As two of British cinema’s most powerful brands in the 1960s and 70s it’s no wonder Hammer and 007 borrowed each other’s acting talent, especially since both brands were famed for their iconic villains and striking young actresses.
Have a look below at 10 of the most notable actors to two-time Hammer and Bond back in their heyday.
The man who played Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy and countless others also appeared as Scaramanga in ninth James Bond film The Man With the Golden Gun.
Andress may have played Ayesha in Hammer’s adaptation of the H. Rider Haggard novel She, but it’s her debut as Honey Rider in the first Bond film Dr No that remains her best known work.
She played Emma in The Vampire Lovers and The Angel in Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell, but did you know she also appeared as Miss Caruso in the New Orleans set Live and Let Die.
Ms Munro played Laura in Dracula AD 72, Carla in Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter and Naomi in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Gray played Mocata in The Devil Rides Out three years before his debut as Blofeld in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever.
For Hammer – Sister Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Prehistoric Women and One Million Years B.C. For Bond – she came From Russia With Love.
Desmond Llewelyn appeared briefly in The Curse of The Werewolf, but it is his role as Q in 17 Bond films for which he is most fondly remembered.
8. Robert Brown
Brown played Akhoba in One Million Years B.C. and M in Licence to Kill.
As the evil Police Chief in Frankenstein Created Woman he committed Hans to the guillotine. He also appeared as McAdams in From Russia With Love
Sarah Framsen in Scars of Dracula and the highly coveted role of ‘Irish Girl’ in On Her Majestys Secret Service.
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