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60 YEARS OF BOND 1962-2022
Celebrate 60 years of James Bond at the Royal Albert Hall

Celebrate 60 years of James Bond at the Royal Albert Hall
Daniel Craig returns to the big screen in a triple bill of Casino Royale IN CONCERT, Skyfall IN CONCERT and Spectre IN CONCERT.

Casino Royale IN CONCERT - Thursday 17 November 2022
With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Starts: 7:30pm

Casino Royale IN CONCERT returns to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 2017. Composer David Arnold will give a live introduction.

Skyfall IN CONCERT - Friday 18 November 2022
With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Starts: 7:30pm
Skyfall IN CONCERT returns to the Royal Albert Hall for the first time since 2019. Director Sir Sam Mendes will give a live introduction.

Spectre IN CONCERT - Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November 2022
With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Starts: 2:00pm & 7:30pm* Saturday, 1:30pm Sunday
*Director Sir Sam Mendes will give a live introduction at this performance.

Film Concerts Live! proudly presents the third instalment in the James Bond Concert Series, the world premiere of Spectre IN CONCERT, produced in association with EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios. For the first time, audiences around the world will be able to experience composer Thomas Newman’s super-charged musical score performed live by a full symphony orchestra in sync to director Sam Mendes’ thrilling motion picture.

The Sound of 007 In Concert

The Sound of 007 IN CONCERT at The Royal Albert Hall
An unmissable evening of entertainment marking the 60th Anniversary took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday October 4, 2022 The Sound of 007 IN CONCERT featured the music of some of the most illustrious names in James Bond music history, and benefitted music charities Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy and the BRIT Trust.

Original James Bond recording artists Dame Shirley Bassey, Lulu and Shirley Manson and her band Garbage performed iconic 007 songs alongside guest vocalists Becky Hill, Celeste, Ella Eyre, Jamie Cullum, John Grant and Paloma Faith accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Nicholas Dodd. Produced by EON Productions, The Sound of 007 IN CONCERT was curated by five-time James Bond composer David Arnold. No Time To Die composer Hans Zimmer also performed at the concert.

An edited version of the concert is available to stream globally on Prime Video, as part of the platform's celebration of the 60th anniversary of James Bond.


27 September 2022

James Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli attended a private event at Pinewood Studios to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Dr. No, and the official opening of ‘The Sean Connery Stage’. Sir Sean’s granddaughter Saskia Connery opened the stage on behalf of the Connery family, and previous cast and crew from the long-running series joined the celebrations. In attendance were five-time James Bond director John Glen and actresses Maryam d’Abo, Carole Ashby, Madeline Smith, Caroline Munro, and Martine Beswicke, who appeared in From Russia With Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965) with Sean Connery.


Sixty Years of James Bond, the official two-part charity auction

This autumn, Christie’s and EON Productions are delighted to present Sixty Years of James Bond, an official two-part charity sale celebrating the 60th Anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen.

Sixty Years of James Bond
, the official two-part charity auction will see 60 lots go under the hammer to benefit 45 chosen charities: a live sale on September 28th featuring vehicles, watches and costumes from No Time To Die; and an online sale from September 15th until James Bond Day on October 5th, of themed experiences, props and collectibles from all 25 movies.

A free-to-attend, pre-sale exhibition showcasing highlights from Sixty Years of James Bond will take place between September 15th-28th at Christie’s HQ at 8 King Street, London, with a limited edition catalogues produced for the auction.

The headline lot for sale is a silver birch Aston Martin DB5, one of just eight replica stunt cars built for No Time To Die (2021) and the only one to be released for public sale. Estimated to fetch between £1.5 and £2 million, proceeds from this sale will benefit The Prince’s Trust in its work with young people and the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund’s support of charities assisting serving and former members of the three Intelligence Agencies and UK Special Forces. Other vehicles include an SFX version of the Q Jet Boat from The World Is Not Enough (1999), a Land Rover Defender 110 featured in No Time To Die’s stunt scenes and a bespoke 007 Land Rover Defender with the 60th Anniversary logo on the instrument panel. Standout pieces available to bid on include a Swarovski-encrusted, gold-plated egg in the style of Faberge from Octopussy (1983) and Timothy Dalton’s signed tuxedo from Licence To Kill (1989).
The total raised from the auction was £6,874,494 - five times the pre-sale estimate!

BFI James Bond Weekend 60th Anniversary

30 September - 2 October 2022
James Bond at 60 Weekend at BFI Southbank & BFI IMAX
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of James Bond with these exciting events and screenings at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX as part of the Bond Weekender. Look out for further updates of guests and a chance to see some of the Bond cars on display at BFI Southbank.

Friday 30 September 2022 18:15 NFT1 (90 minutes)
Q&A - Barbara Broccoli
* and Michael G. Wilson in conversation: 60 years of James Bond. *UPDATE SEE BELOW
The James Bond producers discuss their hugely successful tenure overseeing the 007 screen series.

Friday 30 September 2022 20:40 NFT1
Dr. No (1962)
+ intro by Michael G. Wilson
60th Anniversary screening [Digital 4K]

Saturday 01 October 2022 11:30 NFT1
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) + Q&A with editor and five-time James Bond director John Glen, hosted by BFI Southbank Lead Programmer Justin Johnson
45th anniversary screening [Digital 4K]

Saturday 01 October 2022 14:45 NFT1
(80 minutes)
Q&A - James Bond behind the scenes: Stunts and VFX
A look at the work that goes into creating the extraordinary action set-pieces in the Bond series.

Saturday 01 October 2022 17:00 NFT1 (90 minutes)
PREVIEW - The Sound of 007 + Q&A with director Mat Whitecross, lyricist Don Black and composer David Arnold
An insightful history of the James Bond series’ composers, musicians and singers who have helped shape its unique place in cinema. This new documentary reveals the history of seven decades of Bond music, from the genesis of 1962’s Dr. No and Monty Norman’s iconic ‘James Bond theme’, through to 2021’s No Time To Die. The film charts the ups and downs of James Bond soundtracks, combining interviews with stunning archive material from the franchise’s 60-year journey. The Sound of 007 will premiere exclusively on Prime Video from 5 October.

Saturday 01 October 2022 20:15 NFT1
The Living Daylights (1987) + extended introduction with actors Maryam d’Abo and Art Malik, hosted by David Walliams
35th anniversary screening [Digital 4K]

Sunday 02 October 2022 BFI IMAX
12:30 Skyfall (2012)
10th anniversary screening [IMAX Digital]
16:00 Spectre (2015) [IMAX Digital]
19:50 No Time To Die (2021) [IMAX Digital 3D]

*Sadly, Barbara Broccoli is no longer able to attend this event so, alongside Michael G. Wilson, BFI Southbank have assembled a panel of guests who have played a major part in the recent Bond films. Michael G. Wilson will now be joined by screenwriters Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, actor Rory Kinnear and casting director Debbie McWilliams. The event will be hosted by writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed.

The 60th Anniversary Celebrations for the Legendary James Bond Franchise Kicked-Off on Wednesday, September 21st with events honoring producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

21 September 2022
The celebration of the longest-running series in cinema history has officially begun! 

On Wednesday, September 21, 2022 the many global events scheduled to celebrate the legendary franchise officially kicked-off with producers Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli, introduced by special guest speaker Christoph Waltz, partaking in the 95-year-old Hollywood tradition of imprinting their hands at the forefront of the TCL Chinese Theater IMAX®.  Following the ceremony Wilson and Broccoli were honoured as the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation 2022 Pioneers of the Year. The acclaimed producers were presented the prestigious award by Daniel Craig and Michelle Yeoh at the Foundation’s Pioneer of the Year dinner, presented by MGM/United Artists Releasing and Amazon Studios. Sam Smith also performed three songs, including the Award winning song ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ from Spectre


James Bond vehicles join Jubilee celebrations

5 June 2022 - James Bond vehicles join Jubilee celebrations
007 celebrates The Queen and 70 years of exceptional service to her country by being invited to take part in The Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Ten iconic Bond vehicles joined Act II of The People’s Pageant in a once-in-a-lifetime procession.

The vehicles appeared amidst a collection of 500 vintage cars and motorbikes which will covered a 3km route taking in The Mall and Buckingham Palace to echo the Coronation journey 70 years ago.


Also - The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II - a look at Her Majesty's connections with James Bond

Blockbuster set of original James Bond screenplays, film scripts and storyboards to go on sale for £500,000

15 April 2022
Blockbuster set of original James Bond screenplays, film scripts and storyboards to go on sale for £500,000

The most extensive collection of James Bond film scripts, screenplays, manuscripts, storyboards and film treatments will be jointly offered for sale by world-leading London-based rare book dealers Peter Harrington and Adrian Harrington Rare Books for £500,000, in time to celebrate the 60th anniversary of 007 on the big screen. The set of approximately 120 original and inscribed screenplays, scripts, costume designs, storyboards, publicity material and even legal correspondence related to some of the franchise’s most memorable characters and moments on and off screen constitute a dream haul of collectables for any fan of Bond’s onscreen escapades over the past 60 years.


The James Bond films are returning to UK cinemas for 007's 60th anniversary!

8 April 2022
James Bond Films Set To Return To Cinemas - Celebrate 60 Years Of Bond On The Big Screen!

Following celebrations at the Academy Awards® and the BAFTA’s, the 60th Anniversary celebrations continue with UK and Irish cinema screenings of all 25 Bond titles from mid-April, culminating in ‘Global James Bond Day’ on 5th October. The films will be projected in stunning 4K and will screen chronologically at VUE, ODEON and Cineworld cinemas across the UK, and also select Omniplex sites in Ireland, starting mid-April with the 60th Anniversary of Dr. No (1962), through to No Time To Die (2021) in September, alongside other celebratory programmes at selected cinemas nationwide.

Release schedule  

Week commencing   

15 April 2022    Dr. No (1962)
22 April 2022    From Russia With Love (1963)
29 April 2022    Goldfinger (1964)
6 May 2022    Thunderball (1965)
13 May 2022    You Only Live Twice (1967)
20 May 2022    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1967)
27 May 2022    Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
3 June 2022    Live And Let Die (1973)
10 June 2022    The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
17 June 2022    The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
24 June 2022    Moonraker (1979)
1 July 2022    For Your Eyes Only (1981)
8 July  2022    Octopussy (1983)
15 July 2022    A View To A Kill (1985)
22 July 2022    The Living Daylights (1987)
29 July 2022    Licence To Kill (1989)
5 August 2022    GoldenEye (1995)
12 August 2022    Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
19 August 2022    The World Is Not Enough (1999)
26 August 2022    Die Another Day (2002)
2 September 2022    Casino Royale (2006)
9 September 2022    Quantum of Solace (2008)
16 September 2022    Skyfall (2012)
23 September 2022    Spectre (2015)
30 September 2022    No Time To Die (2021)

Park Circus is coordinating theatrical activity on behalf of MGM.

28 March 2022
A montage of clips was shown at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles last night celebrating 60 years of James Bond in the cinema. The event also included a live performance of ‘No Time To Die’ by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, which went on to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

14 March 2022
Dame Shirley Bassey performs ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ to celebrate 60 Years of James Bond at the 75th British Academy Film Awards held last night at London's Royal Albert Hall.

21 January 2022
No Time To Die re-released in selected US cinemas in IMAX

To help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of James Bond’s first big screen outing, Dr. No, MGM and EON Productions are re-releasing No Time To Die in IMAX in selected US cinemas starting Friday, January 21st. These special showings will also come with an exclusive Q&A from Daniel Craig, Director Cary Joji Fukunaga, and series’ Producers Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson. The previously released documentary Being James Bond: The Daniel Craig Story, which was previously an Apple TV+ exclusive, and included on the 4K Blu-ray edition, is now available to watch on the official James Bond YouTube Channel.

22 December 2021
Apple Announce The Sound Of 007 Documentary

Apple today announced The Sound of 007, a new feature documentary about the remarkable history of six decades of James Bond music. The documentary will make its global debut on Apple TV+ to mark the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film series in October 2022.

The Sound of 007 will go behind the lens into the greatest movie franchise in history from the genesis of Dr. No and the iconic 007 theme song all the way to No Time To Die, mixing heartfelt interviews with incredible James Bond archive material.
See also: A tribute to John Barry