Author Profile: Q-branch staff

A variety of freelance writers who have written content for The James Bond Dossier. To ensure consistency and quality, articles are edited by M prior to publication.

A profile of Sam Mendes

February 2nd, 2011 by

When MGM and EON Productions announced the release date for Bond 23 back in January, they also confirmed that Sam Mendes was on board to direct, which had been so strongly rumoured that had been almost accepted as fact. Samuel Alexander Mendes CBE was born on 1st August 1965 in Reading, England. He went to […]

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Verzasca Dam, Switzerland

January 26th, 2011 by

When Pierce Brosnan made his James Bond debut in Goldeneye (1995) it was with an extraordinary stunt; a 220-metre bungee jump from the top of a dam that allowed 007 to infiltrate an illicit Soviet chemical weapons facility. The jump, which was voted the best movie stunt of all time by Sky Movies in 2002, […]

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James Bond’s Walther PPK

September 11th, 2009 by

A look at the gun James Bond is most associated with – the Walther PPK. In Dr No James Bond is met with orders from the armourer to hand over his Beretta .25 semi-automatic. In its place he recommends switching to the Walther PPK, a 7.65 mm semi-automatic pistol “with a delivery like a brick […]

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