Ahead of the release of the new Bond flick, No Time To Die, a definitive list ranking the previous films has come out.

Scroll down for the full list, but we just found out there’s a WA connection with one of the movies.

On Friday, Botica’s Bunch were having their regular chat with Wildcats forward, Rhys Vague

Referring to the ranked Bond movie, Vague dropped the bombshell that his grandfather was in #7 on the list, Thunderball.

Yep, Anthony Blackshaw was Rhys Vague’s grandad.

And you know what? We found his IMDb page and it credits him in heaps of stuff.


While Blackshaw appeared in and spoke a couple of lines as a soldier controlling access to a place in Thunderball, the role was uncredited.

His filmography is largely made up of bit-parts in TV series in the ‘60s, including The Avengers and alongside Roger Moore in The Saint, but he was also in the 1965 Michael Caine film, The Ipcress File.

While he was born in the UK, Blackwell passed away in Western Australia – just a year before Vague was born.

Hit PLAY to hear the chat!


Meanwhile… here’s the James Bond films ranked from worst to best:

  1. DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002), Pierce Brosnan
  2. MOONRAKER (1979), Roger Moore
  3. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971), Sean Connery
  4. TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997), Pierce Brosnan
  5. OCTOPUSSY (1983), Roger Moore
  6. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974), Roger Moore
  7. SPECTRE (2015), Daniel Craig
  8. QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008), Daniel Craig
  9. LICENCE TO KILL (1989), Timothy Dalton
  10. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967), Sean Connery
  11. LIVE AND LET DIE (1973), Roger Moore
  12. GOLDENEYE (1995), Pierce Brosnan
  13. A VIEW TO A KILL (1985), Roger Moore
  14. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981), Roger Moore
  15. THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999), Pierce Brosnan
  16. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977), Roger Moore
  17. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987), Timothy Dalton
  18. THUNDERBALL (1965), Sean Connery
  19. DR NO (1962), Sean Connery
  20. SKYFALL (2012), Daniel Craig
  21. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963), Sean Connery
  22. GOLDFINGER (1964), Sean Connery
  23. ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969), George Lazenby
  24. CASINO ROYALE (2006), Daniel Craig

List: news.com.au

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