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Character: Miranda Frost
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Written by: Ian Fleming (characters), Neal Purvis & Robert Wade
Produced by: Barbara Broccoli, Callum McDougall, Anthony Waye, Michael G. Wilson
Other cast: Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael Madsen
Release date: November 20, 2002 (U.K.) | November 22, 2002 (U.S.)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Running time: 133 min

Pierce Brosnan gives one last mission as James Bond. Starting off in North Korea, Bond is betrayed and captured. 14 months later, Bond is set free, but traded for Zao who was captured by MI6. When back in his world, Bond sets off to track down Zao. Bond gets caught up in yet another scheme which sends him to millionaire Gustav Graves. Another MI6 agent known as Miranda Frost is also posing as a friend of Graves. Bond is invited to a presentation held by Graves about a satellite found in space which can project a huge laser beam. Bond must stop this madman with a fellow American agent, known as Jinx. Whilst Bond tries to stop Graves and Zao, will he finally reveal who betrayed him?

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Character Quotes

Miranda Frost: I know all about you – sex for dinner, death for breakfast.

Miranda Frost: I’ll show you your room.
James Bond: A palace of ice; you must feel right at home.

Miranda Frost: Mr. Bond. And Miss…?
Jinx: Swift, “Space and Technology” magazine.
Miranda Frost: Really? I take it Mr. Bond’s been explaining his Big Bang theory?
Jinx: Oh yeah, I think I got the thrust of it.


“This is a sharper, edgier Bond, in which first-time Bond director Lee Tamahori allows a smidgen of character work to creep in.”
Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter

“A midrange series entry that sports some tasty scenes, mostly in the first half, but also pushes 007 into CGI-driven, quasi-sci-fi territory that feels like a betrayal of what the franchise has always been about.”
Todd McCarthy, Variety


• Rosamund Pike had to leave the film set for one day to go to her English Literature graduation ceremony at Oxford University.

• Rosamund Pike was cast 5 days before the start of principal photography. Her very first acting on screen was her scene opposite Judi Dench, something she found to be overwhelmingly daunting.

• When confronting Bond, Miranda Frost says, “I know all about you, 007. It’s sex for dinner and death for breakfast.” The line “Death for breakfast” is the title of Chapter 11 in the Ian Fleming novel “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Other novel references: the cigarette poster of a sailor seen behind John Cleese is referenced in “Thunderball”, the basic plot is from “Moonraker” and the sheet of protective glass between Bond and M references “The Man With The Golden Gun”.

Awards & Nominations

Won Empire UK Awards 2003 – Best Newcomer – Rosamund Pike
Nominated Empire UK Awards 2003 – Best Film
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