Sheffield movie goers have voted Dame Judi Dench as their favourite ever Bond girl.
Cineworld Sheffield polled 3,000 of their Unlimited Card members to find out who was their ultimate Bond girl ahead of the release of the latest Bond film, SPECTRE, out next week.
Dench, aged 80, who starred as M for 17 years, fended off the likes of sizzling starlet Eva Green who starred in Casino Royale and Naomie Harris who starred in Skyfall.
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Current 007 Daniel Craig, was voted the most popular Bond ever with half of Sheffield residents selecting him as the Bond actor they’d like to see unlimited films from. In second place came Scottish legend Sean Connery and Daniel Craig’s predecessor, Pierce Brosnan third.
The research also asked the Unlimited members to select their favourite Bond villain, with the classic silent henchman Jaws, beating Sean Bean as Alex Trevelyan in GoldenEye as the villain we’d most like to return for unlimited Bond films.
It was also revealed that SPECTRE is the film steel city movie fans we’re looking forward to most over the next few months, beating the much-hyped Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, out in December 2015.
British Film Critic, James King, said of the findings: “As a film critic and cinema lover, it’s always fun to speculate on who in the history of Bond has been the best Bond girl or leading man. It’s quite a surprise to see Dame Judi Dench come out top ahead of the younger, more stereotypical Bond girls - but it just goes to show what a national treasure she is."
Andreas Vass, Head of Film at Cineworld, concludes: “Our Unlimited Card customers are some of the biggest film fans in the country - they keep up with all of the latest blockbusters and often watch multiple films in a trip! It’s always great to get their opinions and we know how excited they and all of our customers are to see SPECTRE next week."
To book tickets for SPECTRE at Cineworld Sheffield and to find out more about Cineworld’s Unlimited Card visit www.cineworld.com.
Sheffield’s favourite Bond girl
1. Dame Judi Dench as M - 23%
2. Eva Green as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale - 10%
3. Naomie Harris as Moneypenny in Skyfall - 10%
Sheffield’s favourite Bond
1. Daniel Craig - 50%
2. Sean Connery - 25%
3. Pierce Brosnan - 18%
Sheffield’s favourite Bond villain
1. Richard Kiel as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker - 19%
2. Sean Bean as Alex Trevelyan in GoldenEye - 14%
3. Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva in Skyfall - 12%