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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Birthday of Dave Bautista from SPECTRE [1969]

January 18th, 2017 by

Dave Bautista, who played Mr Hinx in SPECTRE (2015), was born in Washington DC on 18th January 1969.

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Bernard Lee died on this day in 1981

January 16th, 2017 by

Bernard Lee, who was the original M and played the role in eleven 007 films between 1962 and 1979, died on 16th January 1981. Dr No (1962) From Russia with Love (1963) Goldfinger (1964) Thunderball (1965) You Only Live Twice (1967) On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Live and Let Die (1973) […]

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Birthday of Derek Meddings [1931]

January 15th, 2017 by

Special effects designer Derek Meddings, who worked on a number of James Bond films, was born in London on 15th January 1931. Meddings’ early work included the Hammer Films and Gerry Anderson’s television puppet shows, including Fireball XL5, Stingray and Thunderbirds. His first 007 films was Live And Let Die, on which he impressed Cubby Broccoli […]

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Birthday of Goldfinger actress Shirley Eaton [1937]

January 12th, 2017 by

Shirley Eaton, who played Jill Masterson in Goldfinger was born on 12th January 1937 in London. Appearing in a number of films throughout the 1950s and 60s, Eaton is best remembered for her role in the third James Bond film, in which she dies after being covered from head to toe in gold paint.

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Birthday of Bernard Lee [1908]

January 10th, 2017 by

Bernard Lee, who played M in eleven James Bond films starting with Dr No, was born on 10th January 1908, although it is uncertain as to whether he was born in County Cork in Irelend, or in London. Acting on both stage and screen prior to the war, Lee managed to work on a number […]

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Naomie Harris awarded OBE

January 2nd, 2017 by

The Miss Moneypenny actress has been recognised for her services to drama in the New Year Honours List. Naomie Harris was one of several actors recognised in the New Year Honours List announced last week. Harris, who played Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall and SPECTRE, is to be awarded an OBE for services to drama. Two […]

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Happy New Year from The James Bond Dossier

January 1st, 2017 by

I’d like to wish all readers of The James Bond Dossier a very Happy New Year and look forward to the next 12 months in the world of 007!

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Anniversary of UK premiere of Diamonds Are Forever [1971]

December 30th, 2016 by

Diamonds Are Forever was premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square on 30th December 1971.

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Birthday of Jack Lord from Dr No [1920]

December 30th, 2016 by

Jack Lord, who played Felix Leiter in Dr No, was born in New York on 30th December 1920. Photo: Jack Lord by CBS Television. Licensed under Public Domain.

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Anniversary of UK release of Thunderball [1965]

December 29th, 2016 by

Originally scheduled to open in the UK in October, production delays forced the UK premiere of Thunderball to be delayed until 29th December 1965. Sean Connery’s fourth James Bond movie received a dual premiere. Although Sean Connery missed the event, it was screened both at the London Pavilion and the Rialto, with cast members spit between the […]

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