Dame Shirley Bassey opens the Baftas

Tonight’s wonderful performance of Dame Shirley Bassey opening the Baftas tonight at London’s Royal Albert Hall with a fantastic rendition on Diamonds Are Forever. (Featured image by James Veysey)

Dame Shirley Bassey has raised the curtain on the 75th BAFTA Awards with a rendition of classic Bond theme “Diamonds Are Forever.”

The iconic Welsh singer — forever entwined with 007 having famously soundtracked several films throughout her career — helped kick off proceedings in style at the Royal Albert Hall in London while also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the film franchise, with the first-ever installment Dr. No having been released in 1962. 

On a personal note I would like to add that this is my last post for now as I will be on holiday till the end of this month.