James Bond News

Three time Bond actor Burt Kwouk dies aged 85

May 24th, 2016 by


Burt Kwouk, who appeared in Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice and the 1967 Casino Royale spoof, has died at the age of 85. Kwouk was born in Cheshire in 1930 but was brought up in Shanghai until he was 17 years old, when his Chinese parents returned to England. After completing his studies in the United States […]

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Trigger Mortis now available in paperback

May 19th, 2016 by

Trigger Mortis paperback

Trigger Mortis, the latest addition to the James Bond continuation novels is available in the UK from today in paperback. Buy from Amazon UK Anthony Horowitz’s novel, which is set shortly after the events of Goldfinger, received widespread critical acclaim from fans when released in September. The paperback edition is published by Orion. Trigger Mortis is available from […]

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Thrilling Cities series planned for TV

May 16th, 2016 by


Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about his exit from TV show NCIS, Michael Weatherly revealed his production company is working on bringing Ian Fleming’s Thrilling Cities to the small screen. Buy from Amazon UK or Amazon.com The book was originally written by Fleming for a series in the Sunday Times and later compiled into a book. […]

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Steve Cole reveals title of his third Young Bond novel

May 16th, 2016 by

Strike Lightning temporary cover

Friday saw Steve Cole speak at the Whitstable Literary festival just days after the release of his second Young Bond novel, Heads You Die. Buy from Amazon UK  Discussing his entries in the Young Bond saga he revealed that his third book in the series, to be released in September, will be titled Strike Lightning. Temporary cover artwork […]

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Young Bond: Heads You Die now available to buy

May 5th, 2016 by

Young Bond: Heads You Die by Steve Cole

Heads You Die, the second book by Steve Cole in the Young Bond series, was published in the UK today by Red Fox and available online and in bookshops. Buy from Amazon UK | Amazon.com The brief  synopsis posted on Amazon reads: James’s Cuban holiday has become a nightmare mission to save an old friend from a villain who has […]

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Ian Fleming evening at WhitLit in May

April 29th, 2016 by

Ian Fleming

Whitstable Literary Festival will this year focus on Ian Fleming and his Kent connections, as well as thrilling contemporary spy stories and tales of real life espionage from Guy Burgess to Bletchley Park. The highlight of WhitLit 2016 will be a special Ian Fleming evening on Friday 13th May with his biographers Andrew Lycett and Matthew Parker as well as Fleming’s step-daughter, Fionn […]

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Director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

April 21st, 2016 by

Goldfinger poster

Today we learnt of the sad news that Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger and three other James Bond films, died yesterday at the age of 93. Hamilton was born in Paris on 16 September 1922, where his English parents were living. His first exposure to the film industry came in 1938 when he was the clapper […]

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Ian Fleming’s literary agent Peter Janson-Smith dies at 93

April 16th, 2016 by

The James Bond Books - a variety of paperback editions

I was sad to read Raymond Benson’s Facebook post that Ian Fleming’s literary agent, Peter Janson-Smith, has died at the age of 93. Janson-Smith became Fleming’s literary agent in 1956 and was tasked with the foreign translation rights of the James Bond books. As well as acting as agent to Fleming, Janson-Smith also represented thriller […]

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Barbara Broccoli appointed BAFTA’s Vice President for Film

April 4th, 2016 by


Today BAFTA announced that Barbara Broccoli has been appointed Vice President for Film. Following the recent appointment of Greg Dyke as BAFTA’s Vice President for Television, Barbara Broccoli will join Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council, supporting the Academy’s President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity. Previous Vice Presidents […]

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MI6 Confidential #34: SPECTRE Around the World

March 28th, 2016 by

MI6 Confidential #34

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirty-fourth issue. The multi-million dollar SPECTRE opened in cinemas late last year to a raft of expectation and a record-breaking first week at the box office. Although, as time would tell, the financial takings did not top its predecessor, the […]

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