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Casino Royale: The Film That Saved A Franchise

<b>Le Chiffre is angry. Humiliated and frightened for his life, he wants James Bond to give him the password to his account to retrieve what’s</b> …

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Toby Stephens and Joanna Lumley in OHMSS radio play | The James Bond Dossier

Former Bond villain Toby Stephens and ex-Bond girl Joanna Lumley are taking part in a radio version of <i>On Her Majesty’s Secret Service</i>, with the …

Behind the James Bond car stunts | The James Bond Dossier

Last week the Telegraph included a feature covering the car stunt work on the James Bond films to coincide with the launch of <i>Bond In Motion</i>.<p>The …

James Bond: smoking and cigarettes

One of James Bond’s greatest pleasures is cigarettes and he usually smokes sixty per day of a special Balkan and Turkish mixture with three gold …

The enduring popularity of 007 | The James Bond Dossier

James Bond has been entertaining the public in one form or other for more than 60 years now, a remarkably long time for any character to endure. From …

Classic Bond films picked for Great Digital Film Festival | The James Bond Dossier

Two classic Bond films are being showcased in the Great Digital Film Festival, a week long presentation across Canadian cinemas scheduled between …

Happy New Year from The James Bond Dossier | The James Bond Dossier

Last year was relatively busy considering there was no new 007 film in production, with <i>Skyfall</i> released on DVD/Blu-Ray, the Designing 007 exhibition …

Bond Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould to receive OBE | The James Bond Dossier

Special effects supervisor Chris Courbould, long been part of the Bond family after working along side Derek Meddings in <i>The Spy Who Loved Me</i>, has …

James Bond's Christmas | The James Bond Dossier

In the novel <i>On Her Majesty’s Secret Service</i> we get to share Christmas Day with 007 after his narrow escape from Piz Gloria.<p>He visits M’s house to …

Unproduced Thunderball script auctioned for £16K at Bonhams | The James Bond Dossier

A first draft shooting script for an unproduced version of <i>Thunderball</i> sold for £10,000, while a leather bound copy of the final version went under …

Definitive list of James Bond cars from the John Gardner era

Recently I was looking for information on 007’s cars from John Gardner’s books and was surprised to find that a definitive list doesn’t appear to …

Adele awarded MBE at the Palace | The James Bond Dossier

<i>Skyfall</i> singer Adele was yesterday awarded an MBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales made the award for services to music (which …

Rare Dr No poster expected to sell for £5K at auction | The James Bond Dossier

A rare poster for Dr No is expected to sell for £5,000 when it comes up for auction at Bonham’s tomorrow.<p>The 30in x 40in poster, which would have …

Naomie Harris on Bond 24 | The James Bond Dossier

Naomie Harris spoke briefly about Bond 24 while being interviewed about her role as Winnie in the recently released Nelson Mandela biopic.<p>Telling the …

Designing 007 headed for Netherlands next year | The James Bond Dossier

Designing 007, the exhibition that debuted in London in 2012 and is currently in Melbourne following stints in Toronto and Shanghai, is scheduled to …

James Bond Audio Books

James Bond audio books by Ian Fleming<p><i>Casino Royale</i><p>Dan Stevens: James Bond is pitted against Le Chiffre at the gambling tables of Royale les …

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Christmas gifts for James Bond fans | The James Bond Dossier

Last year I wrote a post in which I proposed seven ideal gift ideas for James Bond fans, and with Christmas once again approaching I’ve decided to …

Skyfall special effects specialist awarded BAFTA for lifetime contribution | The James Bond Dossier

Steve Begg has recently received a BAFTA award for lifetime contribution to the craft. Having entered the industry from school, in his 31 years in …

Ben Whishaw unveils new sound stage at Pinewood | The James Bond Dossier

Ben Whishaw, the actor who played Q in <i>Skyfall</i> and is expected to reprise the role in Bond 24, today unveiled Pinewood’s latest sound stage, aptly …

James Bond's Food: dinner with Vesper | The James Bond Dossier

<b>Right from the start Ian Fleming often treated us to James Bond’s meals in elaborate descriptions that helped label Bond – and Fleming – as either a</b> …

James Bond holiday destinations #10 – Czech Republic

Daniel Craig’s first James Bond film, <i>Casino Royale</i>, was released in 2006 to a hail of critical success and made good use of a variety of locations. …

James Bond holiday destinations #9 – Russia

Dating as they do from the Cold War, the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming are inextricably linked to Russia, although 007 only visited the USSR late …

Baseless story by The Sun sparks Bond 24 media frenzy

The world’s media has whipped itself into a frenzy following the claim by The Sun yesterday that Bond 24 would be based on <i>Devil May Care</i> by Sebastian …

James Bond holiday destinations #8 - Scotland

It was not until <i>On Her Majesty’s Secret Service</i> that Ian Fleming even hinted that James Bond had Scottish blood, but neither could we have guessed …

Bond 24 scheduled for 2015 with Sam Mendes directing

It has been officially confirmed today that Sam Mendes will direct Bond 24, which will be released in October 2015.<p>The announcement was made through …

UK TV

UK TV - 'Everything or Nothing' documentary on Sky1, Sunday night<p>Programme: 'Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007'<br>Channel: Sky 1 (UK)<br>Date: …

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James Bond holiday destinations #4 - Greece

While Greece may not be one of the first countries you think of when it comes to James Bond, it does have a couple of Bond connections. The first of …