Bond Girl Madeleine Smith, made famous when her dress was unzipped by Roger Moore’s magnetic watch, is visiting Moyse’s Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds this Friday.
The actress, who played Miss Caruso in Moore’s first outing as 007, Live and Let Die, is visiting as part of the museum’s three-week Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition.
Madeleine, who has discovered she has family roots in Suffolk, said she was looking forward to bringing a bit of Bond to Bury St Edmunds.
“For me, visiting Suffolk is like a homecoming,” she said.
“I have been tracing my family roots for 20 years and they are all in Suffolk on my father’s mother’s side, since the mid-18th century.
“They included blacksmiths, butchers, farmers and pub owners and I feel like Suffolk is my spiritual home. “I even had ancestors living in Bury St Edmunds at one time and have been to Moyse’s Hall several times in the past and love the museum.
“Bond Girls are a lot tougher and edgier than my day but I loved the role and it is wonderful to be able to bring a little bit of Bond to Bury St Edmunds.”
Among the special Bond exhibits on display will be the original number plate from 007’s underwater Lotus used in The Spy Who Loved Me, a Walther LP53 target pistol used in all but one of the Sean Connery Bond films and two of Roger Moore’s films and casino chips used in a Licence to Kill.
Madeleine Smith will be at the museum from 12pm to 4pm.
Movie goers who also go and see the new Bond blockbuster Spectre at Abbeygate Cinema and Cineworld can experience the full Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition for just £2 when they show their cinema ticket stub.