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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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Special ‘Trigger Mortis’ edition of Goldfinger published in August

July 31st, 2015 by

Goldfinger: Trigger Mortis edition

With the new Bond novel Trigger Mortis due to hit bookshops in September, Vintage Classics are offering Bond fans an early opportunity to read an extract when they buy a special edition of Goldfinger. Trigger Mortis is set a fortnight after the events of Ian Fleming’s seventh James Bond novel and also features classic Bond girl Pussy Galore. The […]

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Third annual meetup for Spanish Bond fans

July 31st, 2015 by


Our friends at Archivo 007, the Spanish website dedicated to all things James Bond, are just about to start their third annual convention in Madrid this weekend. The convention is organised by the Asociación Club Archivo 007, the Spanish non-profit fan club, and will take place at the Hotel NH Alonso Martinez. The weekend will feature chats, […]

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Infographic: the most successful James Bond movie ever

July 29th, 2015 by

Most successful James Bond movie

Recently I crunched box office numbers for all the James Bond movies released by Eon Productions to date. The idea was to go beyond the inflation-adjusted figures that have been reported before and to find out the most successful Bond films based on other than simply the box-office take. Skyfall was the first Bond film to earn […]

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New ‘SPECTRE’ cast photos released

July 23rd, 2015 by


After the release of the SPECTRE trailer yesterday, the official 007 Twitter account began sharing a number of new photos of the cast, some of which appeared on the USA Today website earlier in the week. Take a look below:

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Watch the full ‘SPECTRE’ trailer online

July 22nd, 2015 by


Today the eagerly awaited trailer for SPECTRE was released online. Click the play button to watch it above and then leave a comment below to let me know what you think of it.  

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Bond girls head to Oslo on a mission to help the world’s children

July 21st, 2015 by


On August 20, seven of the most beautiful and glamorous James Bond ladies will be in Oslo for one unforgettable event entitled Bond Girls Are Forever. The Bond Girls will bring classic charm and glamour to a 007-themed dinner and charity auction for UNICEF in the Kino Victoria, paired with an exclusive screening of the […]

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Sam Mendes says ‘SPECTRE’ to be his last Bond

July 20th, 2015 by

SPECTRE news: London

Sam Mendes was recently interviewed by the BBC for a programme about cricket, in which he also talked about James Bond and SPECTRE. The programme, View from the Boundary: Sam Mendes, was broadcast on BBC 5 Live radio and for another 28 days you can listen online or download it as a podcast. In the interview he […]

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World première of ‘SPECTRE’ in London announced for 26 October

July 17th, 2015 by


Today it was announced that the World Première of SPECTRE will take place in London on Monday 26th October. The film will also hit cinemas in the UK and Ireland, the first time a Bond movie has gone on general release the same day as being premièred. Worldwide, SPECTRE will begin its rollout on 6th November in […]

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Video review: The World According to Blofeld’s Cat

July 15th, 2015 by

The World According to Blofeld's Cat

If you thought Blofeld owned a nice cuddly white moggie then think again! This book presents the true world view of Blofeld’s cat as he takes aim at just about everything possible in the modern world. Full of laughs and great drawings, including a diagram of a volcano lair. You can buy The World According […]

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New James Bond Blu-Ray and DVD collections announced

July 15th, 2015 by


An all-new line-up of special edition 007 Blu-Rays, DVDs and box-sets is due to be released on 15th September. The theme of the new release is SPECTRE, with six films featuring the shadowy organization headed by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, plus the three Daniel Craig movies to date, receiving a limited edition Steelbook release. These are […]

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