Sixty years ago today, on October 5th 1962, Dr. No had its World Premiere in London. In its honour, we’re marking a very special James Bond Day.
Events started last week with the Christie’s Sixty Years of Bond Charity Auction, which raised over £6 million for charitable causes. The Christie’s Online Auction continues until 4pm BST today – lots include the cello case from The Living Daylights and a 007 60th Anniversary Duesenberg guitar signed by the Bond producers, Dame Shirley Bassey, Hans Zimmer, David Arnold and more.
The weekend saw the British Film Institute host a three day James Bond celebration, headlined by an In Conversation Q&A with cast and crew including producer Michael G. Wilson, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, casting director Debbie McWilliams and actor Rory Kinnear.
Last night the music of 007 was celebrated at The Sound Of 007 In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall. to benefit Nordoff Robbins and The BRIT School. Curated by Bond composer David Arnold, the event featured 007 artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Hans Zimmer, Lulu and Garbage, alongside a host of new artists. Stream The Sound of 007: LIVE from the Royal Albert Hall on Prime Video from 10pm BST today.
Continuing the music celebrations, James Bond Day sees the premiere of new documentary, The Sound of 007, directed by Mat Whitecross. The feature length film reveals the history of the Bond music from the genesis of Dr. No’s iconic theme through to Billie Eilish’s Academy Award-winning title song for No Time To Die. The documentary is available now on Prime Video.