• 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
  • 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
  • The JBIFC is sad to report that the singer and songwriter Monty Norman, associated in so many people's minds with the iconic main James Bond theme first heard in Dr. No (1962), has died aged 94. In the Autumn (Fall) [...]

    By Published On: July 13th, 2022
  • The EON James Bond movie franchise celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2022, making it one of the most successful continuous movie franchises in cinema history. To help with the birthday celebrations, it has been officially announced that cinemas in the [...]

    By Published On: April 19th, 2022
  • Sir Sean (Tommy) Connery, the first man to play James Bond in the EON franchise of 007 movies, has celebrated an astonishing 90 years of age, and the JBIFC would like to wish the award-winning actor very many birthday wishes. [...]

    By Published On: August 25th, 2020
  • How do you like your Bond viewings - on the big or small screen? The James Bond franchise has epitomized all the larger-than-life thrills and visual glamour we often associate with big-screen cinema, but it is important to remember that [...]

    By Published On: August 3rd, 2020
  • In the first EON James Bond film, it was not Sean Connery who appeared in the famous gunbarrel that opened the movie: that honour fell to stuntman Bob Simmons, who could also claim to be the very first Bond stunt [...]

    By Published On: July 24th, 2020
  • What was the impact of Dr. No and how did From Russia With Love build on this success? With the UK's ITV network now mounting a season of 'classic' James Bond movies, the JBIFC  takes the opportunity to look back [...]

    By Published On: July 6th, 2020
  • What did Bond 1 really think about Bond 3's interpretation of 007? After he had completed Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and stepped aside from the role that turned him into a global star, Sean Connery remained notably reluctant to comment [...]

    By Published On: August 12th, 2019
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report that actress Eunice Gayson, the first woman to appear opposite Sean Connery's James Bond in the first big-screen 007 movie Dr. No (1962), has passed away in Surrey, where she was born and also resided [...]

    By Published On: June 10th, 2018
  • Bond is Back! The fourth and most recent Daniel Craig 007 movie, Spectre, will receive its UK terrestrial TV premiere on the ITV-1 network on News Year's Day, 2018, at 8.00pm GMT. It is two years since the film, which [...]

    By Published On: December 23rd, 2017
  • Many happy returns, Ursula! This month sees the beautiful Swiss actress Ursula Andress celebrate her 81st birthday (she was born in Berne, Switzerland, on March 19th, 1936). She was, of course, the first main Bond woman in an EON 007 movie. [...]

    By Published On: March 19th, 2017
  • The James Bond films were created, of course, for the big screen and have often served as the ultimate cinematic experience, but we should not forget the fact that the 007 movies have also had a television presence in Britain [...]

    By Published On: September 18th, 2016
  • It was a stunning entrance, a scene in Dr. No (1962) that fed the imaginations of a whole generation of cinema-goers, and helped create one of the most memorable screen images of the 1960s: Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder, emerging from [...]

    By Published On: March 31st, 2016