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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.

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Website: http://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

New ‘SPECTRE’ photos released online

March 2nd, 2015 by

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Today the official 007 social media channels shared two photos that can also be seen in the current issue of Empire magazine. The first shows Dave Bautista as Mr Hinx, gun in hand, while the second shows director Sam Mendes giving instructions to Léa Seydoux (Dr Madeleine Swan) either in Austria or at Pinewood. Photos: SPECTRE […]

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Happy Birthday Daniel Craig

March 2nd, 2015 by

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Daniel Craig was born on 2nd March 1968 in Chester, born to an art teacher and a pub landlord. His acting career began when he was six years old, when he performed in school plays, but became involved in serious acting through the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool and moved to London aged 16 to join the National […]

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Birthday of Javier Bardem [1969]

March 1st, 2015 by

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Javier Bardem, who played Raoul Silva in Skyfall, was born in the Canary Islands (Spain) on 1st March 1969 and born into a long line of filmmakers and actors. Bardem came to prominence in Spanish cinema with Jamón Jamón opposite a young Penélope Cruz. He turned down English speaking roles as his English was poor, finally gaining international recognition […]

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Birthday of Plenty O’Toole actress Lana Wood [1946]

March 1st, 2015 by

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Lana Wood, who played Plenty O’Toole in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) was born in Santa Monica on 1st March 1946, the younger sister of Natalie Wood. Wood’s first big break came when she landed the role of Sandy Webber in the TV soap Peyton Place, but it was after appearing in Playboy that she came to the attention of […]

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Aston Martin DB10 vs Jaguar C-X75 in Rome

February 28th, 2015 by

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The early hours of Friday saw some of Rome’s main thoroughfare’s off limits to regular traffic as the team behind SPECTRE continued to work on a car chase between James Bond’s Aston Martin DB10 and the Jaguar C-X75, driven by Mr Hinx. After the disappointing car chase at the start of Quantum of Solace this a […]

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Secret 007 mode on Tesla Model S revealed

February 27th, 2015 by

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2971851/Tesla-s-Model-S-SECRET-James-Bond-mode-Tapping-T007-dashboard-transforms-submersible-spy-car.html

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Daniel Craig slightly injured by Rome pothole

February 27th, 2015 by

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11437239/Bond-battered-by-Romes-villanous-potholes.html

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MI6 Confidential #29 – ‘SPECTRE’ First Look

February 26th, 2015 by

Ask anyone with a passing interest in Bond and they’ll recall the terrorist organisation SPECTRE pulling the strings on some of 007’s most dangerous missions; but not because they have been a regular fixture of recent times. However, the organisation will be back (and just possibly its ubiquitous leader, Blofeld) in the 24th screen adventure. […]

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Sam Mendes discusses ‘SPECTRE’

February 26th, 2015 by

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Sam Mendes says he returned to James Bond for SPECTRE because of the story, adding that the plot is driven by Bond. He also says that he wanted to develop the new characters he introduced in Skyfall – M, Q and Moneypenny.    

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Bond in Motion exhibition extended indefinitely

February 26th, 2015 by

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Great news for Bond fans living in and around the British capital, with the announcement that the London Film Museum’s Bond in Motion exhibition, which was due to run until March, has been extended indefinitely. The exhibition features cars and other verhicles from the 007 films and will see a number of newe exhibits added this year, […]

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