All About Bond at The Peninsula

With their twin histories of glamour, refinement and timeless style, James Bond and The Peninsula Hong Kong have long been kindred spirits.

The Luxonomist. 29/09/2015

It is fitting then that Asia’s Grande Dame is celebrating the latest cinematic outing for the world’s most famous secret agent with a programme of special themed events, kicking off with a unique photographic exhibition by iconic British photographer Terry O’Neill, entitled «All About Bond at The Peninsula» ahead of the Hong Kong premiere of Spectre in November.

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Bollinger Spectre limited edition. Click for more information

To whet appetites for the new film, which sees Daniel Craig return to play 007 for the fourth time, The Peninsula is hosting a spectacular VIP dinner at Gaddi’s in partnership with Bond’s favourite bubbly, Bollinger Champagne, on 4 November 2015.

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Bollinger Spectre limited edition. Click for more information

The hotel will be hosting a high-profile exhibition by the renowned British photographer Terry O’Neill, who has the distinction of having shot five Bonds, from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, more than 20 iconic “Bond Girls”, as well as Frank Sinatra, Elton John, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Audrey Hepburn and Faye Dunaway, to name a few of Hollywood’s elite.

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Portrait of actor Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, taken in a North London pub in 2012. / British actor Roger Moore poses with a gun as James Bond, 1970. Click for more information

O’Neill will be guest of honour at the VIP dinner, in addition to hosting an artist talk that day, charting his career as one of the leading celebrity photographers of the 20th century. The Peninsula is even giving guests the opportunity to emulate the iconic British spy’s opulent lifestyle with “A Bond-worthy Stay”.

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Swedish actress Britt Ekland in a yellow dress and matching tights, 1964. Click for more information

Guests will have the chance to trace the cinematic history of the dapper secret agent by visiting a curated exhibition of Terry O’Neill’s Bond photographs, which features unique images of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig in the role, as well as a selection of the films’ most famous Bond Girls.

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Scottish actor Sean Connvery as James Bond in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’, 1971 / Irish actor Pierce Brosnan appearing as British secret service agent James Bond, 1995. Click for more information

A must-see for fans of 007, the exhibition will be on display at Gaddi’s and the hotel’s first-floor corridor exhibition space from 4 November to 10 December 2015, in tandem with a pop-up exhibition from 2 to 8 November 2015 at leading Hong Kong contemporary art gallery, The Cat Street Gallery, featuring signed editions of O’Neill’s iconic photographs. Jetting in to host a VIP “In Conversation with the Artist” talk in Felix on 4 November, O’Neill will offer insights into his impressive body of work and reveal the stories behind these arresting images.

(Featured ImageThe Peninsula Hong Kong )

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