• 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
  • 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
  • (Warning: Spoilers Ahead). There have been a number of comments from critics and Bond fans alike that the ending to the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, is somehow not in the 'Fleming tradition' and is 'unBond-like'. Some [...]

    By Published On: October 19th, 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 UK's BBC Radio-4 have given Bond fans an early Xmas present by repeating some of the Toby Stephens 007 adventures, the highly-praised adaptations by Archie Scottney of the Ian Fleming novels, produced by Martin Jarvis and Rosalind Ayres Productions. [...]

    By Published On: November 23rd, 2020
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Toby Stephens has returned as 007! He played James Bond for the ninth time in a BBC Radio-4 adaptation of Ian Fleming's The Man With The Golden Gun, directed by Martin Jarvis, who was also the voice of Fleming, and [...]

    By Published On: March 14th, 2020
  • Recent Bond villains have come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from the bleeding-eye ruthlessness of Le Chiffre to the state-building schemes of Dominic Greene or the technological hacking skills of Raoul Silva. And, over the course of 24 on-screen [...]

    By Published On: March 2nd, 2020
  • Ian Fleming was once called the Man with the Golden Pen, and he was certainly a prolific letter writer, as well as a highly successful journalist and thriller-writer. This is confirmed again in new revelations about the author, which provide [...]

    By Published On: November 13th, 2019
  • 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 the American actor David Hedison, who played 007's CIA buddy Felix Leiter twice on the big screen, has passed away. He died on July 18, aged 92, in Los Angeles, California. Both [...]

    By Published On: July 23rd, 2019
  •   The Scottish location filming scheduled for Bond 25 in August appears to have already started. The beginning of last week saw some footage taken for a car chase scene along the shores of Loch Laggan, which is located in the [...]

    By Published On: July 19th, 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
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