Caroline Munro - Hammer Films, Bond, The Last Horror Film and more
Saturday 27th August 10am - 4pm
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26th - 29 August 2016 MMU Manchester, UK
What would the first ever STARBURST International Film Festival be without at least one Bond Girl, right? Well fear not, for we have the lovely Caroline Munro here to help with our weekend celebrations.
Despite an uncredited appearance in 1967’s Casino Royale, it would be with 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me that Caroline would get to really make an impression alongside 007. But before that, however, many horror hounds had already taken the model and actress to their hearts for her work at Hammer with Dracula A.D. 1972 and Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter, not to mention her eye-catching turn in The Golden Voyage of Sinbad.
Turning down a role in Richard Donner’s Superman to appear with Roger Moore’s James Bond, Caroline would then go on to work on the likes of cult favourite Maniac, the hugely-coveted The Last Horror Film, and a host of other genre offerings such as Starcrash, Slaughter High, Faceless, and El aullido del diablo alongside the legendary Paul Naschy.
In fact, so prolific was Caroline at this point, there was regular speculation during the 1980s of having her take the female lead in a never-materialised Doctor Who movie.
Still as stunning today as she’s ever been, and far more than merely another notch of 007’s ever-expanding bedpost, Caroline Munro is here to bring some glamour (no offence to our other wonderful guests) to our festival and we couldn’t be happier to have her along for the ride.
Written by Andrew Pollard
Picture - Caroline Munro - Starcrash
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