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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 .


Collecting 007: Bazeer Flumore

September 21st, 2016 by


Bazeer Flumore talks about collecting the Bond books in paperback. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? Around 1980 when I was 11. I started collecting after realising I’d acquired an incomplete Raymond Hawkey – Pan set from my Dad. What’s your favourite item in your collection and why? That’s […]

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Rumour: Guy Ritchie in talks to direct Bond 25

September 19th, 2016 by

Bond 25

A story in The Mirror claims that Guy Ritchie is the front runner to direct Bond 25. The article, written by Simon Boyle and published on Saturday, claims that Ritchie has flown to Los Angeles to meet Eon Productions’ co-boss Michael G Wilson. The article quotes the usual unnamed source as saying: “Guy has moved […]

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‘Goldfinger’ goes on general release in the UK [1964]

September 18th, 2016 by


September 18th 1964 saw Goldfinger go on general release in the UK following the Leicester Square premiere the night before.

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‘Goldfinger’ premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square [1964]

September 17th, 2016 by


On 17th September 1964, the third James Bond film, Goldfinger,  premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square. Bond fever had just taken hold and Leicester Square was packed with fans. In the ensuing chaos a set of the cinema’s glass doors was broken and the film started 10 minutes late. Follow The James Bond Dossier on […]

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Title of Steve Cole’s final Young Bond book revealed

September 16th, 2016 by

Red Nemesis

The title of the next Young Bond adventure was revealed earlier this week by Random House. Pre-order from Amazon UK Red Nemesis will be published simultaneously in hardcover, paperback and for Kindle on 4th May 2017 and according to the blurb on Amazon: James is back in Steve Cole’s fourth and final blistering Young Bond adventure […]

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Birthday of 007 screenwriter Robert Wade [1962]

September 16th, 2016 by


Robert Wade, who with writing partner Neal Purvis has worked on each Bond film since The World Is Not Enough (1999, with Bruce Feirstein), was born in South Wales on 16th September 1961. Following their work on Skyfall it was announced that the screen writing duo were retiring from the Bond films. However, they were hired to work on […]

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Christoph Waltz unhappy with his portrayal of Blofeld

September 15th, 2016 by


Christoph Waltz was recently interviewed by German magazine Zeit-Magazin Mann. During the interview he expressed dissatisfaction with his portrayal of Blofeld. He also said he does not know if he will return in the role. “I cannot claim that I’ve really nailed Blofeld. Overall, it held water and was okay. But it wasn’t what I’ve been looking […]

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Collecting 007: Oscar Rubio

September 14th, 2016 by


Spaniard Oscar Rubio shares his collection. When and how did you first get bitten by the Bond bug? The first time I saw a James Bond movie, I was 10 or 11 years and it was The Man with the Golden Gun, I was shocked by seeing Scaramanga’s gun. What’s your favourite item in your […]

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Big Chief Studios announces new range of 007 collectibles

September 13th, 2016 by


Press release: Big Chief Studios Ltd announced today that it is to produce a range of high-end collectables based on the classic James Bond film series. Working in collaboration with Eon Productions, producers of the James Bond films, the first wave of figures will feature characters from the 1964 classic Goldfinger including: agent 007 James Bond […]

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Birthday of ‘You Only Live Twice’ screenwriter Roald Dahl [1916]

September 13th, 2016 by

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl, who wrote the screenplay for You Only Live Twice (1967), was born in Wales to Norwegian parents on 13th September 1916. Photo: Roald Dahl (1982) by Hans van Dijk / Anefo – Derived from Nationaal Archief. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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