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Bonds, James Bonds

Monday, March 21, 2016

MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK BRINGS TOGETHER FIGURES OF ALL SIX JAMES BONDS

Madame Tussauds New York today revealed wax figures of ALL SIX James Bonds, with five completely new wax 007s joining the existing figure of Daniel Craig. The line-up of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig will appear at the legendary New York attraction for a limited time only, before embarking on to the next Madame Tussauds in their tour.

Created in close collaboration with EON Productions, the set will give fans an opportunity to stand side-by-side with all six Bonds - in the same place, at the same time. Guests are invited to see how they measure up to each 007, pose with their favourite and take a stand out profile picture.  

Each of these new figures will be featured in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar® winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming, based on the original costumes*. Lazenby, Moore and Connery recreate different variations of a classic Bond pose - arms folded and pistol held aloft, whilst Craig, Brosnan and Dalton are shown in more relaxed poses. The six stand tall together against an impactful and iconic gun barrel backdrop, synonymous with the James Bond films.   

The Madame Tussauds team already had access to measurements of Craig, Connery, Moore, Dalton and Brosnan from previous figures featured at the attraction, but needed George Lazenby’s to complete the picture. The star of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was happy to oblige and gave the artists a sitting in LA in February of 2015.

The figures took a team of twenty artists, four months to complete at a cost of £150,000 each.   Hundreds of layers of oil paint were used to build up accurate skin tones and each hair on all of the figures’ heads was inserted individually by hand over a six week period.  

“We are thrilled to offer the James Bond line-up to our visitors this spring. With six to choose from, everyone has the chance to size up and interact with their favorite 007 exclusively at Madame Tussauds New York,” said Eric Fluet, Head of Marketing and Sales at Madame Tussauds New York. “They are only here for a limited time so catch them while you can before they jet off for their next assignment in Las Vegas!”

Only at Madame Tussauds New York for a limited time only, www.madametussauds.com/newyork for more information.

Line up:

  • Sean Connery who played 007 in six EON films starting with Dr No in 1962 is portrayed as he appeared in the 1963 movie From Russia With Love.
  • George Lazenby played Bond just once in 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and is featured in a classic pose from the film. 
  • Roger Moore played Bond seven times beginning with 1973’s Live and Let Die and is portrayed as he appeared in the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
  • Timothy Dalton is featured as he appeared in the late 1980s in his two Bond appearances (The Living Daylights 1987 and Licence to Kill 1989).
  • Pierce Brosnan was 007 four times appearing first in 1995’s GoldenEye; he is featured as he appeared in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies
  • Daniel Craig’s figure portrays him as featured in his third Bond Movie, 2012’s Skyfall.

*Full costume design information:

  • All shirts, accessories and ties designed by Turnbull & Asser
  • Sean Connery and Roger Moore suit tailor: David Mason at Anthony Sinclair
  • George Lazenby suit tailor: Andrew Major at D Major Bespoke Tailors
  • Timothy Dalton suit tailor: Adrian Gwillym at Academy Tailors
  • Pierce Brosnan suit tailor: Brioni
  • Daniel Craig suit designer: Tom Ford

 

About Madame Tussauds New York
Madame Tussauds New York, prominently located in the heart of Times Square, is more than just a wax museum; it is an iconic “must do” New York experience. There are no velvet ropes or obtrusive barriers to keep guests from interacting with over 200 of the world’s most recognizable and influential icons. The fully immersive, one-of-a-kind attraction is great for families and visitors of any age. With particular dedication to regional visitors, local admissions offers are available. Visit www.madametussauds.com/newyork or call (866) 841-3505 for more information.

 

About Merlin Entertainments
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 111 attractions, 12 hotels/4 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 63 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and 26,000 employees.

 

About EON Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-four films produced since 1962.  Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, SKYFALL and SPECTRE.