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Bond Producer's Daughter Not Surprised By Alfred Hitchcock Telegram

The daughter of legendary movie mogul Harry Saltzman insists 007 fans shouldn't be surprised to learn Alfred Hitchcock was considered to direct the first James Bond film - because her dad, his business partner Cubby...

Alfred Hitchcock Was In The Frame To Direct 007

Alfred Hitchcock was James Bond creator Ian Fleming's top pick to direct the first 007 film, according to a newly discovered letter.In a telegram sent to mutual friend and novelist Eric Ambler in 1959, Fleming...

James Bond Swaps Vodka Martinis For Beer

James Bond will swap his trademark Vodka Martini for a beer in the next movie 'Skyfall'.Current 007 Daniel Craig will order a Heineken instead of his famous favourite cocktail in a scene in the upcoming...

James Bond Was Based On Lloyd Webber's Father-in-law

Ian Fleming based his James Bond character on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's former father-in-law.The theatre impresario's TV personality daughter Imogen has revealed the writer drew inspiration for his superspy from her grandfather. She says, "He's...

Skyfall Will Have Unique Bond Action

The new James Bond movie will have its "own kind of action".Screenwriter John Logan has promised the stunt scenes in the 23rd movie in the franchise - which sees Daniel Craig portray the iconic British...

Fleming's Rare Car On Sale

A vintage sports car once owned by JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING is set to fetch $195,000 (£130,000) at auction.The made-to-order AC Aceca Coupe was bought brand new by Fleming in 1962, and is one...

Mcavoy: 'I'm Not Playing Fleming'

THE LAST STATION star JAMES MCAVOY is bemused by new stories linking him to a new biopic about JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING - because he has no plans to play the beloved playboy author.Reports...

Mcavoy To Play Fleming In Movie?

JAMES MCAVOY has been tipped to play JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING in a new movie.The Atonement actor has reportedly been approached to star as the writer in a biopic about his colourful life, including...

Fleming's Moneypenny Dies

A woman who is said to have inspired the character of MISS MONEYPENNY in IAN FLEMING's JAMES BOND novels has died at the age of 88.Dame Victoire 'Paddy' Ridsdale passed away on 16 December (09)....

Moore Was Fleming's First Choice For 007

ROGER MOORE was author IAN FLEMING's first choice to play JAMES BOND - and he almost landed the superspy role ahead of SEAN CONNERY. Moore eventually replaced the Scottish star and portrayed 007 for 12...

Bond Bonanza At Los Angeles Auction House

A first British edition of IAN FLEMING's YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, inscribed by the author to the inspiration of his famous spy character JAMES BOND, is to go under the hammer at auction in Los...

Craig: 'Bond's A Depressive'

Re-reading IAN FLEMING's JAMES BOND books made movie hunk DANIEL CRAIG broody and miserable - and that was a good thing. The British stud, who first played 007 in Casino Royale, is back for more...

Moore Glad Fleming Didn't Kill Off Bond

JAMES BOND legend SIR ROGER MOORE is happy author IAN FLEMING abandoned plans to kill off the superspy - because movie fans would never want 007 to die. Fleming was rumoured to have considered writing...

Fleming Saved Real-life Super-spies

JAMES BOND author IAN FLEMING saved the British intelligence service from collapse in the 1940s, it has emerged. Fleming was an officer in the British navy’s intelligence department during the Second World War when he...

Dicaprio To Tackle Bond Creator Fleming In New Biopic

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is searching for the real JAMES BOND - after signing on to produce a biopic of the superspy's creator, IAN FLEMING. The actor's Appian Way production company will delve into the fabled British...

Fleming's Letters To Be Auctioned

Letters written by JAMES BOND author IAN FLEMING to his real-life MISS MONEYPENNY have been sold for $28,000 (GBP14,000) at auction - almost five times more than expected. Fleming hired Jean Frampton to type his...

Bond Stamps Issued To Commemorate Fleming Centenary

A set of JAMES BOND postage stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of 007 author IAN FLEMING's birth have been issued in the U.K. The six extra-long stamps feature a selection of original cover artwork from...

James Bond Exhibition To Celebrate Fleming Centenary

The first-ever retrospective of JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING's life is set to open in London next year (08). The exhibition, For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming And James Bond, will feature notes by the...

Fleming Revolver Sells At Auction

A revolver that once belonged to JAMES BOND author IAN FLEMING sold at auction yesterday (28MAR07) for GBP12,000 ($23,400). The Colt Python .357 was given to Fleming shortly before his death in 1964 as a...

Fox: 'Craig Is Wrong For Bond'

British actor EDWARD FOX has blasted casting directors on the latest JAMES BOND movie CASINO ROYALE, because he thinks new 007 DANIEL CRAIG is "utterly wrong" for the part. THE DAY OF THE JACKAL star,...

Original James Bond Book To Sell For Gbp10,000

A first edition of CASINO ROYALE, the first JAMES BOND novel, is expected to fetch at least GBP10,000 ($19,600) when it goes up for sale at an auction in London. The first edition of...

Bond Boosts Cocktail Sales

A tiny French winery is enjoying newfound fame thanks to its inclusion in new JAMES BOND movie CASINO ROYALE. The superspy usually orders a "vodka martini, shaken, not stirred," but in the new Bond film,...

Burton Was First Choice Bond

Late JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING originally wanted Welsh star RICHARD BURTON to play the superspy instead of SIR SEAN CONNERY. Newly-discovered correspondences from the writer to his film production boss IVAR BRYCE revealed his...

Bond Producers Hail New 007 Craig

LATEST: The producers of upcoming JAMES BOND offering CASINO ROYALE have explained why they're keeping new 007 DANIEL CRAIG on board for the next movie. Craig, who took over the role from PIERCE BROSNAN, has...

Brosnan Jr Predicts Craig's Failure

PIERCE BROSNAN's son CHRIS fears DANIEL CRAIG will fail as his father's JAMES BOND successor. The 33-year-old director is concerned that Craig's performance in CASINO ROYALE will not live up to his father's spell as...

Bond Girl Praises 'Great' Craig Bond Performance

Actor DANIEL CRAIG's upcoming turn as JAMES BOND in CASINO ROYALE will prove his critics wrong, according to his co-star CATERINA MURINO. Murino, who plays love interest SOLANGE in the new movie, is convinced Craig...

Haggis Strips Bond Of Gadgets

Oscar winner PAUL HAGGIS is currently working on the latest JAMES BOND film CASINO ROYALE, and is determined to make the new movie different by stripping the superspy of his fancy gadgets. The writer/director of...

Danish Actor Confirmed As Bond Bad Guy

LATEST: Danish actor MADS MIKKELSEN has officially been given the task of terrorising superspy JAMES BOND in the new 007 movie CASINO ROYALE. The KING ARTHUR star's announcement, made today (16FEB06), was partly overshadowed...

Tarantino Upset With Bond Producers

QUENTIN TARANTINO has slammed JAMES BOND producers for failing to contact him following his request to direct forthcoming 007 movie CASINO ROYALE, because the remake had been his idea. In 2004, the PULP FICTION...

Travolta: 'I Turned Down Bond'

JOHN TRAVOLTA's cousin RIKKI LEE TRAVOLTA has revealed he was producers' first choice to play superspy JAMES BOND - but he turned the role down. The 30-year-old says Bond bosses took so long to...

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