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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

Bond 24: cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema on board

September 17th, 2014 by

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Hoyte van Hoytema, whose credits include Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is on board Bond 24 as cinematographer according to a report by Hitfix. As our friends HMSS Weblog note, the story was penned by Kristopher Tapley, who announced via Twitter that Roger Deakins would not be returning, following his work on Skyfall.

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‘Goldfinger’ premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square [1964]

September 17th, 2014 by

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On 17th September 1964, the third James Bond film, Goldfinger,  premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square. Bond fever had just taken hold and Leicester Square was packed with fans. In the ensuing chaos a set of the cinema’s glass doors was broken and the film started 10 minutes late. Follow The James Bond Dossier on […]

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Bond 24 set to start shooting on 6th December

September 14th, 2014 by

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According to a report on our friends at MI6 today, Bond 24 is due to start shooting on 6th December 2014. The report says that Sam Mendes will assemble the cast for a readthrough of the script in late November and also that casting for the Bond girls and villain is currently taking place. UPDATE: […]

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Birthday of Desmond Llewelyn [1914]

September 12th, 2014 by

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Desmond Llewelyn, who played gadgetmaster Q in 17 James Bond films, was born in Newport, Wales on 12th September 1914. LLewelyn became a firm favourite of the films, beginning with From Russia With Love (1963) until finally bowing out in The World Is Not Enough (1999), in that time only being absent only from Live And […]

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Richard Kiel dies at 74

September 11th, 2014 by

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I was sad to read this morning of the death of Richard Kiel, who memorably played Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker opposite Roger Moore. Richard Dawson Kiel (September 13, 1939 – September 10, 2014) was best known for his role of the steel-toothed Jaws in the James Bond movies The Spy […]

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Bringing ‘Goldfinger’ to the big screen

September 9th, 2014 by

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After the success of Dr No and From Russia With Love came Goldfinger, with a new director, a budget equal to the first two films combined, and a plot significantly improved from the novel. Here we look at how Goldfinger was brought to the big screen. After the success of the first two films, Terence […]

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Tickets for Swedish 007 gala now available from Ticnet

September 5th, 2014 by

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Tickets for the 10th anniversary gala by From Sweden With Love in aid of UNICEF are now available from Ticnet, the biggest box-office chain in Sweden. Buy tickets here For event details see From Sweden With Love here.

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50 years of ‘Goldfinger’

September 2nd, 2014 by

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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Goldfinger, the most iconic Bond film and still often used as a benchmark for the series. To celebrate the film’s half centenary The James Bond Dossier is dedicating September to a series of articles about the third 007 adventure. The third 007 outing premiered in at the Odeon Leicester Square […]

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Casting call for Bond 24 henchman

August 23rd, 2014 by

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007 podcasters James Bond Radio appear to have achieved quite a scoop with their announcement that they had received word direct from the casting agency working on Bond 24 that they are now looking to fill the henchman role. POTENTIAL SPOILERS BELOW The henchman, named Hinx, is described as being in the tradition of Oddjob […]

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Rumour: Bond 24 skidoo chase planned for Austria

August 22nd, 2014 by

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Daniel Craig and the Bond 24 production team is set to spend three days shooting in Obertilliach if reports in Austrian media are to be believed. Bezirks Blätter says that a skidoo chase is planned for the Alpine village and that another mock village is to be built nearby. There is not much to go […]

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