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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

Orlebar Brown unveils new 007 collection swim shorts

June 18th, 2018 by

Orlebar Brown has made its new 007 swim short collection available to pre-order ahead of the official release. Orlebar Brown’s first involvement with the 007 series goes back to Skyfall, after they provided Daniel Craig’s swimwear for a very brief pool scene. This new collection features artwork from four James Bond movies printed on the British […]

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Anniversary of US publication of Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Carte Blanche’ [2011]

June 14th, 2018 by

Jeffery Deaver’s 007 continuation novel, Carte Blanche, was published in the United States by Simon & Schuster on 14th June 2011.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Licence To Kill [1989]

June 13th, 2018 by

Timothy Dalton’s second James Bond film premièred in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on 13th June 1989.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of You Only Live Twice [1967]

June 12th, 2018 by

Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.

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Eunice Gayson dies at the age of 90

June 11th, 2018 by

Over the weekend we heard the sad news of the death of Eunice Gayson, who played Sylvia Trench in the first two James Bond films. Appearing right at the start of Dr No (1962), she helped introduce Sean Connery as 007 and in doing so became the first ever Bond girl, as shown in the […]

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Prints of Bond at Bletchley Park artwork now available to buy

June 1st, 2018 by

Prints of a work commissioned for the Bond at Bletchley Park exhibition are now on sale direct from the artist. Last Friday saw the opening of a temporary art exhibition centred around the James Bond books in Hut 12 at Bletchley Park. It celebrates both Ian Fleming’s original James Bond series and Anthony Horowitz’s recent continuation novels. […]

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Daniel Craig in Spain to shoot Heineken ad

May 30th, 2018 by

Daniel Craig has been shooting a television commercial in the Catalan town of Cardona, north-east Spain, according to a local news report. However, his appearance in evening wear prompted at least one US website to speculate that he was shooting Bond 25 already. Residents of the historic centre of Cardona were informed last week of […]

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Forever and a Day book tour announced

May 29th, 2018 by

Anthony Horowitz will take part in a short UK bookshop tour to promote his forthcoming new Bond book, Forever and a Day. His second James Bond novel, Forever and a Day, will be released on Thursday, with the tour kicking off the following day. He starts with a lunchtime signing at Waterstones Leadenhall on 1st June, […]

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2018 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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Anniversary of ‘Devil May Care’ publication [2008]

May 28th, 2018 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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