• Now pay attention, 007. One morning Ken Adam, a former pilot himself, was listening to the radio and he heard the inventor and ex-RAF pilot Wing Commander Ken Wallis talking about his autogyro helicopter. Adam suggested to EON that this [...]

    By Published On: March 18th, 2023
  • The JBIFC are very sad to report that the actor Chaim Topol, who played Milos Columbo in Roger Moore's fifth 007 adventure For Your Eyes Only (1981), has died, aged 87. Topol (who was happy to be known just by [...]

    By Published On: March 10th, 2023
  • Experience suggests that it is often fun to speculate on 'alternative' versions of the Bond universe and explore how the films may have gone in another direction had circumstances been different. Back in 2012, a new book came on to [...]

    By Published On: March 1st, 2023
  • The year 2023 will mark an incredible 50 years since the release of Live and Let Die, which had its UK opening at the Odeon Leicester Square on 5th July, 1973. It was the film, of course, that introduced the [...]

    By Published On: February 25th, 2023
  • It is fifty-four years since James Bond movie no. six, On Her Majesty's Secret Service (OHMSS), hit the big screen and gave us, albeit briefly, a new face to 007 and possibly one of the most faithful film versions of [...]

    By Published On: February 17th, 2023
  • One of the key but relatively understated support roles in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) was that of Bond's contact in Bern and again at the Alpine village just below Piz Gloria. This essential part to the storyline was [...]

    By Published On: February 6th, 2023
  • After the success of the first James Bond movie Dr. No and rising star Sean Connery, United Artists quickly greenlit the return of 007. The EON producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman soon swung into action. They had already [...]

    By Published On: January 14th, 2023
  • Sir Sam Mendes, the director of two smash-hit 007 films, Skyfall and Spectre, gave an interview to the UK's Observer newspaper and included some interesting reflections on his Bond years. Sir Sam has been publicising his latest movie Empire of [...]

    By Published On: January 9th, 2023
  • Now pay attention 007: another very special anniversary is with us. The 18th EON James Bond movie, Tomorrow Never Dies, which starred Pierce Brosnan in his second smash-hit 007 adventure, is celebrating its 25th birthday (it received its World Premiere [...]

    By Published On: December 10th, 2022
  • Now pay attention, 007. It's an amazing twenty years since Pierce Brosnan's final movie as James Bond hit our cinema screens. On 18th November, 2002, Brosnan's fourth Bond adventure Die Another Day had its Royal Premiere at the Royal Albert [...]

    By Published On: November 19th, 2022
  • In 2014 the JBIFC was very sad to report the death of actor Richard Kiel, aged 74, on September 10 in California. Richard, of course, had played the very tall and steel-toothed henchman 'Jaws' in two hugely successful James Bond [...]

    By Published On: November 12th, 2022
  • Bond author Ian Fleming was a big fan of hi-tech inventions and new gadgets, and some of his close associates shared his enthusiasm. In 2013, the year after Skyfall was released, a movie which sought to break away from 'gadgets' [...]

    By Published On: November 4th, 2022
  • Now pay attention, 007. A relatively rare transcript of an interview with Sean Connery can give us some interesting insights into how the first James Bond star viewed the challenges of being Ian Fleming's 007 and how the EON franchise [...]

    By Published On: October 31st, 2022
  • The year 2012 was a truly great year for James Bond fans. Not only was there interest in all things 'Bond' due to the late Queen 'parachuting' into the Olympics Stadium and Craig's third Bond adventure Skyfall soon became a [...]

    By Published On: October 23rd, 2022
  • It was a case of Castle Royale. Former James Bond star Daniel Craig attended a special investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle in England to receive his '007 Honour' from Princess Anne. The actor was made a 'Companion of the Order [...]

    By Published On: October 19th, 2022
  • Why do some of James Bond's enemies seek to be 'friends' with the MI6 agent? The word 'frenemy' was not invented for the Bond films, but there are some key moments over the course of the 25-film franchise when such [...]

    By Published On: October 16th, 2022
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report that the highly talented and popular Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane has died, aged 72. He passed away on Friday, 14th October, in a hospital near Falkirk in Scotland. A graduate of Glasgow School [...]

    By Published On: October 15th, 2022
  • Sixty years ago this month, in October, 1962, a new kind of action movie, and a new kind of hero, took cinema box offices by storm, to the evident relief and delight of Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli and [...]

    By Published On: October 7th, 2022
  • Now pay attention, 007. As one age ends, another one begins. With the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of King Charles III to the throne, both the United Kingdom and Ian Fleming's fictional creation James Bond [...]

    By Published On: September 17th, 2022