The Internet series James Bond Radio today debuted a new podcast featuring veteran James Bond crew member Terry Bamber.
Bamber worked on Bond films from The Man With The Golden Gun through Skyfall. He’s not involved with SPECTRE (though his wife is a crew member). He was also assistant director and production manager of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie, which debuts Aug. 14.
Bamber’s father worked on the early 007 films. Given the family history, he makes some observations of note:
Favorite Bond movies: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (“fantastic film, fantastic film”), followed by Casino Royale and Diamonds Are Forever (“I could watch it over and over again.”) The Living Daylights is “in my top third” of Bond films.
First experience on a Bond set: Being taken by his father to the You Only Live Twice volcano set.
Favorite Bond: By “millimeters of a point,” Sean Connery.
Why he’s not working on SPECTRE: He says he got a phone call saying the production team decided “to go in a different direction.”
Bamber also makes some brief comments about his work on The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie, where he was assistant director and production manager on the second unit.
The interview lasts more than 90 minutes and covers more ground than this post can really cover. You can listen to the podcast below. The Terry Bamber interview starts around the 17:00 mark.
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