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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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Austrian Hotel leaks Bond 24 booking [Audio]

October 31st, 2014 by


Click the play button to listen to the audio report above. A hotel in Tuffbad revealed on Facebook that it is booked for Bond 24 crew, staff to take English classes.

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Poster for “Shoot To Kill” released

October 30th, 2014 by


With the new Young Bond book by Steve Cole just days away, a new poster for Shoot To Kill has now been uploaded to the official Young Bond Facebook page. The book will be released on 6th November and is avbailable to pre-order from Amazon UK now. Pre-order Shoot To Kill from Amazon UK  

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: the cold shower

October 29th, 2014 by

The Cold Shower

It can be a bit of a shock at first but there are a variety of benefits to following James Bond’s example and regularly taking a cold shower. Let’s take a look at them below. A couple of weeks ago, in Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day, I […]

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Episode 3 of ‘Thrilling Cities’ now available on BBC website

October 27th, 2014 by


The final episode from the BBC’s three part serialisation of some of Ian Fleming’s Sunday Times travelogue and book, Thrilling Cities, is now available to listen to on the BBC website. Following on from Tokyo and Hong Kong, episode three moves from the Far East to the United States, where Fleming visited Chicago and New […]

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Death of Quarrel Jr actor Roy Stewart [2008]

October 27th, 2014 by

Live And Let Die soundtrack

Roy Stewart, who played Quarrel Junior in Live And Let Die died on 27th October 2008 in London. Before becoming an actor, Stewart owned a gym in London, worked as a stuntman and opened a Caribbean restaurant. Much of his acting career was on the small screen, notably in a number of early episodes of  Dr […]

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Birthday of 007 producer Harry Saltzman [1915]

October 27th, 2014 by


Harry Saltzman, who co-founded Eon Froductions and Danjaq with Cubby Broccoli, was born on 27th October 1915 in Sherbrooke, Canada. Legend has it that Saltzman ran away from home at the age of 15, eventually joining a travelling circus for a number of years. In 1932 he moved to Paris to study, but instead started picking talent […]

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Birthday of actor Mathieu Amalric [1965]

October 25th, 2014 by


Mathieu Amalric, who played Dominic Greene in Quantum of Solace, was born on 25th October 1965 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. As well as his role as the villain in Daniel Craig’s second 007 film, Amalric appeared in Munich, while drawing critical acclaim for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, based on the memoir of Jean-Dominique Bauby, in which he depicted […]

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Birthday of director Martin Campbell [1943]

October 24th, 2014 by


Martin Campbell, who directed Goldeneye and Casino Royale and hence introduced both Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig as 007, was born on 24th October 1943 in New Zealand. Campbell’s other work includes directing episodes of the cult British TV series The Professionals, while film work includes two Zorro films with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as […]

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Interview: David Mason discusses Anthony Sinclair, the return of the Conduit Cut & recreating the ‘Goldfinger’ golf sweater

October 22nd, 2014 by

Goldfinger Slazenger sweater

David Mason discusses Anthony Sinclair’s James Bond clothing line, including the recently launched Slazenger golf sweater from Goldfinger.

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Birthday of composer Thomas Newman [1955]

October 20th, 2014 by


Composer Thomas Newman, brought into the 007 fold by Sam Mendes for Skyfall, was born on 20th October 1955 in Los Angeles, replacing house composer David Arnold. Newman has a long history with Mendes, scoring the director¡s first feature film American Beauty, followed by Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road and has many more feature […]

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