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Friday, 29 August 2008


Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley are to host a star-studded tribute to James Bond creator Ian Fleming.

The Story Of James Bond - A Tribute To Ian Fleming will be held at the London Palladium Theatre on Sunday October 5, arranged for the family by Ian's niece, Lucy Fleming, to mark the final event in the Ian Fleming Centenary year.

Joanna appeared with George Lazenby in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. She also used to drive my teenage hormones nuts as Purdey in the New Avengers TV series. She had the best legs in the business.

The evening will star Roger Moore(whom I actually met when I was about six months old. But that's another story.), Jeremy Irons, Samantha Bond, Christopher Cazenove, Judi Dench (I worked with the great lady about a year ago on The Cranford Chronicles) , Sebastian Faulks, David Gilmour, Charlie Higson, Lemar, Lee Mead, Mica Paris, Rosamund Pike, Joely Richardson, Ruby Turner, Toby Stephens, Patrick Stewart (live long and propser) , David Suchet and Harriet Walter, with more Bond girls, villains and musical acts to be revealed.

A 60-piece orchestra will accompany the performers and there will be a sneak preview clip of the new Bond film Quantum Of Solace starring Daniel Craig.

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The evening is being held in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

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