Fellow Agent of 007 Travelers:
Who: Morten Steingrimsen, JAMES BOND-MAGASINET (NORWAY)
When: 21 December 2014
When: 21 December 2014
Please introduce yourself (tell as much as you like)
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.
How long have you been involved in your 007 magazine activities and what do you want to tell us and other Fellow Agents about it?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.
I am also a great admirer of Ian Fleming's books. And a huge Bond merchandise collector.
|Tania Mallet, Morten Steingrimsen and Norman Wanstall|
Have you ever met Bond stars? If you have, who? If you have not, who do you want to meet the most?
Some of the stars I have met: George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Marc Forster, Richard Kiel, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Honor Blackman, Olga Kurylenko, Bérénice Marlohe, Peter Lamont, Caterina Murino, Maud Adams, Martine Beswick, John Glen, Dennis Gassner, Sir Ken Adam, among others. The list is long.
|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.
Your favourite Bond actor? (leading male role) Why?Daniel Craig. I think he is the best actor portraying James Bond since Sean Connery. Craig has it all: He is very tough, sexy, dangerous, athletic and much closer to Ian Fleming's vision of Bond.
I also have a soft spot for Roger Moore.
But each of the Bond actors are unique in their own way.
Your favourite Bond film? Why?
Since "GoldenEye" (1995) was the film that made me a Bond fan, it will always have a special place in my heart.
"The Living Daylights" means a lot to me as a Norwegian Bond fan, because of a-ha.
"The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Goldfinger" (1964), "Casino Royale" (2006 version) and "Skyfall" (2012) are other big favorites.
But as with the actors - all of the Bonds films are unique.
Which is the best place where you have traveled so far? Why?
Which is the place where you would like to visit but have not yet?Los Angeles is on top of my list. One day in the near future I hope to visit James Bond's "birthplace" Jamaica.
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