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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 .


Aston Martin to build 25 DB5s complete with Goldfinger accessories

August 20th, 2018 by

Aston Martin  to produce a seriously limited edition of the classic Bondmobile with a price tag to match. The iconic Aston Martin DB5 is back, thanks to a unique collaboration between Aston Martin and EON Productions. A series of 25 Goldfinger DB5 continuation editions, will be created for customers based on James Bond’s legendary car […]

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Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2018 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 […]

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Mark Tildesley reported to have joined Bond 25 as Production Designer

August 6th, 2018 by

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Three-time Production Designer Dennis Glassner will be replaced by Tildesley if the report is correct. MI6 HQ is reporting that Mark Tildesley has joined Bond 25 as Production Designer. He is replacing Dennis Gassner, who has occupied that role since Quantum of Solace (2008). Tildesley has collaborated with director Danny Boyle previously, most recently working on T2 […]

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[Video] Amsterdam Filming Locations from Diamonds Are Forever

July 25th, 2018 by

In May I was in the Netherlands for a couple of days, with slightly more than a day in Amsterdam. While there we did as much sightseeing as possible, including a couple of locations from Diamonds Are Forever. The first location is known in English as the Skinny Bridge, from where Wint and Kidd watch […]

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Chris Corbould confirms Bond 25 involvement

July 20th, 2018 by

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Daily Express confirms special effects supervisor Chris Corbould is involved in pre-production for the next Bond film. Last week at the opening of 007 Elements, the new museum dedicated to James Bond in Austria, Chris Corbould confirmed he is currently “kicking ideas around” for Bond 25, according to an article in the Daily Express. Corbould […]

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Details of Bond 25 casting call revealed

July 18th, 2018 by

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Details emerged yesterday of a casting call for three roles in the next James Bond film. It appears that all systems are go for Bond 25, which is due to start shooting in early December. As revealed by out friends at MI6 HQ, a casting call has gone out for three unnamed roles. These are […]

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Naomie Harris opens 007 Elements in Austria

July 12th, 2018 by

007 Elements, an exciting new James Bond experience situated within the summit of the Gaislachkogl mountaintop in Sölden, Austria is now open to the public. The cinematic installation was officially opened by actress Naomie Harris who plays Moneypenny (SPECTRE, Skyfall) and Jakob Falkner, Managing Director of Bergbahnen Sölden. After visiting 007 Elements for the first […]

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MI6 Confidential #46: 007 is dead

July 11th, 2018 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its forty-sixth issue. In the 54 years since Ian Fleming’s passing, 10 men have had the chance to celebrate and chronicle the creator’s famous spy in original print adventures. Some, with varying success, have also tried to mimic his sharp prose. Of […]

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Anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me première [1977]

July 7th, 2018 by

Roger Moore’s third outing as 007 was The Spy Who Loved Me, which featured the Lotus Esprit dubbed “Wet Nellie”. The movie was premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 7th July 1977.

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Anniversary of Live And Let Die première [1973]

July 6th, 2018 by

The Live And Let Die world première took place on 6th July 1973 at the Odeon Leicester Square, nine days after it had opened in the United States.

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