Bond takes on Nürburgring

August 2nd, 2016 by


While the films had only a simple alteration in the chronological continuity in 2006 with the reboot given by Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, the novels’ continuity after Raymond Benson stopped writing for the Ian Fleming estate has been more irregular. In 2008, to celebrate Ian Fleming’s centenary, we had Sebastian Faulks […]

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Celebrating the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only in Cortina d’Ampezzo

July 26th, 2016 by


At the beginning of July the Swiss and German James Bond clubs got together for a weekend in Cortina D’Ampezzo to celebrate the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only. The event was attended by special guests John Moreno (Luigi Ferrara), John Wyman (Erich Kriegler) and legendary stunt driver Rémy Julienne, responsible for the Citroen 2CV stunts. The […]

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Casino Royale, a love story

June 28th, 2016 by


Beyond the great dosage of espionage, death and violence that conforms it, Casino Royale is essentially a love story, and not in the corny way of the word. Not in vain, one of the novel’s chapters (and the book’s tagline) was titled “A whisper of love, a whisper of hate”. And throughout the 2006 film […]

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The James Bond Actors

June 21st, 2016 by


A look at the actors to have played James Bond both in Eon Productions’ series and other productions. Menu Sean Connery George Lazenby Roger Moore Timothy Dalton Pierce Brosnan Daniel Craig Other actors Sean Connery Born 25th August 1930 in Edinburgh. Starting in 1962 with Dr No, Sean Connery played 007 in six of the […]

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Daniel Craig’s schedule and Bond 25

June 3rd, 2016 by

Daniel Craig with the Aston Martin DB10

Despite what you might have read elsewhere, Daniel Craig has not quit James Bond. But that’s not to say he’ll definitely do Bond 25 either. He has committed to a number of other projects though. So while he may currently be pondering his options – or simply waiting to see if the Bond 25 script is any […]

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Has Daniel Craig really quit Bond?

May 23rd, 2016 by

Daniel Craig - New James Bond movie Casino Royale

Last week Bond fans from around the world were up in arms after the Daily Mail revealed unnamed sources had told them Daniel Craig had quit as James Bond. Hours later the BBC reported that according to their own unnamed source, Craig had made no decision and was unlikely to do so for quite some […]

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James Bond: Where it All Began

May 20th, 2016 by

"The Spy Bar" at Hotel Palacio in Estoril

Seventy-five years ago today – May 20, 1941 – Lt Commander Ian Fleming checked into the swanky Palacio Hotel in Estoril, Portugal’s version of the Côte d’Azur.

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Collecting 007: new series

May 11th, 2016 by

Casino Royale paperback and Corgi DB5

Recently I asked readers what they would like to see more of on The James Bond Dossier. One thing that came up again and again was articles on collecting memorabilia, including posters, props, books and toys. So I emailed a number of fellow fans in my address book and asked them to share their favourite Bond collectibles. […]

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Additional music in SPECTRE

April 20th, 2016 by


One of the best scenes in SPECTRE takes place after Lucia Sciarra returns to her villa following her husband’s funeral. First we see her  shows her car arriving (around 30:56 into the film) and switching on the light in her classically decorated house. She turns on some music and pours and drink, walking through the house to the rear garden. […]

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Tale of two Casinos

April 13th, 2016 by

After the iconic beach scene from Dr No, perhaps no other image conjures up visions of James Bond more than a casino. For Ian Fleming, however, the order would probably be reversed.  The first words of the Bond world, we must remember, came on this date, 1953, in Casino Royale: “The scent and smoke and […]

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