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We should rejoice that David Cornwell, a mid-level intelligence officer, decided in 1961 to become a writer and transformed into John Le Carré(Getty Images)

Le Carré captured the human condition, in the Cold War and beyond

By Prakash Karat
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Through the grey world of espionage, Le Carré wrote about the human condition. In his own words: “Out of the secret world I once knew, I tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit.”
1964 file photo of actor Sean Connery, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Connery has died aged 90.(AP File Photo)
1964 file photo of actor Sean Connery, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Connery has died aged 90.(AP File Photo)

Legendary ‘James Bond’ actor Sean Connery dead

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:51 AM IST
Sean Connery will be remembered first as British agent 007, the character created by novelist Ian Fleming and immortalised by Connery in films starting with Dr. No in 1962.
Daniel Craig’s hero was more Jason Bourne than James Bond and Craig breathed new life into the character.
Daniel Craig’s hero was more Jason Bourne than James Bond and Craig breathed new life into the character.

To be or not to be... James Bond

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 12:33 PM IST
He swore he was done with Bond. But Daniel Craig agreed to a new 007 film, No Time To Die. A look at why, despite guaranteed stardom, actors are reluctant to play the ruthless secret service agent
Robert Pattinson arrives at the Marrakech International Film festival, on November 30, 2018.(AFP)
Robert Pattinson arrives at the Marrakech International Film festival, on November 30, 2018.(AFP)

Danny Boyle thinks Robert Pattinson would be perfect choice to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:32 PM IST
Director Danny Boyle, who was supposed to direct Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film before he quit over creative differences, has said that Robert Pattinson would be the perfect actor to take over.
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