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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

From Sölden to Q Stage for ‘SPECTRE’

January 23rd, 2015 by

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Following the recent location shoot in Austria, principal cast and crew have returned to Pinewood Studios, as revealed in this photo shared on the official 007 social media channels yesterday.

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Mirror says 007 execs want Adele for ‘SPECTRE’ theme

January 22nd, 2015 by

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The Mirror is claiming Adele will is in LA to record a possible theme som¡ng for SPECTRE. The article says officially she is there to record a new album, but “insiders” claim she contacted the producers saying she had a plan. It seems too early to record the theme, but you can read the entire […]

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Telly Savalas (Blofeld from OHMSS) died on this day in 1994

January 22nd, 2015 by

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Telly Savalas, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, died of cancer on 22nd January 1994 in California. Photo: public domain

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Felix Leiter actor Jack Lord died on this day in 1998

January 21st, 2015 by

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Jack Lord, who played Felix Leiter in the first James Bond film, died on 21st January 21 1998 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lord’s best known role is as Detective Steve McGarrett in the long running TV show Hawaii Five-O. Photo: public domain

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Birthday of Telly Savalas [1922]

January 21st, 2015 by

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Telly Savalas, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service opposite George Lazenby, was born in Garden City, New York, on 21st January 1922. Savalas is probably best remembered in the role of Kojak, but  featured in a number of films during the 1960s and 70s.

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Birthday of James Bond producer Michael G Wilson [1942]

January 21st, 2015 by

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Michael G Wilson was born in New York on 21st January 1942 to Dana and Lewis Wilson but, following his parents’ divorce, his future calling was largely shaped by his step-father, Albert R “Cubby” Brocolli, with whom his mother was married in 1959. The first James bond film Wilson worked on was Goldfinger, in which […]

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‘SPECTRE’ Scalextric set confirmed with DB10 and Jaguar C-X75

January 20th, 2015 by

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Scalextric has unveiled its cars to coincide with the release of SPECTRE in November, an Aston Martin DB10 and what appears to be a Jaguar C-X75. Also available will be a limited edition Aston Martin DB5, including ejector seat.

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Birthday of Putter Smith from ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ [1941]

January 19th, 2015 by

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Patrick “Putter” Smith who played Mr Kidd alongside Bruce Glover as Mr Wint in Diamonds Are Forever, was born in California on 19th January 1941. Smith was invited to play Mr Kidd by Harry Saltzman, who saw him playing bass at a jazz show. Although most widely known for his role as the gay hit-man his main […]

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Ultra HD version of ‘Goldfinger’ to premiere at Berlin Film Festival

January 16th, 2015 by

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A newly restored ultra-high definition (4K) version of Goldfinger (1964) will premiere at the 65th Berlin Film Festival in February. Worldwide repertory film distributor Park Circus, in association with EON Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, will be presenting this new restoration in the Berlinale Classics strand. The film will be introduced by legendary production designer Sir Ken […]

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New Bond novel submitted by Anthony Horowitz

January 16th, 2015 by

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Fans of the James Bond books awaiting Anthony Horowitz’s 007 novel, to be published on 8th September this year and curently known as “Project One”, may be interested to learn the author has submitted the manuscript to Ian Fleming Publications. Horowitz made the following announcement on twitter yesterday: I have delivered the new James Bond […]

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