Blackman is perhaps best known for playing Pussy Galore opposite Sean Connery in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. Prior to landing the role of a Bond girl the actress played Cathy Gale in The Avengers; her successor in the show Diana Rigg would also go on to appear in a James Bond film as would the show’s lead star Patrick McNee.
The BBC has revealed that Blackman will play a “feisty pensioner” in the medical drama; her character ends up in A&E after being hit by a bicycle. Blackman’s appearance in Casualty will be in the first episode of the new series which airs on 3rd August.
Casualty’s executive producer Oliver Kent said of the casting “We’ve had a long history of famous guest appearances but never a Bond girl….[Honor Blackman] plays a fantastically witty and charming character on a mission.”
Although Goldfinger and The Avengers remain Honor Blackman’s most famous of roles the actress has a long list of other credits to her name including appearances in Doctor Who, The Royal, Coronation Street, Robin’s Nest, Minder, The Upper Hand, Midsomer Murders and Bridget Jones’s Diary.