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
The actress who played Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love died in New York on 27th November 1981. An Austrian singer, diseuse and actress, Lotte Lenya is remembered in the German-speaking world for her performances of the songs of Kurt Weill, to whom she was married. She was a long time resident of America and was nominated […]>> read article
Samantha Bond, who played Miss Moneypenny during Pierce Brosnan’s 007 films was born in London on 27th November 1961. The third actress to play M’s secretary is known mainly for her appearances on British television, including the hugely popular period drama Downton Abbey. Bond announced she would retire from the role when Brosnan retired as 007, and […]>> read article
Pierce Brosnan’s third James Bond movie, The World Is Not Enough, went on general release in the UK on 26th November 1999.>> read article
Goldeneye went on UK general release on November 24th 1995. Pierce Brosnan’s 007 début ended a four year drought of Bond movies after a legal dispute between Cubby Broccoli and MGM/Pathé.>> read article
This weekend saw SPECTRE exceed $677 million worldwide, having taken $524 internationally and $153 million in the domestic North American market. In North America the latest James Bond movie slipped into second place this weekend, behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. The domestic take of SPECTRE is estimated to have dropped to $14.6 million, down from $35.4 million last weekend and $71.3 […]>> read article
The UK première of Goldeneye took place at the Odeon Leicester Square on 22nd November 1995 with Prince Charles in attendance.>> read article
A look at the black and grey NATO strap worn by Daniel Craig in SPECTRE. If you’ve seen SPECTRE you may have noticed black and grey striped nylon strap on which James Bond wears his Q-Branch provided Omega watch throughout most of the film. The strap is available separately from Omega but, unfortunately for most […]>> read article
Die Another Day went on general release in the UK on 20th November 2002. Although expected to return in a fifth James Bond movie, the film turned out to be Pierce Brosnan’s last as 007.>> read article
James Bond continuation John Gardner was born on 20th November 1926 in Northumberland. Starting in 1981 with Licence Renewed, Gardner wrote a total of 16 Bond novels and film novelizations before retiring from the role in 1996 due to ill health. Photo: John Gardner. Licensed under Fair use.>> read article
Although not expecting much from this slender volume, it turns out to over-deliver. A handy pocket companion for all Bond fans. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com. Back in the 1980s I once bought a Bluffer’s Guide. It was fun, but very superficial. Short. It covered modern art, just a sentence or two for each […]>> read article