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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 since 2002 and today there are a variety of authors contributing to the website.

Website: https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

Details of No Time to Die premiere announced

January 20th, 2020 by

Premiere date and venue announced on official 007 website. The world premiere of No Time to Die has been confirmed for 31st March at London’s Royal Albert Hall. A short statement on 007.com simply announced: The World Premiere for No Time To Die will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Tuesday […]

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Guitarist Johnny Marr working on No Time to Die with Hans Zimmer

January 18th, 2020 by

Ex-Smiths axeman reveals he is working with Zimmer on new Bond score. Following the news that Hans Zimmer is on board to score No Time to Die and Billie Eilish to perform the title song comes the revelation that Johnny Marr will be bringing his distinctive guitar sound to the film. The guitarist, who played […]

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Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson interviewed by Variety

January 16th, 2020 by

Variety recently spoke to the Bond producers about No Time to Die and the Bond series in an in-depth interview. When talking about Daniel Craig leaving the series after No Time to Die Broccoli tells the interviewer: I’m in total denial. I’ve accepted what Daniel has said, but I’m still in denial. It’s too traumatic […]

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Billie Eilish confirmed for No Time to Die

January 14th, 2020 by

Hot on the heels of Hans Zimmer’s confirmation for the soundtrack comes the young American singer to perform the title song. As the clock ticks down to April and the release of No Time to Die announcements regarding the film are suddenly coming in thick and fast. After Eon last night confirmed the rumour that […]

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Eon confirms Hans Zimmer as No Time to Die composer

January 14th, 2020 by

Composer linked to 25th Bond film confirmed by official 007 website.  There have been rumblings for a while, which a report in Variety gave credence to last week. But finally, in a press releases published on 007.com last night, Eon Productions confirmed Hans Zimmer is working on the soundtrack for No Time to Die: Producers […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0037: Beer, Pizza and GoDaddy

January 9th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available. How will 2020 be remembered by Bond fans? This first episode of a new decade looks forward to what we can expect from a busy year of Bond – plus a number of question-marks that hang over the year and the future of the […]

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Hans Zimmer linked to No Time to Die

January 7th, 2020 by

Variety reports Hans Zimmer signed to replace Dan Romer as Bond 25 composer. A couple of months ago it was rumoured that Dan Romer was no longer attached to No Time to Die. The composer had been brought on board by Cary Fukunaga after previously working together on feature film Beasts of No Nation and TV […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0036: Those We Lost

December 31st, 2019 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Reflecting on the people the James Bond franchise lost in 2019. In this end-of-year episode, we look back over 2019 and the people we lost from the James Bond franchise. From lesser-known names to world-famous stars, we reflect on […]

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Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2019 by

Wherever you are in the world, have a great day and celebrate 007 style! I know – I hate that song too, but it’s the only Christmas song to appear on a Bond soundtrack. If you’d like to read more about how James Bond spent Christmas Day in the book On Her Majesty’s Secret Service […]

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Claudine Auger dies aged 78

December 20th, 2019 by

Today we learnt of the recent death of Thunderball actress Claudine Auger after a long period of illness. Born in Paris on 26th  April 1941, Claudine Auger first came to prominence as runner up in the 1958 Miss World contest. She made her film debut when still in school in Pierre Gaspard-Huit’s Christine (1958) and at […]

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