• 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  •   As many Bond aficionados know, during the late 1950s 007 creator Ian Fleming collaborated with Irish film producer Kevin McClory and playwright Jack Whittingham on a proposed first James Bond movie. A collection of copy correspondence from 1959-60, written to [...]

    By Published On: November 17th, 2018
  • Fifty-two years ago this month, in October, 1965, the film critic Ian Johnson wrote a lengthy article on the 'Bond Myth' and explored how the 007 series had kick-started the 'spy wave' in 1960s cinema. It was clear that James [...]

    By Published On: October 23rd, 2017
  • The posters and bill-boards said it all: 'Look up! Look down! Look out! Here comes the biggest Bond of all!' Half a century ago, in December 1965, the James Bond movie Thunderball (1965), starring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming's secret agent 007, opened [...]

    By Published On: December 31st, 2016
  • Christmas has come early! Not only is Bond back on the radio, but some special guests will join him, too. Toby Stephens is making a welcome return as 007 in a new radio adaptation of Thunderball (1961), which will be broadcast on BBC [...]

    By Published On: December 1st, 2016
  • One of the main teaser posters for Thunderball (1965) said it all: 'Look Out! Here Comes The Biggest Bond Of All!' This year marks the 50th birthday of Sean Connery's fourth movie as James Bond, a smash-hit film at the [...]

    By Published On: October 15th, 2016
  • The RADA-trained and award-winning British actress Lisa Dillon, who has taken roles in previous BBC Radio-4 Ian Fleming James Bond stories, will play a Bond woman in Thunderball, the latest and sixth adaptation of a Fleming 007 novel produced by [...]

    By Published On: September 29th, 2016
  • Later this year the fourth 007 movie Thunderball will celebrate its 50th anniversary, so it seems doubly appropriate that the Ian Fleming novel on which the film was based is to be the next BBC radio James Bond play. Yes, [...]

    By Published On: September 19th, 2016
  • In his autobiography When the Snow Melts (published in 1998), the Bond producer Cubby Broccoli aptly referred to 'the brilliant John Barry' and said his soundtracks were 'some of the best in cinema music'. More recently, former Bond music composer [...]

    By Published On: June 12th, 2016
  • Sir Sean Connery's fourth smash-hit 007 movie Thunderball celebrates its 50th birthday later this year and, as part of the JBIFC's 2016 celebration of the classic Bahamas-set James Bond adventure, we are taking a look at various aspects of the marketing of the [...]

    By Published On: May 19th, 2016
  • Later this year will mark the 50th birthday of Thunderball (1965), Sean Connery's fourth movie as James Bond, a smash-hit film at the box-office which in many ways took 'Bondmania' to new and dizzying heights in the mid-1960s. One of the [...]

    By Published On: April 10th, 2016
  •  Date of Release December 29th 1965, the London Pavilion and simultaneously at the Rialto, Piccadilly, London.Running Time 130 minutesStarring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming’s James BondPlotThe criminal organisation SPECTRE hijack an [...]

    By Published On: April 4th, 2012