• The UK's main ITV channel has been continuing with its summer season of Daniel Craig Bond films and, as Skyfall is rolled out as part of this, the JBIFC takes the opportunity to look back on Craig's third 007 adventure [...]

    By Published On: June 20th, 2020
  • 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
  • In a detailed interview given to The Times newspaper (January 16th) in the UK, the Oscar-winning actor Christoph Waltz, publicising his new sci-fi comedy Downsizing, was asked about his role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the last 007 movie Spectre. [...]

    By Published On: January 22nd, 2018
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report that the German actress and Bond woman Karin Dor has passed away, aged 79. She died in Munich on Monday 6th November, 2017. Dor was, of course, the main femme fatale in Sean Connery's fifth [...]

    By Published On: November 10th, 2017
  • The fifth smash-hit EON James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice (1967), celebrates its fiftieth birthday this year, and - as a contribution to this - the JBIFC takes the opportunity to briefly explore the role of the main baddie in [...]

    By Published On: May 8th, 2017
  • It contained some of the most memorable 007 movie moments of the 1960s, including one of the biggest sets yet seen in the James Bond franchise. Moreover, audiences were finally given their first sight of the mysterious villain who was intent on causing [...]

    By Published On: October 23rd, 2016
  • He nearly sent 007 into space. Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was the author responsible for the original storyline for EON's fifth James Bond movie You Only Live Twice, and he also adapted Ian Fleming's children's story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the big screen, but his own [...]

    By Published On: August 7th, 2016
  • The JBIFC is very sad to report the passing of actor Burt Kwouk, aged 85, whose death was announced on 24th May in a brief statement issued by his family. Burt famously played Cato in seven Pink Panther movies and [...]

    By Published On: May 24th, 2016