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David Leigh

I've been a James Bond fan since I was 8 years old when I simultaneously read Casino Royale and bought an Corgi Aston Martin DB5.

I've been running The James Bond Dossier under a variety of names since 2002, having settled on the current domain in 2004. Today there are a variety of authors contributing to the website and as well as writing articles and news items I act as editor.

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Website: http://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

Renault 11 taxi from A View To A Kill

April 19th, 2014 by

avtak19

When 007 takes over a Renault 11 taxi in A View To A Kill, it isn’t long before it starts to get destroyed. Intact Renault 11 from the Barcelona Car Show in 2003. Read more about James Bond’s cars here

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Alfa Romeo GTV6 from Octopussy

April 18th, 2014 by

op18

Headed for Octopussy’s circus, 007 steals an Alfa Romeo while its owner is making a phone call. Photo from the Barcelona Car Show in 2003. Read more about James Bond’s cars here  

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Benedict Cumberbatch to star in new Ian Fleming biopic?

April 17th, 2014 by

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Hot on the heels of the recent television biopic of Ian Fleming, which owed as much to 007 as to Fleming’s actual life, comes some news of a film project based on Andrew Lycett’s biography of Fleming. The film has been on the cards for some time and is currently lacking a director. However, the […]

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Mercedes-Benz 250SE from Octopussy

April 17th, 2014 by

op17

In Octopussy James Bond drives a Mercedes-Benz 250SE along the railway tracks in pursuit of the circus train after its tyres are destroyed. Photo (with tyres) at the 2003 Barcelona Car Show. Read more about James Bond’s cars here    

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Citroen 2CV from For Your Eyes Only

April 16th, 2014 by

fyeo16

After his Lotus was destroyed, Bond made his escape in a Citroen 2CV along dusty Spanish roads. Photo from the 2003 Barcelona Car Show. Read more about James Bond’s cars here

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James Bond: The world’s most famous Secret Agent

April 15th, 2014 by

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A secret agent? You wouldn’t think so from some of the films, when Bond’s name and reputation appear to be widely known. So, just how did 007 become the world’s most famous secret agent? The first chapter of Casino Royale is titled The Secret Agent and, in introducing the world to James Bond, Ian Fleming explains the […]

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Lotus Esprit Turbo from For Your Eyes Only

April 15th, 2014 by

fyeo15

The alarm on 007′s Lotus Esprit in For Your Eyes Only worked well, but Bond was forced to make his escape in less stylishly. Car photographed at Barcelona’s 2003 Car Show. Read more about James Bond’s cars here

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License to Thrill: First Edition of Casino Royale Sells for £24,180

April 15th, 2014 by

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A first edition of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, (1953) thrilled bidders, selling for £24,180 at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ sale of Modern Literature on Friday 11th April, held at their saleroom in London’s Mayfair. The first book in the 007 series, Casino Royale (1953) introduced Fleming’s renowned James Bond franchise to the world. Since it […]

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MI6 Confidential #25 – Action and Animation

April 15th, 2014 by

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  MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its twenty-fifth issue. Action and animation is the predominant theme of this issue as we have an exclusive in-depth interview with action unit supremo Vic Armstrong, talk to the stunt team behind the fiery climax to Licence To Kill, uncover the secret history […]

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Glastron Carlson CX25 speedboat from Moonraker

April 14th, 2014 by

mr14

In Moonraker James Bond tracks down Drax to his Amazonian lair in a Glastron Carlson speedboat. Photo from the 2003 Barcelona Car Show. Note: most sources state that the CX23 is used in Moonraker rather than the CV25 shown above.

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