• In 2014 the JBIFC was very sad to report the death of actor Richard Kiel, aged 74, on September 10 in California. Richard, of course, had played the very tall and steel-toothed henchman 'Jaws' in two hugely successful James Bond [...]

    By Published On: November 12th, 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
  • 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
  • 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 JBIFC is very sad to report that Michael Lonsdale, the actor who played villain Hugo Drax opposite Roger Moore's 007 in Moonraker (1979), has died, aged 89. He passed away at his home in Paris. The award-winning and bilingual [...]

    By Published On: September 22nd, 2020
  • The Annual James Bond Day this year will include a special screening of (00)3 James Bond 007 adventures at the BFI (British Film Institute) in central London, together with some special guests to introduce the movies, including David Arnold (pictured). [...]

    By Published On: August 4th, 2019
  • Bond is back! 007 fans are in for a special treat this coming Easter weekend when Toby Stephens returns as James Bond in a new BBC Radio-4 adaptation of Ian Fleming's third novel, Moonraker (1955). As with with the previous BBC adaptations, [...]

    By Published On: March 28th, 2018
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report that three-times Bond director Lewis Gilbert has passed away, aged 97. The award-winning director of such classics as Reach for the Sky (1956), Carve Her Name With Pride (1958), Sink the Bismarck! (1960) and Alfie (1966), Gilbert also helmed [...]

    By Published On: February 28th, 2018
  • A popular annual literary festival held in Kent, England, will have this year an 'Ian Fleming evening', where the creator of James Bond will be the topic of discussion by two of his major biographers, together with his stepdaughter. The special [...]

    By Published On: May 7th, 2016
  • Roger Moore Born 14th October 1927 The longest serving actor in the role to date – and a record which is unlikely to be equalled? Born in Stockwell, South London, in 1927, the son of a policeman. He [...]

    By Published On: May 3rd, 2012
  • Date of Release World Premiere 26th June 1979, the Odeon Leicester Square, London Running Time 126 Minutes James Bond Roger Moore Plot Megalomaniac Hugo Drax plans to destroy all [...]

    By Published On: April 11th, 2012