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James Bond writers to receive Kent degrees

From left to right: Michael Wilson, Rob Wade, Barbara Broccoli, Sam Mendes and Neal Purvis Credit: PA

The screenwriters of the BAFTA winning James Bond movie, Skyfall, are to receive honorary degrees from the University of Kent tomorrow.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade will receive their awards at Canterbury Cathedral at 10.30am.

The acclaimed writers have written five James Bond films, including Skyfall, the UK's highest grossing movie.

Purvis studied Film and Photographic Arts, while Wade studied Film Theory and English at the university.