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David Leigh

I've been a James Bond fan since I was 8 years old when I simultaneously read Casino Royale and bought an Corgi Aston Martin DB5. I've been running The James Bond Dossier under a variety of names since 2002, having settled on the current domain in 2004. Today there are a variety of authors contributing to the website and as well as writing articles and news items I act as editor. You can also find me on .

Website: https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

Dave Bautista hopes to reprise Mr Hinx in Bond 25

April 26th, 2017 by

Mr Hinx actor hopes to return in Bond 25 but it may hinge of Daniel Craig returning as 007. Speaking at the European premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Dave Bautista revealed he hopes to return as Mr Hinx in Bond 25. Speaking exclusively to Metro he said: Believe me we’re talking about it […]

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5 studios vie for Bond 25 distribution deal

April 20th, 2017 by

Bond 25

MGM and Eon Productions actively seeking distribution partner for next James Bond film. MGM and Eon Productions are being pitched by five different studios, at least if a report in the New York Post is correct. The piece is based on information provided by five anonymous sources. The James Bond series is currently without a distribution […]

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Tim Pigott-Smith dies at 70

April 18th, 2017 by

Earlier in the month it was announced that actor Tim Pigott-Smith has died at the age of 70. Pigott-Smith played the Foreign Secretary in Quantum of Solace (2008), but his best known role was Ronald Merrick in 1984 television series The Jewel in the Crown. It earned him the 1985 British Academy Television Award for […]

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Sheriff JW Pepper actor Clifton James dies aged 96

April 18th, 2017 by

Over the Easter weekend we learnt the sad news of Clifton James’ death, the actor who played Sheriff JW Pepper in Roger Moore’s first two Bond movies.  He first appeared as Louisiana Sheriff JW Pepper in Live And Let Die (1973), when 007 outwits him and his men in a speedboat chase. The character proved to be […]

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Anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me publication in UK [1962]

April 16th, 2017 by

The Spy Who Loved Me is an oddity in that it is written in the first person from a female perspective and James Bond appears in the last third of the novel.

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Anniversary of Casino Royale publication in UK [1953]

April 13th, 2017 by

Casino Royale is the first James Bond book by Ian Fleming & sees 007 sent to a town in northern France to bankrupt a corrupt Russian agent at cards.

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Anniversary of For Your Eyes Only publication in UK [1960]

April 11th, 2017 by

Ian Fleming’s first deviation from the traditional James Bond formula, with a series of five short stories following his work on aborted TV series.

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Anniversary of ‘From Russia, With Love’ publication in UK [1957]

April 8th, 2017 by

A Russian cipher clerk plans on defecting with a top secret cipher machine after she falls in love with 007’s photo. It’s so obviously a trap. But for what?

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Anniversary of Moonraker publication in UK [1955]

April 5th, 2017 by

Soon after 007 is asked by M to warn off a card cheat at Blades, Bond is sent to investigate an incident at the Moonraker plant owned by Sir Hugo Drax.

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Anniversary of Live And Let Die publication in UK [1954]

April 5th, 2017 by

007 is sent to New York on the trail of a gold smuggling operation being used to finance Russian activities and in Jamaica faces voodoo powers.

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