Actor Richard Kiel, best known for playing metal-mouthed James Bond villain Jaws, died at a hospital in California yesterday. He was 74.Read the full story ›
Sir Roger Moore has tweeted his shock at the death of his James Bond co-star Richard Kiel, who played iconic villain Jaws in two of the series' films.
Kiel's death at 74 comes a week after the pair appeared together on BBC Radio 4's The Reunion programme.
I am totally distraught to learn of my dear friend Richard Kiel's passing. We were on a radio programme together just a week ago. Distraught
Can't take it in.
Richard Kiel, best known for playing the villain Jaws in two James Bond films, has passed away aged 74.
Mr Kiel, who towered over Bond Sir Roger Moore at 7ft 2in, portrayed steel-toothed assassin Jaws in the 1977 movie the Spy Who Loved Me and the 1979 thriller Moonraker.
He passed away at the Saint Agnes Medical Center in California on Wednesday afternoon.
The actor, who's abnormal height was the result of a condition called acromegaly, had been admitted last week for a broken leg. It is unclear if his death is in anyway linked.
Moore fondly remembered his co-star in his 2009 memoir, My Word Is My Bond, and described Mr Kiel as "so kind, so gentle".
The man who made the infamous steel teeth for terrifying James Bond baddie Jaws has been taken to court for posing as a dental technician.Read the full story ›
Dame Judi Dench has revealed a degenerative eyesight condition has left her unable to read.
The Oscar-winning actress, 79, told The Hollywood Reporter she has suffered a gradual loss of vision due to a macular degeneration that also afflicated her mother.
"I never want to make much of it, but it is difficult - very, very difficult," Dame Judi told the US showbiz magazine.
"I can't read anymore. I can't paint like I used to. I try to watch movies, but it's quite difficult.
"But these are all of the negatives. I don't want to really think about all that. What I can do, I do. And I somehow get by."
Dame Judi previously admitted to getting friends and colleagues to read scripts to her, as Steve Coogan did for their recent hit Philomena, for which she has received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
She said, though, that the practice was also an indulgence.
"I suppose it's the child in me," she said. "I think somebody coming around and telling you a story is irresistible."
Boozy James Bond may have drunk too many Martinis according to researchers who have studied how often 007 had a tipple.Read the full story ›
Working at MI6 is not like James Bond, one of the security chiefs told MPs that operatives are given far more supervision.
"The idea of sending an agent off into the field like James Bond, then he comes back two months later and reports... that doesn't work that way," Sir John Sawers, chief of MI6, said. "Our people in the field will have constant communication with us."
A James Bond submarine car featured in The Spy Who Loved Me has been sold for £550,000, well under its estimated price of £650,000.Read the full story ›
007 fans wanting to get their hands on their own piece of movie memorabilia can get their chance today when the world-famous submarine car, used in one of the Bond movies, goes up for auction in London. ITV News reporter Sangeeta Kandola reports:
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.Read the full story ›