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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For Your Eyes Only: Roger Moore’s Spiritual Exercise

May 19th, 2023 by

Eoghan Lyng looks at the film he considers to be Roger Moore’s finest. By 1979, the James Bond had become cliché. Whether it was Sean Connery or Roger Moore in the tux, the series had become a revolving door of martinis, mirth and innuendo, delving between brilliant and balderdash in equal measure. In one entry, […]

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007 at 70: Anniversary launch at the London Library

April 15th, 2023 by

Edward Biddulph attends book launch at the London Library marking the 70th anniversary of Casino Royale. The London Library was the sumptuous setting for a double-O celebration of Ian Fleming and James Bond, organised by Ian Fleming Publications. The event was a double celebration, because, held on 13th April, it marked the 70th anniversary to […]

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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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Review: 007 #5 from Dynamite

March 14th, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the fifth issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007! 007 has chosen his side. Is he loyal to His Majesty or Myrmidon? Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Marco Finnegan Colours: Dearbhla Kelly Letters: Jeff Eckleberry Main Cover: Tommy Lee Edwards Packager & Editor: Nathan Cosby Amazon UK | Amazon.com Plot One week […]

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Bond at 70: Revisiting Casino Royale

February 28th, 2023 by

Susan Tailby revisits the first James Bond book and is surprised to find she mainly enjoys it. A Woman Reads Bond I read Casino Royale once before and naively had a culture shock – it felt so different from the film. I really didn’t get or like the trussing up of kidnapped Vesper in her […]

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The Vesper story arc: Shooting down the official narrative

February 20th, 2023 by

The strands of Vesper Lynd’s story throughout the Daniel Craig era were very much an afterthought. The character of Vesper Lynd was introduced in Casino Royale released in 2006. She is a treasury agent tasked to supervise James Bond’s use of funds in his high-stakes poker game against the villain Le Chiffre. Vesper is apprehensive […]

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Review: 007 #4 from Dynamite

January 31st, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the fourth issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007!

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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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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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Review: 007 #3 from Dynamite

January 2nd, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the third issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007!

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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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Review: 007 #2 from Dynamite

December 1st, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the second issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007!

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Review: 007 #1 from Dynamite

November 22nd, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the first issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007!

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The Sound of 007 In Concert – the definitive view of a Bond nerd

October 25th, 2022 by

Ardent Bond fan Julian Gale gives his verdict on the October 4 event at The Royal Albert Hall. From the moment Shirley Bassey walked on stage at The Royal Albert Hall to a standing ovation I knew this was going to be a great evening, one of glitz and glamour far away from the predictable […]

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🎥 The big SIX O

October 5th, 2022 by

Last Saturday Bill Koenig of The Spy Command joined me to reflect on 60 years of Big Screen Bond. We discussed our personal experiences of the Bond films over the years – first Bond film, favourite film and highlights in this 35 minutes video. You can find Bill at The Spy Command ​and on Twitter at […]

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Review: James Bond: Himeros #5 from Dynamite

September 20th, 2022 by

Javier E. Trujillo reviews the fifth and final issue from Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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Review: Double or Nothing by Kim Sherwood

August 30th, 2022 by

James Bond is missing in action in the latest novel from Ian Fleming Publications. Double or Nothing is the first in a trilogy of novels focusing on the Double-O Section in which James Bond has vanished while on assignment. It makes sense for Ian Fleming Publications (IFP) to try and establish a new series set […]

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Review: James Bond: Himeros #4 from Dynamite

August 9th, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the fourth issue from Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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New James Bond cookbook published

May 31st, 2022 by

Double-O Dining: A James Bond Cookbook now available to purchase. Bond fans with a culinary bent will be thrilled by Edward Biddulph’s latest 007 cookbook, Double-O Dining, which incudes more than 100 recipes. Published by BearManor Media last week, the book as now available online from Amazon: Double-O Dining takes you on a culinary journey through […]

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License to Dine: Can 007 Continue to Dine Well?

April 14th, 2022 by

In the 21st century can James Bond still afford the best restaurants himself? Or, must MI6 pick up more and more of the tab? Find out here. Martin Stanley and Thomas Weiss examine Bond’s ability to eat well by comparing restaurants from the novels to his salary.

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Review: James Bond: Himeros #3 from Dynamite

March 30th, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the third issue from Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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Amazon completes MGM buyout

March 17th, 2022 by

Amazon’s $8.5 billion takeover of MGM has been completed days after getting the green light from Europe. Internet giant Amazon today announced it has finalised its takeover of MGM, a couple of days after the European Union approved the purchase of the studio. Although a FTC decision was expected before then end of the month no […]

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FTC decision on MGM takeover expected soon

March 15th, 2022 by

We should learn decision on Amazon’s proposed purchase of MGM within the next couple of weeks. Reuters is reporting that Amazon’s takeover of MGM may be days away, with deadlines for regulators in Europe and the United States due to expire imminently. According to the article European regulators are set to clear the acquisition, with […]

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Review: James Bond: Himeros #2 from Dynamite

February 1st, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the second issue from Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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20 years of The James Bond Dossier

January 10th, 2022 by

It’s quite incredible to think that in the year that the James Bond movies celebrate their 60th anniversary this website has been online for 20 years. The site was first launched on a subdomain sometime in January 2002 although the exact date is lost in the sands of time. For the first few years it was […]

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Documentary on 007 music to debut on Apple TV+ next year

December 17th, 2021 by

The Sound of 007 announced in brief statement on official 007 website. Coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Eon Productions’ James Bond series next October, Apple TV+ has announced a documentary looking at the music from the films. The Sound of 007 will cover all aspects of the music from the films, everything from the […]

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Anthony Horowitz’s third 007 novel titled With a Mind to Kill

December 15th, 2021 by

The title and synopsis of Horowitz’s forthcoming James Bond novel were released by Vintage this morning. Jonathan Cape, Vintage, and Ian Fleming Publications are delighted to reveal the title and front cover of award-winning novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz’s third official James Bond novel. Signed copies are available to pre-order from today from high street […]

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No Time to Die now available to stream in UK

November 19th, 2021 by

The new Bond film is available to stream a month ahead of the home media release. While US fans have been able to stream No Time to Die on Amazon and other platforms for a couple of weeks, those in the UK and elsewhere have been forced to wait. But if you’re in the UK […]

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No Time to Die to debut on streaming platforms this week

November 8th, 2021 by

Disappointing box office takings in North America likely to be driver behind decision to hit streaming platforms early. While No Time to Die has performed well in the UK and Europe, the same can’t be said for the North American Market. After this weekend global box office takings amount to $667,456,307, of which $143,152,307 of […]

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #4 from Dynamite

November 1st, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 4 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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No Time to Die grosses $56M in North America on opening weekend

October 11th, 2021 by

The 25th James Bond film falls short at the domestic box office. No Time to Die opened in the United States and Canada on Friday, with a preview screenings on Wednesday and Thursday. While box office forecasts were generally in excess of $65 million, MGM was touting $50 million for the weekend. In the end the […]

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No Time to Die takes £21M in UK on opening weekend

October 4th, 2021 by

Latest Bond beats Skyfall and SPECTRE opening weekends. Pent up demand for a new James Bond film saw No Time to Die earn £21 million over the weekend, putting it on £26 million for the four days since opening on Thursday. So far it has opened in 54 geographical markets where it has taken $119 […]

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No Time To Die: Review

September 30th, 2021 by

Special Agent Jof Gurd’s spoiler-free review of the new Bond film. Note from editor: we make every effort to avoid spoilers. However, if you really want to know nothing of the film then don’t read this (or any other) review until you have seen it. So, after 15 years, this is the end of the […]

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No Time To Die Royal Premiere Report

September 29th, 2021 by

Jof Gurd reports on last night’s premiere of No Time to Die. It all came down to this: a rainswept evening at the Royal Albert Hall as a new James Bond film, Daniel Craig’s last, was finally revealed to audiences after a tortuous journey beset by behind-the-scenes indecision, changes of personnel, on-set injury and, of […]

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Photos from the No Time to Die premiere

September 29th, 2021 by

After 18 months of delay due to the pandemic, last night finally saw No Time to Die premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall. That’s not to say it was a normal premiere by any stretch of the imagination. Covid-19 meant that premiere attendees had to provide a negative covid test and were requested, although not […]

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Watch the No Time to Die premiere livestream

September 28th, 2021 by

If you missed the livestream you can watch the recording instead.

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New Bond in Motion exhibitions to open in US and UK

September 22nd, 2021 by

Two exhibitions of Bond vehicles to open later this month and next. The 50th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen saw the opening of an exhibition of cars used in the films. Bond in Motion opened in January 2012 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire. In March 2014 it moved to the […]

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Video: the new agents from No Time to Die

September 13th, 2021 by

A new video short featuring Ana de Arms and Lashana Lynch has been released online today.

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #3 from Dynamite

September 9th, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 3 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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No Time to Die set for $500 million box office

August 25th, 2021 by

Takings for other films released during pandemic show the difficulties the 25th Bond film will have at the box office.

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No Time To Die World Premiere scheduled for 28th September at the Royal Albert Hall

August 20th, 2021 by

As it stands the 25th James Bond film will be released in the UK at the end of September. This evening Eon Productions announced that No Time To Die will premiere at the end of September. This is day after it broke that the film will be delayed until November in Australia and New Zealand […]

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No Time to Die delayed in Australia

August 20th, 2021 by

Does new delay in Australasia signal no near-simultaneous worldwide release or that the film is about to be delayed again globally? Update: it turns out the delay only applies to Australia. With cinema currently in turmoil due to repeated delays of blockbuster films and underperformance of those that do release, all eyes have been on […]

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Amazon inks deal to buy Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

May 26th, 2021 by

Amazon have agreed terms with MGM’s shareholders for the purchase of the classic Hollywood studio. It has just been announced that Amazon has agreed to buy MGM for $8.45 billion, well above the $5 to $6 billion it was thought to be worth. Mike Hopkins, senior VP of Prime Video and Amazon Studios, said: The […]

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Amazon could be set to announce MGM takeover this week

May 25th, 2021 by

Reports say takeover could be announced later today. Following on for last week’s report that Amazon was close to buying MGM for $9 billion, the Wall Street Journal last night quoted their sources as saying a deal could be announced this week (paywall). According to The Wall Street Journal: The talks between Amazon and MGM […]

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Amazon reportedly close to buying MGM

May 18th, 2021 by

Sources tell Variety that Amazon has been in talks for weeks and may be prepared to pay $9 billion for MGM. An article in Variety reports that Amazon is close to sealing a deal to buy Metro Goldwyn Mayer for $9 billion from a consortium of hedge funds lead by Anchorage Capital Group. The future […]

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Review: James Bond: Agent of SPECTRE #1 from Dynamite

April 20th, 2021 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 1 of Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0087: Essential Bond

April 17th, 2021 by

The panel discusses the key elements of James Bond from the novels to the films, identifying some of the things we believe makes 007 charming and successful.

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0086: Watchalong with Spectre 2

April 8th, 2021 by

We complete our SPECTRE odyssey as the second half picks up in Tangier.

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Billie Eilish wins Grammy for No Time to Die

March 15th, 2021 by

Her theme song for No Time to Die sees Billie Eilish win the fourth ever Grammy for Bond. Sunday saw Billie Eilish win a Grammy for her theme to No Time to Die  in an audience free award ceremony held in Los Angeles. The three and a half hour ceremony was livestreamed from the Los […]

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MGM and Amazon in talks

February 1st, 2021 by

Forbes reports MGM has held exploratory talks with Amazon about a sale but hopes of $10 billion price tag are fading. A few days before Christmas we reported that MGM had begun the process of actively seeking a buyer after recruiting advisors Morgan Stanley and LionTree LLC. It came after the studio’s biggest shareholder, New […]

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Sean Connery dead at 90

October 31st, 2020 by

Bond fans around the world mourn the loss of the first man to play James Bond on the big screen. The first actor to play Ian Fleming’s secret agent in a feature film died overnight at his home in Nassau. Connery’s son, Jason, added that the actor had been ill for some time and that […]

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No Time to Die delayed until April 2021

October 2nd, 2020 by

Filmmakers bow to the inevitable and announced further delay due to pandemic. This evening the announcement was made on 007.com and the official 007 social media channels: MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond series, […]

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No Time to Die trailer released as November marketing campaign gears up

September 3rd, 2020 by

The latest trailer for No Time to Die has just been released. Lasting just over two and a half minutes the trailer features extends some previously seen action as well as adding some new ones. The trailer also includes new dialogue, including Bond referring to the new Double-O agent. During the trailer we get a […]

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Watch the SPECTRE teaser trailer here

March 28th, 2015 by

The teaser trailer for SPECTRE has just been released online after being announced via social media last week and the date and time confirmed on Thursday. What do you think of how SPECTRE is shaping up? Leave a comment below!

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2023 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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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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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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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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Review: 007 #6 from Dynamite

April 18th, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the sixth and final issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007!

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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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