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Bond Unit Manager Iris Rose (1930-2014)

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2014-08-19
Iris Rose James Bond obituary
FSWL are saddened to report the passing of Iris Rose, aged 76. Iris is sadly another one from the 'Bond family' that sadly has passed in 2014. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Obituary:
Longtime Eon Productions staffer Iris (Lilian) Rose passed away on 12 August, 2014.

Ms. Rose’s credits in the British film industry date back to 1968 when she started out as a production secretary on Stanley Kubrick’s iconic sci-fi epic, 2001: A Space Odyssey. She held the same position on 1974’s Sean Connery action vehicle, The Terrorists, partly filmed in Norway.

Other films Iris worked on early in her career included Voyage of the Damned, Equis and Love And Bullets.

She started her 00 career as a Production Assistant on For Your Eyes Only, quickly rising to the rank of Unit Manager, a position she held for the rest of her Bond career. Iris worked on 11 James Bond films (see list below) spanning four 007s – Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Her last Bond credit was 2008’s Quantum of Solace. Always a friendly presence on a Bond set, Iris Rose was an integral part of the Eon family and will be sorely missed by her family, colleagues and all Bond fans.

Iris Rose's James Bond films:
1981: For Your Eyes Only (Production assistant)
1983: Octopussy (1983) (Production assistant)
1985: A View To A Kill (Unit manager)
1987: The Living Daylights (Unit manager)
1989: Licence To Kill (Unit manager)
1995: GoldenEye (1995) (Unit manager)
1997: Tomorrow Never Dies (Unit manager)
1999: The World Is Not Enough (Unit manager)
2002: Die Another Day (Unit manager)
2006: Casino Royale (Unit manager)
2008: Quantum of Solace (Unit manager)

Photo above:
Iris Rose at Pinewood Studios 1992. Photo by Graham Rye. © 007 Magazine. All rights reserved.

For more information about Iris Rose's career, check out her profile on IMDB:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0741435/

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