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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. You can also find me on .

Website: https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

Anniversary of For Your Eyes Only première [1981]

June 24th, 2017 by

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

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

June 23rd, 2017 by

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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Blue plaque commemorating John Barry unveiled in York

June 21st, 2017 by

A blue plaque was yesterday unveiled on John Barry’s childhood home in Yorkshire. Barry was born in York in 1933 and lived in what is now the York Pavilion Hotel in Fulford. Following his hugely successful arrangement of Monty Norman’s “James Bond Theme” for Dr No (1962), Barry was hired to write the soundtrack for From […]

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Anniversary of US publication of Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Carte Blanche’ [2011]

June 14th, 2017 by

Jeffery Deaver’s 007 continuation novel, Carte Blanche, was published in the United States by Simon & Schuster on 14th June 2011.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Licence To Kill [1989]

June 13th, 2017 by

Timothy Dalton’s second James Bond film premièred in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on 13th June 1989.

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MI6 Confidential announces double-issue Roger Moore tribute

June 12th, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

MI6 Confidential have announced that their next two issues are to be dedicated to the memory of Sir Roger Moore, who died last month at the age of 89. The magazine’s publishing schedule has been changed, with the planned next issue moved to later in the year. The email, sent by editor Hugh Maddocks, is […]

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Anniversary of UK premiere of You Only Live Twice [1967]

June 12th, 2017 by

Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.

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Last book by Roger Moore to be published in September

June 8th, 2017 by

In a new book due to be published in September the late, great Sir Roger Moore reflects on life and aging. Delivered, along with his own hand-drawn sketches, to his publisher mere days before he passed away, in À Bientôt, Roger looks back on his life – and gives it his trademark sideways glance, too. […]

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Thunderball’s Molly Peters dies at the age of 75

May 30th, 2017 by

Molly Peters, who played Patricia Fearing in Thunderball, has died at the age of 75. The news was broken by the  official 007 Twitter account. We are sad to hear that Molly Peters has passed away at the age of 75. Our thoughts are with her family. pic.twitter.com/6k3Ifs2gpY — James Bond (@007) May 30, 2017 […]

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James Bond Radio pays homage to Sir Roger Moore

May 29th, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

Following his  death last week the hosts of James Bond Radio decided to suspend usual programming and produce a show dedicated to Sir Roger Moore. Announcement from James Bond Radio: Our Tribute to the late, great SIR ROGER MOORE! Sir Roger Moore sadly passed away aged 89 on May 23rd 2017. As the ever popular, ever charming […]

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