Fellow Agent: Morten Steingrimsen / James Bond-magasinetDecember 23, 2014
Fellow Agent of 007 Travelers:
When: 21 December 2014
Please introduce yourself (tell as much as you like)
I am the editor and founder of James Bond-magasinet (“The Norwegian James Bond Magazine”). The website was launched on September 007 2013.
My background is in the media industry in Norway. My full time job is working with promotion of films and TV series for the biggest TV distributor in the Nordic region.
I am also working as a freelance film journalist. I write about film and James Bond for different film magazines and publications, including Cinema (the oldest film magazine in Scandinavia) now in its upcoming 85th Anniversary.
Being a journalist for several years, I have had the pleasure of meeting many members of the cast and crew involved in the Bond films.
I also spend my time organizing different film events in Oslo. I love working with partners and sponsors to make something special for the Bond fans. A recent example was the 50th Anniversary of “Goldfinger” (1964) in Oslo 2014, in attendants of guests like Sir Ken Adam, Sir Christopher Frayling, Norman Wanstall and Margaret Nolan. The British Ambassador in Norway, Mrs. Jane Owen also attended the celebration.
I have been a huge, huge Bond fan since I was a kid. The first Bond film I ever saw was “GoldenEye” (1995) in the mid 1990s. I was hooked after the first minutes of the film; I had never seen anything like that.
|Tania Mallet, Morten Steingrimsen and Norman Wanstall|
|Kristina Wayborn, Morten Steingrimsen and Maud Adams|
I would very much like to meet Sam Mendes. He did an amazing job on “Skyfall” (2012) (I think I saw the film at least 10 times at different movie theaters in Oslo) and I am so excited that he is directing “SPECTRE” (2015). I can’t wait! I am also a big fan of his other films, such as “American Beauty” and “Road to Perdition“. Simply one of my favourite film directors.
I also have a soft spot for Roger Moore.
But each of the Bond actors are unique in their own way.
“The Living Daylights” means a lot to me as a Norwegian Bond fan, because of a-ha.
Which is the best place where you have traveled so far? Why?
For a Bond fan like me London is a very special place. But I also love spending time at the French Riviera.
Los Angeles is on top of my list. One day in the near future I hope to visit James Bond’s “birthplace” Jamaica.