MI6 Confidential #54: Never Say Never

Issue #54 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide.

After a tumultuous journey, No Time To Die was finally on course for an April release: the marketing machine had roared into life with video content, long lead interviews, and a satisfying trailer campaign had stoked excitement.

But nobody could have anticipated what was to happen next. COVID-19 has demanded massive changes to how we live, work and entertain ourselves. It has forced studios put many major releases on ice, with the 007 picture – controversially at first – leading the way in pushing its release back.

This issue we re-cap the incredible last few months and take a look at the career of No Time To Die’s rising star, Ana de Armas. We also catch up with twotime Bond director Martin Campbell as he talks exclusively about his return to Bond with Casino Royale, and make-up artist Paul Engelen touches on his long career with 007.

In This Issue

  • Never Say Never – Martin Campbell reflects on his second 007 adventure
  • A Road Not Travelled – In difficult times, Bond leads the way
  • Back to Base-ics – The return of the classic villain’s lairs
  • Rising Star Charts – Ana De Armas’ road to No Time To Die
  • If Looks Could Kill– Make-up artist Paul Engelen’s brushes with 007
  • Where The Magic Comes From – Cameraman Alan Church back in the hot-seat
  • Beyond Bond – The connections between Agatha Christie and James Bond

If you like MI6 Confidential then you might want to subscribe to the entire 2020 season. Get all five issues and pay the cover price for just four.

Check out details of the subscription here (when available) – or just order the current issue.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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