Richard Kiel with Sir Roger Moore
Meant to tie in with the DVD and Blu-ray release of Quantum of Solace, the poll asked participants to vote for their favourite Bond film character besides 007 himself.
In The News reports that Richard Kiel’s character walked away with 30% of the 4,900 votes that were cast.
‘We all have our favourite Bond characters, but you can see why so many of us go for Jaws,’ said HMV spokesman Gennaro Castaldo.
‘Aside from his incredible physical presence, he’s got a great name and gimmick, and his stainless steel teeth are so wonderfully villainous. Ultimately, however, I think we like him because in the end he turns good-guy.’
Gadgetmaster Q, known best by Desmond Llewellyn’s portrayal, came in second place with 16% of the votes while Goldfinger henchman Oddjob followed in third with 11%. Rounding out the top five were M with 11% and Miss Moneypenny with 9%.
Bond fans were also polled on their favourite theme song from the series with ‘Live and Let Die’ by Paul McCartney and the Wings emerged as the winner with 23% of the votes cast. Shirley Bassey took second and third places with her performances of ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, respectively.
Lastly, fans got a chance to vote for the James Bond stars themselves and Sean Connery remained the clear favourite with 45%. Daniel Craig came in second with 22% and Pierce Brosnan followed in third with 15%. The remaining spots went to Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, David Niven and Barry Nelson, respectivly.
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