Friday, 10 June 2016

Naomie Harris joins six decades of Bond Girls for 007-themed party to celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Awards' 60th anniversary

Joanna Lumley and Jane Seymour join Naomie Harris as six decades of Bond Girls come together for 007-themed party to celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Awards' 60th anniversary

Six decades of screen sirens who bewitched James Bond with their beauty were brought together in Buckinghamshire on Thursday night.
Some of the early Bond girls such as Joanna Lumley joined present 007 star Naomie Harris at the Diamonds Are Forever Gala to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Duke Of Edinburgh Awards.
Hosted by comedian David Walliams, the VIP guests met the Prince Philip, the Duke Of Edinburgh, who was joined by his son Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex. 
Dame Judi Dench, Jane Seymour, Maryam D'Abo, Samantha Bond, Caterina Murino and Sir Roger Moore were also invited to the 007-themed fundraiser at Stoke Park - which has previously featured in Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies.
Bond beauties: Jane Seymour and Joanna Lumley attend the Diamonds Are Forever Gala to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award   at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire
Bond beauties: Jane Seymour and Joanna Lumley attend the Diamonds Are Forever Gala to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire
Sheer daring: Current Bond actress Naomie Harris looked amazing in a black butterfly-patterned sheer floor-length number by Zuhair Murad
Sheer daring: Current Bond actress Naomie Harris looked amazing in a black butterfly-patterned sheer floor-length number by Zuhair Murad
Also in attendance was former Bond star Colin Salmon and the franchise's producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson, as well as Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. 
Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna, 70, is one the earliest Bond girls, playing one of Blofeld's Angels of Death alongside George Lazenby On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1969.
Speaking about her favourite Bonds, she said: 'Sir Roger was amazing. Pierce Brosnan was incredible as well.
Representing the Eighties and the Noughties: Maryam d'Abo (left) and Caterina Murino both opted for slinky black numers
Representing the Eighties and the Noughties: Maryam d'Abo (left) and Caterina Murino both opted for slinky black numers
Good memories: Former 007 star Samantha Bond looked glamorous in in a low cut black and white dress, while Italian actress Caterina was stunning in black
Flashback: Former Bond girl Maryam  (who starred in 1987  Bond film The Living Daylights) and Bond producer and screenwriter Michael G Wilson chatted to Dame Judi Dench over champagne
Flashback: Former Bond girl Maryam (who starred in 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights) and Bond producer and screenwriter Michael G Wilson chatted to Dame Judi Dench over champagne
MI6 colleagues reunion: Dame Judi and Samantha both played colleagues to Pierce Brosnan's Bond
MI6 colleagues reunion: Dame Judi and Samantha both played colleagues to Pierce Brosnan's Bond
'People are always asking me who's going to be the next bond but Barbara Broccoli is holding her cards very close to her chest.'
Mingling in the garden at the champagne reception, Joanna posed for photos with fellow Bond girl Jane, who played Solitaire alongside Sir Sean Connery in Live And Let Die in 1973.
Her former Bond Sir Roger - who played the spy between 1973 and 1985 - was one of the big names at the bash and gave his opinion on who he would like to see in the role next.
Fabulous! Ab Fab's Joanna was thrilled to talk to the Duke of Edinburgh
Fabulous! Ab Fab's Joanna was thrilled to talk to the Duke of Edinburgh
On her majesty's secret service: Former Bond Sir Roger Moore greets Prince Philip
On her majesty's secret service: Former Bond Sir Roger Moore greets Prince Philip
He explained: 'Anybody who is athletic - Daniel Craig has made that so. He is still Bond.'
Representing the Eighties Bond films was Timothy Dalton's The Living Daylights co-star Maryam d'Abo, who played Kara Milovy in the 1987 movie, while the Noughties was represented by Caterina, famous for Solange Dimitrios alongside Daniel Craig in his 007 debut Casino Royale in 2006.
Joining the actresses were not actual Bond girls, rather 007's MI6 colleagues; Samantha and Naomie, the past and current incarnations of Moneypenny.
Iconic: The three women acknowledged how important the Bond franchise had been to their careers
Iconic: The three women acknowledged how important the Bond franchise had been to their careers
Goofing around: Dame Judi shared a laugh with former Bond co-star Colin Salmon (left) and comedian David Walliams
Goofing around: Dame Judi shared a laugh with former Bond co-star Colin Salmon (left) and comedian David Walliams
Garden party: (L-R) Fiona Hawthorne, Colin, Dame Judi, David, Michael G Wilson and David Mills
Garden party: (L-R) Fiona Hawthorne, Colin, Dame Judi, David, Michael G Wilson and David Mills
Downton star Samantha played Miss Moneypenny alongside Pierce Brosnan in four 007 films, Goldeneye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002).
Meanwhile, Daniel Craig-era Naomie took on the role of Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall in 2012 and reprised her role in last year's blockbuster Spectre.
The actress admitted she had no idea who was in the frame to replace Daniel once he officially stepped down from Bond: 'I have no idea. I know nothing, exactly the same as everyone else.
Lady in black: Dami Judi looked elegant in her floor-length black gown
Lady in black: Dami Judi looked elegant in her floor-length black gown
Catching up: Dame Judi was seen deep in conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli
Catching up: Dame Judi was seen deep in conversation with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli
Naomie chatted to former Bond actor Colin
Meet and greet: Jane spoke to Sophie, Countess of Wessex, while Naomie chatted to former Bond actor Colin
Sharing Bond memories: Caterina, David and Maryam talk to Prince Edward, Earl Of Wessex
Sharing Bond memories: Caterina, David and Maryam talk to Prince Edward, Earl Of Wessex
'I love Daniel Craig, and really really hope he's going to come back.'
Completing Bond's female colleagues at the party was Dame Judi, who played M for seven movies, before she was killed off in Skyfall.
Speaking about the Duke Of Edinburgh's work with young people, Dame Judi said: 'It has galvanised a lot of young people into doing a lot of good things.
'My own nephew did the Duke of Edinburgh Awards - it gives people a focus, they realise "there's something I can do" and it's thrilling.'
Speaking about her favourite Bonds, Joanna said: 'Sir Roger was amazing. Pierce Brosnan was incredible as well'
Speaking about her favourite Bonds, Joanna said: 'Sir Roger was amazing. Pierce Brosnan was incredible as well'
Speaking about her favourite Bonds, Joanna said: 'Sir Roger was amazing. Pierce Brosnan was incredible as well'
All for a good cause: Dame Judi admitted her nephew had taken part in the Duke Of Edinburgh Award scheme
All for a good cause: Dame Judi admitted her nephew had taken part in the Duke Of Edinburgh Award scheme
Glamour: Samantha and Jane with Bond producer Barbara, who is currently focusing on the next Bond film, which may or may not include Daniel Craig
Glamour: Samantha and Jane with Bond producer Barbara, who is currently focusing on the next Bond film, which may or may not include Daniel Craig
Dapper: Colin chatted to DJ and actor Goldie, who famously starred in The World Is Not Enough in 1999
Dapper: Colin chatted to DJ and actor Goldie, who famously starred in The World Is Not Enough in 1999
The garden with the golden gun: Party organisers had erected a giant 007 logo on the grass
The garden with the golden gun: Party organisers had erected a giant 007 logo on the grass
Joanna (front, in black) with George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Jane with Sir Roger Moore in Live And Let Die (1973)
When they were young: Joanna (front, in black) with George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Jane with Sir Roger Moore in Live And Let Die (1973)
Maryam with Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights in 1987
Samantha as Miss Moneypenny with Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day in 2002
Screen sirens: Maryam with Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights in 1987 and Samantha as Miss Moneypenny with Pierce Brosnan in Die Another Day in 2002
Caterina Murino and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale in 2006
Daniel with Naomie in Skyfall in 2012
Daniel's Dames: Caterina Murino and Daniel Craig in Casino Royale in 2006 (left) and the actor with Naomie in Skyfall in 2012


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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Naomie Harris looks leggy in a canary yellow minidress as she dedicates Glamour Award to her family

Double-oh heaven! Naomie Harris looks leggy in a canary yellow minidress as she dedicates Glamour Award to her family

She's best known for playing action girl Eve Moneypenny in the 007 franchise.
And it was Naomie Harris looked every inch the Bond Girl as she collected the coveted Film Actress prize at the star-studded Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in London's Berkeley Square Gardens on Tuesday night.
Putting on a very leggy display as she took to the podium to collect her award, the actress, 39, looked incredible in a canary yellow minidress with cut-out detailing.   
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Double-oh heaven! Naomie Harris looked every inch the Bond Girl as she collected the Film Actress prize at the star-studded Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in London's Berkeley Square Gardens on Tuesday night
Double-oh heaven! Naomie Harris looked every inch the Bond Girl as she collected the Film Actress prize at the star-studded Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in London's Berkeley Square Gardens on Tuesday night
Double-oh heaven! Naomie Harris looked every inch the Bond Girl as she collected the Film Actress prize at the star-studded Glamour Women Of The Year Awards in London's Berkeley Square Gardens on Tuesday night
Boasting an asymmetrical leather hemline, the talented thespian's striking frock made her stand out from the crowd at the A-list event.
Naomie added height to her already statuesque frame with a pair of black stiletto heels and accessorised with a small box clutch bag.
After being presented with the gong for her cinematic career to date by handsome model David Gandy, Naomie praised her family for their continued support.
Little Miss Sunshine: Putting on a very leggy display as she arrived at the ceremony, the actress, 39, looked incredible in a canary yellow minidress with cut-out detailing
Little Miss Sunshine: Putting on a very leggy display as she arrived at the ceremony, the actress, 39, looked incredible in a canary yellow minidress with cut-out detailing
Not so mellow yellow: Boasting an asymmetrical leather hemline, the talented thespian's striking frock made her stand out from the crowd at the A-list event 
Not so mellow yellow: Boasting an asymmetrical leather hemline, the talented thespian's striking frock made her stand out from the crowd at the A-list event 
Effortless elegance: Naomie added height to her already statuesque frame with a pair of black stiletto heels and accessorised with a small box clutch bag 
Effortless elegance: Naomie added height to her already statuesque frame with a pair of black stiletto heels and accessorised with a small box clutch bag 

‘I would like to dedicate this to my supportive, loving family. Without their love and support I wouldn’t be here,' she said.
‘I remember one of my first jobs was in Wales and they all turned up with their inflatable mattresses and slept on my floor so I didn’t get lonely.'
Reminiscing further about her early efforts, Naomie revealed: 'My stepdad used to hang rugs across the living room as a fake backdrop so I could audition in front of them and they’d be the judging panel.’
Talented: After being presented with the gong for her cinematic career to date by handsome model David Gandy, Naomie praised her family for their continued support 
Talented: After being presented with the gong for her cinematic career to date by handsome model David Gandy, Naomie praised her family for their continued support 
Perfect gentleman! Naomie was helped off the stage by dapper David after accepting her prize  
Perfect gentleman! Naomie was helped off the stage by dapper David after accepting her prize  
Eye candy: David, 36, himself looked dapper in a checkered grey three-piece suit
Eye candy: David, 36, himself looked dapper in a checkered grey three-piece suit
Humble beginnings: Naomie revealed her step-dad used to hang up rugs as a backdrop so she could film auditions as a child
Humble beginnings: Naomie revealed her step-dad used to hang up rugs as a backdrop so she could film auditions as a child
Naomie Harris is beautiful in burnt orange jumpsuit at premiere
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After she completed her heartfelt speech, the talented star gripped on to dapper David's hand as they walked down the stairs and off the stage.
The duo went on to pose up a storm as Naomie - who attended with her family members - proudly displayed her accolade. 
Naomie recently told The Guardian that it is important to her to play strong female characters. 
She said: 'I’m not interested in playing roles that stereotype me as a woman or as a black woman.  
‘I would like to dedicate this to my supportive loving family': Naomie thanked her family for all of their support during her difficult early days 
‘I would like to dedicate this to my supportive loving family': Naomie thanked her family for all of their support during her difficult early days 
Over the moon: She never wiped her glossy smile off her face throughout the whole night 
Over the moon: She never wiped her glossy smile off her face throughout the whole night 
Pleasing them all: The award-winner also made sure to keep her fans happy and posed for selfies 
Pleasing them all: The award-winner also made sure to keep her fans happy and posed for selfies 
'I grew up with incredibly strong, powerful women around me who were highly intelligent and doing their own thing, and those are the women I’m interested in portraying because that’s what I know to be the truth.
'A woman who waits around for a man, pines after them… I don’t have any experience of that kind of woman, so I don’t think I’d be very good at playing that kind of character.' 
Other winners of the night included Holly Willoughby for TV personality, Rose Byrne for Comedy Actress and Little Mix for Music Act.  
Busy actress: The talented star is also starring in the flick Our Kind Of Traitor this year, alongside co-star Damian Lewis and Ewan McGregor
Busy actress: The talented star is also starring in the flick Our Kind Of Traitor this year, alongside co-star Damian Lewis and Ewan McGregor

GLAMOUR WOMEN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2016 WINNERS 

Outstanding contribution: Jennifer Saunders
Writer: L S Hilton
Film-maker: Elizabeth Banks
TV personality: Holly Willoughby
Fashion designer: Donatella Versace
Theatre actress: Gemma Arterton
Music act: Little Mix
Sportswoman: Johanna Konta
Accessories designer: Sandra Choi
Radio personality: Clara Amfo
Entrepreneur: Reese Witherspoon 
Columnist: Emma Freud
UK TV actress: Sophie Turner
International TV actress: Krysten Ritter
Next breakthrough: Jess Glynne
Comedy actress: Rose Byrne
YouTuber: Tanya Burr
Film actress: Naomie Harris
Trailblazer: Sharon Horgan
Man of the year: James Norton
Glamour icon: Sigourney Weaver
Glamour inspiration: Susan Sarandon



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