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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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Right timing as James Bond games go mobile

April 24th, 2014 by


With mobile gaming set to surge, it is little surprise that MGM/Danjaq and Glu recently announced the release of a free-to-play 007 themed mobile game in the summer of 2015.

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James Bond: The world’s most famous Secret Agent

April 15th, 2014 by


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

April 15th, 2014 by


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


  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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First ever David Arnold concert in London in July

April 9th, 2014 by


Music is a huge element of the Bond films; think of 007 and you’re likely to hear the James Bond them in your head. While over the course of 23 films to date there have been a number of composers, there are probably two who people really associate with Bond. The first of those is […]

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James Bond game announced for mobile platforms

April 8th, 2014 by


Press release: San Francisco, Calif. – April 8, 2014. Glu Mobile Inc , a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices, today announced that the company will partner with EON Productions and MGM Interactive to create a new free-to-play mobile game based on the James Bond film franchise. Scheduled […]

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Swedish media names 2 actresses claimed to have screen tested for Bond 24

April 6th, 2014 by


It is being reported by media in Sweden that two Swedish actresses have been screen tested for the Scandinavian Bond girl role (mentioned here). MI6 are reporting that the two actresses are Ida Engvoll And Disa Östrand, are you can read more about them at the link below: A note: none of this is confirmed […]

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Original ‘Goldfinger’ poster sells for £2,000 at auction

April 3rd, 2014 by


A cinema poster for Goldfinger dating from 1964 recently sold for £2,000 at auction in Newcastle. The poster was one of a number of original posters collected by a cinema employee of the time who had stored the Goldfinger poster, and several others, in a cupboard at home. In all the seller raised £3,130 for his poster […]

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Rare Works by Ian Fleming Go Under The Hammer

April 1st, 2014 by


Press release: The adventures of secret agent James Bond have a timeless appeal, and a complete collection of writer Ian Fleming’s 007 novels comprise lots 48 – 62 of this sale.  Although all are in excellent condition, of particular note is a first edition of Casino Royale (1953), the book that introduced the character of James […]

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Never Say Never Again screenwriter dies

March 29th, 2014 by


Lorenzo Semple Jr, the Hollywood screenwriter responsible for Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again, has died at the age of 91, it was reported yesterday. Semple is best known for the 1960s Batman television series staring Adam West. For more details about his life follow the link below. Source: Digital Spy To keep up to […]

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