“James Bond” under the hammer: 007 props bring in hundreds of thousands of euros

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“James Bond” under the hammer
007 props raise hundreds of thousands of euros

Owning a real piece of film history was a dream come true for the highest bidders at a 007 charity auction in London. Scripts, props and other goodies from the James Bond movies are sold for a large amount, including suits worn by Daniel Craig.

At a charity auction in London, memorabilia for the 60th anniversary of the “James Bond” film series was sold for the equivalent of more than €800,000. Several suits worn by Daniel Craig went up for auction, auction house Christie’s said. An Adele-signed score of the Oscar-winning “Bond” theme song “Skyfall” changed hands for more than 18,000 euros. The collected works of “Bond” author Ian Fleming brought in the most: Someone had cost the book more than $93,000.

In part one of the auction, a bidder paid over $3 million for a purpose-built stunt car driven by Daniel Craig in No Time To Die. With that, Craig had chased himself into southern Italy in his final appearance at the beginning of the film.

Millions of proceeds for charity

The two most recent auctions brought the aggregate sum of all four of the past 007 charity auctions to over €12.5 million. Proceeds benefited 45 selected charities, the Daily Mail reported. On the occasion of Bond’s 60th birthday alone, more than 7.6 million euros came together.

Hopefully new props, posters and souvenirs for a future 007 auction will follow soon: Bond’s Twitter account says something about the anniversary James Bond wants to return. Craig’s successor has yet to be determined, but there are a few clues.

Who will succeed Craig?

So the new secret agent probably won’t be a woman or an actor under 30. At an event to mark the 60th anniversary of the first 007 film, producer Michael G. Wilson ruled out the possibility of a young actor taking on the iconic role, according to media reports. “You have to realize that Bond is already a veteran. He has some experience,” says Wilson.

According to the producer, James Bond is not a “high school boy”. Therefore, the role is more suitable for a “mid-thirties”. In line with this, there has been recent speculation about “Bridgerton” star Regé-Jean Page, “The Witcher” Henry Cavill or Aidan Turner.

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