Author Profile: David Leigh

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

UK release date brought forward

September 8th, 2006 by

MI6 reports that the release date of Casino Royale has been brought forward by one day to 16th November, two days after the world premier in London. View the full story from MI6 The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the website owner.

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Dress like James Bond

September 8th, 2006 by

MI6 reports that shirtmaker Turnbull and Asser is to release a limited edition Casino Royale shirt and bow tie collection. The new design, from the company that has supplied shirts to every actor to play James Bond, is similar to the one worn by Daniel Craig in Casino Royale and features a specially designed collar […]

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Casino Royale trailer released online

September 8th, 2006 by

The eagerly anticipated trailer for Casino Royale was last night released by Sony. Available in several different quality streams, to cater for Bond fans using dialup to the fastest broadband speeds, the trailer shows a number of scenes from the film which is to be released in November. View the Casino Royale trailer here The […]

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Bond 22 release date changed

September 7th, 2006 by

It seemed to good be be true – two James Bond films released within 18 months. However, the film business being what it is, Bond 22 has been delayed – we now have to wait until November 7, 2008. The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect […]

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Fire on 007 Stage

July 30th, 2006 by

It has been reported this morning that eight fire engines are currently attending a massive fire at the 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios, with the loss of a major set for Casino Royale. The set, which resembles Venice, has been completely destroyed and the roof of the famous 007 Stage partially collapsed. There is no […]

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Casino Royale enters post-production

July 27th, 2006 by

YoungBondDossier.com reports that Casino Royale has now finished principle photography and is now in the post-production stage. And ending speculation regarding the theme song, it has been confirmed that Chris Cornell and David Arnold have collaborated on the theme called “You Know My Name”. The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author. […]

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Casino Royale world premier announced

July 26th, 2006 by

MI6 has reported that the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund today announced that Casino Royale would be shown at this year’s Royal Film Performance. The 60th anniversary of The Royal Film Performance will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2006 at London’s Odeon Leicester Square. The opinions expressed in the article are those of the […]

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James Bond 22 release date announced

July 24th, 2006 by

Columbia Pictures and MGM issued a press release on July 20th 2006 to announce the release of the 22nd James Bond film. The press release gives May 2nd 2008 as the release date, scotching the rumour that they would go for a 2007 release, although it leaves the year clear for promoting Casino Royale’s DVD […]

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The Vesper in Casino Royale

July 1st, 2006 by

Thanks to our friends at Make Mine a 007… it seems like one thing that will remain in Casino Royale is Bond’s drink. If you go to the official Casino Royale page, click on the martini glass for more information – click on the chip that says dealer (the table will swing round) and click […]

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New interview with Daniel Craig

May 22nd, 2006 by

Daniel Craig appears in a video interview with Entertainment Tonight. In the interview, which took place on location in Prague, Craig talks about his interpretation of the role, keeping fit and Aston Martins. The interview is in two parts. Click the links below for more details. Video 1 Video 2 The opinions expressed in the […]

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Sony launches Casino Royale website

May 20th, 2006 by

Well it started as a damp squib when the countdown reached zero to display “countdown completed” (big deal), but the wait is finally worth it, with a Flash intensive site giving some background to the story.Visit the Casino Royale website The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author. They do not necessarily […]

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Casino Royale teaser trailer: a review

May 4th, 2006 by

So we’ve all seen the Casino Royale trailer by now, so maybe it’s time to sum up what we’ve been given so far. Unfortunately what we’ve got doesn’t look promising. For a start the trailer doesn’t show even a hint of the book, let alone being the faithful adaptation, albeit fleshed out, that Martin Campbell […]

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English language teaser trailer

May 3rd, 2006 by

Following on from the teaser trailer from yesterday, you can now watch the same trailer in English here. The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the website owner.

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Casino Royale teaser trailer

May 2nd, 2006 by

The James Bond fan boards have been ablaze since an apparent teaser trailer for the forthcoming Casino Roayle was made available online. Although in French, the trailer shows several clips of Daniel Craig, including some of the action sequences shot on the Bahamas. It was made available on the Internet after being aired of French […]

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No cameo from Sean

April 3rd, 2006 by

Despite what you might have read, Sean Connery will NOT be making an appearance in Casino Royale. Quite why some hacks get this idea into their thick heads is beyond me, it is patent nonsense repeated from when Die Another Day was in production. A slow news day? Me thinks so. The opinions expressed in […]

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Eon talks

March 26th, 2006 by

Following all the news about Daniel Craig not being able to drive a manual car, having his teeth knocked out, and last week getting sunburned Eon have set the record straight. About time too. “His teeth are fine, his driving is fine, he doesn’t have heat rash and he’s not afraid of the water”, said […]

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Photos from the set of Casino Royale

March 14th, 2006 by

A new set of photos from the set of Casino Royale emerged today, where Daniel Craig and co-star Eva Green were shooting scenes on the beach. Thanks to EvaGreenWeb.com for the photos, visit their website for the full size images. The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author. They do not necessarily […]

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Casino Royale video interviews

March 10th, 2006 by

It looks like Eon’s publicity team has at last got it’s finger out in the wake of the attacks on Daniel Craig from the tabloid press. Following yesterday’s video footage from the BBC we see interviews with Daniel Craig and Eva Green. Click here for the video And more video from ExtraTV here The opinions […]

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First footage from Casino Royale

March 9th, 2006 by

The BBC is the first organisation to have video footage from Casino Royale. Click on the links below to watch the clip: Click to watch in RealPlayer Click to watch in Windows Media Player The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the website […]

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Kobe Beef

March 8th, 2006 by

You Only Live Twice sees James Bond try new dining experiences. One of the more appetising descriptions is of Bond and Tiger Tanaka dining out on Kobe beef steaks, which James Bond finds to be without equal. In the book we learn the reason that the highly prized Kobe beef is so expensive. The scene […]

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