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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.

You can also find me on .

Website: http://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

Shaken and stirred: what James Bond really drinks [Telegraph]

December 19th, 2014 by

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With the news that Belvedere Vodka is an official partner on SPECTRE, the Telegraph takes a look at what James Bond drinks throughout the books and movie series covering vodka, whisky and much else.

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Christoph Waltz discusses his role in ‘SPECTRE’

December 19th, 2014 by

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Collider recently spoke to Christoph Waltz while promoting the movie Big Eyes and took the opportunity to quiz him about his role in SPECTRE. When asked if his character would turn out to be Ernst Stavro Blofeld he enigmatically replied, “No.  No.  It’s more interesting than that.” Officially his character is named Oberhauser, the surname of […]

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Sean Connery named one of the 50 most stylish men in last 50 years

December 19th, 2014 by

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GQ features a slideshow of what it says are the 50 most stylish men of the last 50 years, one of whom is Sean Connery. Connery joins a list that ranges from Steve McQueen and George Clooney to David Bowie and Bryan Ferry, but for the full slideshow click the link below:

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Premiere of ‘The Man With The Golden Gun’ [1974]

December 19th, 2014 by

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Roger Moore’s third James Bond film was The Man With The Golden Gun, which premiered at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on 19th December 1974. The film went on general release in the UK and USA the same day, although it had opened in Japan five days earlier. While the film is not highly regarded by many Bond […]

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James Bond’s vodka brands

December 18th, 2014 by

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It was revealed this week that Belvedere vodka would be one of the promotional partners for SPECTRE, although the amount they are paying for that privilege has not been disclosed. The brand is looking to use 007 to create global brand awareness and promote itself as a premium product. Of course, Belvedere is not the […]

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Ralph Fiennes interview at ‘SPECTRE’ launch [video]

December 18th, 2014 by

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Ralph Fiennes interviewed at the SPECTRE launch event at Pinewood Studios, how he keeps true to Judi Dench’s portrayal of M, working with Sam Mendes and the James Bond books and films.

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Ben Whishaw interview at ‘SPECTRE’ launch [video]

December 18th, 2014 by

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Ben Whishaw interviewed at the SPECTRE launch event at Pinewood Studios and his excitement of working with Sam Mendes again.

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Premiere of ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ [1969]

December 18th, 2014 by

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The premiere of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service took place at the Odeon Leicester Square on 18th December 1969 and went on release in the UK, USA and much of Europe the same day. The film saw George Lazenby in his only appearance as 007 and after Sean Connery was a disappointment to the cinema going public at […]

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Preparations in Obertilliach in Austria [video]

December 17th, 2014 by

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Video footage of the Austian village of Obertilliach as the area is prepared prior to shooting SPECTRE there early in 2015.

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Corgi to release 50th anniversary Aston Martin DB5 models

December 17th, 2014 by

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Corgi is to release two new models of the famous Aston Martin DB5 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the car that won the Toy of the Year award in 1965. The first is in silver, with working ejector seat, front-mounted machine guns and bullet-proof screen, although it is lacking the tyre slashers. The second model […]

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