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21 MARCH 2017
BIRTHDAY OF TIMOTHY DALTON (JAMES BOND)

A celebration of Timothy Dalton on his birthday. Tim became world famous after playing James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), both films directed by John Glen.

With this page, FSWL would like to celebrate the talented actor who came close to Ian Fleming's original literary hero in his portrayal of 007.

"Happy birthday Timothy and keep up the great work, you have really rocked our world. Warm regards from Sweden with love."

Director John Glen remembers the casting of Timothy and his work:

"Timothy had been approached previously when he was a rising young star with films like The Lion in Winter and Wuthering Heights. His acting credentials were impeccable. We invited him to a meeting and convinced him this time to take the role.

It was essential and agreed with Timothy that he would be his own man as Bond. The intention was to bring a harder edge to the character and take full advantage of his considerable acting talents. To be up-to-date and retain the essential Bond humour. Again Tim was a terrific professional."

"In my eyes, Timothy is poetry in motion." - Virginia Hey (Rubavich in The Living Daylights)

Terry Wogan interviewed Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Albert R. Brocolli and Timothy Dalton in 1989:


About Timothy Dalton:
Timothy Dalton was born 1944 in Colwyn Bay, North Wales to an American mother of Italian and Irish descent and an English father, who was a captain in the Special Operations Executive during World War II and had become an advertising executive at the time of his son's birth. Before his fourth birthday, the family moved to Belper, Derbyshire. While in Belper, he attended the Herbert Strutt Grammar School. As a teenager, he was a member of the Air Cadets but at age 16 saw Macbeth and Dalton's life changed. He left school in 1964 to enrol in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and tour with the National Youth Theatre. Dalton did not complete his RADA studies, leaving the academy in 1966 to join the ensemble of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Dalton quickly moved to television, working mainly with BBC and, in 1968, made his film debut as Philip II of France in The Lion in Winter. This was the first of several period dramas, which included a remake of Wuthering Heights in 1970 in which he portrayed the tortured Heathcliff. In 1968, Albert R. Broccoli asked the 22-year-old Dalton to take over for Sean Connery in the role of James Bond. This would not be the last time Dalton turned the role down. After a few more films, Dalton took a break in 1971 to concentrate on the theatre, performing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and other troupes throughout the world.

With two notable exceptions, the films Mary, Queen of Scots (1972) Permission to Kill (1975), he remained a theatre actor until 1978. That year he starred in Sextette as the husband of 85-year-old Mae West, hailing his return to cinema and the beginning of his American career. While in the United States, Dalton worked mainly in television, although he starred in several films. During this time, he played Prince Barin in the 1980 cult science fiction classic Flash Gordon and played Mr. Rochester in the 1983 BBC serial of Jane Eyre. He also co-starred with Joan Collins in the miniseries, Sins (1986).

In 1986, Dalton was the first choice to replace the retiring Roger Moore, but obligations to the film Brenda Starr and the stage productions of Antony and Cleopatra and The Taming of The Shrew kept him from accepting the role. Sam Neill was then screen-tested for the part of Bond, but was ultimately rejected by Albert R. Broccoli. Pierce Brosnan was then approached for the role, but was forced by NBC to turn it down (after initially accepting it) because of his contractual commitments to the television series Remington Steele. By this time, when Dalton completed the filming of Brenda Starr, he was now available to assume the role as James Bond.

Previously, Dalton had been considered for the role of James Bond four times. In 1968, he was asked to play Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) after Sean Connery decided that You Only Live Twice (1967) would be his last Bond film. Dalton turned the offer down, feeling he was too young for the role; it finally went to George Lazenby. In a 1987 interview, Dalton said:

"Originally I did not want to take over from Sean Connery. He was far too good, he was wonderful. I was about 24 or 25, which is too young. But when you've seen Bond from the beginning, you don't take over from Sean Connery."

During the late-1970s, he was approached again, but he did not favour the direction the movies were taking. As he explained, his idea of Bond was different. In a 1979 episode of the television series Charlie's Angels, Dalton played the role of Damien Roth, a millionaire playboy described by David Doyle's character as "almost James Bond-ian", either an amusing coincidence, or a specific in-joke, since it was around that time that Dalton was also asked to star in For Your Eyes Only (1981).

Dalton's first appearance as 007 in The Living Daylights was critically successful, and grossed more than the previous two Bond films with Moore, as well as contemporary box-office rivals such as Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. However, his second film, Licence to Kill, although almost as successful as its predecessor in most markets, did not perform as well at the U.S. box office, in large part due to a lacklustre marketing campaign, after the title of the film was abruptly changed from Licence Revoked. MGM executives believed that takings would be harmed due to most Americans not knowing what the word "revoked" meant. However, the main factor for the lack of success in the U.S. was that it was released at the same time as the hugely successful Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Tim Burton´s Batman, and Lethal Weapon 2, during the summer blockbuster season. Future Bond films, following the resolution of legal and other issues, were all released between 31 October and after mid December, in order to avoid the risk of a summer failure, as had happened to Licence to Kill.

With a worldwide gross of 191 million dollar, The Living Daylights became the fourth most successful Bond film at the time of its release. In 1998 the second Deluxe Edition of Bond's Soundtracks was released. The Living Daylights was one of the first soundtracks to receive deluxe treatment. The booklet/poster of this CD contains MGM's quote about The Living Daylights being the fourth most successful Bond film.

Since Dalton was contracted for three Bond films, the pre-production of his third film began in 1990, in order to be released in 1991. It was rumoured that he would make The Property of a Lady which is one of Ian Fleming's short stories in Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) and elements of which had been included in Octopussy (1983) (1983), but this was never confirmed. What was confirmed is that the story would deal with the destruction of a chemical weapons laboratory in Scotland, and the events would take place in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong. However, the film was cancelled due to legal issues between UA/MGM and EON, which lasted for four years.

The legal battle ended in 1993, and Dalton was expected to return as James Bond in the next Bond film, which later became GoldenEye (1995). Despite his contract having expired, negotiations with him to renew it took place. In an interview with the Daily Mail in August 1993, Dalton indicated that Michael France was writing the screenplay for the new film, and the production was to begin in January or February 1994. When the deadline was not met, Dalton surprised everyone on 12 April 1994 with the announcement that he would not return as James Bond. At this time, he was shooting the mini-series Scarlett. The announcement for the new Bond came two months later, with Pierce Brosnan playing the role. Dalton reflected in 2007, "I was supposed to make one more but it was cancelled because MGM and the film's producers got into a lawsuit which lasted for five years. After that, I didn't want to do it anymore."

Unlike Moore, who had played Bond as more of a light-hearted playboy and admitted that he had read very little Fleming and found the books lacking in humour, Dalton's portrayal of Bond was darker, stiffer and more serious. Dalton pushed for renewed emphasis on gritty realism instead of fantasy plots and humour. Dalton stated in a 1989 interview:

"I think Roger was fine as Bond, but the movies had become too much techno-pop and had lost track of their sense of story. I mean, every movie seemed to have a villain who had to rule or destroy the world. If you want to believe in the fantasy on screen, then you have to believe in the characters and use them as a stepping-stone to lead you into this fantasy world. That's a demand I made, and Cubby Broccoli agreed with me.”

A fan of the literary character, often seen re-reading and referencing the novels on set, Dalton determined to approach the role and play truer to the original character described by Fleming. His 007, therefore, came across as a reluctant agent who did not always enjoy the assignments he was given, something only seen on screen before, albeit obliquely, in George Lazenby's On Her Majesty's Secret Service. In The Living Daylights, for example, Bond tells a critical colleague, "Stuff my orders! ... Tell M what you want. If he fires me, I'll thank him for it." In Licence to Kill, he resigns the Secret Service in order to pursue his own agenda of revenge. Stephen Jay Rubin writes in The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopaedia:

“Unlike Moore, who always seems to be in command, Dalton's Bond sometimes looks like a candidate for the psychiatrist’s couches — a burned-out killer who may have just enough energy left for one final mission. That was Fleming's Bond — a man who drank to diminish the poison in his system, the poison of a violent world with impossible demands.... His is the suffering Bond.”

This approach proved to be a double-edged sword. Film critics and fans of Fleming's original novels welcomed a more serious interpretation after more than a decade of Moore's approach. However, Dalton's films were criticized by many for their comparative lack of humour. Dalton's serious interpretation was not only in portraying the character, but also in performing most of the stunts of the action scenes himself.

After his Bond films, Dalton divided his work between stage, television and films, and diversified the characters he played. This helped him eliminate the 007 typecasting that followed him during the previous period. Dalton was nevertheless for a certain period considered to return as 007 in GoldenEye. Instead, he played the villainous matinee idol Neville Sinclair in The Rocketeer (1991), and Rhett Butler in Scarlett, the television miniseries sequel to Gone with the Wind. He also appeared as criminal informant Eddie Myers in the acclaimed 1992 British miniseries "Framed".

During the second half of the 1990s he starred in several cable films, most notably the Irish Republican Army drama, The Informant, and the action thriller Made Men. In the 1999 TV film Cleopatra he played Julius Caesar.

In 2003, he played a parody of James Bond named Damian Drake in the film Looney Tunes: Back in Action. At the end of that year and the beginning of 2004, he returned to theatre to play Lord Asriel in the stage version of His Dark Materials. In 2007, Dalton played Simon Skinner in the action/comedy film Hot Fuzz.

Dalton returned once again to British television in a guest role for the Doctor Who 2009/10 two-part special "The End of Time'’, playing Rassilon.

In 2010, Dalton voiced the character Mr. Pricklepants in Toy Story 3. The same year he appeared in The Tourist (2010) with Steven Berkoff (General Orlov i Octopussy).

TV roles:
2014-2015: Penny Dreadul (Sir Malcolm)
2010-2011: Chuck (Alexei Volkoff / Gregory Tuttle)
2009-2010: Doctor Who (Lord President Rassilon)
2008: Unknown Sender (Miles)
1999: Cleopatra (Julius Caesar)
1998: Stories from My Childhood (Prince Gvidon)
1994: Scarlett (Rhett Butler)
1992: Framed (Eddie Myers)
1992: Tales from the Crypt (Lokai)
1986: Sins (Edmund Junot)
1985: Faerie Tale Theatre (Narrator)
1984: Mistral's Daughter (Perry Kilkullen)
1983: Jane Eyre (Edward Fairfax Rochester)
1981: Dynasty (Guest at Party)
1979: Charlie's Angels (Damien Roth)
1978-1979: Centennial (Oliver Seccombe)
1970-1971: BBC Play of the Month (Clive Harrington / Marchbanks)
1967: Sat'day While Sunday (Peter)

Timothy Dalton currently lives in Los Angeles with his son Alexander. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, reading, listening to jazz and opera, go to antique fairs and auctions, and watch movies.

Birthdays for other James Bond film actors on From Sweden With Love:
>Barry Nelson (April 16)
>Bob Holness (November 12)
>Daniel Craig (March 2)
>George Lazenby (September 5)
>Pierce Brosnan (May 16)
>Roger Moore (October 14)
>Sean Connery (August 25)

Photo above:
Timothy Dalton in Stockholm 1987. From Anders Frejdh's private collection.

For information about Timothy Dalton's film career, check out his profile on IMDB.

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17 OCTOBER-30 NOVEMBER 2015
ALL SIX JAMES BONDS AT MADAME TUSSAUDS

Madame Tussauds London is bringing together wax figures of all six James Bonds for the first time this October.

To coincide with the release of SPECTRE, wax works of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan will appear alongside the existing wax work of Daniel Craig for a limited time before embarking on a tour of Madame Tussauds worldwide.

The unique experience, created in close collaboration with EON Productions, will give fans an opportunity to stand side by side with all six Bonds - in the same place, at the same time.

Each of the wax works will be featured in a classic 007 dinner suit, designed by Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming.

Sean Connery played 007 in six EON films starting with Dr. No (1962) and is portrayed as he appeared in the 1963 film From Russia with Love.

George Lazenby played James Bond in 1969’s On Her Majesty's Secret Service and will be featured in a classic pose from the film.

Roger Moore played Bond seven times beginning with 1973’s Live and Let Die and will be portrayed as he appeared in the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me.

Timothy Dalton will be featured as he appeared in the late 1980s in his two Bond appearances, The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).

Pierce Brosnan was 007 four times appearing first in 1995’s GoldenEye (1995); he will be featured as he appeared in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies.

Daniel Craig’s figure portrays him as featured in his third Bond film, 2012’s Skyfall (2012).

The Madame Tussauds team already had access to measurements of Craig, Connery, Moore, Dalton and Brosnan from previous figures but needed George Lazenby's to complete the picture. The star of On Her Majesty's Secret Service was happy to oblige and gave the artists a sitting in Los Angeles in February.

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Wax dolls of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. © 2015 Madame Tussauds. Alla rights reserved.

For more information and photos of the James Bonds at Madame Tussauds, go to:

www.madametussauds.com/london

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19 MAY 2014
PENNY DREADFUL PREMIERES ON HBO NORDIC

Penny Dreadful, a new mini- series in eight parts, will premiere in Sweden on HBO Nordic where the first two episodes of the new thriller series is available from May 19th. (The series is first broadcast by Showtime where it premieres on May 11th.)

Penny Dreadful is an intense psychological thriller series written and produced by Academy Award nominee John Logan (Hugo, Gladiator, Skyfall (2012)) and Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall & Bond 24). Josh Hartnett, Eva Green (Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale), Timothy Dalton (James Bond in The Living Daylights & Licence to Kill), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall & Bond 24) and Helen McCrory (Skyfall) are some of the many prominent actors in the cast.

In Penny Dreadful, some of literature's most terrifying characters meet in Victorian London, Dr. Frankenstein and his creation Dorian Gray. Dracula and other iconic monsters also appear in the series that gives new life to classic horror.

The first two episodes of Penny Dreadful is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona who is behind films like The Orphanage and The Impossible.

This marks the second collaboration between John Logan and Sam Mendes after their work on the successful Bond film (Skyfall) and the first time they work for a television production.

Official trailer for Penny Dreadful published February 14, 2014: (thanks to Showtime)


Editor's note:
Earlier this year, HBO Nordic broadcast the miniseries Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond starring Dominic Cooper in the role of Ian Fleming.

For other posts about Eva Green featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For other posts about Timothy Dalton featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

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Eva Green (as Vanessa Ives) in the miniseries Penny Dreadful. © 2014 HBO Nordic. All rights reserved.

Visit HBO Nordic's official website for the latest information on the miniseries Penny Dreadful:

www.hbonordic.com

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5 OCTOBER 2012
THE MAKING OF THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)

Charles Helfenstein's latest book, The Making of The Living Daylights, is published in paperback by Spies Publishing.

For the 25th anniversary of the most successful film franchise in history, Cubby Broccoli's Eon Productions launched James Bond in a bold new direction with a spectacular globe-trotting adventure that showcased incredible stunts, gorgeous cinematography, and a smoldering romance set amongst elegant old world Europe and breathtaking vistas of Africa.

Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew, and see how veteran director John Glen put together a mammoth effort to take the series back to its thriller origins, rooted by the casting of Timothy Dalton, a noted stage actor and fan of Ian Fleming's novels.

Follow the complete history of the film, from the origins of Fleming's short story, through early drafts of the script (where James Bond was a brash young Lieutenant in the Royal Navy), through Pierce Brosnan securing the role then losing it, Dalton's last minute casting, pre-production, shooting, post-production, to the release and marketing of the film.

Based on years of research, cast and crew interviews, access to original scripts, storyboards, production memos, call sheets, props, and more, this fascinating look behind the scenes features hundreds of never before published photographs, including a detailed look at deleted scenes.

Book details:
Paperback: 290 pages
Publisher: Spies LLC
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098441262X
ISBN-13: 978-0984412624
Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches

About the publisher:
Spies Publishing is a full service niche publisher focusing on arts and entertainment titles and behind the scenes looks at movie and television properties. Two titles are currently in print: The Making of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and James Bond Unmasked.

Other Ian Fleming and James Bond related books published in 2012 and featured on FSWL:
>007 - The James Bond Archives by Paul Duncan (November)
>A Brief Guide to James Bond by Nigel Cawthorne (September)
>All About Bond by Terry O'Neill (October 1)
>Bond on Bond by Roger Moore (April 10)
>Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall by Greg Williams (October)
>Catching Bullets: Memoirs of a Bond Fan by Mark O'Connell (September 3)
>For Your Ears Only: The Voice of the Stars by Nikki van der Zyl (October)
>Ian Fleming: The Bibliography by Jon Gilbert (October)
>Ian Fleming and SOE's Operation POSTMASTER by Brian Gordon Lett (September 20)
>James Bond: Amazing and Extraordinary Facts by Michael Paterson (April 27)
>James Bond: Le Dossier Secret by Kevin Bertrand Collette (October 25)
>James Bond 50 Years of Movie Posters by Dennis Gassner (September 3)
>James Bond is Real by Mike L. Sparks (March 19)
>James Bond Unmasked by Bill Desowitz (May 9)
>LIFE 50 Years of James Bond: On the Run with 007, from Dr. No to Skyfall (November 13)
>My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman & Other Action Heroes by Vic Armstrong (May)
>My Life as a Mankiewicz: An Insider’s Journey through Hollywood by Robert Crane (May)
>The First Lady of Bond: My Autobiography by Eunice Gayson (September 12)
>The Bluffer's Guide to James Bond (October 20)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 003 by Ian Fleming (March 23)
>The James Bond Omnibus Volume 004 by Ian Fleming (November 6)
>The Music of James Bond by Jon Burlingame (October 25)

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The cover of Charles Helfenstein's book The Making of The Living Daylights. © 2012 Spies Publishing. All rights reserved.

Order The Making of The Living Daylights from Amazon US:

www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/098441262X/fromswedenwit-20/

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SEPTEMBER 2007
SIDESHOW FIGURE: TIMOTHY DALTON AS 007

Timothy Dalton as James Bond - Legacy Collection, James Bond 12-inch Figures, Item No. 7733. The price will be 44.99 USD. Limited edition of 1000.

"Making only two 007 adventures, Timothy Dalton was by far the most serious of them all. A trained stage actor, and the one whose performance is most like the 007 Ian Fleming had envisioned while writing the novels, Timothy was indeed James Bond." - Doug Redenius, Vice President of the Ian Fleming Foundation

Timothy Dalton as James Bond - Legacy Collection Sixth Scale Figure:
• Authentic Timothy Dalton portrait
• Fully articulated body with 30+ points of articulation
• Expertly tailored fabric costume
• Poker Chip w/ Timothy Dalton print
• Martini Glass
• Walther PPK
• Walther P5
• Interchangeable hands
• Watch
• 12" figure display stand featuring the 007 logo print

Other Sideshow Collectibles on From Sweden With Love:
>Sean Connery as James Bond
>George Lazenby as James Bond
>Roger Moore as James Bond (scale 1:6)
>Roger Moore as James Bond
>Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

Order the Timothy Dalton Legacy Collection Sixth Scale Figure from Sideshow Collectibles.

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James Bond : From Sweden with Love

From Sweden with Love (FSWL) is entirely dedicated to Agent 007 and his creator Ian Fleming. We have been studying the phenomenon for more than 30 years. FSWL started as a personal examination of the fictive agent but has developed and progressed now featuring exclusive interviews, Bond news in Swedish media, book and film reviews, meetings with Bond stars who have appeared in or worked on the James Bond films, database with our 007 collection featuring thousands of items, articles and travel stories from the world of 007, competitions, webshop featuring Swedish film posters, the films on Blu-ray and the soundtracks on CD.

Sweden have been represented by (00)7 Bond girls - Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Anne Lonnberg (Anne's father is Swedish), Mary Stavin, Kristina Wayborn, Izabella Scorupco and Eva Green (Eva's father is Swedish).
Dolph Lundgren and stuntman Lars Lundgren have also appeared in the Bond film series. Two other Swedish actors , Ola Rapace and Jens Hultén, appeared in the 23rd adventure, Skyfall (2012) (2012), with Per Hallberg supervising the sound which gave him an Oscar®.

FSWL's vision is to focus on the phenomenon from a Swedish point of view. We have a serious passion (not interested in rumours) for the fictional hero created by Ian Fleming in 1952 when he wrote the first James Bond novel - Casino Royale.

FSWL is also a tribute to producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli for adapting Ian Fleming's novels into films.

All James Bond 007 films: (1962 - 2015)
Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring David Niven
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

(Note: Film abbreviations are sometimes used in the text on FSWL.)

All James Bond 007 novels and short stories: (1953 - 2017)
Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming
Live and Let Die (1954) by Ian Fleming
Moonraker (1955) by Ian Fleming
Diamonds are Forever (1956) by Ian Fleming
From Russia With Love (1957) by Ian Fleming
Dr. No (1958) by Ian Fleming
Goldfinger (1959) by Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only (1960) by Ian Fleming
Thunderball (1961) by Ian Fleming
The Spy Who Loved Me (1962) by Ian Fleming
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1963) by Ian Fleming
You Only Live Twice (1964) by Ian Fleming
The Man with the Golden Gun (1965) by Ian Fleming
Fallet James Bond (1965) by Kingsley Amis
Octopussy and The Living Daylights (1966) by Ian Fleming
Colonel Sun (1968) by Kingsley Amis
The Authorised Biography of James Bond (1973) by John Pearson
James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) by Christopher Wood
James Bond and Moonraker (1979) by Christopher Wood
Licence Renewed (1981) by John Gardner
For Special Services (1982) by John Gardner
Icebreaker (1983) by John Gardner
Role Of Honour (1984) by John Gardner
Nobody lives forever (1986) by John Gardner
No Deals, Mr. Bond (1987) by John Gardner
Scorpius (1988) by John Gardner
Win, Lose or Die (1989) by John Gardner
Brokenclaw (1990) by John Gardner
Licence to Kill (1990) by John Gardner
The Man From Barbarossa (1991) by John Gardner
Death is Forever (1992) by John Gardner
Never Send Flowers (1993) by John Gardner
Sea Fire (1994) by John Gardner
Cold (1996) by John Gardner
GoldenEye (1996) by John Gardner
Zero Minus Ten (1997) by Raymond Benson
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) by Raymond Benson
Blast From the Past (1997) by Raymond Benson
The Facts Of Death (1998) by Raymond Benson
High Time To Kill (1999) by Raymond Benson
Midsummer night's doom (1999) by Raymond Benson
The World Is Not Enough (1999) by Raymond Benson
Live at Five (1999) by Raymond Benson
Doubleshot (2000) by Raymond Benson
Never Dream Of Dying (2001) by Raymond Benson
Die another day (2002) by Raymond Benson
The Man with the Red Tattoo (2002) by Raymond Benson
Silverfin (2005) by Charlie Higson
Guardian Angel (2005) by Kate Westbrook
Blood Fever (2006) by Charlie Higson
Secret Servant (2006) by Kate Westbrook
Double Or Die (2007) by Charlie Higson
Hurricane Gold (2007) by Charlie Higson
Final Fling (2008) by Kate Westbrook
Devil May Care (2008) by Sebastian Faulks
By Royal Command (2008) by Charlie Higson
Carte Blanche (2011) by Jeffery Deaver
Solo (2013) by William Boyd
Shoot to Kill (2014) by Steve Cole
Trigger Mortis (2015) by Anthony Horowitz
Heads You Die (2016) by Steve Cole
Strike Lightning (2016) by Steve Cole
Red Nemesis (2017) by Steve Cole

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Licence to Kill

US one sheet poster for Licence to Kill (1989)
The Swedish poster for Licence to Kill (1989)
After James Bond’s best friend Felix Leiter is horribly maimed and his new bride murdered, agent 007 sets out on a personal vendetta to bring violent retribution to all those responsible.

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The Living Daylights

US one sheet poster for The Living Daylights (1987)
The Swedish poster for The Living Daylights (1987)
Soviet General Georgi Koskov fakes his defection to the West in order he is able to continue his capitalist pursuits and have the British Secret Service eliminate his colleagues who are close to exposing his corruption.

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