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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 .


Anniversary of For Your Eyes Only première [1981]

June 24th, 2019 by

For Your Eyes Only premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 24 June 1981.

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Aston Martin confirm Valhalla will appear in Bond 25

June 20th, 2019 by

Announcement coincides with Prince Charles at Pinewood. NEWS: Aston Martin DB5, Aston Martin V8 and Aston Martin Valhalla will star in Bond 25, the latest instalment in the @007 franchise. — Aston Martin (@astonmartin) June 20, 2019 Despite an Aston Martin press officer suggesting the company would not be involved in Bond 25 at […]

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Prince Charles visits Bond 25 at Pinewood [updated]

June 20th, 2019 by

The Prince of Wales today visited Pinewood Studios to watch filming underway. Potential spoilers: Photos shared by the official twitter account for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall show Prince Charles visiting Bond 25 set at Pinewood. The tweet shows him talking to Daniel Craig and Ralph Fiennes in the middle of M’s office. […]

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Investigation into Pinewood explosion now closed

June 19th, 2019 by

Health and Safety Executive decide formal investigation not required. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has closed its investigation into the controlled explosion at Pinewood Studios that left one crew member with minor injuries. The explosion, which was reported to be a test prior to filming, injured one person outside the 007 Stage after panels […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0014 (The Dirty F Word)

June 15th, 2019 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on iTunes and elsewhere. Have the recent Daniel Craig films regressed in their representation of women? This week we tackle the topic of diversity, representation of women and minority characters in Bond films, welcoming a new guest Associate Professor Lisa Funnell. We round out […]

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Anniversary of US publication of Jeffery Deaver’s ‘Carte Blanche’ [2011]

June 14th, 2019 by

Jeffery Deaver’s 007 continuation novel, Carte Blanche, was published in the United States by Simon & Schuster on 14th June 2011.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Licence To Kill [1989]

June 13th, 2019 by

Timothy Dalton’s second James Bond film premièred in London at the Odeon Leicester Square on 13th June 1989.

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Anniversary of UK premiere of You Only Live Twice [1967]

June 12th, 2019 by

Sean Connery’s fifth outing as 007 premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 12th June 1967.

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Health and Safety Executive to investigate Bond 25 explosion

June 6th, 2019 by

Incident during test explosion on Bond 25 set resulted in injury to one crew member. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating Tuesday’s incident at Pinewood Studios in which a Bond 25 crew member sustained minor injuries. A test explosion on Tuesday afternoon appears to have been rather more powerful than planned, with panels […]

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James Bond’s favourite coffee available as Father’s Day gift set

June 5th, 2019 by

One of the world’s rarest and most sought-after coffees is now available as a limited-edition gift. If you really want to show your father how special he is, treat him to a gift of exquisite-tasting Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee this Father’s Day and make him feel like James Bond. Jamaica Blue Mountain was author Ian […]

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