For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection

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Madame Tussauds in London have for the first time put the wax figures of all six James Bonds, with five completely new wax 007s joining the existing figure of Daniel Craig. To coincide with the release of Spectre in 2015, Madame Tussauds put the complete line-up of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig together for a period of six week prior to them embarking on a tour of Madame Tussauds locations worldwide.

For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Five Bonds Together

The wax recreations were created in close collaboration with EON Productions, the set gave fans the opportunity to stand side-by-side with all six Bonds – in the same place, at the same time. Madame Tussauds are encouraging guests to see how they measure up to each 007, pose with their favourite and take that stand out profile picture.

For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Artists Cleaning

Each of these new wax figures will be featured in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar® winning costume designer, Lindy Hemming, based on their respective original costumes. George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Sean Connery recreate different variations of a classic Bond pose – arms folded and pistol held aloft, whilst Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan and Timothy 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 Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan from the previous waxwork figures that had featured at the attraction, but needed George Lazenby’s to complete the line up. The star of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was happy to oblige and modelled for the museum’s artists in Los Angeles, USA.

For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Artist Cleaning Waxworks

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 the hair on each of the figures’ heads were inserted individually by hand over a six week period.

The General manager for Madame Tussauds London, Edward Fuller, said Bond fans could look forward to “measuring up to their personal favourite 007, whether it’s the Bond they grew up with, the first they saw in the cinema or the current incarnation they’ll see in Spectre”.

He added: “One thing is for sure, whoever your favourite Bond is – you can meet them here in wax.”

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For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Sean Connery

SEAN CONNERY

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.

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For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection George Lazenby

GEORGE LAZENBY

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.

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For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Roger Moore

ROGER MOORE

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.

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For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Timothy Dalton

TIMOTHY DALTON

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).

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For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Pierce Brosnan

PIERCE BROSNAN

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.

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For Your Eyes Only: The Madame Tussauds James Bond Collection Daniel Craig

DANIEL CRAIG

Daniel Craig’s figure portrays him as featured in his third Bond Movie, 2012’s SkyFall alongside Judi Dench was plays on the role of ‘M’.

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