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Keeping the British End Up: Four Decades of Saucy Cinema

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A self-confessed coward, Moore was bemused by his image as some kind of hero, “Ah, well that’s where the acting comes in you see!

As the British film industry was going to pot in the early 70's, these films took off and Confessions of a Window Cleaner - directed by respected movie-maker Val Guest [The Day The Earth Caught Fire] was a remarkable success. The text is written in a very informative manner without being "preachy", the pics and advertising material is top notch and the lay out is terrific. In a nutshell, any actor worth his salt appeared in one of these mostly rubbish yet irresistible films. I found myself playing at least once a week, across the table, with Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.As you might know, he had a lot to do with the screen treatment of Thunderball, and had teamed up with Saltzman and Broccoli in 1965 on the understanding that he wouldn’t launch a rival production.

It was the first time I’d seen many far-flung friends and family since pre-pandemic and it was so joyful to gather at my mother’s house in Cornwall for the celebrations.This article argues that Skyfall (2012) was influenced by and responded to the contemporary debate over the future of the British Union and the referendum on Scottish independence. Moore had been aware of the character, “I knew that the English newspaper, the Daily Express, was running a competition to find a James Bond. I finally got to meet my hero last year, shortly before what was to be his final appearance on stage at the Royal Festival Hall in November. In 1983, Moore was faced with a rival non-Eon Bond film but he was unfazed, “ Never Say Never Again began and the British paper had the headline ‘The Battle of the Bonds’, which was picked up everywhere.

Keeping The British End Up will be released at the end of 2022, and is produced by Baker Street Entertainment in association with Screenbound International Pictures. I'm very aware of the interest in James Bond but, finally, there is just so much you can say about him and the film you' re doing. What You only live twice did for the ‘60s and Connery, I suppose Spy did for the ‘70s and Roger Moore.In 1987, in Hamburg, the Austrian pop-star-turned-artist André Heller threw open the gates of a one-of-a-kind fairground. Sheridan compiles the first definitive filmography of the genre, and coaxes facts from previously reclusive and reluctant interviewees. For me, Roger Moore embodied an idea of Britishness totally at odds with the insular worldview and false nostalgia of Brexit.

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