Bond girl Honor Blackman made an appearance earlier today at the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice’s Ladies’ Lunch in Glasgow, UK.
This was the first time the 84-year old actress, who is best known for her roles as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and Catherine Gale in The Avengers, had been involved with the charity organisation. The event took place at the city’s Hilton Hotel.
Volunteer Margaret Lamb said: ‘I’m hoping to get a photograph of Honor Blackman. I remember watching her in black-and-white films and I watched The Avengers all the time.’
After moving into the hotel’s decorative banquet hall, Hospice chief executive Rhona Baillie gave an address before TV presenter Kaye Adams interviewed Ms Blackman, who recounted her experience of working with opposite Sir Sean Connery.
‘Pussy Galore was one of the luckiest roles I have played and there will never be a better James Bond than Sean,’ she said. ‘To this day he remains a fine figure of a man and oozes sex appeal.’
‘People have often said Sean was good at the part because he played himself, but Bond was never an Edinburgh milkman.’
She also spoke about her action-packed role on The Avengers, for which she credits with helping forge the figure that still wins her compliments today.
‘It started way back when I was in The Avengers. I had lots of action scenes and we had no stunt artists, so there were lots of judo lessons and we learned fight choreography.’
‘I would run from set to set and would often hurl myself on to a chaise longue to play a cool sexy scene after having just completed a fight scene with my co-actor Patrick Macnee. I’d spend the scene trying very hard not to look like l was out of breath and panting after him.
‘Since then, I’ve always maintained an active and healthy lifestyle. Having four lively grandchildren helps keep me feeling young.’
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