• 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
  • Now pay attention, 007. A relatively rare transcript of an interview with Sean Connery can give us some interesting insights into how the first James Bond star viewed the challenges of being Ian Fleming's 007 and how the EON franchise [...]

    By Published On: October 31st, 2022
  • Sixty years ago this month, in October, 1962, a new kind of action movie, and a new kind of hero, took cinema box offices by storm, to the evident relief and delight of Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli and [...]

    By Published On: October 7th, 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
  • The King is dead, but long live the King. The JBIFC is extremely sad to report that Sir Sean Connery, the first big-screen James Bond and an all-round icon of cinema, has passed away, aged 90. The very sad news [...]

    By Published On: November 1st, 2020
  • 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
  • How do you like your Bond viewings - on the big or small screen? The James Bond franchise has epitomized all the larger-than-life thrills and visual glamour we often associate with big-screen cinema, but it is important to remember that [...]

    By Published On: August 3rd, 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
  • 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 JBIFC is very sad to report that French actress Claudine Auger, who played Domino opposite Sean Connery's James Bond in Thunderball (1965), has passed away, aged 78. She died in Paris on 19th December, 2019. Born Claudine Oger on [...]

    By Published On: December 21st, 2019
  • Former 007 George Lazenby is returning to the world of espionage. As James Bond aficionados around the globe celebrate an amazing 50 years of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Lazenby has delighted his many fans with the news that [...]

    By Published On: October 20th, 2019
  • 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
  • What did Bond 1 really think about Bond 3's interpretation of 007? After he had completed Diamonds Are Forever (1971), and stepped aside from the role that turned him into a global star, Sean Connery remained notably reluctant to comment [...]

    By Published On: August 12th, 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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