Wednesday, 2 January 2013


"No Mr Bond, I expect you to die." named best Bond moment in Sky Movies HDpoll

The laser-charged "No Mr Bond, I expect you to die." confrontation between Goldfinger and Sean Connery's Bond has been named the nation's favourite Bond moment in a new poll from Sky Movies HD to celebrate the return of its dedicated Bond channel Sky Movies 007/HD.

After 50 years and 23 films to date, Sky Movies asked over 2,500 members of the public to name their favourite Bond moment as part of a special programme BOND¹S GREATEST MOMENTS which is available on Sky Movies 007/HD and On Demand.

Hosted by Sky Movies presenter Alex Zane, the programme includes contributions from much-loved Bond stars including Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, Bond directors, producers and celebrity fans including Andrew Garfield and Hugh Jackman.

When informed of the winning moment, which received 10.3% of the votes, current Bond star Daniel Craig admitted: "Yes, that would take some beating."

Second in the poll was the breath-taking pre-title moment in The Spy Who Loved Me which showed Roger Moore skiing off the edge of an Austrian mountain to open a Union Jack parachute (7.6%), which narrowly beat the first ever, now definitive "Bond...James Bond" statement from Sean Connery in 1962's Dr. No, which was third with 5.7%.

Marking a change in direction for Bond at the time, Daniel Craig's exciting parkour chase across a building site in Casino Royale was named in fourth place in the poll (5.3%) ahead of The Man With The Golden Gun's barrel roll car sequence, which saw Roger Moore¹s Bond perform a daring car jump across a Bangkok river (4.5%).

Pierce Brosnan made his entry into the poll in sixth place with 3.3% for his tank chase through St. Petersburg in Goldeneye which just beat Roger Moore's novel crocodile 'stepping stone' escape in Live And Let Die in seventh (2.8%). Speaking about the moment, Hugh Jackman jokes: "Roger Moore escaping some situation by jumping over alligators¹ backs ­ am I remembering that right or was that an SNL spoof? It could have been."

The eighth most popular Bond scene was back to four wheels for Daniel Craig¹s Quantum of Solace Aston Martin DBS race through the banks of Lake Garda (2.2%), followed by Desmond Llewellyn's final scene as Q in The World Is Not Enough where viewers saw him advise Pierce Brosnan to "pay attention 007" for the very last time (2%).

A sombre moment rounds off the top ten of Bond moments, courtesy of On Her Majesty's Secret Service and George Lazenby's only turn as 007. Following a tumultuous relationship and just moments after marrying his bride Tracy (played by Diana Rigg), celebrations were cut short when Blofeld carried out a drive-by-shooting that killed her and left Bond grief-stricken (1.7%).

All of these moments and more feature in BOND¹S GREATEST MOMENTS on Sky Movies 007/HD and On Demand.

More about the SKY MOVIES 007 HD Channel

Back from New Year¹s Day, Bond fans will have the films at their fingertips via Sky Movies¹ comprehensive TV on-demand service Sky Anytime+, with all of the films also available on demand and on the move via Sky Go, Sky¹s award-winning multiplatform TV service available across PC, Mac, laptop, iPhone, iPad and Android phones. In addition, customers who subscribe to Sky Movies via NOW TV, the brand new internet TV service from Sky, will also be able to enjoy the entire Bond catalogue. The twenty-third film in the franchise, Skyfall, will be available to rent through Sky Store and on Sky Movies in 2013.

The Top Ten Favourite Bond Moments are:
  1. "No Mr Bond, I expect you to die" (Goldfinger) ­ 10.3%
  2. Roger Moore pre-credit parachute (The Spy Who Loved Me) ­ 7.6%
  3. "Bond... James Bond" (Dr. No) ­ 5.7%
  4. Daniel Craig¹s free running on building site (Casino Royale) ­ 5.3%
  5. Roger Moore barrel roll car stunt (The Man With The Golden Gun) ­ 4.5%
  6. Tank chase/Bond straightens tie (GoldenEye) ­ 3.3%
  7. Roger Moore crocodile stepping stones (Live And Let Die) ­ 2.8%
  8. Pre-title car chase (Quantum of Solace) ­ 2.2%
  9. Desmond Llewellyn's last time as Q (The World Is Not Enough) ­ 2%
  10. Bond's new wife is murdered (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) ­ 1.7%
(Others = 54,6%)

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