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007 - past, present and future

Over the years, more than half a dozen acclaimed actors have been introducing themselves as "Bond - James Bond".
You will notice that I don't really care if the appeareances were part of the "official " franchise or not.

The Genesis of Bond, James Bond

Ian Fleming

After WW2 Ian Fleming, agent of the British Naval Intelligence, retired to Jamaica. Living in a house called "Goldeneye", he startet writing a novel called "Casino Royale". In the process, he created a character whom we all know today as British Secret Service agent James Bond.
Fleming kept writing and travelling from this point on. He also wrote the novel the motion picture film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" was based on, the only non-Bond Film Albert R. Broccoli ever produced after "Dr. No". At the age of 56, Fleming died in England August 1964.

The actors jamesing Bond over the years:

The early years

Nelson, Connery, Niven, Lazenby
  • 1954 Barry Nelson (Episode 'Casino Royale' in the TV-Series "Climax!")
  • 1962 -1966 Sir Sean Connery (Dr. No -> You Only Live Twice)
  • 1966 David Niven - (Casino Royale)
  • 1969 George Lazenby (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • 1971 Sir Sean Connery (Diamonds Are Forever)

70's and 80's - The Moore the merrier

Connery, Moore, Dalton
  • 1973 - 1985 Sir Roger Moore (Live and Let Die -> A View to A Kill)
  • 1983 Sir Sean Connery (Never Say Never Again)
  • 1987 - 1989 Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights -> Licence To Kill)

Y2K - Golden Eyes, Stainless Steele

  • 1995 - 2002 Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye -> Die Another Day)
Craig, Brosnan

The Future

  • 2006 Daniel Craig (Casino Royale)

Recent Contributions

Quantum Of Solace Blu-Ray & DVD
by Andrew Timms
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He plays Bond with genuine depth
by Knute
I just viewed "Quantum" and am frankly amazed at any negative critique. Craig is Bond in this! I am so relieved to finally be interested in the man, and not just a pretty package. He has set aside all of the superficiality of past Bonds. There was so much art in this film that I almost yelled WOW! The whole world is in so much turmoil now. We need a strong man who will always do hi... » Continue
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Daniel Craig is best Bond EVER!
by Donna Sue
WOW! I was devastated to rent Casino Royal and not catch it in the movies bceause I was hooked from the first moment - when I couldnt breath watching the chase scene with the free-runner. OMG. I hae always loved Bond - but Craig creates a 3-D character of cruelty, humanity, anguish and love. This is the most in-depth Bond character ever - and I must say I am addicted to his looks, voice and action... » Continue
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Daniel as Bond
by Mattie
I loved the latest Bond movie. I was never a true Bond movie fan until now. I've seen bits and pieces of past Bond movies but this one i can't get enough of. It's become part of my DVD collection and i watch it all the time. Daniel is absolutely great. I have alot of his earlier movies as well. He plays so many different characters. He has real talent. I can't wait to see his ... » Continue
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