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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

Birthday of Rory Kinnear [1978]

February 17th, 2018 by

Rory Kinnear, who has played Bill Tanner since Quantum of Solace (2008) was born in London on 17th February 1978. With his early career focused on stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, Kinnear’s movie break came with Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007, the role for which is is best known. Photo: Rory […]

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Birthday of Bond girl actress Denise Richards [1971]

February 17th, 2018 by

Denise Richards, who played Dr Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough (1999), was born on 17th February 1971 in Illinois. Photo Attribution:  © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Bond in Motion presents David Arnold and Don Black in conversation

February 16th, 2018 by

David Arnold and Don Black to speak about music of the James Bond films in March. Tickets are now on sale for the first in a series of events celebrating the talented specialists behind the James Bond films. Lyricist Don Black and composer David Arnold will be in conversation with broadcaster and writer Edith Bowman […]

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Birthday of Bond girl Jane Seymour [1951]

February 15th, 2018 by

Jane Seymour, who played Solitaire in Live And Let Die, was born on 15th February 1951 in Hayes, Middlesex. Photo: “Jane Seymour CUN Award Party 2009” by Ilya Haykinson. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of Moneypenny actress Lois Maxwell [1927]

February 14th, 2018 by

The late Lois Maxwell was born in Ontario, Canada on 14th February 1927. After becoming dissatisfied with her film career she moved to Italy and then, in 1955, the UK, where she worked in television. In 1962 Maxwell was offered the roles of Sylvia Trench or Miss Moneypenny in Dr No by Terence Young. She opted for […]

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Forever And A Day receives US release date

February 13th, 2018 by

US publication date of new James Bond novel revealed. Last week Ian Fleming Publications and publisher Jonathan Cape revealed the title and UK publication date of Anthony Horowitz’s second James Bond novel. Forever And A Day is to be published on 31st May 2018. The press release announcing the new book came with artwork proclaiming “007 […]

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Birthday of Joe Don Baker [1936]

February 12th, 2018 by

Joe Don Baker, who is one of the handful of actors to have appeared in more than one film playing different roles, was born in Texas in 12th February 1936. Often appearing in television roles, his first major film was Cool Hand Luke (1967) with Paul Newman. He got the role of Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights […]

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Birthday of Octopussy actress Maud Adams [1945]

February 12th, 2018 by

Maud Adams was born in Luleå, Sweden on 12th February 1945. Initially working as a model in Paris and then New York, she began being offered television roles in 1970s shows such as Hawaii Five-O and Kojak. Her first major role was in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) with Roger Moore, when she played sacrificial lamb Andrea Anders. […]

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Birthday of Carey Lowell from Licence To Kill [1961]

February 11th, 2018 by

Carey Lowell, who played Pam Bouvier in Timothy Dalton’s second outing as 007, was born in Huntington, New York on 11th February 1961. After university she moved to New York to work as a model and study acting. Her break into movies came in 1986 when she landed a small part in Club Paradise with […]

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Ian Fleming Publications announce Casino Royale prequel by Anthony Horowitz

February 8th, 2018 by

Forever and a Day

Details of the second James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz have been revealed today by Ian Fleming Publications. Anthony Horowitz’s second James Bond novel using original material by Ian Fleming will be published on Thursday 31 May 2018, it is announced today.  Forever and a Day is a prequel to Casino Royale, Fleming’s first 007 […]

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