The story of James Bond - A tribute to Ian Fleming climax

Monday, October 06, 2008 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Some of the cast from the evening including; Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, Beverley Knight, Rosamund Pike, Daniel Craig, Joanna Lumley, Gemma Arteton, Roger Moore & Harriet Walter acknowleding Ian Fleming, the cast & crew fo the show and Lucy Fleming for the evening.

The evening started with a 60 piece orchestra conducted by Michael Reed kicking off with the Bond Theme "Overture".

The rest of the night magically unveiled the history of Ian Fleming entwined with that of James Bond. This was done by key excerpts from Fleming's life and the Bond books being read by former Bond stars, Bond(00)files and freinds of theFleming family, interspersed with video and stills as well as the music of Bond and the times recited by an all star cast.

There were to many highlights to mention but standout events such as; the man behind Bond's history brought to life, countless Bond cast making an appearance (including classic Bond girls), the music of Bond brought to life by some electryfing vocals (Beverley Knight stealing the show with her rendition of "A License To Kill" & the closing "Nobody Does It Better") and the touching Ian Fleming eulogy read by Daniel Craig.