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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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Anniversary of ‘A View To A Kill’ première in San Francisco [1985]

May 22nd, 2015 by


A View To A Kill was premiered in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on 22nd May 1985. The film was to be the last to feature Roger Moore as 007.

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‘Shoot To Kill’ paperback artwork revealed

May 21st, 2015 by

'Shoot To Kill' paperback

Earlier in the week Ian Fleming Publications revealed the cover artwork for the paperback edition of Shoot To Kill, Steve Cole’s addition to Young Bond. The paperback will be published on 29th October and is available to pre-order from Amazon. Ordering options Amazon UK: Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

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News of new Bond novel due on 28th May

May 20th, 2015 by


Crime writer Ian Rankin has tweeted a photo of a postcard he received that appears to suggest details of the new James Bond continuation novel will be released on 28th May: A mysterious postcard dropped through the letterbox… — Ian Rankin (@Beathhigh) May 20, 2015 The date coincides with Ian Fleming’s birthday and it […]

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Sunday night shoot for ‘SPECTRE’ in London [VIDEO]

May 18th, 2015 by


There hasn’t been much SPECTRE related news of late for the simple reason that filming has mainly taken place behind the closed doors of Pinewood. However, that changed on Sunday night when the production team was out in London to shoot a sequence. Click the link below to reveal video footage of last night’s shoot: […]

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Birthday of 007 actor Pierce Brosnan [1953]

May 16th, 2015 by

Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan, who starred as James Bond in a total of four films starting with Goldeneye (1995), was born in Ireland on 16th May 1953. Brosnan first caught Cubby Broccoli’s eye when he visited the set of For Your Eyes Only with his wife, Cassandra Harris, who played Countess Lisl von Shlaf in the film. When the […]

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Birthday of James Bond Theme guitarist Vic Flick [1937]

May 14th, 2015 by


Vic Flick, the musician who played the guitar riff on the James Bond Theme as part of John Barry’s Orchestra, was born on 14th May 1937 in Surrey. The track was recorded on 21st June 1962 with an orchestra that consisted of five saxophones, nine brass, solo guitar and rhythm section. On the original recording for Dr No Flick […]

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A look at James Bond’s cashmere sweaters provided by N Peal

May 12th, 2015 by

SPECTRE teaser poster

Cashmere specialist N Peal has once again been chosen to dress 007 in SPECTRE after the brand appeared in the action scenes at the end of Skyfall. Two N Peal sweaters are expected to be worn by Daniel Craig, the first of which appears on the teaser poster shown above, while the other can be seen in […]

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‘SPECTRE’ Clapperboard: Pushing The Boat Out

May 9th, 2015 by


The clapperboard photo above is thr latest to be released from the set of SPECTRE, released via social media within thr last hour.

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Anniversary of ‘Dr No’ arriving in United States [1963]

May 8th, 2015 by


The first James Bond film, Dr No, opened in 450 cinemas across midwest and southwest United States on 8th May 1963, a full seven months after it premièred in London.

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DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal: A Message from Daniel Craig

May 6th, 2015 by


Message from the Disasters Emergency Commitee (DEC): Thousands of families across Nepal lost their homes, possessions and loved ones in the disaster on 25th April. Now, they’re sleeping on the streets, at the mercy of the elements. And with little clean drinking water and few proper toilets, risks of a cholera outbreak are escalating fast. […]

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