A View To A Kill (1985) Tidbits

  • A View To A Kill marks the last appearance of Lois Maxwell, who played Miss Moneypenny since Dr. No.
  • Joining Diana Rigg and Honor Blackman, Patrick Macnee, who plays another MI6 agent, becomes the third star of The Avengers to appear in a Bond film.
  • Grace Jones was cast as May-Day for the sole reason of her popularity with the children at the time. The producers wanted to bring in a whole new crowd for a Bond film.
  • Before filming began, the 007 studios at Pinewood burned down. Cubby Broccoli built a new one in four months.
  • Christopher Walken (Zorin) had been a Bond fan since he saw From Russia With Love at the age of 15.
  • Tanya Roberts was chosen due to her role in the cheesy movie, The Beastmaster.
  • The film was supposed to be named “From A View To A Kill”. On the end of the movie “Octopussy” it says that James Bond will return in “From A View To A Kill”. They changed the title about 3 or 4 months before they started filming it.
  • Dolph Lundgren posed as a KGB agent and was, at the time, the lover of Grace Jones.
  • Alison Doody, who plays Jenny Flex, does not sleep with Roger Moore. She does manage to grab herself a Bond four years later in 1989, when she hooks up with Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.