Skyfall director Sam Mendes finally had his moment of glory tonight scooping three gongs at the Jameson Empire Awards 2013.
Derek Watkins, the British trumpet player who played on every James Bond film soundtrack, has died aged 68, his close friend said today.
Olympic opening ceremony mastermind Danny Boyle has revealed he did not ask the Queen to appear in his James Bond skit - she volunteered.
The opening scene to the James Bond film Casino Royale has been meticulously recreated using LEGO characters.
The three-minute clip was produced by Bricktease, a group of LEGO enthusiasts, and posted online.
A member of the team revealed that the production took around two weekends, most of which was spent reproducing the bathroom fight scene.
The video has generated a hugely positive reaction and received over 13,000 views on YouTube.
The director said: "It's not for me. I like working under the radar a bit more, so you can take risks”
Film company MGM announced yesterday that it expects to release the new James Bond movie within three years, and will announce a new director "soon" after Skyfall film-maker Sam Mendes declined the chance to return.
James Bond will return but it will be without director Sam Mendes according to Empire magazine reports.
The American Beauty director had already said that he would only do a single Bond movie and despite Skyfall's massive success it seems he will not be returning to the franchise.
Empire quotes Mendes as saying; “It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie.
"Directing Skyfall was one of the best experiences of my professional life, but I have theatre and other commitments, including productions of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and King Lear, that need my complete focus over the next year and beyond."
The 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise will be celebrated in a 007-themed sequence at this year's Oscars ceremony in February.
"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday," Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement.
There are 23 official Bond films to date, making it the longest-running and, with the exception of Harry Potter, most financially successful film franchise in history.
The announcement has fuelled rumours that the latest 007 movie, Skyfall, which broke the $1 billion mark at the box office, is in line for a best picture nomination.
Skyfall, the latest James Bond adventure, has become the first picture to make £100m in UK cinemas, the film's publicists said.
James Cameron's 3D epic Avatar made around £93 million in UK box offices in 2010.
James Bond hit Skyfall has become the highest grossing film ever at the UK box office.
In just 40 days it has taken £94.28 million to surpass the previous record-holder Avatar.
James Cameron's Avatar took £94.03 million over an 11-month period following its release in late 2009.
The James Bond movie series celebrated a milestone this year with the 50th anniversary of the first Bond movie Dr No in October.