Casting the Continuation Novels

The three post in a row limit does scupper plans.

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More of John Pearson’s JAMES BOND: THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF 007 novel and my giving a title to Bond’s major adventures in the book.

THE GODDESS KULL (1973)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
Gutteridge – Denholm Elliott
Kull – Raquel Welch
Gomez’s Priest – Isaac Hayes
Gomez – Simon Oakland
Da Silva – Francisco Rabal
Da Silva’s Wife – Brooke Bundy
Gomez’s Man 1 – Ram John Holder
Gomez’s Man 2 – Roger E. Mosley
Gomez’s Man 3 – Ed Bernard
Gomez’s Man 4 – Rudolph Walker
Gomez’s Man 5 – Antonio Fargas
Kingston Police Make-Up Expert – Georg Stanford Brown
Gomez’s Girl Guide – Pam Grier
Gomez’s Servant – Norman Beaton
May McGrath – Freda Jackson
Roger Troop – Gabriel Woolf
Una Trueblood – Alexandra Bastedo
Richmall – Robert Hardy
Bill Tanner – Colin Jeavons
Miles Messervy aka M – Kenneth More

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Taylor was not an English actor, American?

Edit: I looked it up: he was an Australian actor, so like Lazenby he could be Bond. :wink:

It’s been upped to five a while ago :wink:

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Tbh i posted that when it was very early for me, brain was not working yet, but i figured itd be fine given the real purpose for it.

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WETWORK (1973)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
Andreas – Vassili Karis
(unmentioned) Bond’s Greek Girl – Elena Nathanael
(unmentioned) Demetrios’ Henchman – Valentin de Vargas
Demetrios – Ricardo Montalban
Greek Hotel Barman – Dimitris Nikolaidis
Una Trueblood – Alexandra Bastedo
Desmond McCarthy aka Quartermaster – Michael Ripper
Bill Tanner – Colin Jeavons
Miles Messervy aka M – Kenneth More

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DUEL OF THE ASSASSINS (1973)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
Birkin – Donald Sinden
(unmentioned) Bond’s Finnish Girl – Bibi Besch
Oborin – Richard Lynch
Oborin’s Master 1 – Wolfgang Lukschy
Oborin’s Master 2 – Ivan Desny
Oborin’s Master 3 – Martin Benrath
Oborin’s Master 4 – Karlheinz Böhm
Oborin’s Russian Sailor 1 – Horst Janson
Oborin’s Russian Sailor 2 – Arthur Brauss
Oborin’s Russian Sailor 3 – Kurt Raab
Bill Tanner – Colin Jeavons
Miles Messervy aka M – Kenneth More

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LETHAL CARGO (1973)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
René Mathis – Jean-Claude Brialy
(unmentioned) Bond’s French Girl – Catherine Deneuve
London Gangster 1 – Nicol Williamson
London Gangster 2 – Ian Hendry
London Gangster 3 – Patrick Mower
London Gangster 4 – David Warbeck
London Gangster 5 – David Prowse
(unmentioned) London Gangsters’ Boss – Sebastian Shaw

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THE LIST (1973)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
Head Of Station A – Stewart Granger
Nashda – Virna Lisi
Rosalie – Jean Marsh
Heinkel – John Vernon
Rosalie’s Man – Ettore Manni
Rosalie’s Driver – Ivan Rassimov
Heinkel’s Man 1 – Tom Reese
Heinkel’s Man 2 – Luke Askew
Heinkel’s Man 3 – Alex Rocco
Heinkel’s Man 4 – Steve Sandor
Heinkel’s Man 5 – John Beck
Heinkel’s Station A Contact – John Alderton
Miles Messervy aka M – Kenneth More

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A PRIVATE MATTER (1973)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
Hammond – Geoffrey Bayldon
Mrs. Hammond – Joan Greenwood
(unmentioned) Bond’s British Girl – Charlotte Rampling
Del Lungo’s Woman – Susan George
Del Lungo – Adalberto Maria Merli
Bond’s Greek Embassy Friend – Dimitris Papamichael
Bond’s Ministry Of Defense Friend – Timothy West
Chief Of The General Staff – Trevor Howard
James Molony – Frank Finlay
Mary Goodnight – Julia Foster
Jane Moneypenny – Shirley Anne Field
Bill Tanner – Colin Jeavons
Miles Messervy aka M – Kenneth More

Back in my teens I wondered if there ever was a chance to see Molony in the films. Some - me included - considered him a rare ‘friend’ of Bond and an important element of his world.

Actual evidence in the books is sparse and I probably imagined this character’s importance. He tells M not to break his tools by overuse in Dr No, but that’s hardly a sign of ‘friendship’.

Of course, Molony is bringing back Bond’s regular personality - together with his traumatic memories* - in Fleming’s last book. But that’s also mainly done on M’s orders, not out of altruism or personal friendship.

*Actually, no. It’s not sure that he does. Bond’s fierce hatred of the Russian murder machine KGB is back - but in the whole book there’s no mention at all of Tracy. Which is extremely strange given Bond sets out to find Scaramanga almost to the day two years since Bond asked Tracy to marry him. One would expect this detail to feature in some way.

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THE PRENDERGHAST AFFAIR (1973)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
Croxson – David Collings
Croxson’s Wife – Jane Birkin
Bobby Prenderghast – Peter Finch
(unmentioned) – Prenderghast’s Russian Controller – Victor Buono
British Security Officer 1 – Edward Judd
British Security Officer 2 – John Castle
James Molony – Frank Finlay
Bill Tanner – Colin Jeavons
Miles Messervy aka M – Kenneth More

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JAMES BOND, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)

James Bond 007 – Rod Taylor
Carter – Darren McGavin
Anya Amasova aka XXX – Jacqueline Bisset
Zbigniew Krycsiwiki aka Jaws – Andre “The Giant” Roussimoff
Sigmund Stromberg – Richard Widmark
Belling – Mark Burns
Martine Blanchaud – Isabelle Huppert
Stromberg’s Cairo Assassin – Aldo Ray
Chuck Coyle – Jack O’Halloran
Felicca – Soad Hosny
Talbot – Michael Crawford
Kate Chapman – Sarah Douglas
Lepadus Captain – Michael Jayston
Wayne Armourer 1 – Edward Herrmann
British Navy Helicopter Pilot – Jeremy Sinden
Stromberg’s Lipadus Guard 1 – Pierre Brice
Nikitin – Reggie Nalder
M’s Secretary – Zoë Wanamaker
Bechmann – Henry Jones
Markovitz – Jeff Corey
Max Kalba – Salah Zulfikar
Aziz Fekkesh – Nour El-Sherif
Sergei Borzov – Hanns Zischler
Boris – Ramon Bieri
Ivanov – Warren Clarke
May McGrath – Freda Jackson
Bill Tanner – Colin Jeavons
Miles Messervy aka M – Kenneth More

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