007 Event: Report: London Film Fair November 2017 (11 November 2017)February 5, 2018
What: London Film Fair November 2017
Where: Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London, England
When: 11 November 2017
When we were about to leave Finland, Pirita noticed at the last minute in the airport that there is London Film Fair in London on same weekend when we are there.
On Saturday morning we took a taxi and drove to Central Hall Westminster, where is a Methodist church, but also a conference center where the London Film Fair was already ongoing.
We bought tickets worth of £5 per person and soon we were in. We walked around the area and quickly spotted our first target! Caroline Munro, best known as Naomi in “The Spy Who Loved Me” (1977). Even though 007 (Roger Moore) shoots her down with her helicopter in the films, luckily she seemed to be very much alive 🙂 We went to say hello and gave her #Suomi100 chocolates, which are made in honour of Finland’s 100 years of independence (2017), that we brought from Finland. She autographed her photo from the film and we took pics with her.
|Caroline Munro and Pirita / 007 Travelers|
|Mika / 007 Travelers and Caroline Munro|
Then we moved ahead and we had also a present to Martine Beswick, who has been in two 007 films. She was Paula Caplan in “Thunderball” (1965) and a gypsy dancer Zora in “From Russia with Love” (1963). Martine told us that she had visited Helsinki, Finland once and she would love to come back one day. We also bought her picture with autograph and took photos with her too.
|Martine Beswick and Pirita / 007 Travelers|
|Mika / 007 Travelers and Martine Beswick|
There was still one Bond girl to see… little more unknown to the Bond world… Caron Gardner had just a minor role in one of Pussy Galore‘s Flying Circus pilots in “Goldfinger” (1964), but she had also appeared in four episodes of “The Saint” series with Roger Moore and starred also in many other movies. Caron said to Pirita that she has a lovely hair. We also got her autograph with photos.
|Caron Gardner and Pirita / 007 Travelers|
|Mika / 007 Travelers and Caron Gardner|
There was plenty of people selling different kind of items, like posters, books, albums etc. and there were many other film stars as guests selling their autographs and saying hello to their fans.
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