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Bond stars set for big Oscars tribute to mark 50th anniversary - report

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Jan 25, 2013 | 1:00pm EST

Industry rumours suggest show bosses Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are planning a spectacular tribute to the superspy series for Hollywood's big night - and it will include appearances from reclusive Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and current action star Craig, who will all step onstage as soul sensation Adele performs her Bond theme tune Skyfall.

If the reports are true, it will be a huge coup for the Academy - 82-year-old Connery, the first ever Bond actor, vowed to retire from public appearances in 2011 and has largely remained out of the spotlight ever since.

Meanwhile, the 85th Academy Awards will also feature a special celebration of movie musicals of the past decade, with Chicago, Dreamgirls and the Oscar-nominated Les Miserables being showcased during the 24 February (13) telecast.

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