June 2, 2014

Countdown to Modesty: the cast: Willie Garvin

Neil Maskell will play the role of Willie Garvin in the upcoming BBC radio production of Modesty Blaise.

Maskell has appeared in several populist dramas such as 'Casualty' and 'Soldier Soldier'. In 2011, he was nominated as Best Actor by the British Independent Film Awards for his role in the British movie 'Kill List'

You can read more about him on IMDb.


May 30, 2014

Another BBC Radio Play!

Fantastic news... the BBC will be producing another Modesty Blaise radio play, this time based on the first novel.

The play is again adaped by Stef Penney and produced by Kate McAll. Daphne Alexander will reprise the role of Modesty. (full cast list below). The play was recorded in the BBC's Cardiff studios last week, with Daphne in the role of Modesty.  The broadcast is scheduled for the five days of the week of 16 June.

Cast List:
Modesty Blaise - Daphne Alexander
Willie Garvin - Neil Maskell
Paul - John Hollingworth
Nicole - Hannah McPake
McWhirter - Alex Ferns
Sir Gerald - Alun Armstrong
Grant - Matthew Gravelle
Gabriel - Ewan Bailey

March 10, 2014

Modesty Blaise Facebook Page

Hello everyone... Modesty Blaise fans now have a Facebook page... come join us!

This blog is still active, but as the Facebook page makes discussion easier, most of the chat is happening over there.

June 19, 2013

CD cover for radio play

One Modesty fan designed this great CD cover for the recent BBC radio play of A Taste for Death. Download and enjoy!

May 13, 2013

Happy 50th birthday Modesty!

Today is the 50th anniversary of the birth of Modesty Blaise.

The first strip made its appearance in the Evening Standard on May 13, 1963. Below are two sets of strips from the first story, "La Machine" (click them to enlarge).

It's too bad Peter O'Donnell isn't around to celebrate this day... although it's good to know that his creation still lives on.

You can read more about Modesty Blaise on Wikipedia or The Modesty Blaise Book Covers.