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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

Adolfo Celi (Emilio Largo) died on this day in 1986

February 19th, 2019 by

Italian actor Adolfo Celi, who played Emilio Largo in Thunderball, died on 19th February 1986 at the age of 63. Celi specialised in playing international villains such as Largo and appeared in more than 100 films. As well as his film work, Celi is also remembered for the role of Rodrigo Borgia in the 1981 BBC serial […]

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Script doctor reworking Bond 25 prior to shooting

February 17th, 2019 by

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After the announcement that Bond 25 will be delayed again it has now emerged that Eon have hired a script doctor prior to shooting. When I first heard the announcement that Bond 25 had been delayed to 8th April 2020 I wasn’t completely surprised after the revelation that shooting wouldn’t now kick of until April. […]

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Birthday of Rory Kinnear [1978]

February 17th, 2019 by

Rory Kinnear, who has played Bill Tanner since Quantum of Solace (2008) was born in London on 17th February 1978. With his early career focused on stage work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre, Kinnear’s movie break came with Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007, the role for which is is best known. Photo: Rory […]

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Birthday of Bond girl actress Denise Richards [1971]

February 17th, 2019 by

Denise Richards, who played Dr Christmas Jones in The World Is Not Enough (1999), was born on 17th February 1971 in Illinois. Photo Attribution:  © Glenn Francis, www.PacificProDigital.com. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Bond 25 release delayed again

February 16th, 2019 by

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Producers announce release date for Bond 25 has been put back to April 2020. Well, just as we thought it was a year until Bond 25 hit the big screen, the producers dropped some unwelcome news. The official 007 website released this short announcement: The release date for Bond 25 has changed. Producers Michael G. […]

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Birthday of Bond girl Jane Seymour [1951]

February 15th, 2019 by

Jane Seymour, who played Solitaire in Live And Let Die, was born on 15th February 1951 in Hayes, Middlesex. Photo: “Jane Seymour CUN Award Party 2009” by Ilya Haykinson. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Birthday of Moneypenny actress Lois Maxwell [1927]

February 14th, 2019 by

The late Lois Maxwell was born in Ontario, Canada on 14th February 1927. After becoming dissatisfied with her film career she moved to Italy and then, in 1955, the UK, where she worked in television. In 1962 Maxwell was offered the roles of Sylvia Trench or Miss Moneypenny in Dr No by Terence Young. She opted for […]

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Birthday of Joe Don Baker [1936]

February 12th, 2019 by

Joe Don Baker, who is one of the handful of actors to have appeared in more than one film playing different roles, was born in Texas in 12th February 1936. Often appearing in television roles, his first major film was Cool Hand Luke (1967) with Paul Newman. He got the role of Brad Whitaker in The Living Daylights […]

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Birthday of Octopussy actress Maud Adams [1945]

February 12th, 2019 by

Maud Adams was born in Luleå, Sweden on 12th February 1945. Initially working as a model in Paris and then New York, she began being offered television roles in 1970s shows such as Hawaii Five-O and Kojak. Her first major role was in The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) with Roger Moore, when she played sacrificial lamb Andrea Anders. […]

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Birthday of Carey Lowell from Licence To Kill [1961]

February 11th, 2019 by

Carey Lowell, who played Pam Bouvier in Timothy Dalton’s second outing as 007, was born in Huntington, New York on 11th February 1961. After university she moved to New York to work as a model and study acting. Her break into movies came in 1986 when she landed a small part in Club Paradise with […]

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