Jonathan Pryce on working with Glenn Close, playing Bond and Bradbury villains, and the many sides of Terry Gilliam

The actor: Jonathan Pryce is perfect for British Actor Bingo, having played The Master in Doctor Who, a Bond villain in Tomorrow Never Dies, stolen scenes on Game Of Thrones, and even taken on London’s most famous detective for Sherlock Holmes And The Baker Street Irregulars. Pryce first stepped in front of the…

The creators of the Nintendo 64 GoldenEye have officially ruled: Oddjob is cheating

For a certain demographic, GoldenEye 007's multiplayer mode is imprinted on the mind. Say the word “Facility” (or, if you’re the neighborhood bozo, “Faculty”) and a flood of low-res grey and blue tiles are instantly conjured; mention “Slappers only!” and the body tenses in anticipation of a frantic, karate-chopping…

Rosamund Pike was asked to strip to become a Bond girl, said "Sod that"

Today, in “Things Idris Elba probably won’t be asked to do”: Rosamund Pike opened up this week about the process of getting cast in a James Bond film, and the lines she refused to cross while doing so. Pike’s turn as a “Bond girl” came in 2002's Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan’s final outing as the British superspy),…

Mandy Moore breaks down teen superstardom on We Need To Talk About Britney 

“Iconic” is a word people often use to describe the music of James Bond. Like the clothes, cars, and gadgets of the early films, John Barry’s original 1960s arrangements feel like immutable elements of the franchise’s titular character. It just isn’t Bond if you don’t hear that certain chord progression. In the second…

Here's a very detailed analysis of James Bond's bad, incorrect drink order

When it comes to drinking alcohol, there’s nothing more annoying than a person who thinks they know everything about their drink of choice, or at least is trying very hard to give off that appearance. Think about the guy who judgmentally insists on drinking only the hoppiest of IPAs or who yells at you for putting ice…

Reconsidering On Her Majesty's Secret Service, the Bond film that tried something different

Though it doesn’t come up much in casual conversations about “the best Bond movie,” 007 diehards will parachute from airplanes, somersault off ski jumps, and fly into you with goofy little jetpacks to defend On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The 1969 entry is most often remembered as a footnote in decades of spy…

Danny Boyle says he's directing Bond 25 and working on the script

There have been plenty of rumblings about who could take on the next Bond installment now that Sam Mendes has “retired” from the franchise. Danny Boyle and Yann Demange’s names were batted around last month, but with insiders informing Variety that MGM is looking for a “big name” to helm the new chapter, the Steve…

James Bond's car is up for auction (though it's technically just Daniel Craig's car)

Though he’s a fictional character, James Bond is a man with very famous tastes. He likes his martinis shaken and not stirred, he like his swimming trunks very small and tight, and he likes his cars to be Aston Martins—unless he happens to have a product placement deal with, say, BMW. Sadly, most normal people don’t…

The entire James Bond series has been recut into a single film about warring James Bondses

The James Bond film series is very good, but in this hectic modern world of ours it’s also just too long. Who has time, between scrolling mindlessly through multiple social media feeds or lovingly placing dog noses on their selfies just so, to sit down and watch decades of films that demand our undivided attention for…

Sean Connery's most famous role was once spoofed by his non-actor brother in the film O.K. Connery

With more than 5.5 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or trying to figure out how to find that 15-minute window when a pear is neither rock-hard nor complete mush. We explore some of Wikipedia’s oddities in our 5,504,719-week series, …