Author Profile: Mary Goodnight

Lurking in the shadows of HQ, Mary Goodnight is a junior staff member at The James Bond Dossier.

Tina Turner dies aged 83

May 25th, 2023 by

The singer died yesterday at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of music. Born in Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner began her career as a teenaged singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in the late 1950s. She rose to fame in the 1960s and […]

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Out today: On His Majesty’s Secret Service

May 4th, 2023 by

In the new book James Bond must counter a plot to disrupt the Coronation of King Charles III. Today marks the release of a new 007 adventure, On His Majesty’s Secret Service, just in time for King Charles III’s Coronation. Written by Charlie Higson, the bestselling author of the Young Bond series, the book promises […]

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Eva Green wins High Court case over unpaid $1m fee for unmade film

April 29th, 2023 by

Claims that Eva Green’s “unreasonable demands” derailed the film were dismissed by the judge. Former Bond girl Eva Green has won a lawsuit against White Lantern Film, which owed her a $1m fee for a sci-fi film that never got made. The company had claimed that Green’s “unreasonable demands” derailed the film, but the judge […]

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Cover of new 007 adventure by Charlie Higson revealed

April 20th, 2023 by

Ian Fleming Publications reveals the navy blue and gold cover design for Charlie Higson’s On His Majesty’s Secret Service Ian Fleming Publications has revealed the cover design for the upcoming James Bond adventure, On His Majesty’s Secret Service by Charlie Higson. The navy blue cover features gold lettering and is set to be released ahead of […]

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Denis Villeneuve favourite to direct Bond 26?

April 17th, 2023 by

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Dune director rumoured to be Eon’s top choice to direct Bond 26. Denis Villeneuve is the top choice for the next James Bond director, according to rumours reported here. The French-Canadian director is known to be a Bond fan and was in talks with Eon to direct what eventually became No Time to Die. He […]

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70 years of 007

April 13th, 2023 by

When Casino Royale was first published on 13th April 1953 no one could have predicted that James Bond would still be relevant 70 years later. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of Casino Royale, the very first book in the James Bond series. Written by Ian Fleming – according to him to help […]

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The Folio Society releases 70th Anniversary Limited Edition of Casino Royale

April 11th, 2023 by

The luxury book publisher has printed just 750 copies of the special collector’s edition. Independent publisher The Folio Society have released a Limited Edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale to celebrate the book’s 70th anniversary. Produced in close collaboration with the Ian Fleming estate, only 750 copies will be printed. Each edition features new artwork by […]

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New James Bond adventure from Charlie Higson to mark Coronation

March 31st, 2023 by

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On His Majesty’s Secret Service to be published ahead of King Charles III Coronation, with proceeds going towards the National Literacy Trust. Exciting news for James Bond fans as Ian Fleming Publications announces a new 007 adventure, ‘On His Majesty’s Secret Service’, to be published in May ahead of King Charles III’s Coronation. Charlie Higson, […]

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Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress Oscar

March 13th, 2023 by

The former Bond Girl is the first Asian to win the Best Actress category. All eyes were on the Oscars 2023 ceremony last night as showbiz stars from around the globe arrived at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. While the 007 franchise wasn’t directly represented one of the biggest moments of the night was when […]

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Topol dies aged 87

March 9th, 2023 by

The actor played Bond’s charismatic ally Colombo in For Your Eyes Only. It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the renowned actor Topol, who died at the age of 87. Born on 9th September 1935 in Tel Aviv, Topol was an immensely talented performer who achieved great success on stage and screen. […]

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Thunderball underwater director, Ricou Browning, dies

March 7th, 2023 by

Ricou Browning, a Hollywood legend and underwater filmmaker, has passed away at the age of 93. Browning was renowned for his pioneering work in underwater photography and his contributions to some of the most memorable films and television shows of his time. Born in Florida in 1930, Browning began his career as a swimmer and […]

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Edits outcry over new James Bond editions

February 26th, 2023 by

New editions contain updated texts with racist language and descriptions removed. Last week Ian Fleming Publications released new editions of Ian Fleming’s books. Over the weekend the media has reported the new editions have updated texts, with some racist words and phrases changed or replaced. According to The Telegraph the new editions include the following […]

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Ian Fleming’s books released as new ebook editions for 70th anniversary

February 24th, 2023 by

New edition Bond ebooks available from Amazon UK and other ebook retailers. Ian Fleming Publications is commemorating the 70th anniversary of Casino Royale‘s publication by releasing all twelve of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and two collections of short stories as a new ebook series. They have also released Fleming’s two non-fiction books, Thrilling Cities […]

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Barbara Broccoli confirms Bond 26 casting not yet underway

February 21st, 2023 by

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Despite rumours and speculation about the next actor to play James Bond, the casting process has not yet begun. Sunday evening saw Barbara Broccoli walk the red carpet of the annual BAFTA Film Awards at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Ladbible managed to get to speak to her briefly about progress on Bond 26 […]

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Casino Royale ’67 composer Burt Bacharach dies aged 94

February 9th, 2023 by

Renowned composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach, who composed the theme for the 1967 spoof of Casino Royale, has died. Today it was announced that music icon Burt Bacharach died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. The Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer was the genius behind some of the most beloved tunes of the 20th […]

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Dynamite to issue new James Bond comic in April with a thrilling new adventure

January 24th, 2023 by

A new James Bond comic series kicks off in April 2023 written by critically acclaimed author Phillip Kennedy Johnson. James Bond is back in action this April as the critically acclaimed and bestselling author Phillip Kennedy Johnson celebrates the character’s 70th anniversary with a new comic series called 007: For King and Country. The new […]

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James Bond locations

November 4th, 2022 by

A hub for articles on the locations appearing in the books and films. As well as fast cars, glamourous women, high stakes gambling and vodka martinis James Bond is synonymous with exotic locations. It’s unsurprising really as Ian Fleming was well travelled and owned a villa in Jamaica where he wrote the books. On this page […]

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Bond in Motion exhibition to move to Brussels

October 18th, 2022 by

The world’s largest official collection of original James Bond cars is set to open in Brussels this December. Looking for an exciting way to spend a day out this winter? Look no further than the Bond In Motion exhibition in Brussels. Featuring vehicles from all 25 James Bond films, this is sure to be a […]

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Robbie Coltrane dies at 72

October 15th, 2022 by

The Scottish actor and comedian died in hospital. Robbie Coltrane, the highly regarded actor and comedian, passed away on Friday at the age of 72. Coltrane is perhaps best known for his roles in the Harry Potter films, as well as his work on television in shows like Blackadder and Cracker. He was considered a […]

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World’s largest corn maze celebrates 60 years of big screen Bond

September 7th, 2022 by

Illinois farm’s 28 acre maze features five James Bond actors and an Aston Martin. Bond fans in Illinois looking for a unique, if not outright bizarre, way to celebrate six decades of cinematic James Bond can visit what is billed as the world’s largest corn maze at Richardson Farm. This year’s design celebrates 60 years […]

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