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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

Bond 25 to start filming in December with Danny Boyle directing

May 25th, 2018 by

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After a long period of waiting Eon Productions finally announced Bond 25 will start filming later this year. After waiting for what seems like forever for some real news on Bond 25, today Eon Productions/MGM finally broke the silence. The main points of the the announcement are as follows: Director: Danny Boyle Screenplay: John Hodge Distribution: […]

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Birthday of Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins [1949]

May 24th, 2018 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, 2018 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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Matthew Goode to narrate Forever and a Day audio book

May 16th, 2018 by

Ian Fleming Publications announce narrator of Forever and a Day audio book. With the days counting down before the release of Forever and a Day in the UK, one unresolved question remained. Who would narrate the audio book? Well, Ian Fleming Publications answered that question last Friday, when they revealed on their website that Mathew […]

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Birthday of 007 actor Pierce Brosnan [1953]

May 16th, 2018 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, 2018 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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Anthony Horowitz on James Bond – get 20% off tickets!

May 9th, 2018 by

Use promo code SPY when booking tickets for this event on 1st June at Southbank Centre. Hear bestselling author Anthony Horowitz discussing his new 007 novel and explosive prequel to Casino Royale, Forever and a Day, on Friday 1st June at Southbank Centre. Readers of The James Bond Dossier get 20% off tickets*. Just enter promo […]

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Anniversary of Dr No arriving in United States [1963]

May 8th, 2018 by

The first James Bond film, Dr No, opened in 450 cinemas across midwest and southwest United States on 8th May 1963, a full seven months after it premièred in London.

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Bond at Bletchley Park: Illustrations and Inspirations exhibition opens end of May

May 3rd, 2018 by

Art exhibition celebrating James Bond comes to Bletchley Park this summer.  A temporary art exhibition centred around the James Bond books open later this month in Hut 12 at Bletchley Park. It celebrates both Ian Fleming’s original James Bond series and Anthony Horowitz’s recent continuation novels. The exhibition also includes a special section presenting new research into Fleming’s connection […]

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Variety says Bond 25 release date likely to slip

April 19th, 2018 by

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“MGM announced last summer that it would open Bond 25 on Nov. 8, 2019, but it’s unlikely to do so.” That’s according to Variety in an article reporting the release date of Danny Boyle’s unnamed project for Working Title scripted by Richard Curtis. While Variety gives no indications as to why the proposed release date could […]

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