• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Young Bond author Charlie Higson gave a special talk on 'James Bond and the Cold War' on Thursday evening, 3rd October, and the JBIFC sent along a spy to listen to what was said. The talk took place as part [...]

    By Published On: October 5th, 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
  • Miss Taro, Rosa Klebb, Fiona Volpe, Helga Brandt, Irma Bunt, Bambi and Thumper, Rosie Carver, Xenia Onatopp, Elektra King, Miranda Frost... The EON James Bond franchise has certainly had its fair share of strong and dastardly female characters. And with [...]

    By Published On: April 29th, 2018
  • With the UK's ITV-1 channel airing the second 007 adventure on Sunday 2nd April, the JBIFC takes a brief look at the key villains in the movie, a set of people who helped establish the iconic Bond film formula for those [...]

    By Published On: April 2nd, 2017
  • 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 chose Ian [...]

    By Published On: October 2nd, 2016