The news was announced on the official 007 Twitter account, which said: “Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.” In 1963, she was cast as the mistress of MI6 station boss Ali Kerim Bey in From Russia With Love.
Tania Mallet, a cousin of Dame Helen Mirren, starred alongside Sean Connery in the 1964 spy film.
The Blackpool-born actress had been working as a model when she was cast by producer Albert “Cubby” Broccoli – a world she ultimately returned to and prioritised over film.
Ranking Roger, RIP
Recorded live on 21st April 2017 at Freedom Sounds Festival, Gebäude 9, Köln by Jörg V.
Ranking Roger and Dave Wakeling as General Public
Roger Charlery, aka Ranking Roger, the singer and toaster from the English Beat, General Public and Special Beat, died today after a battle with cancer, a rep for the band confirmed to Variety. He was 56.
The group, which has existed in several different forms over the years, issued a statement on its social media accounts saying, “Sadly Roger past away a few hours ago peacefully at his home surrounded by family.”
William “Bill” Creber, a three-time Oscar-nominated Production Designer and Art Director known for his work on “Planet of the Apes” (1967) and “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972) died in Los Angeles on March 7 of complications from pneumonia after a prolonged illness. He was 87.