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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 UK release of Tomorrow Never Dies [1997]

December 12th, 2017 by

Tomorrow Never Dies, the second James Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan as 007, went on UK general release on 12th December 1997.

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Anniverary of Tomorrow Never Dies première [1997]

December 9th, 2017 by

Pierce Brosnan’s second James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, was premièred on 9th December 1997 at the Odeon Leicester Square.

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Anniversary of Thunderball world première [1965]

December 9th, 2017 by

The fourth James Bond film, Thunderball, premièred in Tokyo on 9th December 1965. Originally it was to have opened in the UK in October but post-production delays saw Japan as the opening territory. Released at the height of Bondmania, after the effects of inflation are taken to account, Thunderball was to remain the highest grossing Bond film […]

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Birthday of Dame Judi Dench [1934]

December 9th, 2017 by

Dame Judi Dench who, in Goldeneye, stepped into the shoes originally occupied by Bernard Lee, was born on 9th December 1934 in Yorkshire.

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MI6 Confidential #43: Twice is the only way to live

December 7th, 2017 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its forty-third issue. Twice is the only way to live, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of ‘the big one.’ Following up the record-breaking success of Thunderball was always going to be a daunting task, so EON Productions brought in a fresh director […]

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Birthday of Jeffrey Wright [1965]

December 7th, 2017 by

Two time Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright was born on 7th December 1965 in Washington DC. Starting out on stage, Wright’s first major film role was opposite Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent (1990), leading to many movie appearances. He appeared as Felix Leiter in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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MI6 Confidential’s 2018 season pre-order package offer

December 6th, 2017 by

Take advantage of this pre-order offer for all five issues of the 2018 season and get one for free. Take advantage of MI6 Confidential’s 2018 season pre-order package offer and get sent 5 magazines throughout the year. You’ll save up to £7 over the year compared with buying the magazines individually and get advance notice […]

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James Bond Christmas gift guide

December 5th, 2017 by

Well it’s that time of year again and if you’re like me you have’t got a clue what to buy anyone. Here we take a look at Bond related gifts to suit all budgets. Looking for inspiration for Christmas gifts for a Bond fan? This article is for you. Or are you a Bond fan […]

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Birthday of ‘Living Daylights’ actor Jeroen Krabbé [1944]

December 5th, 2017 by

Jeroen Krabbé, who played General Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights was born on 5th December 1944 in Amsterdam. He has appeared in many Hollywood films, making his name in the role of villains in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Birthday of Felix Leiter actor Norman Burton [1923]

December 5th, 2017 by

Norman Burton was born on 5th December 1923 in New York City. Although he failed to achieve major recognition, Burton played Felix Leiter in Diamonds Are Forever following Sean Connery’s return to the role of 007.

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