Friday, 30 November 2012

Photos: Naomie arriving at Sydney airport for Australian Skyfall premiere




James Bond star Naomie Harris is shaken and stirred by mystery boyfriend


James Bond star Naomie Harris is shaken and stirred by mystery boyfriend

Naomie Harris, who appears in the James Bond film Skyfall, is given alternative health treatments at a luxury spa with her mystery boyfriend.

James Bond star Naomie Harris is shaken and stirred by mystery boyfriend
Harris and her boyfriend were spied enjoying reflexology and shiatsu treatments at Champneys Photo: REX FEATURES
Daniel Craig, the James Bond star, is given a close shave by Naomie Harris in Skyfall, but it is a mysterious man called Peter who is enjoying her attentions at a spa resort in Hertfordshire this weekend.
The 36-year-old Cambridge University graduate and her boyfriend, whose surname is being kept top secret, were spied enjoying reflexology and shiatsu treatments at Champneys, in Tring.
On Valentine’s Day, Craig tried out the chilling kriotherapy treatment, offered by my old friend Charlie Brooks, at the resort.

Who wore it best? Naomie Harris vs Jessica Biel


Who wore it best? Naomie Harris vs Jessica Biel




Who wore it best? Naomie Harris vs Jessica Biel



Same dress, different diva! New bond girl Naomie Harris proved she’s good at spying both on and off screen when she stepped out during the Skyfall promo tour in the same frock that Jessica Biel wore to the MTV Movie Awards back in June.
Mrs Timberlake adorned the red carpet in LA wearing the Chanel textured mini teamed with a pretty pair of white and mint Barbara Bui peep toes. Polished off with polka straight locks and a fluffy fringe Jessica looked every inch the fun and flirty Los Angelian.
Despite being last season Naomie obviously decided this dress would ‘die another day’ and pulled out all the stops to revive it for London, sporting sultry Hollywood waves and a pair of monochrome Pierre Hardy shoes, for a sophisticated and autumnal twist.
Both went for minimum fuss and let the dress do the talking but who wore it best?

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

She's not your average Bond girl - illawarramercury.com.au



She's not your average Bond girl Save


Naomie Harris says her journey to becoming a Bond girl starts and ends with director Danny Boyle.
In 2002, the English director behind Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire gave the British actress her first big break with a role in 28 Days Later.
She went on to star as dreadlocked witch doctor Tia Dalma in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, but reunited with Boyle in The National Theatre production of Frankenstein.
When Skyfall director Sam Mendes saw Frankenstein, it set the cogs in motion for Harris to land the role of MI6 field agent Eve, opposite Daniel Craig.
"I really credit Danny for the reason why I ended up getting this film, because Sam Mendes came to see Frankenstein and asked Danny what I was like to work with," she says.
"Danny gave me a glowing reference and that's why Sam thought I would be right."
Coincidentally, Boyle also directed Craig and Queen Elizabeth II in their appearance in the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.
"So it's all linked, weirdly enough," Harris says.
"It all starts and ends with Danny Boyle."
Harris says Eve is a refreshing type of Bond girl, one who happily goes toe to toe with 007.
"She has all these witty one-liners as well, which I really like," she says.
"I really like their banter backwards and forwards and the fact that she's a very capable, independent woman."
She says she was on the glamorous Golden Dragon Casino set - at the historic Pinewood Studios outside London - when the realisation dawned that she was in a Bond film.
"We had this incredible set, full of all this gold and lanterns and these women in these amazing gowns and men in tuxedos and it was like the ultimate, quintessential Bond scene," she says.
There to witness the moment was her mother and family, who were visiting the set.
"And my mum had a tear in her eye because she said, 'You know I would've been so proud of you if you were just an extra' and she said, 'You actually had lines!"' she says.
"So that for me was one of those pinch-myself moments."
Her co-star and fellow Bond girl, Berenice Marlohe, had a similar experience on the same set.
She says it was during the casino scene that Craig's Bond ordered a martini and said his iconic introduction.
"That scene was magical," Marlohe says.
"When I think about Bond movies I always have in my mind is women entering a casino and James Bond saying, 'Bond, James Bond', and this one was really surreal."
She adds: "I don't quite realise I belong to this legacy. Maybe in three years I'll realise." AAP
Skyfall is now screening in cinemas.

Illawarra Mercury