About The James Bond Dossier

February 3rd, 2017 by

Me at the James Bond exhibition at the Science Museum in London in 2003

Welcome to The James Bond Dossier. My name is David Leigh and I’ve been running the site since 2002. I still remember my first contact with James Bond when I was a kid. Maybe it’s something like your own experience. My introduction to 007 I was about 8 and a friend took his latest toy […]

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Video: On location in Lisbon

November 22nd, 2016 by

I just got back from a short visit to Lisbon in Portugal. I had a fantastic time there and although the trip was short and sweet, managed to get to see one location from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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Casino Royale after 10 years

November 15th, 2016 by

In the week of Casino Royale’s 10th anniversary we take a look at how the 21st Bond film came into being and the introduction of Daniel Craig as 007. After Die Another Day (2002) there can have been few who believed that Pierce Brosnan wouldn’t return for a fifth outing as 007. Today the film is […]

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Casino Royale: remembering the Royal World Premiere

November 14th, 2016 by

Hard as it is to believe, today marks the tenth anniversary of Casino Royale’s Leicester Square premiere. Here I revisit my experience of that day. The world premiere of any Bond film is a huge event. However, with a new actor playing 007 and a change in direction for the series, there was a huge […]

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Bond takes on Nürburgring

August 2nd, 2016 by

While the films had only a simple alteration in the chronological continuity in 2006 with the reboot given by Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, the novels’ continuity after Raymond Benson stopped writing for the Ian Fleming estate has been more irregular. In 2008, to celebrate Ian Fleming’s centenary, we had Sebastian Faulks […]

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Celebrating the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only in Cortina d’Ampezzo

July 26th, 2016 by

At the beginning of July the Swiss and German James Bond clubs got together for a weekend in Cortina D’Ampezzo to celebrate the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only. The event was attended by special guests John Moreno (Luigi Ferrara), John Wyman (Erich Kriegler) and legendary stunt driver Rémy Julienne, responsible for the Citroen 2CV stunts. The […]

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Casino Royale, a love story

June 28th, 2016 by

Beyond the great dosage of espionage, death and violence that conforms it, Casino Royale is essentially a love story, and not in the corny way of the word. Not in vain, one of the novel’s chapters (and the book’s tagline) was titled “A whisper of love, a whisper of hate”. And throughout the 2006 film […]

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The actors who played James Bond

June 21st, 2016 by

A look at the actors who played James Bond both in Eon Productions’ series and other productions. Menu Sean Connery George Lazenby Roger Moore Timothy Dalton Pierce Brosnan Daniel Craig Other actors Sean Connery Born 25th August 1930 in Edinburgh. Starting in 1962 with Dr No, Sean Connery played 007 in six of the first […]

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Daniel Craig’s schedule and Bond 25

June 3rd, 2016 by

Despite what you might have read elsewhere, Daniel Craig has not quit James Bond. But that’s not to say he’ll definitely do Bond 25 either. He has committed to a number of other projects though. So while he may currently be pondering his options – or simply waiting to see if the Bond 25 script is any […]

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Has Daniel Craig really quit Bond?

May 23rd, 2016 by

Last week Bond fans from around the world were up in arms after the Daily Mail revealed unnamed sources had told them Daniel Craig had quit as James Bond. Hours later the BBC reported that according to their own unnamed source, Craig had made no decision and was unlikely to do so for quite some […]

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