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Members of the From Sweden with Love team

By: FSWL team
Published:
2016-09-30
• Born in Hjo, Sweden and educated in Gothenburg and London, Anders Frejdh has worked for two decades in corporate finance. During this time, as the webmaster of From Sweden With Love, he has grown it into one of the world’s most well read and comprehensive unofficial James Bond sites with a huge social media audience too. A life-long film fan, Anders has travelled around the planet amassing the largest collection of film and Bond memorabilia in Scandinavia. He has interviewed many of the people involved with the James Bond film series in front of and behind the camera. Recently, Anders was asked to eulogize the late Sir Roger Moore upon the actor’s death, was a key organiser for the Mallorca Film Festival’s tribute to Goldfinger director Guy Hamilton and toured Japan as part of the On The Tracks Of 007 trip celebrating 50 Years of You Only Live Twice. Anders continues to contribute to various international publications, books and media outlets as a 007 consultant. >Articles by Anders



Ajay Chowdhury (co-author of Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond films) was born in London and read Law at university there and in The Netherlands. He has since provided legal advice on various motion picture, music, publishing, television and theatrical projects. He was the associate producer on two feature films, Lost Dogs (2005) and Flirting with Flamenco (2006). In 2012, he penned the screenplay to the multi-award winning, Olympic-themed short, A Human Race. Ajay is the spokesperson for The James Bond International Fan Club, established in 1979. He also edited their James Bond journal, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, between 2005 and 2009. He is regularly called upon by worldwide media to commentate on all things 007. >Articles by Ajay



Andrew McNess writes about James Bond films at A View On Bond and is the author of A Close Look At A VIEW TO A KILL. His first experience of Bond was a television screening of THUNDERBALL, a superb introduction if ever there was one (although a theatre screening would have been nice). However, while he always liked the Bond novels and films as a child and teenager, it was a re-immersion in the films in the mid-nineties that really solidified his interest. He always enjoys the Bondian tropes, but it is the variation and experimentation found within those elements from film to film that really piques his interest, and inspires his writing. Away from Bond, Andrew manages Alan J. Pakula: A Cinema of Anxiety and writes on cinema at Slivers of Cinema.
>Articles by Andrew



• FSWL contributor Brian James Smith, our man in Scotland, is an Ian Fleming and James Bond historian based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He published the magazines of the James Bond Appreciation Society from 1986 to 2002 and also ran a successful 007 memorabilia business for 13 years. In 2003 and 2004 he hosted a series of James Bond films at cinemas in Edinburgh with stars in attendance including Richard Kiel, Shirley Eaton, Michael Billington and Maud Adams. As well as consulting on various James Bond projects, his writing has previously appeared in Cinema Retro, Collecting 007, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. >Articles by Brian



• 1962 was a momentous year. Not only was the world introduced to the cinematic Bond, Colin Clark was born. Inspired by his father, Colin graduated from Blackhawk Technical Collage in southern Wisconsin with a degree in aircraft maintenance. He was hired by American Airlines in 1987 and is currently an Aircraft Maintenance Inspector for AA based at Chicago O’Hare Airport.
Colin’s earliest memories of 007 is from watching the films on ABC at the age of 10. In 1977 he saw is first Bond film in theatres, The Spy Who Loved Me. There was no going back.
Since 2001, Colin has assisted The Ian Fleming Foundation with the restoration of several of their vehicle archive, all of which have been used in the Bond films. In May 2015, Colin was added to the Board of Directors for the Foundation and continues to coordinate Volunteer meets and Foundation Vehicle restoration projects and events. >Articles by Colin



Erik Olsson grew up with James Bond and started to watch the films before he could write. As a 10-yeard old he knew a lot about the Bond-movies but nowadays mostly enjoys what he remembers and to watch the movies as often as he can. Bond is always present in the everyday life. It lead him to learn how to parachute and dive with sharks outside of the Bahamas. And more. He loves to visit the exotic filming locations and a couple of years ago a long-time dream was fulfilled when he bought a white Lotus. In 2015 another lifelong dream got fulfilled when he got to be an extra in a Bond film (SPECTRE). Erik is an Internet entrepreneur who runs the Swedish site fritiden.se and redtienda.com in Spanish-speaking markets. >Articles by Erik



Frank Anderson, one of our men in England, is a prolific globetrotter, covering tens of thousands of miles each year visiting original Bond movies locations and experiencing and recording the sights and sounds enjoyed in the original movies. Apart from FSWL, he also contributes to the On the Tracks of 007 and Bond Lifestyle websites. Native to Glasgow, Scotland, he has been resident in Lincolnshire, England for a number of years and also travels extensively worldwide as a finance professional. >Articles by Frank



• Born around the time Sean Connery's 007 baton was being passed to George Lazenby, Ian Davis 10 years later caught TSWLM at the cinema, and soon afterwards Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun in a double bill. His dad Roger was a keen movie-goer and autograph collector, and on 26th June 1979, the evening of the Moonraker World Premiere in London, they met another Roger - Roger Moore. By this time, Ian was well and truly a Bond fan, started collecting the soundtracks, posters, stills and books, at the same time catching up on the previous films. In addition, through his dad's interest, he met others associated with the Bond films including Telly Savalas, Honor Blackman, Jane Seymour, Matt Monro, Cubby Broccoli, Donald Pleasence and Sean Connery. Almost 40 years later, Ian is still a huge fan of Bond. >Articles by Ian



• Ten years ago, Joseph Darlington adopted the alias ‘Head of Section’ and created the Being James Bond podcast. For the last decade, Darlington has become obsessed with walking in the footsteps of James Bond, learning how to do anything that Bond can do, and doing everything that Bond has done – and each Bond-inspired experience has proven to be some of the greatest of his life. Darlington is also the author of Being James Bond: Volume One, and has contributed to the CommanderBond.net, Bond Lifestyle, The Bond Experience and The James Bond Dossier websites apart from FSWL. >Articles by Joseph



Jon Auty, our man in Northern Ireland who runs Behind The Stunts (a long running series of in-depth publications examining the stunts and action sequences on films and television series over the last 40 years), started out as a budding stuntman, who trained to join the movie elite, but an injury prevented him from continuing his training and his dream was over. Until he met stuntman Roy Alon who invited him to write about the stunt business and tell the true story about how stunts are created for Film and Television. He went on to write ‘STUNTS’ an industry publication which gave the reader an insight into the world of the stunt professional here in the UK and USA.
He is widely renowned as the UK’s leading authority on the stunt community and has worked as an advisor on many newspaper articles, books, television and live shows. Has also been involved in many television projects as advisor including The Paradise Club, A Touch of Frost and Taggart. And numerous films including Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Die Another Day.
>Articles by Jon



• Apart being in everyday life a politic journalist, Marie-France Vienne have been a huge admirer of Sir Roger Moore since she was a very young girl. She is the co-owner of Sir Roger's official website since 1999 and also an active member of Club James Bond France since many years and regularly write for their magazines and was the Editor in Chief of their luxury publication Archives : Roger Moore. Marie-France lives in Brussels. >Articles by Marie-France



• After 8 years as an award-winning writer/producer at HBO/Cinemax, Mark Cerulli, our man in Los Angeles, formed his own company, Covert Operations, Inc. where he has done a number of documentaries, promos and industrial videos. For HBO and other networks, Mark has conducted over 120 celebrity interviews including Bond alumni Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan.
In the 1990's he worked on DVD projects such as The Making of Goldfinger and The Making of Thunderball. He also wrote, produced & directed Halloween: Unmasked for Anchor Bay Entertainment, as well as DVD docs on Halloween 4 and 5. More recently he wrote and produced content for the EPIX movie channel, including Twist & Shout: The SAW Story and Technicolor’s Official 100 Year Video, where he got to work with movie legend, Olivia de Havilland. He can also be heard on the US podcast AirportMinute.com. >Articles by Mark



Nicolás Suszczyk, our man in Argentina, discovered GoldenEye at the age of seven after watching the movie on TV in January 1998. A few weeks later, he saw Tomorrow Never Dies in the big screen and during the course of two years he was captivated by the earlier 007 adventures that he managed to get in VHS or DVD. Now he studies Journalism and Communications in Buenos Aires, where he was born and currently lives, and runs two 007 related sites: The GoldenEye Dossier and Bond En Argentina. He has written articles for magazines like MI6 Confidential and Le Bond, as well as being featured in English, Spanish or Portuguese in sites like Archivo 007, MovieViral, Pipoca Gigante, The Spy Command and The James Bond Dossier. >Articles by Nicolás



Richard Skillman is the Vice President of Allied Vaughn, one of the largest Entertainment Companies in film and television program distribution, working with the major Studios such as Warner Bros, Universal Studios, MGM, FOX, Disney and Turner Classic Movies. He and his wife, Leslie, also run Theme Party People, party planners and recognized James Bond international travel organizers, leading Bond fans, writers and experts from Istanbul to Venice, to Nassau & Jamaica, from Paris to Prague, they’re known for bringing a “Hollywood touch” to their travel experiences. Richard is a lifelong Bond fan and collector and is active in Bond activities around the world and honored to be associated with From Sweden with Love. >Articles by Richard



Rob Coppinger, our globetrotting man, travels the world writing about advanced military and civilian aerospace technology, often accompanied by glamorous PR women. From Moscow’s once secret “Star City” cosmonaut training centre to China’s Beijing-based Astronaut Training Centre, or the most famous rocket launch site in the world, NASA’s Cape Canaveral, space programmes are as much a part of Rob’s working life as they are plots in Bond films. Bond film relevant technology Rob has written about includes, space based lasers, NASA’s Space Shuttle, space stations, nuclear weapons, and stealthy combat drones. Rob often finds himself one step behind the last Bond film’s locations, most recently travelling to SPECTRE’s Mexico. Other destinations for his stories have included, China, India, French Guiana, Morocco, Canada, Turkey, and many more. Rob has lived and worked in America, Australia, Czech Republic and Japan. He has written for a variety of aviation, defence and aerospace publications and national broadcasters, including the BBC. Rob lives in France. Official website. >Articles by Rob



Steve Oxenrider, our man on America's East coast, is a retired educator, life-long James Bond film fan and freelance writer who has contributed to many Bond books and publications. He has interviewed more than 100 Bond cast and crew members, as well as being credited on the supplementary features for several of the DVDs. Some of his credits can be seen on his IMDB page.
Steve’s interest in Bond started November 26, 1965, with the NBC television special The Incredible World of James Bond. That Christmas he saw Thunderball 25 times, befriended both Lotte Lenya and Harold Sakata by telephone and 51 years later has amassed an amazing collection of stills, posters, autographs, toys and merchandising. His favourite Bond film remains Thunderball, but "the double-bills of the 60s and 70s, with those fantastic ad campaigns, were as exciting as a new film."
Steve has taught English as a Second Language in American public schools and travelled to more than 75 countries, many of them Bond locales. In 1989 he was privileged to spend an entire week at Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye estate in Jamaica. >Articles by Steve



Stuart Kortekaas, our man in Australia, is an industrial designer & photographer. A life-long James Bond fan, his passion for design was inspired by watching Goldfinger as a child. Since completing a masters degree in Sweden he has travelled the world, photographing glamorous locations, exotic wildlife, and some of the world's most beautiful models. For more information, please visit www.stuartkortekaas.com. >Articles by Stuart

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