007 MAGAZINE celebrates
its 40TH birthday!
007 MAGAZINE, the world’s
number one publication dedicated to the world of James Bond celebrates its
40th Anniversary in 2019.
Since April 1, 1979, 007 MAGAZINE has faithfully chronicled, debated and
celebrated Ian Fleming's enduring hero. 007 MAGAZINE is renowned for the
consistent excellence of its journalism, the unparalleled variety of its
photographic content and the encyclopaedic depth of its research and
Publisher & Editor, Graham Rye said, “I’m very proud that we’ve reached
this incredible milestone. 007 MAGAZINE has stayed the course and achieved
a treasured status among Bond fans worldwide.”
007 MAGAZINE has long been recognised as an essential authoritative source
for the most reliable and deeply researched editorial content on all
aspects of the James Bond phenomenon. Coupled with exclusive images from
the 007 MAGAZINE ARCHIVE, the world’s largest commercial archive related
to James Bond, every issue of the luxury publication is packed with many
rare and never-before-seen images.
In the last four decades 007 MAGAZINE has featured interviews and
contributions from just about every individual imaginable connected with
James Bond, including Oscar-winning Dubbing Editor Norman Wanstall,
Director Terence Young, actors Ursula Andress and Christopher Lee, while
interviewees featured in 007 MAGAZINE over the last four decades have been
an eclectic selection of key players in the James Bond legacy, and include
James Bond actors George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce
Brosnan, Daniel Craig; Moneypennys – Lois Maxwell, Pamela Salem, Samantha
Bond; Bond Girls – Izabella Scorupco, Denise Richards, Eva Green, Bérénice
Marlohe, Shirley Eaton, Martine Beswicke, Caroline Munro, Nadja Regin,
Margaret Nolan – and the ‘voice of the Bond Girls’, Nikki van der Zyl; and
from behind the camera – Directors Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Michael Apted;
Production Designers Syd Cain, Oscar-winners Ken Adam, and Peter Lamont;
Composer David Arnold, Stunt Arranger Simon Crane; and from 007’s literary
heritage – Bond authors Kingsley Amis (a.k.a. Robert Markham), John
Pearson, and John Gardner.
007 MAGAZINE has premiered unique and ground-breaking events that have
seen Bond film stars, crew alumni and iconic props reunited at James
Bond's spiritual cinematic home Pinewood Studios for the first time since
their filming days, and it has overseen the salvaging and restoring of
some the most unique Bond props and vehicles ever to grace the silver
“I have made 007 MAGAZINE my life’s work,” said Graham Rye. “I am
extremely proud of the contribution that 007 MAGAZINE has made to the
education and promotion of the Bond myth over a 40-year period.”
As 007 MAGAZINE goes from strength-to-strength, it looks set, with Graham
Rye's unwavering hand on the tiller, to continue on the path of quality
and excellence that has kept it for so long the undisputed premier
publication of the James Bond phenomenon.
Notes for editors:
Graham Rye – 007 MAGAZINE Editor/Designer/Publisher is available for
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GRAHAM RYE began publishing 007 MAGAZINE as a part-time venture before
developing it into a full-time commercial enterprise, since when his
publication has become ‘the bible’ for thousands of Bond fans in over 40
countries around the world.
His interest in all things Bond began at the tender age of 11 when his
father took him in 1962 to see the first James Bond film Dr. No.
With the release of Goldfinger in 1964 he discovered Ian Fleming’s
James Bond novels and was hooked – for life!
Rye describes himself as a ‘traditionalist Bond fan’, and considers the
first six films in the series to be the quintessential Bond: “If my home
was on fire and I had time to grab a couple of handfuls of Bond Blu-rays
as I dashed out, it would have to be Dr. No to On Her Majesty’s
Secret Service – perhaps Diamonds Are Forever – but only if it
was a small fire!” Rye is also the author of the best-selling book The
James Bond Girls.
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