ola Rapace and Jens Hultén, appeared in the 23rd adventure, Skyfall (2012) (2012), with Per Hallberg supervising the sound which gave him an Oscar®.

FSWL's vision is to focus on the phenomenon from a Swedish point of view. We have a serious passion (not interested in rumours) for the fictional hero created by Ian Fleming in 1952 when he wrote the first James Bond novel - Casino Royale.

FSWL is also a tribute to producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli for adapting Ian Fleming's novels into films.

All James Bond 007 films: (1962 - 2015)
Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring David Niven
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

(Note: Film abbreviations are sometimes used in the text on FSWL.)

All James Bond 007 novels and short stories: (1953 - 2017)
Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming
Live and Let Die (1954) by Ian Fleming
Moonraker (1955) by Ian Fleming
Diamonds are Forever (1956) by Ian Fleming
From Russia With Love (1957) by Ian Fleming
Dr. No (1958) by Ian Fleming
Goldfinger (1959) by Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only (1960) by Ian Fleming
Thunderball (1961) by Ian Fleming
The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) by Ian Fleming
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) by Ian Fleming
You Only Live Twice (1964) by Ian Fleming
The Man with the Golden Gun (1965) by Ian Fleming
Fallet James Bond (1965) by Kingsley Amis
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) by Ian Fleming
Colonel Sun (1968) by Kingsley Amis
The Authorised Biography of James Bond (1973) by John Pearson
James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) by Christopher Wood
James Bond and Moonraker (1979) by Christopher Wood
Licence Renewed (1981) by John Gardner
For Special Services (1982) by John Gardner
Icebreaker (1983) by John Gardner
Role Of Honour (1984) by John Gardner
Nobody lives forever (1986) by John Gardner
No Deals, Mr. Bond (1987) by John Gardner
Scorpius (1988) by John Gardner
Win, Lose or Die (1989) by John Gardner
Brokenclaw (1990) by John Gardner
Licence to Kill (1990) by John Gardner
The Man From Barbarossa (1991) by John Gardner
Death is Forever (1992) by John Gardner
Never Send Flowers (1993) by John Gardner
Sea Fire (1994) by John Gardner
Cold (1996) by John Gardner
GoldenEye (1996) by John Gardner
Zero Minus Ten (1997) by Raymond Benson
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) by Raymond Benson
Blast From the Past (1997) by Raymond Benson
The Facts Of Death (1998) by Raymond Benson
High Time To Kill (1999) by Raymond Benson
Midsummer night's doom (1999) by Raymond Benson
The World Is Not Enough (1999) by Raymond Benson
Live at Five (1999) by Raymond Benson
Doubleshot (2000) by Raymond Benson
Never Dream Of Dying (2001) by Raymond Benson
Die another day (2002) by Raymond Benson
The Man with the Red Tattoo (2002) by Raymond Benson
Silverfin (2005) by Charlie Higson
Guardian Angel (2005) by Kate Westbrook
Blood Fever (2006) by Charlie Higson
Secret Servant (2006) by Kate Westbrook
Double Or Die (2007) by Charlie Higson
Hurricane Gold (2007) by Charlie Higson
Final Fling (2008) by Kate Westbrook
Devil May Care (2008) by Sebastian Faulks
By Royal Command (2008) by Charlie Higson
Carte Blanche (2011) by Jeffery Deaver
Solo (2013) by William Boyd
Shoot to Kill (2014) by Steve Cole
Trigger Mortis (2015) by Anthony Horowitz
Heads You Die (2016) by Steve Cole
Strike Lightning (2016) by Steve Cole
Red Nemesis (2017) by Steve Cole

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25-26 OCTOBER 2003
SWEDISH COLLECTOR SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL

The 7th edition of The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game and Toy Convention will be held at Sollentuna Expo Center in Stockholm.

One major James Bond related guest will be there, the villain 'Jaws' from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER aka Richard Kiel.

For the latest information, visit SciFi World's official website:

www.scifiworld.se

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7 MARCH 2002
MAKING IT BIG IN THE MOVIES BY RICHARD KIEL

Publication of Making it BIG in the Movies, the autobiography of Richard Kiel. Richard will forever be recognised from his appearance as "Jaws" in two James Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979) (1979).

Although he is most famous as James Bond's nemesis Jaws, Richard Kiel is an accomplished actor writer and producer, and has worked in almost every aspect of the movie business. In addition to his autobiography he has just finished writing a biographical novel Cassius Marcellus Clay, Kentucky Lion about the white freedom fighter Muhammed Ali and his father were both named after.

Making it BIG in the Movies contains 120 photos and stories about how James Bond's biggest enemy - the man with the steel teeth broke into the movies. Foreward by Sir Roger Moore.

Book details:
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Reynolds & Hearn Ltd
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1903111315
ISBN-13: 978-1903111314
Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm

Table of Contents::
• Acknowledgements
• Foreword by Roger Moore CBE
• Prologue
• In the beginning
• Show-biz...and marriage
• From Eegah to the Wild Wild West
• Jerry Lewis, Paul Bunyan....and the importance of publicity
• U.N.C.L.E., The Monkees and real estate deals
• Divorce - and remarriage
• Back in the movies
• Bond - and beyond
• Force 10 in Yugoslavia...and the return of Jaws
• Moving on
• With Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan, Clint Eastwood...and all by myself
• What really matters
• Epilogue
• Index

Order Making it BIG in the Movies from Amazon UK:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1903111315/fromswedenwit-21/

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29-30 APRIL 2000
SWEDISH COLLECTOR SHOW WITH RICHARD KIEL

The 2nd edition of The Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game and Toy Convention will be held at Slagthuset in Malmö.

One major James Bond related guest will be there, the villain 'Jaws' from THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER aka Richard Kiel.

For the latest information, visit SciFi World's official website:

www.scifiworld.se

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