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A variety of freelance writers who have written content for The James Bond Dossier. To ensure consistency and quality, articles are edited by M prior to publication.

Sir Roger Moore dies aged 89

May 23rd, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

The family of Sir Roger Moore today announced that the much loved actor has died from cancer at the age of 89. Roger Moore was born on the 14th of October 1927 in the city of Stockwell London to Lillian and George Moore, a policeman. After completing his education at Dr Challoner’s Grammar School, he moved […]

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The life of Ken Adam

March 11th, 2016 by

In this article we celebrate the life of Ken Adam, the man who was responsible for creating the distinctive look of the early Bond films in his role as Production Designer. Ken Adam’s contribution to the Bond movies has become the stuff of legends. Who can forget the sprawling lair of Dr No or the super […]

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The cast of SPECTRE : Léa Seydoux

April 29th, 2015 by

One of the actresses confirmed by Sam Mendes at the SPECTRE launch event at Pinewood was Léa Seydoux in the role of Madeleine Swann. Léa Seydoux was born in 1985 to Henri Seydoux and Valarie Schlumberger, both of whom are of German decent, her father a successful businessman while her mother is a renowned philanthropist. […]

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The cast of SPECTRE : Dave Bautista

March 24th, 2015 by

When the ad for Mr Hinx went out it was short and to the point. And Dave Bautista, who was eventually cast, could have been born for the role. Here we look at his life and career so far. Dave Bautista was born in Washington on 18th January 1969 to a Filipino father and Greek […]

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The cast of SPECTRE : Christoph Waltz

March 17th, 2015 by

Christoph Waltz was confirmed for SPECTRE by Sam Mendes at the early December press event, a signing already reported in the weeks before filming thanks to a tipoff to the media. Here we take a look at the Austrian actor’s career to date. Christoph Waltz was born on 4th October 1956 in Vienna into a […]

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The cast of SPECTRE : Monica Bellucci

March 4th, 2015 by

Monica Bellucci says she was surprised to be approached by Sam Mendes, initially assuming her role in SPECTRE would be to replace Judi Dench. “Why do you call me? I’m 50 years old… what am I going to do in James Bond?” she demanded of the director. Photo: “Monica Bellucci, Women’s World Awards 2000” by Manfred Werner licensed […]

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A profile of Bernard Lee, the original M

March 8th, 2013 by

With Ralph Fiennes introduced as the new M at the end of Skyfall following in the long-serving footsteps of Dame Judi Dench, we take a look at the career of the first actor to play the MI6 boss, Bernard Lee. Bernard Lee was a respected English actor who starred in over seventy different movies during his […]

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Ursula Andress: 50 years of 007 on the big screen

October 17th, 2012 by

When Ursula Andress first appeared in Dr No, emerging from the Caribbean dressed in a white bikini, she not only got the pulses of millions racing, but also set the standard by which every following Bond girl would be judged. Cast as Honey Ryder, she helped launch what would eventually become one of the world’s […]

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Jack Lord: 50 years of 007 on the big screen

October 15th, 2012 by

Although James Bond’s CIA buddy Felix Leiter has been played by a number of actors, Jack Lord’s portrayal of Leiter in Dr No probably remains the most memorable. Although he was approached to reprise his role as Felix Leiter in Goldfinger, he pulled out when agreements between the financial terms of his contract and the […]

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Terence Young: 50 years of 007 on the big screen

October 14th, 2012 by

Although Ian Fleming will be forever credited with the creation of James Bond, director Terence Young was responsible in many ways for the evolution of the smooth suave agent that people would later fall in love with. Young’s appreciation for tailored suits, fine wines and beautiful women was remarkably similar to that of Bond and […]

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