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.
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Website: http://www.thejamesbonddossier.comDavid Leigh
Steve Begg has recently received a BAFTA award for lifetime contribution to the craft. Having entered the industry from school, in his 31 years in the industry he has worked on special visual effects for blockbusters that include Skyfall and Batman. His work on Skyfall included the shot of Silva, played by Javier Bardem, removing […]>> read article
Ben Whishaw, the actor who played Q in Skyfall and is expected to reprise the role in Bond 24, today unveiled Pinewood’s latest sound stage, aptly named the Q-Stage. Construction of the 30,000 square foot stage was completed at the end of September and will be used for both film and TV produtions. Source: Pinewood […]>> read article
Although in the films we rarely see 007 eat at all, the books are quite different. Right from the start Ian Fleming often treated us to James Bond’s meals in elaborate descriptions that helped label Bond (and Fleming) as either a gourmet or gourmand. The first time we are privy one of 007′s meals is in […]>> read article
The Dorchester has recently been offering a breakfast of scrambled eggs and bacon following the hotel’s appearance in the most recent James Bond novel, Solo and it is something I would have loved to experience. Sadly, a flight to London just for breakfast is a little too extravagant and so I’ve had to make do with […]>> read article
The Barbican is to host a concert at the end of December featuring a number of Bond themes as well as a selection of other secret agent related themes. From Russia With Love Goldfinger Diamonds Are Forever Live And Let Die For Your Eyes Only License To Kill Tomorrow Never Dies Thunderball The Spy Who […]>> read article
One could be forgiven for thinking that a year following up the franchise’s 50th anniversary would be a quiet one. But there was still a lot to celebrate, what with the release of Solo, milestones for Octopussy, From Russia With Love, and two more rounding out the year: Live And Let Die’s 40th anniversary and […]>> read article
Amazon are today offering the entire Eon Bond series from Dr No to Skyfall for just $99. There is not much to say other than it is a fantastic deal if you don’t already have all the Bond films on Blu-Ray, and you can pick up this deal by clicking the link below: Amazon: Bond […]>> read article
Auction house Christie’s is to offer a suit worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall as part of an online only auction of items from film and music. The auction, titled Pop Culture, will feature 100 lots that include costumes and props, as well as photos, original artwork and other items and expected to range in […]>> read article
Several reviewers have commented on the amount James Bond drinks in Solo, the latest 007 novel, and author William Boyd has recalled in interviews how heavy drinking was part of daily life in those days. Back then drinking and driving still wasn’t taboo and a couple of martinis were part of a normal lunch for […]>> read article
Syd Cain died in 2011 after more than half a century in the film industry and remains one of the most acclaimed production designers and art directors in British cinema history. Cain published his autobiography in 2002, “Not Forgetting James Bond”, in which he talked about his time in the film business, with behind the […]>> read article