Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Diamonds Are Forever Movie Poster- James bond standing on a metal claw with two women perched beside him, Cartoon diamond behind. Diamonds Are Forever written in yellow

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Director: Guy Hamilton
Starring: Sean Connery, Jill St. John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood
Production Company: Eon Productions, Danjaq
Kent Locations Used: The Port of Dover

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) was directed by Guy Hamilton (Battle of Britain (1969), Live and Let Die) and features the legendary Sean Connery as James Bond for the very last time. The seventh spy film in the popular series sees Bond impersonating a diamond smuggler to uncover a plot to destroy a city. Will he be able to keep one step ahead of his nemesis and save the day?

Based on Ian Fleming’s novel of the same name, this thrilling film is about Bond’s battle with his old nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, after discovering he isn’t just a diamond smuggler but is using the diamonds to build a giant laser to destroy Washington DC.

Starring alongside Sean Connery (Dr. No, The Untouchables) is Jill St. John (The Oscar, Who’s Minding the Store?) as Tiffany Casethe, Charles Gray (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, You Only Live Twice) as Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Lana Wood (The Searchers, Best Years Gone) as Plenty O’Toole.

The Port of Dover was used for the scene where Bond swaps identities with Diamond smuggler Peter Franks (Joe Robinson) and makes his escape to France. The Port of Dover has also been used for filming by Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011), Albert’s Memorial (2010) and Missing (2009).

Diamonds Are Forever (1971) premiered in UK cinemas on Thursday 30th December 1971 and can now be purchased on DVD.

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