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James Bond 50th Anniversary 1962-2012

007 DAYS OF BOND - Day 005 Stoke Park

Britt Ekland, Tania Mallet, Richard Kiel and Eunice Gayson at Stoke Park

ABOVE: Britt Ekland (Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun), Tania Mallet (Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger), Richard Kiel (Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker) and Eunice Gayson (Sylvia Trench in Dr. No and From Russia With Love).

Friday 21st September 2012: The Bond Blu-ray Relay Tour made its way to Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire, where location filming took place for Goldfinger (1964) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997).

On hand to give the 50th anniversary promotional activities a nostalgic tone was the screen’s first Bond Girl, Eunice Gayson, who played Trench, Sylvia Trench in Dr. No (1962) and From Russia With Love (1963) opposite Sean Connery’s Bond, James Bond. The ever-effervescent 84-year-old Eunice was joined by Bond Girls Tania Mallet, the luckless Tilly Masterson from Goldfinger who fell victim to Oddjob’s deadly steel-rimmed chapeau, and the ever lovely Britt Ekland, whose Mary Goodnight in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) spent more time hindering Roger Moore’s 007 than scuppering Scaramanga’s plans. Not to be overshadowed by the contingent of Bond Girls was the largest and most popular Bond Bad Guy in the 007 series, Jaws – the gentle giant Richard Kiel.

Tania Mallet, Eunice Gayson and Britt Ekland pose in front of Goldfinger's Rolls Royce Phantom III
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Goldfinger's Rolls Royce Phantom III makes a return visit to Stoke Park

ABOVE: Goldfinger's Rolls Royce Phantom III makes a return visit to Stoke Park.

PHOTOGRAPHS/JON BOND


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