Casting the Continuation Novels

It’s at least the fastest sword fight. :grin:

I think the sword fights in Scaramouche (Stewart Granger vs Mel Ferrer ) and Zorro (Alain Delon vs Stanley Baker) are even better.

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MOONRAKER (1955)

James Bond 007 – Errol Flynn
Ronnie Vallance – Anthony Quayle
Gala Brand – Maureen O’Hara
Willy Krebs aka The Persuader – Hardy Krüger
Hugo Drax aka Hugger – James Mason
Train – Robert Newton
Walter – Claude Rains
Basil Basildon – Wilfrid Hyde-White
Blades Waitress – Carole Lesley
Egon Bartsch – Oskar Werner
World Without Want Inn Bartender – Esmond Knight
Drax’s Guard Leader – Til Kiwe
Drax’s Steam Guard 1 – Robert Freitag
Drax’s Steam Guard 2 – Harry Meyen
Drax’s Steam Guard 3 – Klaus Kinski
Drax’s Steam Guard 4 – Jan Hendriks
SIS Shooting Range Instructor – Ronald Ward
Tallon – Tony Britton
BBC Announcer – Cedric Hardwicke
Peter Trimble – Michael Rennie
Max Meyer – J. Pat O’Malley
Tommy Dangerfield – Guy Middleton
Rodney Porterfield – Griffith Jones
Brevett – Leslie Bradley
Grimley – Leslie Dwyer
Loelia Ponsonby – Lana Morris
Jane Moneypenny – Maxine Audley
Bill Tanner – Conrad Phillips
Miles Messervy aka M – Basil Rathbone

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The Phantom Pain (Metal Gear Solid V) (2015)

MGS Ground Zeroes is the PTS

James Bond: Charlie Hunnam
Quiet: Keira Knightley
Revolver Ocelot: Sam Rockwell
Skull Face: Kenneth Branagh
Code Talker: Peter Capaldi
Eli: Tom Holland
Dr. Emmerich: Ben Whishaw
Kazuhira Miller: Ralph Fiennes
Paz: Chloe Grace Moretz
Chico: Asa Butterfield

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Charlie Hunnam, Sam Rockwell and Tom Holland? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1956)

James Bond 007 – Errol Flynn
Ernie Cureo – Martin Balsam
Tiffany Case – Rita Hayworth
“Windy” Wint – Jackie Gleason
“Boofy” Kidd – Vincent Price
Jack Spang aka ABC – Ray Milland
Seraffimo Spang – Ray Milland
Dankwaerts – Michael Hordern
Tiara Casino Manicurist – Lola Albright
Frasso – Richard Boone
McGonigle – L.Q. Jones
Freetown Garrison Force Captain – Trevor Reid
Freetown Garrison Force Corporal – Victor Maddern
Michael “Shady” Tree – Burgess Meredith
Lobiniere – Ian Carmichael
Queen Elizabeth Auction’s Bidding Girl – Nita Talbot
Sierra International Dentist – John Robinson
Tingaling Bell – Frankie Darro
J. Spang’s Helicopter Pilot – Anton Diffring
Rocky – Jack Elam
“Lame-brain” Pissaro – Dan Seymour
Rosy Budd – Claude Akins
Felix Leiter – Chuck Connors
Ronnie Vallance – Leo Genn
Loelia Ponsonby – Lana Morris
Jane Moneypenny – Maxine Audley
Bill Tanner – Conrad Phillips
Miles Messervy aka M – Basil Rathbone

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FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE (1957)

James Bond 007 – Errol Flynn
Darko Kerim – Amedeo Nazzari
Tatiana Romanova – Grace Kelly
Donovan “Red” Grant – Stanley Baker
Rosa Klebb – Bette Davis
D. Kerim’s Chauffeur – Esref Kolçak
Zora – Linda Cristal
Vida – Rita Moreno
Krilencu – Grégoire Aslan
Orient Express Conductor – George Coulouris
Kronsteen – Peter Wyngarde
Vavra – Hulusi Kentmen
Grant’s Masseuse – Gia Scala
Melchior Benz – Ben Wright
Kurt Goldfarb – Val Avery
MGB Man – Kurt Meisel
Boris Kerim – Giorgos Fountas
Grubozaboyschikov aka General G – Otto Preminger
Vozdvishensky – Werner Peters
Nikitin – Wolfgang Preiss
Slavin – Leon Askin
Ivan Serov – Paul Hartmann
Stefan Trempo aka Tempo – Fikret Hakan
May McGrath – Judith Anderson
Roger Troop – Sebastian Cabot
René Mathis – François Périer
Loelia Ponsonby – Lana Morris
Jane Moneypenny – Maxine Audley
Bill Tanner – Conrad Phillips
Miles Messervy aka M – Basil Rathbone

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DOCTOR NO (1958)

James Bond 007 – Errol Flynn
Quarrel – Errol John
Honey Rider – Kim Novak
No’s “Blind” Assassin 1 – Scatman Crothers
No’s “Blind” Assassin 2 – Brock Peters
No’s “Blind” Assassin 3 – Harry Belafonte
Julius No – Yul Brynner
Pleydell-Smith – David McCallum
May – Izumi Ashikawa
Sam-sam – Kazuo Okamura
Sam-sam’s Pal – Duke Keomuka
Pus-Feller – Orlando Martins
Annabel Chung aka Freelance – Reiko Sato
No’s Dragon Boss – Kam Tong
Sam (Dragon Boss’ partner) – Benson Fong
Bill Templar – Percy Herbert
Miss Taro – Li Hua Li
No’s Security Boat Loud-Hailer Man – Victor Sen Yung
No’s Security Boat Machine Gunner – Fuji
Jamaica Acting Governor – Cecil Parker
Mary Trueblood – Patricia Cutts
No’s Crab Key Searcher 1 – Frank Silvera
No’s Crab Key Searcher 2 – Robert Adams
Sister Lily – Anna May Wong
Sister Rose – Miyoshi Umeki
No’s River Guard – Ivan Dixon
No’s Hearse Driver – Frank Singuineau
John Strangways – Maurice Kaufmann
James Molony – Roger Livesey
Jane Moneypenny – Maxine Audley
Godfrey Boothroyd aka Q – Michael Gough
Bill Tanner – Conrad Phillips
Miles Messervy aka M – Basil Rathbone

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Make that Robert Taylor for James Bond…

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GOLDFINGER (1959)

James Bond 007 – Cary Grant
Smithers – John Williams
Pussy Galore – Anne Baxter
Oddjob – Kenji Shibuya
Auric Goldfinger – Orson Welles
Agent 258 – Nigel Stock
Jill Masterton – Marilyn Monroe
Solo – Bruce Gordon
Jed Midnight – Karl Malden
Jack Strap – Harold J. Stone
Billy Ring aka The Grinner – Keenan Wynn
Helmut Springer aka The Duke – Kevin McCarthy
Records – Harry Landis
Tilly Masterton – Carroll Baker
Goldfinger’s BOAC Official – Frank Marth
Hawker – Sam Kydd
Ferryfield Airport Customs Officer – Patrick Troughton
Goldfinger’s Pilot – Albert Lieven
Goldfinger’s Navigator – Dietmar Schönherr
Goldfinger’s Wireless Operator – Heinz Reincke
C For Charlie – Joe Maross
Goldfinger’s Airport Doctor – Paul Henreid
Foulkes – Harold Goodwin
Alfred Blacking – Nigel Patrick
Junius DuPont – Robert F. Simon
Capungo – Mario Brega
The Mexican – Emilio Fernández
Blackwell – Jack Watling
Schwab – Walther Reyer
Santos – Robert Contreras
Felix Leiter – Steve McQueen
Bill Tanner – William Russell
Miles Messervy aka M – Charles Laughton

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FROM A VIEW TO A KILL (1960)

James Bond 007 – Cary Grant
G. A. Schreiber – John Dehner
Mary Ann Russell – Jean Simmons
Russian Motorcycle Assassin’s Assistant 1 – Neville Brand
Russian Motorcycle Assassin’s Assistant 2 – William Smith
Russian Motorcycle Assassin – Omar Sharif
Rattray – Richard Attenborough
SHAPE Chief Handler – Jean Desailly
Bates – Roland Curram

Hungarian Defector – Marius Goring
Head Of Station V – Henry Daniell

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FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1960)

James Bond 007 – Cary Grant
Johns – Richard Anderson
Judy Havelock – Elizabeth Taylor
Gonzales – Fernando Lamas
von Hammerstein – Rod Steiger
von Hammerstein’s Girl 1 – Rosanna Schiaffino
von Hammerstein’s Girl 2 – Giovanna Ralli
Gonzales’ Man 1 – Rodolfo Acosta
Gonzales’ Man 2 – Fernando Sancho
Tim Havelock – Reginald Denny
Mrs. Havelock – Barbara Couper
Fayprince – Diahann Carroll
Agatha – Louise Beavers
Miles Messervy aka M – Charles Laughton

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Liz Taylor handling a crossbow!!
I would like to see this!! :grinning:

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE (1960)

James Bond 007 – Cary Grant
Nassau Chief Of Police – Ossie Davis
Rhoda Llewellyn Masters Miller – Ava Gardner
Castro Rebel 1 – Eli Wallach
Castro Rebel 2 – Rodolfo Hoyos Jr.
Castro Rebel 3 – Percy Rodrigues
Castro Rebel 4 – Joel Fluellen
Castro Rebel 5 – Henry Darrow
Castro Rebel 6 – Pepe Hern
Castro Supporter 1 – Cesar Romero
Castro Supporter 2 – Mel Ferrer
Castro Supporter 3 – Gilbert Roland
Castro Supporter 4 – Arnold Moss
Bahamas Governor – Anthony Nicholls
Harvey Miller – Richard Conte
Bahamas Governor’s ADC – Peter Sallis
Bahamas Government House Sentry – Hari Rhodes

Young Tattersall – Stephen Boyd
Lady Burford – Greer Garson
Philip Masters – Richard Burton

RISICO (1960)

James Bond 007 – Cary Grant
Enrico Colombo – Raf Vallone
Lisl Baum – Anita Ekberg
Kristatos’ Machine Gunner – John Cassavetes
Kristatos – José Ferrer
Colombo’s Sailor – Sergio Fantoni
Colombo’s Chasing Jogger – Mimmo Palmara
Mario – Vincenzo Musolino
Colombo’s Scared Jogger – Tomas Milian
Colomba d’Oro Maitre d’Hôtel – Carlo Giustini
Colomba d’Oro Maitre d’Hôtel’s #2 – Tiberio Murgia
Ronnie Vallance – John Gregson
Miles Messervy aka M – Charles Laughton

THE HILDEBRAND RARITY (1960)

James Bond 007 – Cary Grant
Fidele Barbey – Peter Ustinov
Liz Krest – Lana Turner
Fritz – Vic Morrow
Milton Krest – Robert Mitchum
Wavekrest Engineer – Fritz Tillmann

Miles Messervy aka M – Charles Laughton

THUNDERBALL (1961)

James Bond 007 – Cary Grant
Peter Pedersen – Nehemiah Persoff
Domino Vitali – Sophia Loren
Vargas – Robert Duvall
Emilio Largo – Anthony Quinn
Harling – Ronald Leigh-Hunt
Patricia Fearing – Diana Dors
Brandt – Günter Meisner
Fallon – Denny Miller
Giuseppe Petacchi – Rik Battaglia
Santos – Johnny Sekka
Lippe – Erno Crisa
Roddick – David Tomlinson
Pitman – Tommy Eytle
Stengel – O.E. Hasse
Kotze – Victor Beaumont
Joshua Wain – Moultrie Kelsall
Disco Volante Captain – Joseph Campanella
Kandinsky – Oscar Homolka
Marius Domingue – Jean Richard
Pierre Borraud – Daniel Ceccaldi
Fidelio Sciacca – Alberto Sorrentino
Bruno Bayer – Heinz Conrads
Strelik – Oscar Beregi Jr.
Snow – Harry Andrews
Ernst Stavro Blofeld – Michael Redgrave
May McGrath – Olga Lindo
René Mathis – Robert Lamoureux
Felix Leiter – Clint Eastwood
Loelia Ponsonby – Valerie French
Jane Moneypenny – Kathleen Byron
Bill Tanner – William Russell
Miles Messervy aka M – Charles Laughton

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THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1962)

James Bond 007 – Richard Johnson
Mounties Lieutenant – John Ireland
Stonor – Edward Binns
(unmentioned) Canadian Girl – Debra Paget
Vivienne Michel – Jean Seberg
Horst Uhlmann – James Coburn
Sol Horowitz aka Horror – Martin Landau
Sluggsy Morant – Dennis Hopper
Ernst Stavro Blofeld – George Sanders
Sanguinetti – Sam Wanamaker
Scotland Yard CID Sleuth’s The Mechanics’ Mole – James Caan
Morrow – Jim Hutton
The Mechanics’ Top Gunman 1 – Don Gordon
The Mechanics’ Top Gunman 2 – James Olson
The Mechanics’ Top Gunman 3 – Steve Ihnat
Jed Phancey – Malcolm Atterbury
Millicent Phancey – Margaret Hamilton
Top Scotland Yard CID Sleuth 1 – Anthony Steel
Top Scotland Yard CID Sleuth 2 – Lionel Jeffries
O’Donnell – Andrew Prine
Glens Falls Stenographer – Jack Donner
Wounded Mountie – Jason Evers
KGB’s Top Paris Man – Charles Vanel
Boris – Joseph Ruskin

Those are very in-depth. How long did it take to compile those cast lists?

Oh, working off and on probably about as little as a day or two for the short stories to about a week for the novels. I initially was going to do only the major roles, but soon found that some books were having a much bigger list than others so I wanted to balance them out a little, and, as a result, I decided to do characters that took up at least a page or two (in the novels) provided that they were visibly seen (for example no scuba divers or masked assassins are cast).

I’ve found it fun to recast the roles so I’ve run away with it–and being the completist I am, I’ve kept on doing it. Also, it hasn’t been as hard as I might have originally thought to find appropriate actors for the characters. So that’s helped. And I just finished the John Gardner run, so I’m gearing up for Raymond Benson’s tenure.

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Nice, I’ll looking forward to your Benson casts.

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