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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

007 installation coming to Sölden this winter

July 26th, 2017 by

A new James Bond cinematic installation is coming soon to Sölden, the Austrian town where scenes from SPECTRE were shot. A unique James Bond cinematic installation will open this winter at the top of the Gaislachkogl Mountain next to the ICE Q Restaurant in Sölden. The iconic location was used in SPECTRE as the Hoffler […]

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Eon announces Bond 25 release date and confirms writers

July 24th, 2017 by

Bond 25

This evening Eon Productions announced via the official 007 website the release date of the next James Bond film. The announcement confirms what was already expected. That rather than a three year gap between films, Bond 25 will be released a full four years after SPECTRE (2015). The US release is pegged at 8th November […]

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Eon to produce spy thriller, but what about Bond 25?

July 13th, 2017 by

Bond 25

Variety has reported that Eon Productions is to produce a spy thriller based a book by Mark Burnell. But what does that mean for Bond 25? According to yesterday’s article, indie studio IM Global is to finance The Rhythm Section based on the first of Burnell’s four Stephanie Patrick novels. Blake Lively is to star as the […]

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DAF actor Joe Robinson dies aged 90

July 11th, 2017 by

The actor and stuntman Joe Robinson died last week at the age of 90. For Bond fans he is best remembered for playing Peter Franks in Diamonds Are Forever (1971). He was 90 years old.  According to Wikipedia, Robinson claimed he was a contender for the Red Grant role in From Russia With Love. Though he […]

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New Omega Commander’s Watch on display at Bond in Motion

July 7th, 2017 by

Special-edition watch launched by Omega this week is now on display in London. Following a prestigious launch event in London on 5th July where Swiss watchmaker Omega unveiled a new timepiece to celebrate the rank and regalia of James Bond, the Seamaster Diver 300M “Commander’s Watch” Limited Edition will be on display at Bond in […]

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Anniversary of The Spy Who Loved Me première [1977]

July 7th, 2017 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, 2017 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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Anniversary of The Living Daylights première [1987]

June 29th, 2017 by

Timothy Dalton’s first Bond movie, The Living Daylights, premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 29th June 1987.

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Bond in Motion celebrates 30 years of The Living Daylights

June 27th, 2017 by

Bond in Motion, the largest collection of original James Bond vehicles in the world, based at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden is celebrating 30 years of The Living Daylights. Timothy Dalton played 007 in the 15th film from the iconic series and the film was a worldwide hit when released in the summer […]

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Anniversary of Live And Let Die US opening [1973]

June 27th, 2017 by

Roger Moore’s first 007 movie, Live And Let Die, opened in the United States on 27th June 1973, more than a week ahead of the world première in London.

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