February 18, 2006 |
The new James Bond now has his Bond Girl. Eva Green, whose screen credits include Bernardo Bertolucci's erotic drama "The Dreamers," will costar as the enticing Vesper Lynd in "Casino Royale" opposite Daniel Craig. Craig is making his debut appearance as Bond in the film. Directed by Martin Campbell, "Casino Royale" is expected to be in theaters Nov. 17.
December 25, 2011 |
Geraldine James' face — those high cheekbones, sky-blue eyes and, what one London theater critic called her "Titian locks" — might look vaguely familiar. James is 61 now but still recognizable as Sarah Layton, the pivot point and conscience of "The Jewel in the Crown. " The 14-part "Masterpiece Theater" drama on the last days of British rule in India drew wide acclaim and a huge U.S. audience when it aired in 1984, thrusting the then-thirtysomething actress to the top rank of her profession.
July 22, 2006 |
A new James Bond novel will be published in 2008 to mark the centenary of creator Ian Fleming's birth, but the identity of the new author is being kept under wraps. Fleming is credited with writing 13 or 14 Bond novels, starting with "Casino Royale" in 1953 and ending with "Octopussy and the Living Daylights." The authorship of "Thunderball" is disputed.
December 16, 2011
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Daniel Craig. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Larry Hackett. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Patrick Wilson; Steve Guttenberg; Il Volo. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly Michael Bublé; Daniel Craig. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Claire Danes; Lisa Lillien; Andy Dick. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Donald Trump; Archie Panjabi; Paul Shaffer. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors The finale of "The Doctors' Wake-Up Call With Jillian" shows the changes that have taken place.
September 7, 2013 |
Oh, to live in a world where "Last Tango in Halifax" becomes as crazy-popular as "Downton Abbey. " Both air here on PBS, although "Last Tango" is not under the "Masterpiece" imprint, and both feature British legends (Maggie Smith in "Downton," Derek Jacobi in "Last Tango"). Also, both explore, with no shortage of sentiment or humor, the vagaries of time and tide as well as the essential significance of family. In many ways - freshness of characters, complexity of insight, courage of conviction - "Last Tango" is the better show.
October 16, 2005 |
ENTERTAINMENT JOBS are inherently unstable. A part is cut from a script, and an actor is out of a job by lunch. You fall a few days behind on plot outlines for the network, and the next morning Steven Bochco is suddenly in charge of the female-president show you created. Your stockholders revolt over your autocratic management style and -- boom -- you're losing your Disney CEO job in 10 short years. But rarely is there no hope for recovery.
October 23, 2012 |
The filmmakers behind James Bond invented (and then reinvented) the spy movie -- then watched as a generation of action directors, er, borrowed from the movies about the resourceful secret agent. We'll have plenty from the principals on the new movie, titled “Skyfall” and set for a Nov. 9 opening in the U.S., in the weeks ahead. But with the Daniel Craig movie premiering in London Tuesday night, we thought it worth posing one of the big questions asked about Bond circa 2012: How much does 007 have in common with other action heroes currently on the big screen?