• 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
  • As Bond fans across the globe continue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the EON James Bond movie franchise, many critics still point to the third smash-hit 007 movie Goldfinger (1964), as the film that embodied everything audiences came to [...]

    By Published On: November 6th, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It was a key moment in the big-screen movie version of Ian Fleming's famous novel. Auric Goldfinger, explaining his villainous career to James Bond, told 007: 'This is gold, Mr. Bond. All my life I've been in love with its [...]

    By Published On: March 31st, 2021
  • 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
  • Do you have access to large amounts of private land, preferably somewhere in the desert, or a road network in a secluded forest where you could dispose of an unwanted passenger? A recent report in the London Times newspaper, 'No. [...]

    By Published On: June 2nd, 2020
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report that the Goldfinger actress Honor Blackman has passed away, aged 94. Born in Plaistow, East London, in August, 1925, Honor showed talent at an early age and was enrolled in the famous Guildhall School [...]

    By Published On: April 6th, 2020
  • The third smash-hit James Bond movie, Goldfinger, was premiered 55 years ago this month, in September, 1964. Regarded by many critics as one of the best entries in the 007 series, the film embodied a hugely successful combination of action, humour, [...]

    By Published On: September 23rd, 2019
  • Now pay attention, 007. It has been called the 'Most Famous Car in the World', and has become so strongly associated in the public mind with the James Bond film series that the car has retained a presence even in [...]

    By Published On: August 18th, 2019
  •   She was the other Golden Girl, Tilly, the sister of Jill Masterson, and set out to avenge the death by gold-painted suffocation of her sister at the hands of Auric Goldfinger. The JBIFC are very sad to report the [...]

    By Published On: April 1st, 2019
  • It is the news that many dedicated 007 fans and also serious car collectors have been patiently waiting for. According to reports in the British press, the famous Aston Martin drive by Sean Connery as 007 in Goldfinger (1964) and [...]

    By Published On: June 27th, 2018
  •   The recent screening of the third Sean Connery James Bond movie Goldfinger by the UK's ITV-4 channel (on 21st July) drew appreciative comments by reviewers in the weekly TV listings in British newspapers, and one critic was full of praise [...]

    By Published On: July 23rd, 2017
  • One of the highlights of the last James Bond film Spectre in 2015 with Daniel Craig was the presence of 'Mr. Hinx', a tough and towering henchman who seemed impervious to pain and, while working for Ernst Stavro Blofeld's organisation, gave [...]

    By Published On: May 1st, 2017
  • It was the glossy spy movie that created another box-office triumph for EON and United Artists (UA), firmly established actor Sean Connery as a major star, and created the classic James Bond film formula, a template that many of the subsequent 007 movies would successfully follow. Its director, [...]

    By Published On: October 12th, 2016
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report the passing of actor Burt Kwouk, aged 85, whose death was announced on 24th May in a brief statement issued by his family. Burt famously played Cato in seven Pink Panther movies and [...]

    By Published On: May 24th, 2016
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report that the man with the golden touch, director Guy Hamilton, who helmed four 007 movies - including the iconic and much-loved Goldfinger (1964) - has died. He passed away on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, aged [...]

    By Published On: April 22nd, 2016
  • Not many people realise that Ian Fleming's James Bond once saw a very brief BBC-TV incarnation, and this alternative version remains a bit of a 'lost moment' in 007 history. Fleming's famous literary hero appeared in a popular BBC arts programme in 1973, and was played [...]

    By Published On: April 17th, 2016