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29. February 2016 11:47
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Win a copy of James Bond: The Secret Files

29. February 2016 11:47 by m | 0 Comments

This Competition is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Enno, from Bonn, Germany!

The correct answer (as 86% of you knew) was B, David Hedison.

David Hedison appeared as Felix Leiter in 2 James Bond films, shown here in Live and Let Die and License to Kill

Unlike the others listed, David Hedison appeared in two James Bond films as the same character, Felix Leiter. Hedison played Leiter in both Live And Let DieLive And Let Die (1973) and Licence To KillLicence To Kill (1989), which was fitting since the whole "He disagreed with something that ate him" idea was taken directly from the novel Live And Let DieLive And Let Die.

7% of the answers were for Joe Don Baker, who appeared as CIA agent Jack Wade in GoldeneyeGoldeneye (1995) and Tomorrow Never DiesTomorrow Never Dies (1997). However, he also appeared as arms dealer Brad Whitaker in The Living DaylightsThe Living Daylights (1987).

5% of the answers were for Maud Adams, who played Andrea in The Man With The Golden GunThe Man With The Golden Gun and the titular OctopussyOctopussy in OctopussyOctopussy (1983). Adams also made a cameo appearance as an extra in the crowd in A View To A KillA View To A Kill (1985).

2% of the answers were for Charles Gray who played Australian agent Richard "Dikko" Henderson in You Only Live TwiceYou Only Live Twice (1967) and multiple clones of Blofeld in Diamonds Are ForeverDiamonds Are Forever (1971).

There are many other actors and actresses who have had smaller roles in more than one Bond film, for example Martine Beswick as Vida (one of the Gypsy girls) in From Russia With LoveFrom Russia With Love and as Bond's contact, Paula in ThunderballThunderball.

Walter Gotell appeared as General Gogol in six Bond films but also as a member of SpectreSpectre (named Morzeny) in From Russia With LoveFrom Russia With Love (1963).

When researching the question for this competition I was surprised to discover that Diane Hartford (Bond's dancing partner at the Kiss Kiss Club in ThunderballThunderball in 1965) also made a cameo as a card player in the Bahamas in Casino RoyaleCasino Royale (2006).

As did Tsai Chin, seen briefly as Ling, in bed with Bond at the beginning of You Only Live TwiceYou Only Live Twice (1967) and again as Madam Wu at the Poker table in Casino RoyaleCasino Royale (2006).

It is little touches like this, nods to the Bond films of the past, that I find very endearing, even if I missed them on first viewing. They demonstrate just how far, above and beyond, the producers at Eon go to tie the franchise together.

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John Blake Publishing has challenged us to come up with a James Bond Trivia question that will weed out a true fan of the series, and to reward that fan with a free copy of this great new book.

In this extremely collectible title, author Sean Egan explores Bond’s enduring popularity, tracing a rich history of tradition and development over more than half a century. From the designer suits and coiffed hair to the classic Aston Martins and mesmerizing gadgetry, Bond is the most visually stylish and British film franchise of them all.

To win yourself a copy of James Bond: The Secret Files, simply submit your answer to the question below (along with your name, city and country) to m@the007Dossier.com

Which actor/actress did not appear as two different characters in the James Bond series?

A.     Charles Gray
B.     David Hedison
C.     Joe Don Baker
D.     Maud Adams 

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