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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. You can also find me on .

Website: https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

Anniversary of UK release of Die Another Day [2002]

November 20th, 2017 by

Die Another Day went on general release in the UK on 20th November 2002. Although expected to return in a fifth James Bond movie, the film turned out to be Pierce Brosnan’s last as 007.

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Birthday of John Gardner [1926]

November 20th, 2017 by

James Bond continuation John Gardner was born on 20th November 1926 in Northumberland. Starting in 1981 with Licence Renewed, Gardner wrote a total of 16 Bond novels and film novelizations before retiring from the role in 1996 due to ill health. Photo: John Gardner. Licensed under Fair use.

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Anniversary of Die Another Day World Première [2002]

November 18th, 2017 by

The World Première of Die Another Day, Pierce Brosnan’s fourth and final outing as 007, took place on 18th November 2002 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, attended by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

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Barbara Broccoli hopes to announce Bond 25 director early next year

November 17th, 2017 by

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Bond 25 will “hopefully” announce director early next year according to Barbara Broccoli. Irish pubic broadcaster RTÉ spoke to Barbara Broccoli yesterday about the Blake Lively spy thriller The Rhythm Section. Broccoli is producing the film, due for release in 2019, currently shooting in Ireland. However, as well as discussing the merits of filming in Ireland, […]

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Anniversary of US release of Goldeneye [1995]

November 17th, 2017 by

Goldeneye went on general release in the United States on 17th November 1995.

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Anniversary of world première of Casino Royale [2006]

November 14th, 2017 by

Tuesday 14th November 2006 marked the Royal World Première of Daniel Craig’s eagerly awaited Bond debut, Casino Royale, in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II. After a certain element of the fan base railed against Craig as Pierce Brosnan’s successor and the British tabloid press went after him with a vengeance it must have been satisfying when early reviews were […]

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Anniversary of Goldeneye World Première [1995]

November 13th, 2017 by

Goldeneye, Pierce Brosnan’s 007 début, received its World Première at the Radio City Music Hall in New York on 13th November 1995.

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007 Magazine special issues available direct from publisher

November 10th, 2017 by

Three special editions of 007 Magazine available direct from publisher’s website. The magazines celebrate the half-centenary of You Only Live Twice, commemorate the life of Roger Moore, and take a look at the collectibles and promotional tie-ins from the early films. You Only Live Twice 50th Anniversary (1967) Special This 126-page A4 Limited Edition publication takes […]

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Actress Karin Dor dies aged 79

November 9th, 2017 by

It was announced yesterday that Karin Dor, who appeared alongside Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice, has died at the age of 79. The German played SPECTRE number 11, Helga Brandt, in the 1967 movie directed by Lewis Gilbert. At one stage the SPECTRE henchwoman captures 007, but he manages to escape. She ends up […]

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Anniversary of US release of Skyfall [2012]

November 9th, 2017 by

Daniel Craig’s third Bond film, Skyfall, went on general release in the United States on 9th November 2012, although it was released in IMAX the day before. Production was delayed by the financial problems of MGM, resulting in a four year gap between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall.

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