She was Pussy Galore in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger – playing the eponymous villain’s sexy sidekick before finally succumbing to 007’s charms under a parachute on a tropical island – but Honor Blackman is set to play a slightly less glamorous role in an episode of Casualty.
Forget sky-high spy plots, the 87-year-old actress is poised to don her hospital gown to appear as a feisty pensioner called Agatha in BBC1’s long-running medical serial.
Blackman will make her appearance in the soapy drama on 3 August, at the start of its 28th series. Her “fantastically witty and charming” character will arrive in Holby City’s Accident and Emergency department after being hit by a bicycle.
The show’s executive producer Oliver Kent said: “We’ve had a long history of famous guest appearances but never a Bond girl.”