Luis Abbou Planisi (b. Manacor, Spain, 1999) published his first film review in a magazine when he was just 15 years old.
Luis become a Bond fan thanks to a chance meeting with actress Dame Judi Dench in Harrods, London, and at the age of 16, his first book, James Bond: detrás del smoking, about the most famous film franchise ever, was published in Spanish.
In December 2017, when he was 18, his new book was published worldwide in English under the title James Bond: Behind the Tuxedo including more than twenty-five exclusive interviews and in mid 2018 the book was published in hard cover to launch a second edition.
A reader by day and writer by night, the Spaniard has also col- laborated with radio programs and podcasts talking about 007, and films in general. In May 2018, Luis introduced a screening of James Bond's Thunderball followed by a Q&A with Sylvan Mason, Bond girl Martine Beswick, fellow author Robert Sellers and himself in a sold out evening at The Cinema Museum, London. In September 2018 Sylvan and Luis were invited to the annual convention of the Spanish fan club Archivo 007 in Madrid to talk about Sylvan’s scriptwriter father and Luis’ books.
Currently he is writing for the Spanish website EsenciaCine and the magazines 7Setmanari and Ala Est and for the Spanish paper magazine printed in London La Tundra Revista. Luis also writes a piece for Diario de Mallorca in its "Mallorquines por el mundo" (Majorcans around the world) in which he writes about his experiences in England.
In addition, in 2011, Luis Abbou got the first prize in the category "Mallorca de Dibuix" (Drawing Majorca) in the contest called by the Parliament of the Balearic Islands "Un Parlament per a tots I totes" (A Parliament for all).
He is now studying Creative Writing and English Literature at London Metropolitan University, England.
In case you are wondering, here is a short bio of Luis’ tastes:
Film: A Bigger Splash (2015) and The Party (2017)
Actor: Timothy Spall and Ralph Fiennes
Actress: Dame Judi Dench, Eva Green and Rachel Weisz
Genre: drama and/or thriller
Celebrity crush: Eva Green
Singer: Adele, Ed Sheeran, Rihanna, Elton John, Paul McCartney... –too tough to answer just one!
Writer: Rosa Montero (La Carne), Javier Marias (Your Face Tomorrow and The Infatuations), Rachel Cusk (Outline), Arturo Pérez-Reverte and H.E. Bates (The Darling Buds of May) –again, too tough to decide!
Food: Chicken curry (made with coconut milk) with rice, vegetables (including asparagus) and cherry tomatoes. Prawns instead of chicken are also welcome... yummy!