BFI to celebrate James Bond producer

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London’s BFI Southbank is to host a season of films to mark the centenary of film producer Albert R Broccoli who, alongside Harry Saltzman, brought James Bond to the big screen and introduced the character to audiences around the world. Away from the world of Bond, Broccoli started Warwick Films with Irving Allen where he began his producing career.

The BFI has teamed up with Bond producers EON for the season of films which will run throughout April and May.

Highlights of the season will include a presentation of the 1963 Bond classic From Russia With Love and The Red Beret, Broccoli’s first producing credit which stars Alan Ladd as a Canadian who joins the British Army in 1940.

There are also screenings of the Warwick Films production Fire Down Below which features Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon.

Other Bond classics being screened include the first 007 adventure Dr No, Peter Hunt's On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Timothy Dalton's debut film The Living Daylights.
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