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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

‘Shoot To Kill’ artwork updated

July 25th, 2014 by

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The cover of the forthcoming Young Bond novel, Shoot To Kill, which was unveiled at the end of May has been amended after it was pointed out that the Walther P38 gun used on the cover was not in production when the story is set. The cover of the forthcoming Young Bond novel, Shoot To Kill, […]

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Bond producers in talks to shoot Bond 24 car chase in Rome [UPDATED]

July 22nd, 2014 by

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Photo: “Piazza Quattro Fontane 270deg Pano” by R Bitzer licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0 The president of Roma Lazio Film Commission has revealed to Italian media that the producers of Bond 24 are in talks for permission to shoot a key car chase in Rome. Luciano Sovena revealed that the chase would take place along Rome’s Via […]

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Bond 24 second unit scouting for locations?

July 22nd, 2014 by

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Bond 24 stunt coordinator Gary Powell uploaded a photo to Instagram on Sunday taken on board an executive jet. UPDATE: The photo has been removed. The photo is interesting as Alexander Witt (Left, Second Unit Director of Photography) and Callum McDougall (Right, Executive Producer) can clearly be identified. While no details are known, it seems […]

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Guernsey to issue Ian Fleming stamp set

July 18th, 2014 by

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Guernsey Post is to issue a set of six stamps celebrating the life of Ian Fleming on 30th July. The stamps, with a range of values, each features a black and white photograph of James Bond’s creator, including one in  uniform while working in Naval Intelligence, and another sat at his writing desk in Goldeneye. […]

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Sam Mendes speaks about ‘Skyfall’ and Bond 24

July 11th, 2014 by

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Sam Mendes attended an event at Windsor Castle on Tuesday night organised by Films Without Borders, in which he spoke about how the Olympics changed his approach to editing Skyfall, as well as Bond 24. Interviewed by Films Without Borders supporter Prince Edward, Mendes spoke about his first experience of Bond in Live And Let […]

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Update your summer wardrobe with 3 style tips from James Bond

July 9th, 2014 by

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The arrival of July finds many of us counting down the days to our summer holidays and so in this article we look at some simple ways to update your summer wardrobe with some 007-style panache.

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Tickets now available for unique ‘Goldfinger’ charity screening in London

July 5th, 2014 by

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007 fans in London will have the opportunity to watch two classic Bond films on the big screen at two very unique venues. Goldfinger will be screened on Thursday 10th July at an outdoor screening in Grosvenor Square, home of the US Embassy, while Casino Royale is due to be shown at the Hippodrome in […]

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Young Bond author Steve Cole podcast interview

July 3rd, 2014 by

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New Young Bond author Steve Cole was recently interviewed in the Adventures With Words podcast, where he revealed new information about his forthcoming Young Bond debut, Shoot To Kill. One interesting fact was that he was given the opportunity to modernise Young Bond instead of following the timeline started by Charlie Higson’s books and set the […]

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MGM debt offering oversubscribed

July 2nd, 2014 by

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Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer, the studio behind the James Bond films that went through bankruptcy proceedings at the end of 2010, last week raised $300 million in debt for “general corporate purposes”. MGM raised $300 million, $100 million more than it had been seeking, through the six year loan arranged by JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, suggesting that confidence in the […]

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Casino Royale: 1953 television adaptation [YouTube]

July 1st, 2014 by

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Although many believe Sean Connery is the first actor to have played James Bond, Barry Nelson took on the role eight years earlier in a television adaptation of Casino Royale. Here we present the television version to watch on YouTube. Watch the TV version of Casino Royale above. Click the YouTube logo (bottom right) to watch […]

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