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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

Ian Fleming’s letters to be published in November

June 30th, 2015 by

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In the last few days Amazon started listing a new book collecting Ian Fleming’s letters. The Man with the Golden Typewriter: Ian Fleming’s James Bond Letters, collects letters to his wife, friends, publishers and fans to paint a picture of Fleming at the height of his fame and the beginning of Bondmania. Although there has […]

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Dust to dust [‘SPECTRE’ set photo from Morocco]

June 28th, 2015 by

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Anniversary of ‘The Living Daylights’ première [1987]

June 27th, 2015 by

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Timothy Dalton’s first Bond movie, The Living Daylights, premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 27th June 1987.

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Anniversary of ‘Live And Let Die’ US opening [1973]

June 27th, 2015 by

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Roger Moore’s first 007 movie, Live And Let Die, opened in the United States on 27th June 1973, more than a week ahead of the world première in London.

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Anniversary of Cubby Broccoli’s death [1996]

June 27th, 2015 by

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Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, who co-founded Eon Productions with partner Harry Saltzman to make Dr No and went on to produce the long-running James Bond film series, died on 27th June 1996. Photo: Public domain

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Anniversary of ‘Moonraker’ première [1979]

June 26th, 2015 by

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Moonraker premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 26th June 1979.

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Patrick Macnee dies aged 93

June 26th, 2015 by

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Today we received the sad news that Patrick Macnee, who appeared alongside Roger Moore in A View To A Kill (1985), has died at the age of 93. Macnee is best remembered for the role of John Steed in British TV show The Avengers, but it is as Sir Godfrey Tibbett that many Bond fans will […]

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Anniversary of ‘For Your Eyes Only’ première [1981]

June 24th, 2015 by

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For Your Eyes Only premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 24 June 1981.

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‘SPECTRE’ second unit in London as main unit moves to Morocco

June 23rd, 2015 by

Sunday once again saw the second unit of SPECTRE shooting on the Thames near MI6 headquarters at Vauxhall Cross. Meanwhile the main unit is now in Morocco, where they are expected to remain for a around 10 days. Filming is scheduled for the maze of streets of Tangier’s Medina and in Erfoud, near the border with Algerian. Sam […]

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Anniversary of ‘Octopussy & The Living Daylights’ publication in UK [1966]

June 23rd, 2015 by

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A short selection of short stories about James Bond. The Living Daylights in particular stands out as a taught mini thriller.

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