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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

James Bond & Friends – Episode 0098: Tomorrow’s News Today

July 24th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. What has been going on in the world of Bond recently? In this episode, we cover the latest news and current events in the world of James Bond. With the long-lead articles about No Time To Die starting to […]

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Paperback edition of The Many Lives of James Bond coming in October

July 21st, 2021 by

The book includes interviews with fifteen actors who have depicted Bond across different media.  The Many Lives of James Bond offers the largest ever collection of original interviews with actors who have played Bond in different media. The book also offers in-depth interviews with many of the diverse artists who have contributed their talents to […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0097: White Cat Required

July 17th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Have some of the Bond villains inspired real-world events? In this episode, we flip the discussion of villainy as the world bears witness to billionaires shooting rival rockets into space. Oftentimes, real-world events have inspired the plots of James […]

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The James Bond Film Guide: official guide to the Bond films to be released in October

June 22nd, 2021 by

The James Bond Film Guide announced to coincide with No Time to Die release. The James Bond Film Guide is a new 296-page authorised guide to all 25 official James Bond films. From 1962’s Dr No to 2021’s No Time To Die, the book takes you through six decades of cinematic history. This is your indispensable guide to one of […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0094: Unsung Characters

June 12th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. Who is in a Bond film for just a few moments but makes a big impact? In this episode, we each choose a character that is only in a James Bond film for a few minutes but makes a […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0093: Not Turning Japanese

June 8th, 2021 by

Following our recent You Only Live Twice watchalong, we revisit the question as to why the film with such iconic imagery and all the Bond ingredients fails to stick the landing and isn’t that well regarded within fandom.

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2021 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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Anthony Horowitz writing third Bond continuation novel

May 28th, 2021 by

New book to be set after The Man With The Golden Gun. This morning The Bookseller confirmed Anthony Horowitz is working on his third James Bond continuation novel. Today, of course, is also the anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth in 1908 and often used for such announcements. The announcement comes a day after the writer […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0092: No Prime To Die

May 27th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. How will the Amazon take-over of MGM affect the James Bond series? With the news that Amazon will spend $8.45b to take over MGM, we discuss the potential ups and downs of having half the James Bond rights owned […]

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Amazon inks deal to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

May 26th, 2021 by

Amazon have agreed terms with MGM’s shareholders for the purchase of the classic Hollywood studio. It has just been announced that Amazon has agreed to buy MGM for $8.45 billion, well above the $5 to $6 billion it was thought to be worth. Mike Hopkins, senior VP of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, said: The […]

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