Author Profile: David Leigh

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

James Bond cars: the Roger Moore era

February 19th, 2024 by

Exploring the iconic vehicles of Roger Moore’s stint as James Bond. The cars from Roger Moore’s James Bond films were a varied bunch. The Lotus Esprit quickly became a Bond classic, and the car that will always be associated with Moore’s Bond, but there were some more run of the mill choices too. Despite this, […]

>> read article

James Bond cars: the George Lazenby era

January 19th, 2024 by

A look at the cars from George Lazenby’s single entry in the Bond franchise, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. George Lazenby’s brief tenure as 007 may not obviously appear to be a distinct era, but I’ll refer to it as such for the purposes of this series. The sixth film in the James Bond series […]

>> read article

The year ahead for Bond fans

January 1st, 2024 by

Happy New Year from The James Bond Dossier! As we start 2024 we find ourselves in a peculiar state of anticipation as we eagerly awaiting news on the next chapter in the 007 saga. More often than not any Bond 26 buzz is the usual tabloid nonsense but even when we get a crumb from […]

>> read article

MI6 Confidential #71: Kill Bond now! & Moonraker special issue now available

December 27th, 2023 by

Issue #71 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential and Special Issue #007 focusing on Moonraker are now shipping worldwide. MI6 Confidential’s 71st issue shifts the spotlight to an often overlooked yet crucial aspect of the 007 legacy – the lethal ladies who have tried to outsmart, outfight, and outmanoeuvre James Bond. It dives […]

>> read article

Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2023 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 […]

>> read article

New book delves into post-Fleming literary Bond

December 15th, 2023 by

Mark Edlitz takes a deep dive into the James Bond continuation novels and other stories. This week marked the release of James Bond After Fleming: The Continuation Novels by Mark Edlitz. It’s the first book devoted exclusively to the post-Fleming Bonds and covers more than 50 years of the literary Bond. Previously Mark wrote The […]

>> read article

James Bond gifts: Christmas 2023

December 1st, 2023 by

Well it’s that time of year again and if you’re like me you haven’t got a clue what to buy anyone. Here we take a look at James Bond gifts to suit all budgets. Welcome to our comprehensive guide to James Bond gifts! Whether you’re a die-hard 007 fan or looking for the perfect gift […]

>> read article

MI6 Confidential #70: Bond at 70

November 6th, 2023 by

Issue #70 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide.

>> read article

James Bond comics: new Dynamite adventure coming in 2024

October 11th, 2023 by

New story written by  Garth Ennis is to be published in January. Press release: Dynamite announces the ultimate team-up with MI6’s super spy and one of the greatest comics writers of 007’s native United Kingdom, Garth Ennis. The new series starts this coming January, with the intention to shake and stir the character in a […]

>> read article

James Bond cars: the Sean Connery era

October 11th, 2023 by

A look at the cars from Sean Connery’s tenure as 007. Sean Connery’s third film as James Bond introduced the quintessential Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5. Equipped with a variety of gadgets, it remains a fan favourite and has returned to the series numerous times. But it wasn’t there right at the start. Here […]

>> read article

007: Road to a Million trailer released

October 5th, 2023 by

Wondering if there would be a big 007 announcement for Global James Bond Day? Well this is it. On James Bond Day, Prime Video has released the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated new UK Original adventure game show series 007: Road to a Million, revealing the first look at Brian Cox as “The Controller.” 007: Road […]

>> read article

Global James Bond Day

October 5th, 2023 by

On 5th October 1962 Dr No  premiered at the London Pavilion, the first of what is one of the most successful film series ever. Since 2012 the day has been celebrated as Global James Bond Day. So wherever you are in the world and whatever you are doing, today is the day to raise a vodka […]

>> read article

Bond 26 director rumours

September 19th, 2023 by

Bond 26

Decoding the latest Bond 26 rumours and speculation about a possible director.  Just recently there have been a number of rumours published recently about potential directors for Bond 26. Once again Christopher Nolan’s name came up in an article by Jordan Ruimy on World of Reel. The author notes that while discussions are ongoing, no […]

>> read article

IFP reveals cover designs of continuation novel new editions

September 6th, 2023 by

New cover artwork revealed in interview with designer. Last month Ian Fleming Publications announced new editions of three continuation novels, releasing interim, rather generic artwork. Yesterday, on the IFP website, they revealed the final artwork in a short interview with the cover designer, David Eldridge. Other than the title and author fonts, there doesn’t appear […]

>> read article

Cypher 007: new 007 game launching this month

September 6th, 2023 by

In a bit of a surprise move it was yesterday announced that a new James Bond game for is scheduled to be released later this month. Developer Tilting Point will release Cypher 007 on 29th September exclusively on Apple Arcade. In a move that is sure to frustrate many 007 gamers, you’ll be able to […]

>> read article

MI6 Confidential #69: Names is for tombstones

September 4th, 2023 by

Issue #69 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide. It was a brave choice to send 007 to the US South and make every villain black for Roger Moore’s debut. However, it was arguably an even braver move to normalise interracial romance, as we see between Rosie and James in Live […]

>> read article

Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2023 by

James Bond’s creator, one time naval intelligence officer, journalist and author Ian Lancaster Fleming, died of a heart attack in the early hours of 12th August 1964, his only son’s birthday. After a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking and a reluctance to cut down on the vices he so much enjoyed, Fleming collapsed after dining at […]

>> read article

Title of second Double O novel revealed

July 26th, 2023 by

Sequel to Double or Nothing to be published in April next year. Kim Sherwood announced the title of the second book in her Bond-less James Bond series on Twitter X yesterday, writing on the social media platform: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY I’m thrilled to lift the curtain on the next Double O novel… A SPY […]

>> read article

Sam Mendes has NOT turned down Bond 26

July 19th, 2023 by

Dodgy journalism results in 2013 story being shared as current news. It pains me to write this story as I absolutely shouldn’t have to. A news story originating in the Time of India (I won’t link as it will only encourage them) has it that Sam Mendes was offered the directing gig for Bond 26. […]

>> read article

Elemental Octopussy

June 27th, 2023 by

Octopussy may seem a long way from Ian Fleming’s books, but it turns out there are elements of Fleming in Roger Moore’s 1983 film.

>> read article