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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

Explore the world of ‘Q by Aston Martin’ [video]

November 25th, 2014 by

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For the the man for whom a showroom model is not enough: Aston Martin’s bespoke service covers just about everything except an ejector seat or machine guns. Check out what you can get them to do in the video above.

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Italian media reveals details of Bond 24 action scenes

November 24th, 2014 by

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Bond 24 will film in Rome between February 19th abnd March 12th, according to Italian news site ANSA.

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Bond 24: Rumoured details of Christoph Waltz role emerge

November 23rd, 2014 by

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It was recently revealed that Austrian actor Christoph Waltz had a role in Bond 24, although it was not clear whether he had been signed as the villain or on the side of good. Today’s Daily Mail provides more information on his role, stating that during the press conference planned for the first week of […]

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Bond 24 cinematographer confirms return to film

November 22nd, 2014 by

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Bond 24 cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema has recently confirmed that he will return to celluloid for Bond 24 after predecessor Roger Deakins elected to shoot Skyfall digitally. Speaking to HitFix, van Hoytema’s most recent work can be seen in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, also shot on film and in the interview he talks about film versus digital and while he says […]

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Jeffrey Wright not to reprise Felix Leiter role in Bond 24

November 22nd, 2014 by

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One of the most popular recurring characters throughout the Bond films is Felix Leiter, but the biggest stumbling block to growing the character has always been that, until David Hedison in Licence To Kill, the same actor never played the role twice. Jeffrey Wright became the second actor to play the role twice, first in Casino […]

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Work begun on Bond 24 set in Morocco

November 20th, 2014 by

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Work has been going on this month in Morocco, ahead of the start of filming next month according to photos posted on Instagram. David Gray, who worked on the second unit for Skyfall, posted photos from Morocco in the last few days with the hashtag #bond24. There is not much to see other than what […]

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London cinema to screen all 007 Bond films in 2015

November 14th, 2014 by

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A London cinema is to screen all the James Bond films in a weekly retrospective starting in January. The films will be shown by Prince Charles Cinema, located near Leicester Square, on every Sunday starting with Dr No on 4th January and finish with Skyfall on 28th June. With the exception of Goldfinger, which will […]

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Christoph Waltz cast in Bond 24 according to report

November 14th, 2014 by

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Bond 24 likely has a villain according to Baz Bamigboye in the Daily Express, in the form of double Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. Austrian born Waltz won both Oscars for Best Supporting Actor in two Quentin Tarantino films, Inglourious Basterds in which he played an SS officer and Django Unchained as a bounty hunter. Bamigboye’s source stated that it […]

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Unfilmed Bond: ‘From A View To A Kill’

November 13th, 2014 by

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Before 007 appeared on the big screen Ian Fleming was involved in an aborted series for US television. When the project fell through many of the stories were reworked by Fleming  and published in the collection For Your Eyes Only.  At the beginning of last month Ian Fleming Publications announced a new James Bond novel to be written […]

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1966 Walther PPK Unboxing [Video]

November 12th, 2014 by

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A Walther PPK 9mm bought in 1966 is unboxed.  

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