James Bond News

Paperback edition of The Many Lives of James Bond coming in October

July 21st, 2021 by

The book includes interviews with fifteen actors who have depicted Bond across different media.  The Many Lives of James Bond offers the largest ever collection of original interviews with actors who have played Bond in different media. The book also offers in-depth interviews with many of the diverse artists who have contributed their talents to […]

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The James Bond Film Guide: official guide to the Bond films to be released in October

June 22nd, 2021 by

The James Bond Film Guide announced to coincide with No Time to Die release. The James Bond Film Guide is a new 296-page authorised guide to all 25 official James Bond films. From 1962’s Dr No to 2021’s No Time To Die, the book takes you through six decades of cinematic history. This is your indispensable guide to one of […]

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Anthony Horowitz writing third Bond continuation novel

May 28th, 2021 by

New book to be set after The Man With The Golden Gun. This morning The Bookseller confirmed Anthony Horowitz is working on his third James Bond continuation novel. Today, of course, is also the anniversary of Ian Fleming’s birth in 1908 and often used for such announcements. The announcement comes a day after the writer […]

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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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MI6 Confidential #59: We all have our secrets

May 12th, 2021 by

Issue #59 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide. As we enter the third year in which the 25th James Bond film was scheduled to be released, it’s a salient time to look back at how the franchise planned to stay alive during the last big hiatus in the early […]

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Frank McRae dies aged 80

May 7th, 2021 by

The actor played Sharkey in Licence to Kill. Yesterday we received the news that Frank McRae died of a heart attack on 29th April at his home in Santa Monica. In Licence to Kill (1989) he appeared opposite Timothy Dalton as 007’s ally, Sharkey. McRae briefly played American football for the Chicago Bears and appeared in […]

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Exhibition of Richard Chopping’s work to open in Salisbury

April 22nd, 2021 by

Display of works by James Bond artist opens next month and will remain open over the summer. This summer Salisbury Museum plans to exhibit the work of Richard Chopping, whose trompe-l’œil artwork was used on the dustjackets of nine James Bond first edition books. Salisbury Museum The exhibition runs from 17th May until 3rd October […]

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Helen McCrory dies aged 52

April 19th, 2021 by

The actress had been suffering from cancer. Last week we received the news of another actor who has died at a tragically young age. Her husband, fellow actor Damian Lewis, revealed that the 52 year old had been suffering from cancer. In Skyfall (2012) she played Clair Dowar MP, who chairs the Parliamentary inquiry hearing […]

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