BFI announces James Bond 60th anniversary weekend

2022 marks 60 years of James Bond films.  (Eon Productions)

2022 marks 60 years of James Bond films. (Eon Productions)

A weekend of events to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films has been announced by the British Film Institute (BFI).

The anniversary celebration takes place on 1–2 October 2022 at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, and will consist of screenings and events.

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The full lineup of events is below:

Friday 30 September

Q&A Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson in conversation: 60 years of James Bond

TRT 90 mins, FRI 30 SEP, 6.15pm NFT1, BFI Southbank

Tickets £15, concs £12 (members pay £2 less). Joint ticket available with Dr. No £25, concs £18 (members pay 32 less)

Dr. No 60th anniversary display

Great Britain 1962. 2. Dir Terence Young. With Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman 110 min. Digital 4K. PG.

FRI 30 SEP, 8.40pm, NFT1, BFI Southbank

Joint ticket available with Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson in conversation event

Saturday 1 October

The spy who loved me 45 year anniversary display

Actor Roger Moore and actress Barbara Bach on set

Actor Roger Moore and actress Barbara Bach on set The spy who loves me. (Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

Great Britain 1977. Directed by Lewis Gilbert. With Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Richard Kiel. 126 min, Digital 4K. PG.

SAT 1 OCT, 11.30am, NFT1, BFI Southbank

Q&A James Bond Behind the Scenes: Stunts and SFX

TRT 80 min. SAT 1 OCT 2.45pm, NFT1, BFI Southbank

Tickets £15, concs £12 (members pay £2 less)

Preview: The sound of 007

Great Britain 2022. Dir Mat Whitecross. 90 min. Digital. Certified TBC. Courtesy of Ventureland and EON Productions.

Tickets £15, concs £12 (members pay £2 less

SAT 1 OCT. 5pm NFT1, BFI Southbank

The living daylights 35 year anniversary display

Actor Timothy Dalton and actress Maryam d'Abo on set

Timothy Dalton and actress Maryam d’Abo on set The living daylights. (Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

United Kingdom 1987. Directed by John Glen. With Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Art Malik, Julie T. Wallace. 131 min. Digital 4K. PG

SAT 1 OCT, 8.15pm, NFT1, BFI Southbank

Sunday 2 October

Skyfall 10 year anniversary display

UK 2012. Directed by Sam Mendes. With Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem. 143 min. IMAX Digital. 12A

SUN 2 OCT 12:30, BFI IMAX

Range

Specter (MGM/Eon/Sony Pictures)

Range (MGM/Eon/Sony Pictures)

UK 2015. Directed by Sam Mendes. With Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux, Christoph Waltz. 148 min. IMAX Digital. 12A.

SUN 2 OCT, 4pm, BFI IMAX

No time to die

UK 2021. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga. With Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes. 157 min. IMAX Digital 3D. 12A

SUN 2 OCT 7.50pm, BFI IMAX

Tickets for screenings in September go on sale to BFI Patrons and Champions on 1 August, BFI Members on 2 August and to the general public on 4 August. For BFI IMAX tickets go to bfi.org.uk/imax

The BFI will also honor long-time Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson with BFI Fellowships in recognition of the pair’s “extraordinary achievements and enormous contribution to cinema”.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 28: Producer Ms.  Barbara Broccoli and producer Mr. Michael G. Wilson at the world premiere of

Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson at the world premiere of No time to die. (Getty Images for EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Universal Pictures)

The BFI regularly holds 007 events to mark anniversaries, with the latest happening in 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

George Lazenby held a Q&A after a screening of his only outing as 007, on the day which also saw screenings of the 1979 Moonraker and the 1999s The world is not enough.

With 2022, it marks 60 years since the release of Dr. No, you can expect Sean Connery’s 007 debut to hit the weekend of screenings. Other Bond titles celebrating anniversaries in 2022 include 2002s Die another dayand the 2012s Skyfall.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: David Walliams and George Lazenby attend the 50th anniversary screening of

David Walliams and George Lazenby attend the 50th anniversary screening of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service at BFI Southbank, 2019. (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

The BFI Fellowship was presented to Wilson and Broccoli at the BFI Chair’s Dinner, hosted by BFI Chair Tim Richards, on 28 June at Claridges, London. They join other BFI Fellows including Martin Scorsese and Thelma Schoonmaker, Tilda Swinton, Sir David Lean, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, Nicholas Roeg CBE, Orson Welles, Sir Ridley Scott, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Steve McQueen.

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The film-making siblings, who took over the reins of the Bond franchise from their father Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli in the 1995s Golden eye further, said: “We are so proud to be awarded the BFI Fellowship on behalf of all those who have been part of the James Bond franchise over 60 years and feel honored to join such an esteemed group of renowned industry fellows.

No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on September 30 (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

No Time To Die hits UK cinemas on 30 September 2021. (MGM/Universal Pictures/EON)

“We are very grateful to so many members of the British film industry that we have worked with during our careers and thank the British Film Institute for their tremendous support and leadership of the creative industries in the UK.”

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Tim Richards, BFI Chair, paid tribute to the duo and said: “I am honored and delighted to award Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli the prestigious BFI Fellowship.

Watch a trailer celebrating 60 years of James Bond

“I can think of no one more deserving, especially as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the incredibly successful James Bond franchise. With amazing insight and vision, Michael and Barbara have not only reinvented Bond for today’s audiences, but No time to die came at just the right time to welcome audiences back to the big screen experience like never before.

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“Equally, if not more, important is their commitment to our industry away from the spotlight, where they work tirelessly to open doors for others by playing a major role in educating, supporting and inspiring the next generation of filmmakers.”

The James Bond films are being re-released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland through the year. This weekend the 1977s come out The spy who loved mestarring Sir Roger Moore as 007.

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