• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • It has already left readers both shaken and stirred. The new James Bond novel With a Mind to Kill, the third and final entry in a trilogy by the best-selling author Anthony Horowitz, has been given very positive and enthusiastic [...]

    By Published On: June 5th, 2022
  • Bond is Back! The eagerly anticipated new James Bond novel, With A Mind To Kill, the third of a trilogy by the best-selling author Anthony Horowitz, has now been published in the UK by Jonathan Cape. It will undoubtedly prove [...]

    By Published On: May 26th, 2022
  • Roger Moore's fourth James Bond movie Moonraker (1979), the eleventh in the smash-hit EON series, generated huge financial returns at the global box office, but it was very different to Ian Fleming's original third novel (1955). In fact, apart from [...]

    By Published On: May 9th, 2022
  • Bond creator Ian Fleming made good use of his own memories of service with the British Royal Navy, and naval references featured at various points in the James Bond books. Now 007 actor Daniel Craig has something directly in common [...]

    By Published On: September 25th, 2021
  • 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
  • The best-selling author William Boyd, who penned the James Bond novel Solo back in 2013, has revealed that he thinks he has pinpointed where Ian Fleming's secret agent 007 actually lived - in a flat in a house in Wellington [...]

    By Published On: July 16th, 2020
  • The UK's main ITV channel has a Bond season to mark the summer and, as Quantum of Solace (2008) is rolled out as part of this, we take the opportunity to look back on Daniel Craig's second James Bond adventure. [...]

    By Published On: June 8th, 2020
  • Now pay attention, 007. Gadgets have always been a beloved part of the James Bond universe, in both book and film, and the blur between fact and fiction is often commented on. Secret spy gadgets sent to British soldiers trapped [...]

    By Published On: May 27th, 2020
  • The espionage author and best-selling thriller writer Jeremy Duns, who is also a leading expert on the literary world of James Bond, has given a fascinating account of his re-discovery of a rare screenplay for the 1967 version of Casino [...]

    By Published On: April 27th, 2020
  • Now pay attention, 007. Eyes Only. A special decoded message from 'Q' follows: The James Bond franchise has often been called 'spy-fi', as it has regularly fused spy fiction with science fiction. An exciting new book, The Science of James [...]

    By Published On: April 20th, 2020
  • Memo from 'M', for your eyes only: the new April, 2020, edition of the BBC History magazine has an article by espionage expert Henry Hemming, which explores the possible real-life inspirations behind the lead characters in Ian Fleming's 007 novels, [...]

    By Published On: March 24th, 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
  • Spy novelist and Ian Fleming expert Jeremy Duns has published a fascinating new short study of the influence of author Dennis Wheatley on the 007 creator. Entitled A Spy Is Born: Dennis Wheatley and the Secret Roots of Ian Fleming's James [...]

    By Published On: May 29th, 2019
  • One of the great things to observe during the first week of filming for B25 in Jamaica was the return of James Bond's CIA buddy Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright. Leiter is a recurring character in the Ian Fleming books [...]

    By Published On: May 7th, 2019
  • The Bank Holiday weekend in Britain has a nicely 'Bondian' and Jamaican feel to it. Not only has production commenced on the latest EON 007 movie in Jamaica, but actor Toby Stephens is back as Ian Fleming's James Bond in [...]

    By Published On: May 4th, 2019
  • As well as production taking place in its traditional studios at Pinewood in the UK, there are good indications that the new James Bond movie, no. 25 in the iconic series, will make use of at least (00)3 other countries in [...]

    By Published On: March 11th, 2019