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Honor Blackman As Herself

The Star Who Fell From Grace

Dishonorable Ladies

   
Honor at the London Film Convention
When: Saturday 20th September 10:00pm - 5:00pm Where: Westminster Central Halls

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger, Honor will be appearing at the London Film Convention on Saturday 20th September between 10:00am and 5:00pm. Other Goldfinger guests include Sir Ken Adam, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallett, Margaret Nolan, Nadja Regin and Burt Kwouk.

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Honor Blackman As Herself
When: Various dates in 2014 Where: Various venues

Whilst Honor's career stretches over sixty glorious years she has rarely appeared simply as herself. Here, in conversation with her colleague and friend Richard Digby Day she will look back over this astonishing life, her beginnings, her family, her rise to stardom with her usual sense of humour and perspective. She will also be
singing a few of her favourite songs.

8th May 2014 The Fisher Theatre, Bungay
  12th May 2014 New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme
  25th May 2014 Royal Hippodrome Theate, Eastbourne

Honor on The One Show
When: Wednesday 8th January 7;00pm - 8:00pm Where: BBC1 & BBC1 HD

Honor will be appearing on The One Show on Wednesday 8th January.
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Honor on Steve Wright in the Afternoon
When: Thursday 9th January between 3:30pm - 5:00pm Where: BBC Radio 2

Honor will be interviewed by Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 9th January.
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Honor Blackman as Herself at the Leicester Square Theatre
Review by Clare Brotherwood from the UK Theatre Network

Honor Blackman is glamour personified. Elegant, gracious and, at the age of 88, still remarkably beautiful, it is something of a surprise when she reveals that, as a child, she learned to box and knocked out two boys

But then, her story, as told in conversation with British stage director, professor and lecturer Richard Digby Day, is full of surprises.

Who would have guessed that, with her cut glass accent, she grew up in the East End of London – though her rendering of There Was I, Waiting At The Church, a song her mother used to sing, could easily convince us that she’d never moved from there.

Elocution lessons at the age of 16 ‘opened all sorts of doors and windows’ for the filing clerk in the Civil Service. Part time lessons at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama saw the start of a career we all know and love: films including, of course, Pussy Galore in Goldfinger; the ground breaking part of the leather-clad Cathy Gale in the sixties’ TV series The Avengers and musicals. She regales us with stories, both funny and revealing… what it was like working with, among others, Sean Connery, Dean Martin and Ray Milland; why she wore that leather catsuit… Meanwhile, revelations from her private life leave very few dry eyes in the house, as does her moving rendition of Send In the Clowns.

Honor Blackman may no longer be able to do the stunts she did as Cathy Gale but she can still entertain. We were enraptured; hanging on to her every word, and feeling very privileged that we had the opportunity to, as it were, sit at the feet of an icon.

Honor & Richard Kiel Appearing at Bond In Motion, Beaulieu
When: 30th November - 1st December & 7:45pm Where: National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Honor & Richard will be appearing at the Bond In Motion exhibition at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu this coming weekend (30th Nov - 1st Dec). The exhibition closes on the 5th January so why not come down, purchase an autograph from Richard & Honor and see the Bond vehicles from Goldfinger, Octopussy, You Only Live Twice and many many more.
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Honor as Madame Adele Roux in Petite Mort
When: From Monday 28th November 10:45am & 7:45pm Where: BBC Radio 4

Honor Blackman, Shelley Conn, Mariah Gale and Samantha Spiro star in Beatrice Hitchman's thrilling debut, adapted by Miranda Davies. A 1914 silent film called Petite Mort holds the key to an infamous murder trial.

1967, Paris. A young journalist, Juliette Blanc (Shelley Conn) investigates the mystery of a missing section of film from a recently rediscovered silent film print from 1914 - Petite Mort. She is contacted by an elderly woman, Adele Roux (Honor Blackman), the star of that infamous film, who seems keen to tell her story.

1913, Paris. The young Adele Roux (Mariah Gale) arrives at the gates of the Pathe film studios, determined to fulfil her ambition to become a screen actress, like her heroine 'Terpsichore' - the beautiful actress, Luce Durand (Samantha Spiro). But her path to fame is not straightforward.

Produced and directed by Emma Harding.

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Honor to appear in By Any Means
When: Sunday 6th October 9:00pm Where: BBC1 & BBC1 HD

Honor will be making a guest appearamce in 'By Any Means' on Sunday 6th October at 9:00pm on BBC1 & BBC1 HD. The series follows a clandestine unit, existing in the grey area between the law and justice, living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game.

Honor to appear on The Alan Titchmarsh Show
When: Thursday 10th October 3:00pm Where: ITV & ITV HD

Honor will be appearing on The Alan Titchmarsh Show (ITV & ITV HD) on Thursday 10th October

Honor to appear on Daybreak
When: Tuesday 24th September 2013 8:30am - 9:25am Where: ITV & ITV HD

Honor will be appearing on the Lorraine show on Daybreak (830am - 9:25am) on Tuesday 24th September 2013.

Honor to appear in the new series of Casualty
When: Saturday 3rd August 2013 at 21:10 Where: BBC1 & BBC1 HD

Honor plays Agatha Kirkpatrick in the new series of Casualty which starts August 3rd on BBC1 & BBC1 HD.

Another Great Review For The Komedia Show
When: 11th May 2013 Where: The Komedia, Brighton Festival

'To the opening chords of Goldfinger, Honor Blackman eased herself on to the stage to a thunderous ovation. Apart from a little unsteadiness on her feet, her looks belied her age. The Plough Arts centre, Great Torrington, Devon, Sat 28th Sep 8pm

In a long velvet gown she oozed elegance and for 90 minutes held her audience spellbound as she spoke of her life, including two marriages, and her acting career.

It was hard to reconcile the sophisticated image with fact that Miss B had been born in London’s East End and lived in crowded accommodation with no bathroom or inside toilet. An early pleasure was being stood and washed in the kitchen sink.

Her stage and film work was amusingly outlined, including being cast as Cathy Gale in The Avengers. A split in her fabric trousers, broadcast live, resulted in the famous leather and kinky boots costume. Goldfinger caused problems in the US over the name of her character but a newspaper photo of her with Prince Phillip captioned “The Prince and the Pussy” soon eased the way.

The conversational afternoon ended with reference to her work in musicals and one-woman shows – beautifully illustrated by an emotion-choked Send In The Clowns and a hilarious impersonation of Marlene Dietrich entertaining troops'.

Barrie Jerram
The Argus

Five Star Review For Komedia Show
When: 11th May 2013 Where: The Komedia, Brighton Festival

'Honor Blackman has had the most extraordinary career, from Jason and The Argonauts through The Avengers and Bond where she played the best ever of the bevy of Bond girls, a wide range of theatre including musicals and enough TV where she proved her worth as a comic actor with great timing. But on stage she gave us the background, the hardship of her youth, her launch into theatre, her marriages, her adoption of two children and the sad death of her brother. This she did with extraordinary skill, the story shifting from wry observations, witty put-downs to genuinely moving moments that had one close to tears – but then with a twinkle of those very sexy eyes she would haul us back, reeling us in with yet another tale. Her two songs, ‘Send in The Clowns’ which she sang in A Little Night Music, and a Dietrich classic from her one-woman Marlene show were equally tantalizing, the voice frail but with assured musicality and expert timing. From her first appearance in blue velvet to the last draped in white fur, she held the audience with her charm, her talent and her untampered-with elegance and beauty'

Rating *****
Andrew Kay

Honor to appear on The One Show
When: Wednesday 8th May 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm Where: BBC1
 

Honor will be making an appearance on BBC1's The One Show on Wednesday 8th May.

Honor to appear on This Morning
When: Friday 26th April 2013 Where: ITV
 

Honor will be making an appearance on ITV's This Morning on Friday 26th April 2013.

Honor Attends 'Run For Your Wife' World Premiere
When: Tuesday 5th February 2013 Where: Odeon Leicester Square
Honor Blackman as Herself

On February 5th, Honor attended the premiere of 'Run For Your Wife' at the Odeon Leicester Square in London. The film, based on the highly successful stage version by Ray Cooney, stars Danny Dyer, Denise van Outen, Sarah Harding and Neil Morrissey with a host of well known faces appearing in cameo roles.

Honor described the film as 'Great fun and a joy to see so many familiar faces popping up'. Watch Honor on the red carpet below...

 

Run For Your Wife is set for general release across the UK on February 14th.

BBC4 to Screen James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala Concert
When: Friday 14th December 2012 at 21:00 Where: BBC 4
Honor Blackman as Herself

Carl Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra create a concert bringing together the iconic theme tunes from the James Bond films, including Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, GoldenEye and many more. Honor Blackman, who played the legendary Pussy Galore, leads us on the journey through the world of Bond across the 50 years and 23 films. Featuring Strictly Come Dancing vocalist Lance Ellington and Mary Carewe as the soloists in a concert performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The concert will be repeated on December 17th on BBC 4 at 1:25am.

Honor to host James Bond 50th Anniversary Gala
When: Friday 23rd November 2012 Where: Royal Festival Hall, London
Honor Blackman as Herself

In this very special event, timed to coincide with the new James Bond film Skyfall, Carl Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra mark the 50th Anniversary of Bond's first appearance on the silver screen with a night dedicated to 007.

Honor Blackman hosts proceedings whilst Strictly Come Dancing vocalist Lance Ellington and Mary Carewe bring 23 of Bond's iconic musical scores to life in an evening guaranteed to leave you both shaken and stirred!

 
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Suzanne Hunters World of Arts and Entertainment
When: Thursday 15th November at 9:00pm Where: Brooklands Radio
Honor Blackman as Herself

In this 50th year of James Bond celebration Suzanne Hunter is delighted to speak with the ultimate Bond leading lady Honor Blackman prior to her presenting the 50th Anniversary Gala of James Bond at the Royal Festival Hall on 23rd November. Hear lots of stories from Honor plus a chance to enjoy some Bond Theme classics. It will also be repeated on Saturday 17th November at 7pm.

 
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Honor Blackman As Herself
When: Various dates in 2013 Where: Various venues
Honor Blackman as Herself

Whilst Honor's career stretches over sixty glorious years she has rarely appeared simply as herself. Here, in conversation with her colleague and friend Richard Digby Day she will look back over this astonishing life, her beginnings, her family, her rise to stardom with her usual sense of humour and perspective. She will also be singing a few of her favourite songs.

  - Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne Sunday 10th March at 3:00pm
 
- Camberley Theatre - Sunday 12th May
  - Rose Theatre, Kingston - Sunday 19th May
 
  More dates will be announced soon!!
   
Honor Blackman As Herself
When: Sunday 30th September Where: Normansfield Theatre, Teddington
Honor Blackman as Herself

Whilst Honor's career stretches over sixty glorious years she has rarely appeared simply as herself. Here, in conversation with her colleague and friend Richard Digby Day she will look back over this astonishing life, her beginnings, her family, her rise to stardom with her usual sense of humour and perspective. She will also be singing a few of her favourite songs.

   
 
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A Special Goldfinger Day
When: Saturday 22nd September Where: Westminster Centrall Halls, London
Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore in Goldfinger.

Honor will be appearing at a special celebration of the the quintessential James Bond film, Goldfinger, at the Westminster Central Halls on 22nd September 2012. She will also be taking part in a retrospective Q&A session discussing all aspects of her 60 year career.

Other guests include Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallett, Margaret Nolan, Burt Kwouk, Sir Ken Adam, and Normal Wanstall.

 
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Honor featured in The House the 50s Built
Starts: Thursday 7th June 2012 at 21:00 Where: Channel 4

Honor features in a new series celebrating the science behind the inventions and innovations that transformed the way we lived and made 1950s Britain modern.

Engineer and showman Brendan Walker sets out to discover the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future, under its new young Queen Elizabeth II.

Brendan learns from practical, hands-on experience what it took to bring about the 50s revolution by reconstructing a house. Each programme focuses on a room and fast-forwards it through the 1950s, showcasing how progress in the home triggered a wave of social change.

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Forthcoming TV & Radio Appearances
When: 29th February 2012

Honor will be appearing on ...

The Jamie & Louise Show - 29th February @ 11:00am - BBC Radio Wales

Loose Women - 29th February @ 12:30pm - ITV1

Reuniting The Rubins - Out Now on DVD
When: Out now

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Reuniting The Rubins starring Honor, Timothy Spall is now available on DVD

Honor on That Sunday Night Show
When: November 6th 2011 at 10:30 Where: ITV1


Honor joins Adrian Chiles, Ross Kemp, Kay Burley and Ross Nobile to dissect the bizarre stories and news headlines from the past seven days.

Honor Blackman & Britt Ekland on Celebrity Antique Road Trip
When: November 3rd 2011 at 7:00pm Where: BBC2
Britt Ekland & Honor Blackman

Honor joins former Bond girl Britt Ekland in an Aston Martin DB5 as they take to the roads around Cambridge and Safron Waldon on a mission to buy antiques and make a profit at an auction house in Greenwich, South London.
   
   
   
   
   
 
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Honor on Loose Women
Where: ITV Player

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Honor recently appeared on Loose Women to promote the Avengers DVD box set and also talk about The Avengers 50th Anniversry event at the University of Chichester.

Honor to guest on Jools Holland
When: Monday 16th May 2011 Where: BBC Radio 2

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Honor will be a guest on Jools Holland's Radio 2 show on the 16th May 2011

Cockneys & Zombies
When: TBC

Honor along with Michelle Ryan and Harry Treadaway have signed to star in Cockneys & Zombies. This horror comedy deals with a group of bank robbers who raid a 350 year old bank vault unleashing an army of zombies. Jack Doolan, Rasmus Hardiker, Ashley Thomas and Alan Ford have also joined the cast and shooting is slated to kick off in London later this month.


 
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Honor to attend The Avengers 50th Anniversary Celebrations
When: Saturday 25th June, 2011 Where: The University of Chichester, UK

Honor will be attending The Avengers 50th Anniversary Celebrations at the University of Chichester on the Saturday 25th June 2011.

Stars from the hit TV series The Avengers will be reunited for the first time in 40 years at the University of Chichester this summer to celebrate half a century since the programme’s launch.

For two days in June, the University’s Bishop Otter Campus in Chichester will be transformed, giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with big name stars from the series and experience some of the classic scenes from the series with life-size recreations. For media studies experts, the opportunities to hear from a wide range of actors, producers and directors in one place over one weekend will be a valuable aid in understanding how one of the most successful TV series of its time was developed.

Events on the main stage will be hosted by TV presenter and Avengers fan Paul O’Grady, and in front of a live audience of 300 people each day, he will be interviewing guests including Honor Blackman and Linda Thorson, who played Cathy Gale and Tara King respectively in the series. Exclusive video messages will be played at the event from Patrick Macnee, who played Steed, and Joanna Lumley, who starred as another of Steed’s sidekicks, Purdey, in the New Avengers.

Other major names at the event includes Brian Clemens, who wrote series 1-6, producer Leonard White, directors Don Leaver and Gerry O’Hara, and Cyd Child, stunt double for  
Diana Rigg and Linda Thorson in series 5 and 6.

The Avengers was produced between 1961 and 1969, and as its peak, it was shown in more than 90 countries, giving it a worldwide following that has continued this day. Guests at the reunion event are coming from across Europe and America, as well as in the UK.

As the University of Chichester is the main organiser of the event, it is more in-depth than the average fan event. Guests will talk in detail about their experiences working on or starring in the show, and how it influenced their later careers.

Other highlights of the weekend in Chichester will include an exhibition of memorabilia, including the Lotus that Emma Peel used in the series. There will also be a number of signing sessions, and an opportunity to visit a recreation of the Hellfire Club for a night out with a difference.

The event takes place on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June, and tickets are on sale through the University of Chichester. Accommodation is available on campus or in Chichester city centre.

 
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The Avengers 50th Anniversary Celebrations Press Launch
When: Wednesday 16th March, 2011 Where: The Langham Hotel, London
Honor & Paul O'Grady at the Avengers Celebration Press Launch

The press launch for The Avengers 50th Anniversary Celebrations took place at the Langham Hotel in London on the 16th March 2011. Paul O' Grady and Honor Blackman recreated the classic John Steed \ Tara King pose on the steps of The Langham for the assembled press.

 
   
   
   
 
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I, Anna
When: TBC

Honor will be appearing in I, Anna - A noir thriller told from the point of view of a femme fatale, who falls for the detective in charge of a murder case. The cast includes Charlotte Rampling and Gabriel Byrne.

 
   
   
   
 
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Memorabilia
When: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March 2011 Where: Birmingham N.E.C

Honor will be signing autographs at the Spring Memorabilia show at the Birmingham N.E.C on the 26th & 27th March 2011.

 
   
   
   
   
 
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The Music of Bond
When: Sunday 6th March 2011 Where: The Sage, Gateshead

Join Honor Blackman, Carl Davis, vocalist Mary Carewe and the Northern Sinfonia for a sensational evening of Bond themes including Goldfinger, Licence to Kill, Dr No, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, From Russia with Love and many more!.

 
   
   
   
   
 
 
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Words For You
When: 16th November 2009
Words For You

Honor has lent her voice to Words For You, a stunning collection of 27 of the greatest poems of all time, read by 12 of the best voices in British acting and set to the greatest classical music ever composed. Combining William Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 18’ read by Joanna Lumley with Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 8, Robert Browning’s ‘Home Thoughts, From Abroad’ using the voice of Geoffrey Palmer with Dvorak Symphony No. 9 and the heartbreaking WH Auden’s ‘Stop All The Clocks’ read by Lindsay Duncan with Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 [III], Words For You brings together the best of the best of the best.

The artists involved have waived their royalty so that a proportion of proceeds from sales can go to I CAN, a UK charity that helps children who have difficulties speaking and understanding. Virginia Beardshaw, Chief Executive of I CAN, said; “Words come easily to many of us. Actors, especially, thrive on their mastery of the spoken word. Sadly, for a large number of children, the ability to use words is a real challenge. It is a struggle for them to learn and make friends. I CAN helps these children so they don’t get left out and left behind.” The 27 poems featured on Words For You have been recorded by Joanna Lumley, Lindsay Duncan, Geoffrey Palmer, Honor Blackman, Brian Cox, Alison Steadman, Martin Shaw, Miriam Margolyes, Lennie James, Samantha Morton, Anthony Head and Ben Whishaw.

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The Star Who Fell From Grace
When: Monday 13th July 2009
The Star Who Fell From Grace

Honor releases her new single entitled The Star Who Fell From Grace on Monday 13th July. The track is written by Adrian Munsey and Jeff Chegwin and features the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Re-Uniting the Rubins
When: Release date TBC

Honor has just finished filming Re-uniting the Rubins, a comedy which centres around a completely dysfunctional Jewish family. Also stars Timothy Spall, Rhona Mitra and James Callis.

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