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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.


James Bond & Friends – Episode 0070: Bond Women of the 1980s

November 26th, 2020 by

For this episode, we reflect on the Bond Women of the 1980s, who were far from the gun-arm hanging damsels in distress the series had been criticized for in earlier decades.

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MI6 Confidential #57: Women of the 80s

November 25th, 2020 by

Issue #57 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide. The 1980s provided fans five 007 adventures and two different James Bond’s – tied as the most productive decade with the 1960s. Starting with the crossbow-wielding Melina set out on a mission of revenge, and ending with Pam’s strong-willed CIA pilot, […]

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Book: The Lost Adventures of James Bond

November 24th, 2020 by

Mark Edlitz delves into some of the more uncharted corners of the 007 universe. The James Bond universe is greater than you might think. Even if you have seen all the movies and devoured Ian Fleming’s books, there is much more to discover about 007. There is a fascinating galaxy of Bond adventures that have […]

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New James Bond video game announced

November 20th, 2020 by

Project 007

IO Interactive announces they are working on new 007 game with original Bond story. It’s been quite some time since 007 has had a video game release and so the news has got a lot of fans excited.  Here’s the press release: James Bond will once again be coming to a console and computer screen near you. […]

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New book takes in-depth look at 50 cars from the Bond movies

November 17th, 2020 by

Hero Collector’s new release provides details of cars from all 25 of Eon’s Bond films.  While fans around the world await the arrival of No Time to Die in cinemas, they can satisfy their hunger for 007 with the release of 50 Greatest Bond Cars. Out today from Hero Collector, the publishing imprint of Eaglemoss, […]

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Sean Connery had been suffering from dementia widow reveals

November 2nd, 2020 by

Connery’s widow reveals in interview he was suffering from dementia. Photos of Sean Connery taken in the last couple of years showed the actor had become quite frail. However, it is only after his widow, Micheline, spoke to The Mail on Sunday that it was revealed that the actor had been suffering from dementia: “He […]

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UK Sunday papers go big on Sean Connery’s death

November 1st, 2020 by

More than anywhere else in the world, James Bond is a cultural phenomenon in the UK. Bond is entwined in many people’s childhoods, with memories of rainy bank holidays in front of the television as a Bond film came on ITV. So it is little surprise that the Sunday newspapers this morning, a day after […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0069: Remembering Sir Sean Connery

November 1st, 2020 by

For this episode, the panel remembers the life and career of the original big-screen James Bond – Sir Sean Connery – who died on this day at the age of 90 at his home in the Bahamas.

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MGM asking $650M+ for No Time to Die streaming rights

October 27th, 2020 by

Apple’s offer for the latest Bond film fell well short of MGM’s expectations. Last week we saw reports that MGM had engaged in talks with Apple and Netflix for a deal that would see No Time to Die premiere as a premium video on demand release. Soon after though it was rumoured the talks had […]

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Sunspel launches Ian Fleming-inspired collection for Winter 2020

October 26th, 2020 by

Ian Fleming and Sunspel have a natural and longstanding affinity. Sunspel have dressed his iconic creation James Bond, while Fleming himself was famously an advocate of the Sea Island cotton used in Sunspel’s most luxurious garments – an appreciation he passed on to the Bond character. This season, Sunspel have worked in collaboration with the […]

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