Ian Fleming attended university of Genève
Outside of the films Ian Fleming attended university of Genève, Not forgetting that one of the most recent Bond film, Quantum of Solace, was directed by Marc Forster who is himself half-Swiss and lives in Davos. And that was the first Bond film to feature a line of Swiss German dialogue, thanks to Zurich-born actor Anatole Taubman. One James Bond a lived in Switzerland (Sir Roger Moore had a chalet in Crans-Montana);
The most famous Swiss scene
Lastly, the most famous Swiss scene in James Bond history wasn’t filmed anywhere in Switzerland. But that bikini on that beach featured the original Bond girl played by Ursula Andress, or Ursula Undress as she was often called in Britain. The Swiss actress comes from Ostermundigen near Bern, and her role as Honey Ryder in Dr No (1962) set the mark for all the Bond girls that followed. Ursula’s scene-stealing exit from the water was as iconic as James Bond moments get, so much so that it was copied by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.
A Swiss James Bond?
Now all we have to wait for is a truly Swiss James Bond. How about Roger Federer? He could fight Raffa to the death with tennis racquets in a cable car. There is a precedent as Vijay Amritraj a former tennis player most notable appearance is probably as the MI6 intelligence operative Vijay in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy. Let us hope Roger does not meet the same fate should he get to utter the immortal line the names Bond James Bond.
For those with a little time on their hands, that would be most of you. Please could you send suggestions of Swiss locations that could be used for Mr Bond in any future films? Also if anyone who have a creative bone or two please send potential plot suggestions. It could be a chase, a romantic tête-à-tête or how about the odd explosion.
Thanks in advance.