Earlier this month, CommanderBond.net first reported the news that an upcoming Ian Fleming charity gala had been scheduled for October. We now have the full details on this extravagant event that will be celebrating the centenary of James Bond’s creator…
STORY OF JAMES BOND – A TRIBUTE TO IAN FLEMING
Sunday 5th October 2008
London Palladium Theatre
In aid of the British Heart Foundation
Hosted by Joanna Lumley and Stephen Fry, this unique, glamorous evening will celebrate the world’s greatest spy, James Bond, and the life of his creator Ian Fleming.
Stars from the worlds of film and theatre will read from and enact Fleming’s work, including some material never heard before, and a 60-piece orchestra will accompany some of the biggest names in music as they perform the best-loved Bond themes.
The evening will star Samantha Bond, Christopher Cazenove, Shirley Eaton, Sebastian Faulks, Eunice Gayson, David Gilmour, Charlie Higson, Jeremy Irons, Laura Michelle Kelly, Beverley Knight, Lemar, Tania Mallett, Lee Mead, Roger Moore, Mica Paris, Rosamund Pike, Issy van Randwyck, Joely Richardson, Toby Stephens, Patrick Stewart, David Suchet, Ruby Turner, Harriet Walter, Simon Williams, Rory Kinnear (M’s assistant in Quantum of Solace), Tony Hadley, Maryam D’Abo and more to be announced.*
Dame Judi Dench will not be attending, but will make an AV appearance.
Through music, words and film, the event will revel in everything Bond: the villains, the cars, the guns, the gadgets, and the girls.
With the support of Eon Productions, John Barry, David Arnold and Don Black.
A sneak preview scene from the new film, Quantum of Solace, along with other surprises will cap off an unmissable night: the grand finale to Ian Fleming’s centenary year, and a show with a license to thrill.
Ticket prices start at £25 and can be purchased from See Tickets. Tel. 0844 4124657
VIP Hospitality packages can be obtained from Mark Butler Associates. Tel: 020 7603 6033
* All artists subject to availability
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