Felix Leiter

Birthday of two-time Felix Leiter actor David Hedison [1927]

May 20th, 2017 by

David Hedison, who played Felix Leiter in Live and Let Die and Licence to Kill was born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S. on 20th May 1927. Photo: David Hedison by Nightscream. Licensed under CC BY 3.0.

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Birthday of Rik Van Nutter from Thunderball [1929]

May 1st, 2017 by

Rik Van Nutter, who played Felix Leiter in Thunderball, was born on 1st May 1929. He was the third actor to play the role of the CIA agent.

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Felix Leiter actor Jack Lord died on this day in 1998

January 21st, 2017 by

Jack Lord, who played Felix Leiter in the first James Bond film, died on 21st January 21 1998 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Lord’s best known role is as Detective Steve McGarrett in the long running TV show Hawaii Five-O. Photo: public domain

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Birthday of Jeffrey Wright [1965]

December 7th, 2016 by

Two time Felix Leiter Jeffrey Wright was born on 7th December 1965 in Washington DC. Starting out on stage, Wright’s first major film role was opposite Harrison Ford in Presumed Innocent (1990), leading to many movie appearances. He appeared as Felix Leiter in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

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Casino Royale novel

November 25th, 2016 by

Casino Royale is Ian Fleming’s first novel and introduced James Bond to the world. It also introduced Bond’s his tastes and vices in a vivid writing style that led to the accusation of “sex, sadism and snobbery”. Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 13th April 1953 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Kenneth Lewis Contents What we say Brands Locations Food […]

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Jeffrey Wright not to reprise Felix Leiter role in Bond 24

November 22nd, 2014 by

One of the most popular recurring characters throughout the Bond films is Felix Leiter, but the biggest stumbling block to growing the character has always been that, until David Hedison in Licence To Kill, the same actor never played the role twice. Jeffrey Wright became the second actor to play the role twice, first in Casino […]

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Jack Lord: 50 years of 007 on the big screen

October 15th, 2012 by

Although James Bond’s CIA buddy Felix Leiter has been played by a number of actors, Jack Lord’s portrayal of Leiter in Dr No probably remains the most memorable. Although he was approached to reprise his role as Felix Leiter in Goldfinger, he pulled out when agreements between the financial terms of his contract and the […]

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Jeffrey Wright [Felix Leiter] May Not Be Back For Bond 23 [Comingsoon.net]

September 11th, 2011 by

Felix Leiter may not appear in Bond 23, according to a report in Comingsoon.net., which states: Wright told ComingSoon.net at the Toronto International Film Festival today that he hasn’t gotten the call to return. With filming starting soon for a November 9, 2012 release, we assume the production would have been in touch with him […]

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