This section of FSWL is kind of personal as it features photos and stories from meeting and talking to the people who have contributed to the success of the James Bond 007 phenomenon. In most cases very friendly and down-to-earth. Currently over 300 names are listed.

The list consist of actors, actresses, assistant directors, camera operators, cinematographers, composers, costume designers, directors, editors, executive producers, location managers, lyrics writers, marketing executives, music artists, production assistants, production controllers, production designers, production managers, production secretaries, publicists, script supervisors, screenwriters, special effects wizards, stunt coordinators and several stuntmen.

The section also includes meetings with official James Bond authors.  

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Defence Minister Dmitri Mishkin in GOLDENEYE 1995
Tchéky Karyo was born in 1953 in Istanbul, Turkey, and grew up in Paris. He is one of France's most popular and recognized actors and has appeared in film, television and theatre since the early 1980s.

Tchéky studied drama at the Sorano Theater before joining Compagnie Daniel Benoin and in 1975 started at the Théâtre National de Strasbourg.

In the 1980s, Tchéky appeared on theatre in plays such as Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Brach, Peter Handke, Marie-Louise Fleisser, and Thomas Achterbush. He also appeared in La tectonique des sentiments by Eric Emmanuel Schmit at Théâtre Marigny. Tchéky was nominated for a César Award (Most promising actor" for his performance in La Balance (1982), and has also received the prestigious Jean Gabin Award.

Apart from his role as "Defence Minister Dmitri Mishkin" in GoldenEye (1995) his voluminous acting credits include Nikita (1990), Bad Boys (1995), Addicted to Love (1997), Saving Grace (2000), The Patriot (2000), Kiss of the Dragon (2001), The Good Thief (2002), A Previous Engagement (2008). Karyo has also released a music album, Ce Lien Qui Nous Unit.

Other cast & crew from GoldenEye that we've met:
>Andrew Noakes (production accountant)
>Anthony Waye (associate producer)
>Barbara Broccoli (producer)
>Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
>Colin Salmon (actor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Eunice Huthart (stunts)
>Famke Janssen (actress)
>Izabella Scorupco (actress)
>Jim Dowdall (stuntman)
>Judi Dench (actress)
>Keith Hamshere (stills photographer)
>Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
>Michael G. Wilson (executive producer)
>Michael Kitchen (actor)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nick Gillard (stuntman)
>Pauline Hume (end titles)
>Pavel Douglas (actor)
>Peter Lamont (production designer)
>Pierce Brosnan (James Bond)
>Remy Julienne (stuntman)
>Robbie Coltrane (actor)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roy Alon (stuntman)
>Samantha Bond (actress)
>Sean Bean (actor)
>Serena Gordon (actress)
>Terry Cade (stuntman)
>Terry Richards (stuntman)
>Trevor Steedman (stuntman)

Photo below:
Tchéky Karyo was in Stockholm for the premiere of Änglavakt with Izabella Scorupco, her co-star in GoldenEye, March 15, 2010.
Photo © 2010 Johanna Solgren. All rights reserved.

Text written and published by Anders Frejdh in April 2010.


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