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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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‘SPECTRE’ on location in London (Clapperboard photo)

April 18th, 2015 by


There is no rest for the wicked. The latest clapperboard photo from SPECTRE was uploaded a couple of hours ago to the official 007 social media channels, showing neither cast, crew nor social media managers get Saturdays off work.

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Telegraph includes Corgi Aston Martin DB5 in best new toys tested [VIDEO]

April 17th, 2015 by


This video from the Telegraph takes a look at three of the best new toys available, the first of which is the reissued Aston Martin DB5 from Corgi, first available in 1965.

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Daniel Craig named anti-mine advocate by UN

April 16th, 2015 by


Earlier this week it was announced that Daniel Craig has been appointed Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards by the United Nations. “Along with movie goers worldwide, I have been on the edge of my seat watching Mr Craig, as James Bond, defuse ticking time-bombs with seconds to spare”, joked UN […]

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Anniversary of ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ publication in UK [1962]

April 16th, 2015 by

The Spy Who Loved Me Cover

The Spy Who Loved Me is an oddity in that it is written in the first person from a female perspective and James Bond appears in the last third of the novel.

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Bond fans launch ‘It’s got to be Bassey’ campaign for ‘SPECTRE’ [VIDEO]

April 15th, 2015 by


Whether or not you agree with the sentiment, this video by two Bond fans, which includes footage from every James Bond film from Eon Productions into which they have edited shots of them holding a sign demanding “It’s got to be Bassey”, is very well done. Paul Joseph and Tim Benzie spent three weeks working […]

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‘Shoot To Kill’ ebook to be released in North America

April 14th, 2015 by


Ian Fleming Publications today announced that the latest addition to the Young Bond series, Steve Cole’s Shoot To Kill , is to be released in ebook format in North America. The book, Steve Cole’s first after taking over as Young Bond author from Charlie Higson, continues James Bond’s adventures as a youngster which this time take him to 1930s […]

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Daniel Craig returns to filming early after knee op

April 14th, 2015 by

SPECTRE teaser poster

Daniel Craig is reported to have returned early to the SPECTRE shoot in London after an operation to fix a knee injury sustained during filming. Eon Productions had previously said he would be out of action until 22nd April, but a report in the Daily Mail, citing The Sun, says Craig is back in action […]

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Anniversary of ‘Casino Royale’ publication in UK [1953]

April 13th, 2015 by

Casino Royale Cover

Casino Royale is the first James Bond book by Ian Fleming & sees 007 sent to a town in northern France to bankrupt a corrupt Russian agent at cards.

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Anniversary of ‘For Your Eyes Only’ publication in UK [1960]

April 11th, 2015 by

For Your Eyes Only Cover

Ian Fleming’s first deviation from the traditional James Bond formula, with a series of five short stories following his work on aborted TV series.

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Behind the scenes in Mexico City

April 10th, 2015 by


  These images aren’t quite new as they were released after Easter on the website, but here are the latest four photos from SPECTRE. All are in Mexico City, where the first unit was recently shooting, with the three below shoing various aspects of the Day of the Dead parade specially recreated for the film. […]

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