The author of a new James Bond novel has revealed that Daniel Day-Lewis would be his choice to play the character at the launch in London.
One James Bond fan has got their hands on the submarine car used in The Spy Who Loved - for the hefty price of £550, 000.
The latest 007 film 'Skyfall' has been nominated in the Film of the Year category at tonight's London Evening Standard British Film Awards.
– Wendy Watkins & family statement
Derek died surrounded by his wife, their children...and grandchildren after a two year long battle against cancer.
His great love for his family and his legendary trumpet playing as well as his gift of laughter and friendship will mean he will be remembered for generations to come.
Wendy & family would like to thank everyone for their incredible support and outpouring of love for this wonderful man.
He was amazed but very honoured to have received so many messages and also comforted by the knowledge that his trumpet playing and reputation will live on for future generations to enjoy and admire.
Derek Watkins, the British trumpet player who played on every James Bond film soundtrack, has died aged 68.
The lead trumpet player, who was described by the great Dizzy Gillespie as "Mr Lead", died yesterday at home in Reading following a lengthy battle with cancer.
Watkins was "widely considered to be the foremost British Big Band trumpet player ever to grace the stage", according to Philip Biggs, editor of the Brass Herald.
After turning professional aged 17, he enjoyed a lengthy career in which he played with The Beatles, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Frank Sinatra, the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
He played with the BBC Big Band and performed for prominent jazz musicians Johnny Dankworth, Maynard Ferguson and Benny Goodman.
Mr Biggs described him as "a people's person - no side, no ego, a fun loving musician who couldn't get enough of life, who loved his family".
He is survived by his wife Wendy and their children, Sean, Ellie and Sarah.
Watkins was born into a brass band family and taught to play the cornet at the age of four by his father.
He then played in the band his father conducted - the Spring Gardens Brass Band in Reading, of which is grandfather was also conductor and a founder member.
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The swimming trunks worn by Daniel Craig in Bond film Casino Royal have fetched more than £40 000 pounds at a London auction.
The pale blue La Perla shorts were on sale at Christie's Auction House with a guide price of £3000 to £5000, but bids started at £10 000.
Dame Judi Dench, who has played M in recent Bond films, was at the sale and promised bidders that the item was 'unwashed'.
The charity sake marked ten years since Bond hit the big screen. Other big ticket items include the Aston Martin from Quantum of Solace which fetched more than £2041 000 for charity.