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.

007: Road to a Million trailer released

October 5th, 2023 by

Wondering if there would be a big 007 announcement for Global James Bond Day? Well this is it. On James Bond Day, Prime Video has released the teaser trailer for the highly anticipated new UK Original adventure game show series 007: Road to a Million, revealing the first look at Brian Cox as “The Controller.” 007: Road […]

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Global James Bond Day

October 5th, 2023 by

On 5th October 1962 Dr No  premiered at the London Pavilion, the first of what is one of the most successful film series ever. Since 2012 the day has been celebrated as Global James Bond Day. So wherever you are in the world and whatever you are doing, today is the day to raise a vodka […]

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Bond 26 director rumours

September 19th, 2023 by

Bond 26

Decoding the latest Bond 26 rumours and speculation about a possible director.  Just recently there have been a number of rumours published recently about potential directors for Bond 26. Once again Christopher Nolan’s name came up in an article by Jordan Ruimy on World of Reel. The author notes that while discussions are ongoing, no […]

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IFP reveals cover designs of continuation novel new editions

September 6th, 2023 by

New cover artwork revealed in interview with designer. Last month Ian Fleming Publications announced new editions of three continuation novels, releasing interim, rather generic artwork. Yesterday, on the IFP website, they revealed the final artwork in a short interview with the cover designer, David Eldridge. Other than the title and author fonts, there doesn’t appear […]

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Cypher 007: new 007 game launching this month

September 6th, 2023 by

In a bit of a surprise move it was yesterday announced that a new James Bond game for is scheduled to be released later this month. Developer Tilting Point will release Cypher 007 on 29th September exclusively on Apple Arcade. In a move that is sure to frustrate many 007 gamers, you’ll be able to […]

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MI6 Confidential #69: Names is for tombstones

September 4th, 2023 by

Issue #69 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide. It was a brave choice to send 007 to the US South and make every villain black for Roger Moore’s debut. However, it was arguably an even braver move to normalise interracial romance, as we see between Rosie and James in Live […]

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Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2023 by

James Bond’s creator, one time naval intelligence officer, journalist and author Ian Lancaster Fleming, died of a heart attack in the early hours of 12th August 1964, his only son’s birthday. After a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking and a reluctance to cut down on the vices he so much enjoyed, Fleming collapsed after dining at […]

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Title of second Double O novel revealed

July 26th, 2023 by

Sequel to Double or Nothing to be published in April next year. Kim Sherwood announced the title of the second book in her Bond-less James Bond series on Twitter X yesterday, writing on the social media platform: FOR YOUR EYES ONLY I’m thrilled to lift the curtain on the next Double O novel… A SPY […]

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Sam Mendes has NOT turned down Bond 26

July 19th, 2023 by

Dodgy journalism results in 2013 story being shared as current news. It pains me to write this story as I absolutely shouldn’t have to. A news story originating in the Time of India (I won’t link as it will only encourage them) has it that Sam Mendes was offered the directing gig for Bond 26. […]

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Elemental Octopussy

June 27th, 2023 by

Octopussy may seem a long way from Ian Fleming’s books, but it turns out there are elements of Fleming in Roger Moore’s 1983 film.

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James Bond’s cars: the Daniel Craig era

May 5th, 2023 by

A look at the cars from Daniel Craig’s run of five James Bond movies. Cars have always been an essential ingredient of the James Bond formula, and ever since he existed Bond has been associated with one automotive marque or another. In the books it was Bentley, although he also drove an Aston Martin DB Mk […]

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Brian Cox announced for Prime Video’s 007-inspired reality show

April 24th, 2023 by

007’s Road to a Million is set to launch exclusively on Prime Video later this year. Prime Video has announced the casting of Scottish actor Brian Cox in the upcoming UK Original series 007’s Road to a Million, an unscripted adventure series set to launch later this year exclusively on Prime Video worldwide. Cox, known […]

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MI6 Confidential #68: The Luck of the Irish

April 11th, 2023 by

Issue #68 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide. It is a rare honour to play James Bond. Only six men have this distinction. Or have they? While Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig come to mind easily, people less steeped in the franchise may not recall Bob Holness, […]

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IFP reveals new Fleming covers

March 14th, 2023 by

Cover artwork revealed for controversial release with revised texts. On Monday Ian Fleming Publications (IFP) unveiled the cover designs for the forthcoming paperback release under the IFP imprint. The books are being released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Casino Royale’s publications and include all Fleming’s James Bond adventures as well as how two […]

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Octopussy & The Living Daylights: Food and Drink from the book

March 6th, 2023 by

A deep dive into the food and drink from Ian Fleming’s final book, published posthumously in 1966. The last of Ian Fleming’s books is Octopussy & The Living Daylights. Originally it contained two short stories but a third was added for the paperback edition and a fourth included added to more recent editions. Three of […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun: Food & Drink from the novel

March 6th, 2023 by

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Ian Fleming Publications issues statement on new Bond editions

February 28th, 2023 by

Literary Bond rights holder responds to media reports that original Fleming texts have been updated. Over the weekend it was widely reported that new editions of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels have been updated to remove racist language. The news caused an uproar among many fans who believe the original texts should remain as they […]

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No Time to Die

February 23rd, 2023 by

The film that was eventually to be titled No Time to Die experienced a rocky path from the start. Initially Daniel Craig was reluctant to reprise the role of James Bond but once he agreed to return things got into motion. However, a change of directors initially led to the film being delayed from late […]

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Ian Fleming Publications unveils new logo celebrating 70 years of 007

January 5th, 2023 by

New logo revealed ahead of Ian Fleming’s books being published by new IFP imprint later this year. Yesterday IFP revealed the new logo in a brief statement on their website. In celebration of Casino Royale turning 70 this year, we are beyond thrilled to share our brand new logo. Here’s to a Bond-tastic 2023. Stay […]

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MI6 Confidential #67: In Deep Water

December 19th, 2022 by

Issue #67 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide. As this year comes to a close, so do the celebrations and events to mark James Bond’s 60th anniversary on the screen. This issue wraps up the coverage of the official Bond anniversary events with an exclusive interview with Michael G. […]

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