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40th Anniversary Celebration of the 1983 James Bond 007 film Octopussy

By: Anders Frejdh
Octopussy 40th Anniversary weekend celebration
2023 marks the 40th Anniversary since the release of Octopussy (1983) starring Sir Roger Moore as Ian Fleming's 007. To celebrate the anniversary, FSWL reader Martijn Mulder of On The Tracks of 007 is organising a special event over the 3-4 June weekend at Nene Valley Railway in England, one of the filming locations.

The ticket price is 195 GBP and include event admission, train ride with location stops, dinner (food only) and entertainment on Saturday evening, meet & greets with Octopussy cast & crew members + autograph session on Sunday (exact itinerary TBC). Tickets can be purchased on the On The Tracks of 007 website

The celeboratory events starts on SATURDAY JUNE 3, 2023 at 10.00am | Wansford Station, Peterborough, UK

Join Octopussy cast & crew members on board the event train, visit the Octopussy filming locations along the Nene Valley Railway together, and see the original Octopussy train carriages from the film!

Enjoy dinner & entertainment and on-stage interviews with the VIP guests! Confirmed people to attend are the following names (all worked on Octopussy):

Alison Worth (one of the Octopussy Circus girls)
Andy Bradford (009 in the film)
Anthony Waye (1st assistant director)
Carole Ashby (one of the Octopussy Circus girls)
Colin Miller (sound editor)
David & Tony Meyer (Mischka and Grischka in the film)
John Glen (director)
John Grover (supervising editor)
John Richardson (special effects supervisor)
Helene Hunt (one of the Octopussy Circus girls)
Kristina Wayborn (Magda in the film)
Peter Davies (editor)
Safira Afzal (one of the Octopussy Circus girls)
Steven Berkoff (General Orlov in the film)
Terry Madden (2nd assistant director)

Note: All VIP guests will charge for their autographs. Partly to help raise funds for the Nene Valley Railway.

Witness the launch of a new On The Tracks of 007 book filled with rare photos and behind-the-scenes stories about the filming of Octopussy, GoldenEye (1995) and other Bond related items! Grab the chance to purchase a copy on site and have it signed by the author himself, Marc Hernandez.

Complete your autograph collection during an autograph session with the cast & crew members and meet many local extras, who all have a story to tell!

The celebratory event ends on SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2023 at 4.00pm | Wansford Station, Peterborough, UK

Octopussy, 40th Anniversary, Celebration, Nene Valley Railway
The event HQ will be Delta Hotels by Marriott Peterborough, located conveniently close to Wansford Station (just 5 minutes by car). Click here to book a hotel room.

Octopussy's 40th Anniversary Celebration is organised by fans for fans and is designed to raise funds for the Nene Valley Railway.

The event is not endorsed nor supported by EON Productions, Danjaq and/or MGM and should therefore not be regarded an 'official event'.



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