Shropshire Star

Shropshire's own James Bond in Oh-Oh-Heaven at film premiere

A Shropshire man is still pinching himself after taking part in a red-carpet film premiere in London's West End and being able to bring the film to the county in June - thanks to his name.

Shropshire's James Bond, left, with a namesake at the premier of The Other Fellow

James Bond, from Oswestry, has spent his life listening to the same 007 jokes and phrases. But he said he loves it.

The retired Radio Shropshire presenter was invited to the premiere of The Other Fellow by its director, Matt Bauer, after he agreed to chat on BBC 5 Live about his name.

"The film isn't just about chronicling the thoughts of various James Bonds," he said.

"The people featured have particular stories to tell, it's a drama as well as a documentary, and there's a big and surprising twist too. It's had huge media interest across the world, and has been well received by the critics.