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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 ‘Devil May Care’ publication [2008]

May 28th, 2017 by

Sebastian Faulks’ continuation novel Devil May Care was commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to mark the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth and was published on 28th May 2008 to commemorate that event.

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Charity 007 screenings in memory of Roger Moore

May 26th, 2017 by

A series of special charity screenings in aid of UNICEF starts on 31st May in memory of Sir Roger Moore. Two of Moore’s Bond films will be screened at Odeon Cinemas in the UK, AMC Theatres in the US and Hoyts in Australia and New Zealand from 31st May 2017 with additional locations announced soon. Eon […]

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Remembering Sir Roger Moore

May 24th, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

It was one hot Saturday afternoon in August 1975 when I got my first taste of James Bond on the big screen. The Man With The Golden Gun had been released in December the previous year, but this was my first opportunity to see it. Hard as it is to imagine today, it took months […]

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Birthday of Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins [1949]

May 24th, 2017 by

Roger Deakins whose work on Skyfall was widely acclaimed, was born on 24th May 1949 in Torquay. Having worked with Sam Mendes on  Jarhead and Revolutionary Road, he was invited by the director to work on the 23rd James Bond film. Skyfall was the first Bond film to be shot digitally.

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Anniversary of A View To A Kill première in San Francisco [1985]

May 22nd, 2017 by

A View To A Kill was premiered in San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts on 22nd May 1985. The film was to be the last to feature Roger Moore as 007.

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Chris Cornell dead at 52

May 18th, 2017 by

Chris Cornell died suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday night at just 52, a representative announced. Cornell is best known to Bond fans for You Know My Name, the theme song to Casino Royale in 2006. Cornell is best known as the lead vocalist, primary songwriter and rhythm guitarist for Seattle rock band Soundgarden and as lead […]

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Casino Royale in concert at the Royal Albert Hall

May 17th, 2017 by

Casino Royale will be screened for the first time with the score performed live by a full symphony orchestra as part of the Royal Albert Hall’s ever popular Films in Concert series. This will be the first time an entire Bond score has ever officially been performed live, as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra play […]

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Birthday of 007 actor Pierce Brosnan [1953]

May 16th, 2017 by

Pierce Brosnan, who starred as James Bond in a total of four films starting with Goldeneye (1995), was born in Ireland on 16th May 1953. Brosnan first caught Cubby Broccoli’s eye when he visited the set of For Your Eyes Only with his wife, Cassandra Harris, who played Countess Lisl von Shlaf in the film. When the […]

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Birthday of James Bond Theme guitarist Vic Flick [1937]

May 14th, 2017 by

Vic Flick, the musician who played the guitar riff on the James Bond Theme as part of John Barry’s Orchestra, was born on 14th May 1937 in Surrey. The track was recorded on 21st June 1962 with an orchestra that consisted of five saxophones, nine brass, solo guitar and rhythm section. On the original recording for Dr No Flick […]

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Barbara Broccoli “not sure” when Bond 25 will start

May 11th, 2017 by

Bond 25

Barbara Broccoli told other filmmakers attending a dinner in LA that she is “not sure” when the next Bond film will start shooting. A report in Page Six says that on Tuesday she attended a dinner at Chateau Marmont, describing Broccoli as “the blockbuster franchise’s prolific producer”. That’s prolific as in eight Bond films in 22 years […]

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