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Fascinating Fact 12448

23rd November 2011

A first edition of Ian Fleming's debut James Bond novel Casino Royale has sold at auction in London for $22,000 (£13,750).

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Skyfall Will Have Unique Bond Action

22nd November 2011

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...

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Fleming's Rare Car On Sale

8th September 2010

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...

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Fascinating Fact 9384

28th May 2010

THE BONE COLLECTOR novelist JEFFERY DEAVER has been chosen to write a new JAMES BOND book to mark the birthday of original 007 author IAN FLEMING on 28 May 2011. Writers including Sebastian Faulks, Kingsley...

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Mcavoy: 'I'm Not Playing Fleming'

12th January 2010

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...

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Mcavoy To Play Fleming In Movie?

31st December 2009

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...

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Fleming's Moneypenny Dies

19th December 2009

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)....

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Moore Was Fleming's First Choice For 007

5th December 2008

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...

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Bond Bonanza At Los Angeles Auction House

25th November 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 6372

17th November 2008

Four love letters written by JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING to the woman who was his inspiration for MISS MONEYPENNY - LOELIA PONSONBY - have sold for $50,000 (GBP33,650)....

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Craig: 'Bond's A Depressive'

17th October 2008

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...

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Moore Glad Fleming Didn't Kill Off Bond

6th October 2008

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...

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Fleming Saved Real-life Super-spies

6th October 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 5922

4th September 2008

A rare set of JAMES BOND novels has fetched $53,000 (GBP30,000) at auction - $18,000 (GBP10,000) more than expected. The books, including a first edition of CASINO ROYALE, had belonged to former SAS soldier Sir...

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Fascinating Fact 5863

24th August 2008

Former JAMES BOND stars including ROGER MOORE and BOND girl ROSAMUND PIKE have been lined up to appear at a tribute gala to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of 007 creator IAN FLEMING....

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Dicaprio To Tackle Bond Creator Fleming In New Biopic

14th May 2008

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...

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Fleming's Letters To Be Auctioned

11th April 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 4706

24th January 2008

The title of the forthcoming JAMES BOND movie - THE QUANTUM OF SOLACE - has been taken from a collection of short stories published by 007 creator IAN FLEMING in 1960.

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Bond Stamps Issued To Commemorate Fleming Centenary

8th January 2008

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...

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Fascinating Fact 4418

3rd December 2007

The cover of the first new JAMES BOND book in 42 years has been unveiled - DEVIL MAY CARE by author SEBASTIAN FAULKS is set to be published in May (08) to celebrate the centenary...

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James Bond Exhibition To Celebrate Fleming Centenary

18th August 2007

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...

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Fleming Revolver Sells At Auction

29th March 2007

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...

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Fox: 'Craig Is Wrong For Bond'

15th March 2007

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,...

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Original James Bond Book To Sell For Gbp10,000

6th February 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 2578

10th December 2006

JAMES BOND creator IAN FLEMING is selling the secluded island where he wrote the first 007 novel, CASINO ROYALE, and which inspired the hideout of his most famous villain, DR. NO. Goat Island, off the...

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Bond Boosts Cocktail Sales

25th November 2006

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,...

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The Things They Say 3307

9th November 2006

"I got off the Tube at Piccadilly (central London), finished the last page and threw it in a bin and went, 'Well, that was all right.'" New JAMES BOND DANIEL CRAIG was less than impressed...

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Burton Was First Choice Bond

27th August 2006

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...

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Bond Producers Hail New 007 Craig

21st July 2006

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...

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Brosnan Jr Predicts Craig's Failure

11th July 2006

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...

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