Did You Know This About 007?!

@bluesa (13421)
Johannesburg, South Africa
April 28, 2017 5:22am CST
Did you know this about Bond? I didn't know this about 007 and I have watched all the Bond movies from Sean Connery! My favourite Bonds ever being Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan. I never read any of the books, so maybe that is why I missed this fact of this fascinating fictional character. I thought Bond was an Englishman, till I heard a question on a quizz show. The question was, which of Bonds parents was a Swiss? I was all, "huh? What now?" I thought it was a trick question! It turns out, his Mom was Swiss. Now, I know he is only a fictional character but I found this new discovery to me of his "life" just fascinating. Did you know Bond had Swiss roots? Um, they say that small things amuse great minds or maybe I am just daft? As an aside, the totally real Roger Federer, yes, that Swiss tennis star, has a South African mother, I still get a silly grin when I realise we can say he has a link to our country. Have an awesome weekend everyone!
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
28 Apr 17
Of course I knew that the Mother of James Bond was Swiss, his father was Scottish. Connery and Brosnan are also my favorite. I have met Sean Connery in Monte-Carlo when we lived there. The last 007 movie he made (Never say Never Again) was shot in Monte-Carlo and we assisted at the premiere.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
Oh Anna! You are so lucky to have met Sean Connery! I think he was superb as Bond. It's great you assisted at the Premiere. How did you find Sean Connery to be @LadyDuck , was he friendly or did he keep to himself?
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@LadyDuck (157088)
• Switzerland
29 Apr 17
@bluesa He is exactly as you see him in the movie, tall and charming man, very friendly. Ursula Andres was also there, she is really horrible.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
@LadyDuck , what a pity Ursula turned out to be horrible! Thank goodness Sean Connery is really charming and friendly, Anna
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
28 Apr 17
I didn't know those facts, but loved Sean Connery the most and do like Roger Federer. Have an awesome weekend yourself!!! xoxox
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
Yes, that fact about Bond was a surprise to me. Roger Federer is such a nice guy and great tennis player . Thank you dear Dianne .xoxo
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@DianneN (77983)
• United States
29 Apr 17
@bluesa You are welcome! Enjoy your weekend. and xoxoxox
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 May 17
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@Marty1 (33525)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Apr 17
@bluesa Can you believe I have no idea about who played 007 and what they look like too. I have never watched one of the movies starring him. So I can't answer the question sorry
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
@Marty1 , that is alright, I for instance never watched any of The Lord Of The Ring Movies.
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@Marty1 (33525)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Apr 17
@bluesa I never watched any of The Lord of the Rings series either. I have to learn more on popular culture
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
@Marty1 ,I guess it comes down to what holds your interest. I have a friend who doesn't watch tv at all. She likes reading and painting and couldn't care less about movies or so on.
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
29 Apr 17
my ringtone
Sean Connery is the best double 0-7 for me. Timothy Dalton is the serious type,even Daniel Craig. Pierce Brosnan is also good but i always connect him with Remington Steele. Roger Moore for me, is my least favorite. although he is suave, i think he acts like a womanizer, and he does not show the 'secret agent' personality. would you believe that the message alert tone of my phone is 007?
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
@ridingbet , that is so cool about your message alert tone ! I also remember Remington Steele , it was a fantastic tv series
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@ridingbet (52704)
• Philippines
29 Apr 17
@bluesa he eventually became serious when he had the 'license to kill'.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
@ridingbet yes, absolutely, I find him so charming.
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@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
6 Jul 17
You thought Bond was an Englishman? What, with Sean Connery's strong Scottish accent? Why Mish Moneypenny, you're a shite for shore eyesh. No, I didn't know he had a Swiss mother either, but like you I haven't read the books. In the movies, I don't recall his family or past getting a mention at all. I also didn't know that Roger Federer had a SA connection. There's a lot I don't know!
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jul 17
I know, shame on me, right? That fabulous Scottish accent should have alerted me @Orson_Kart loving your accent btw . But then Pierce Brosnan is Irish, so, there is that . Same with me and the movies, but apparently there is a mention in I think Skyfall? Not at all sure though. Now you do know about Roger . Don't worry, there is a lot I don't know too.
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• United Kingdom
6 Jul 17
@bluesa Yesh, shome shay I could have been the nexsht Bond. Basildon Bond. I've never seen Skyfall, so am none the wiser. I have sort of lost touch with the recent Bond movies.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 Jul 17
@Orson_Kart actually you're not missing much. I didn't even watch the latest Bond movie finished, because it is more just like a usual action movie and less Bond. Basil? as in Basil Fawlty? Was it Fawlty Towers or Faulty Towers? eek my memory
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@spaceseed (2893)
• India
29 May 17
I am fan of bond movies.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 May 17
That's great @spaceseed :) . They are a fun escape from every day life, with all that action and adventure.
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@spaceseed (2893)
• India
29 May 17
and forget about other details. I like only detail whch is "Name is Bond ........James bond"........in many of my daydreams ...........I am James bond.............which is an Indian connection ha ha
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 May 17
@spaceseed I also love that line in the movies, along with "shaken not stirred! " . Very cool!
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@Shavkat (62489)
• Philippines
29 Apr 17
I think Sean Connery portrayed the role well. I like it.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 May 17
@Shavkat , yes he definitely is one of the best Bonds ever
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@Shavkat (62489)
• Philippines
4 May 17
@bluesa I can't agree more.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 May 17
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
29 Apr 17
I was only able to watch one and he is Sean Connery. I enjoyed watching but I did not have the chance to watch others anymore.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
@salonga , there are so many Bond films, I hope you will be able to find a few and watch them. I thought Sean Connery was so sauve as Bond
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@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
3 May 17
@bluesa I will try to watch more so I could compare.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 May 17
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@Athinker (1511)
6 May 17
I also a big fan of bond I like all of them.007 is a code name of their agents in their spy agency
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 May 17
@Athinker , yes, they are wonderful action movies with a bit of intrigue mixed in :)
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@Athinker (1511)
6 May 17
@bluesa I watched so many movies of them
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• United States
4 May 17
Tommy Yeo Thomas was the inspiration for the James Bond character, I had read this recently.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
4 May 17
@TiarasOceanView , I did not know that, I learn yet again! :)
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• United States
4 May 17
@bluesa Yes it is mostly speculation, but there is a very good theory on this..it was Ian Flemings model for it.
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@kiran8 (15360)
• Mangalore, India
7 Jul 17
I have watched almost all Bond movies , but never really gave much thought to Bond the person because he is after all a fictional character. It is interesting to know that he is half Swiss !
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
8 Jul 17
Yes @kiran8 , this was also a new fun fact to me
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@PatZAnthony (12616)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
6 May 17
Many probably did not know too much about these stars, but your readers will now @bluesa
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 May 17
@PatZAnthony , oh, yes, and that's pretty cool, goodness knows I also discover new things here
@BelleStarr (38213)
• United States
5 May 17
No I didn't know but that is a fascinating piece of movie trivia.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
6 May 17
Thanks @BelleStarr , I thought so too
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@responsiveme (16052)
• India
5 May 17
Huh, didn't know...Pierce Brosnan and Federer are on my list of favourite men too. Have you watched the Remington Steel series... Pierce Brosnan
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
5 May 17
@responsiveme , I loved Remington Steele! I was young but never missed an episode. I am happy that Roger and Pierce are favourites of yours too :)
@shaggin (36845)
• United States
1 May 17
I have never watched any of those movies but I get what you are saying that even though they are fictional characters it is fun to learn things about them we didn't know before.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 May 17
@shaggin , yeah, it is kind of strange because goodness knows it is just a fictional character, but I was pleased as punch to find that out about James Bond :)
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@FayeHazel (18007)
• United States
1 May 17
Wow, I didn't know that!
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 May 17
@FayeHazel , that was my reaction when I found out
@1hopefulman (28383)
• Canada
30 Apr 17
Nice little bit of trivia! I never read the books either and didn't know that about James. Live and learn!
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
3 May 17
@1hopefulman , good to know I wasn't the only one this was news to
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• Banks, Oregon
29 Apr 17
It is very interesting to find out where ones parents are from even fictional charachters
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
Yes @chrissbergstrom , I was quite delighted to find that out about this character
@sol_cee (15422)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
28 Apr 17
I'm a 007 fan too. Pierce is fierce.
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@bluesa (13421)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
29 Apr 17
Hi, @sol_cee . Good you are also a 007 fan. And Oh Yes, Pierce is fierce