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Desmond Llewelyn's James Bond archive on auction

26 July, 2022

An archive belonging to Desmond Llewelyn, the actor who famously played MI6's 'gadget master Q in 17 films from 1963 - 1999, will be auctioned at Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

Desmond Llewelyn Q James Bond archive on auction

Bids can be placed online until Thursday 28th of July 2022. The archive is Lot #186 in the July Auction and bids are starting at $12,000 (approx £10,000).

Desmond Llewelyn is the longest serving actor in the James Bond franchise, with the sequences of him showing Bond the latest spy technology being some of the best loved in the films.

On auction is an excellent James Bond archive of memorabilia from the only actor to have worked with five James Bond actors, from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan. 

Desmond Llewelyn Q James Bond archive on auction call sheet

His archive includes nine 007 screenplays, many of them with edits handwritten by Llewelyn, 8 call sheets, Tomorrow Never Dies photo book as well as other Bond memorabilia.

1) Custom leather bound photo book for Tomorrow Never Dies, prepared for the cast of the film.

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Made to pay tribute to Albert R. Broccoli, book contains approximately 44 tissue-guarded glossy photos of cast and crew. Photos vary in size but measure approximately 8'' x 10''. Book measures 13'' x 12.75''. Some photos out of order and light wear, else near fine.

2) Shooting Script for On Her Majesty's Secret Service, dated 5 September 1968. Runs 145pp. Bound in yellow paper covers. Some wear and foxing, very good condition.

3) Revised Shooting Script for Diamonds Are Forever, dated 26 March 1971. Runs 125pp. with a few additional revised pages. Bound in yellow paper covers. Front cover detached from brads. Light wear and soiling, very good condition.

4) Revised Final Shooting Script for The Spy Who Loved Me, dated 23 August 1976. Runs 133pp. with a few additional revised pages. Bound in blue paper covers with Llewelyn's name written on front cover and title page. Light wear, very good condition.

5) Script for For Your Eyes Only, dated 12 August 1980. Runs 122pp. with a few additional revised pages. Bound in yellow paper covers. Light wear, very good condition.

6) Script for Octopussy, dated 10 June 1982 by writers Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson, based on a draft by George MacDonald Fraser. Runs. 141pp. Bound in brown paper covers. Light wear, very good condition.

7) Script for The Living Daylights, dated 22 May 1986. Runs 135pp. with several additional revised pages. Bound in brown paper covers. Llewelyn's name written to front cover. Light wear, very good condition.

8) Script for License to Kill, here titled ''License Revoked'', dated 5 May 1988 with additional revised pages dated 23 June and 4 July 1988. Runs 142pp. Bound in red and blue covers. Light wear, very good condition.

9) Script for Goldeneye, dated 28 November 1994. Runs 143pp. with a few additional revised pages. Bound in red paper covers. Light wear, very good condition.

10) Revised pages for Goldeneye, totaling approximately 30pp. Llewelyn's name written on cover page. Secured by paperclip, very good condition.

11) Shooting Script for Tomorrow Never Dies, dated 13 March 1997. Runs 113pp. with a few additional revised pages. Secured by brad. Light wear, very good condition.

Desmond Llewelyn Q James Bond archive on auction tomorrow never dies

12) Approximately nine call sheets for various James Bond films, including one for ''The Royal Visit'' to Pinewood Studios, circa 1988. Films include From Russia With Love, The Spy Who Loved Me, Goldeneye, The World Is Not Enough, Tomorrow Never Dies and A View to a Kill.

13) Letter from UIP International dated 19 July 1983 granting Llewelyn permission to carry a prop James Bond briefcase containing high-tech gadgets to be used for promotion of the film Octopussy.

14) Letter on ''License Revoked'' stationery dated 16 November 1988 thanking the cast and crew.

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A copy of Desmond Llewelyn's biography is also included.

For more information and bidding, visit the Nate D. Sanders Auctions website.


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