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Graham Rye

Graham Rye

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Author, Designer, Photographer, Scriptwriter, Film Archivist, Event Organiser, Exhibition Designer, Video Editor/Director, Merchandise Product Designer.

Editor, Designer & Publisher
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The 2000s
Rye was commissioned by Stoke Park Golf Club, Buckinghamshire in 2000, to theme their exclusive Colt Bar to reflect the James Bond film Goldfinger, which had been partly filmed on the great British course in 1964. Later in 2000, Rye also designed, produced, and sponsored the illustrated colour programme for the first Ian Fleming Foundation James Bond Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala Dinner, held at Stoke Park Golf Club. The JBIFC also sponsored the first hole and were represented at the event by a four-man golf team.

 
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Graham Rye - Christie's 1998

At CHRISTIE'S first James Bond 007 sale in September 1998, Graham Rye entered Oddjob's steel-rimmed square-crown bowler hat from his 007 MAGAZINE Archive in auction, where it fetched the record-breaking sum of £62,000 when purchased by the Bond filmmakers EON Productions.

Christie's Auction Catalogue
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Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee - the man with the golden gun, was on hand to publicise the 1998 CHRISTIE'S 007 auction.

007 Newsletter
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IFF Golf Brochure spread
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IFF Golf Brochure
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In 2000, Graham Rye also designed, produced, and sponsored the illustrated colour programme for the first Ian Fleming Foundation James Bond Celebrity Golf Classic & Gala Dinner, held at Stoke Park Golf Club.

007 MAGAZINE Issue #47

007 MAGAZINE Issue #47

Ursula Andress at 'Autographica 2005'

Ursula Andress at 'Autographica 2005'

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Stoke Park Golf Club (CLICK FOR ALTERNATE IMAGE OF ELLIPTICAL TABLE) Stoke Park Golf Club Stoke Park Golf Club
2000 – The Colt Bar at Stoke Park Golf Club themed by Graham Rye.
Stoke Park Golf Club Stoke Park Golf Club Stoke Park Golf Club
IFF Brochure designed by Graham Rye (Back) IFF Brochure designed by Graham Rye (Front)

ABOVE: The first Ian Fleming Foundation golf event brochure designed by Graham Rye.

Desmond Llewelyn at the IFF Golf Event IFF Golf Event

ABOVE: (left) Graham Rye also sponsored the first hole, where Desmond Llewelyn started the (golf) ball rolling. (right) Rye’s organisation was also represented in the tournament by a four-man golf team, handicapped here by an Oddjob and Jaws look-a-like.

Graham Rye with Ursula Andress at Autographica 2005

ABOVE: In 2005 Graham Rye was responsible for negotiating the premiere appearance of the original Bond Girl – Ursula Andress – to attend as the star guest in the UK at ‘Autographica’ (above), the world’s largest annual autograph signing event.

OHMSS actor Terry Mountain visits Graham Rye at his Kent office

ABOVE: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever action actor Terry Mountain visits with 007 MAGAZINE publisher Graham Rye at his office in Kent.

 Graham Rye remains the only person outside the 007 filmmakers EON Productions, and the literary copyright holders Ian Fleming Publications, whose livelihood is exclusively derived from James Bond-related projects.
     In his 65th year the future looks to be as busy as ever for Rye, with no sign of retirement and myriad James Bond-related picture enquiries from the world’s media, together with the production of his deluxe limited edition 007 MAGAZINE publications.
     Under the creative gaze of Graham Rye 007 MAGAZINE & ARCHIVE Limited has become the worldwide professional focal point for all enquiries relating to the James Bond phenomenon, providing a unique photo agency and definitive information centre for the world’s media, and the number one organisation for James Bond enthusiasts of all ages worldwide. Nobody does it better!

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Beginning in 1989, GRAHAM RYE worked with MTV EUROPE on compiling a montage of the best 007 film clips for an hour-long James Bond special to coincide with the release of Licence To Kill. Rye also appeared in a five-minute interview on the TV programme. 

Since then GRAHAM RYE has made various other TV appearances including:
BBC TV ‘Children In Need’ • ‘Good Morning with Anne & Nick’ BBC TV - World Service The Esther Show • LWT’s ‘Schofield’s Quest’ • Meridian News; ‘The Pier’ • BSKYB: ‘31 West’: News (with George Lazenby)  •   UK Living  1 'Til 3 with Paul Ross • Granada Talk: The Paul Ross Show • GMTV News • Live TV (cable channel) NBC • CNN  KBC France • Channel 1 Russia • Carlton; ‘James Bond - Shaken & Stirred’ documentary’ The Paul Ross Show Film 2002 • BBC TV 6 O’Clock News • ‘Brits Go To Hollywood: Sean Connery’ Channel 4 • Liquid Assets: Sean Connery’s Millions BBC3 • Daily Planet (Discovery Channel Canada - also broadcast across the U.S.A., South America and the Caribbean) • SKY NEWS
 
Continuing radio interviews include:
BBC-World Service; BBC Radio News (broadcast nationwide); Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Bristol, Cleveland, Derby, Humberside, Kent, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Merseyside, Newcastle, Northampton, Southern Counties, Shropshire; Capitol Radio; Talk UK; London News Radio; London Talk Radio; County Sound; Liberty Radio; British Forces Broadcasting Services (BFBS covers the following countries: Germany, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Balkans, Falklands, Brunei, Afghanistan, Ascension Islands, Iraq, Qatar, and Belize); Radio 702 South Africa (Johannesburg); CIQC Quebec; CKNW Canada; KRFC San Francisco; WCCO Minneapolis; ABC Radio – NSW Australia.
    
GRAHAM RYE has also been featured and quoted in most major newspapers and magazines around the world, including: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Daily Mail, You - The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard, The Independent, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mirror, The Sun, Surrey Herald News, The Woking Informer, Lo Spettacolo ITALY, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Philadelphia Daily News, The Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail CANADA, The Gazette Montreal, The New Zealand Dominion, Khaleej Times DUBAI United Arab Emirates, Sunday Mail MALAYSIA, The Hong Kong Eastern Express; Empire, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, TV Times, Chat, Best, Film Review, BBC Top Gear Magazine, Newstatesman SOCIETY, London’s Guide CITY LIMITS Magazine, Vox, Starlog, What’s On CYPRUS, TV Movie GERMANY, Free Style Life For Men JAPAN, The Telegraph Calcutta INDIA.
 
Interviews with GRAHAM RYE are also regularly syndicated around the world by press agencies, including Reuters and PA.

Graham Rye: The James Bond Man Interview

Interviews with GRAHAM RYE
1995: THE JAMES BOND MAN
by Terry Adlam
2005: The Graham Rye CBN Interview
   by John Cox  Part 1  Part 2

2006: Universal Exports interview
with GRAHAM RYE

by Adam Farrington-Williams

2012: A LIFE IN BONDAGE
by Luke Williams
Graham Rye Interview


GRAHAM RYE can be contacted at: editor@007magazine.co.uk


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