Three new cars and a selection of other memorabilia celebrates the female characters of James Bond in the London Film Museum’s popular Bond in Motion exhibit
The London Film Museum has added a new selection of cars to one of its most popular attractions – Bond in Motion – to include original cars driven by female characters in some of the more recent James Bond movies.
The items in Bond in Motion are exhibited alongside the museum’s permanent display of Bond paraphernalia – one of the largest Bond collections in the world. Bond in Motion also features previously unseen costumes, props and storyboards, alongside almost 100 other Bond items.
Among this expansive collection of all things Bond is the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, the ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me, the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, as well as ‘Little Nellie’ Wallis WA-116 Agile Autogyro from You Only Live Twice.
And that’s not all…
Other movie cars in the permanent exhibition include the Land Rover Defender Double Cab driven by Eve (Naomie Harris) in Skyfall, the Ford Ka driven by Camille (Olga Kurylenko) in Quantum of Solace and the Ford Thunderbird driven by Jinx (Halle Berry) in Die Another Day.
The first major female character to drive a car in a James Bond film was Tilly Masterson, played by Tania Mallet. Her vehicle was pre-production Mustang, acquired from Ford for the film. But there was one major obstacle for Tania Mallet: the actress needed driving lessons. Bond in Motion features the very memo from January 1964, requesting those lessons.
Bond in Motion also features Eve Moneypenny's (Naomie Harris) costume including Belstaff jacket, H&M silk vest, J Brand leather trousers and a Skyfall film poster showing Naomie wearing the outfit. Other costumes include Jinx’s (Halle Berry) Versace leather jacket and skirt from Die Another Day.
And to celebrate this vast display, Bond in Motion is offering 2-for-1 tickets until the end of 2017 using the code GP001. The London Film Museum is located at 45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden and is open seven days a week. Tickets are available at the box office daily or in advance from www.londonfilmmuseum.com.