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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 Tomorrow Never Dies [1997]

December 12th, 2018 by

Tomorrow Never Dies, the second James Bond film to star Pierce Brosnan as 007, went on UK general release on 12th December 1997.

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Anniverary of Tomorrow Never Dies première [1997]

December 9th, 2018 by

Pierce Brosnan’s second James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, was premièred on 9th December 1997 at the Odeon Leicester Square.

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Anniversary of Thunderball world première [1965]

December 9th, 2018 by

The fourth James Bond film, Thunderball, premièred in Tokyo on 9th December 1965. Originally it was to have opened in the UK in October but post-production delays saw Japan as the opening territory. Released at the height of Bondmania, after the effects of inflation are taken to account, Thunderball was to remain the highest grossing Bond film […]

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Birthday of Dame Judi Dench [1934]

December 9th, 2018 by

Dame Judi Dench who, in Goldeneye, stepped into the shoes originally occupied by Bernard Lee, was born on 9th December 1934 in Yorkshire.

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Léa Seydoux to return in Bond 25

December 7th, 2018 by

Cary Fukunaga confirms French actress set to reprise SPECTRE role. Bond 25 director Cary Fukunaga confirmed to Baz Bamigboye that Léa Seydoux will be reprising her role in the new James Bond film. He also confirmed Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris are on board for Bond 25. In his column for the Daily Mail, […]

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Birthday of Jeffrey Wright [1965]

December 7th, 2018 by

Two time Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright was born on 7th December 1965 in Washington DC. Starting out on stage, Wright’s first major film role was opposite Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent (1990), leading to many movie appearances. He appeared as Felix Leiter in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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Variety journalist reports Linus Sandgren signed as Bond 25 cinematographer

December 5th, 2018 by

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Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren to shoot Bond 25 according to Variety contributor. Variety journalist Kristopher Tapley wrote on Twitter yesterday that Swedish cinematographer Linus Sandgren will work on Bond 25. The things I learn when calling up my peeps for the shots column. It appears Linus Sandgren is shooting the next Bond and Greig Fraser […]

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Birthday of ‘Living Daylights’ actor Jeroen Krabbé [1944]

December 5th, 2018 by

Jeroen Krabbé, who played General Georgi Koskov in The Living Daylights was born on 5th December 1944 in Amsterdam. He has appeared in many Hollywood films, making his name in the role of villains in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Birthday of Felix Leiter actor Norman Burton [1923]

December 5th, 2018 by

Norman Burton was born on 5th December 1923 in New York City. Although he failed to achieve major recognition, Burton played Felix Leiter in Diamonds Are Forever following Sean Connery’s return to the role of 007.

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Immersive Casino Royale screenings announced for London next year

November 30th, 2018 by

Secret Cinema announces immersive Casino Royale experience at secret London location. For the very first time Secret Cinema will present the critically-acclaimed film Casino Royale (2006), directed by Martin Campbell and starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. What is Secret Cinema? Fusing film, music, art, theatre, and dance, Secret Cinema creates unique spaces for social […]

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