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James Bond in Sweden by Anders Frejdh

Welcome to one of the World's oldest and most comprehensive James Bond & Ian Fleming sites dedicated to the global 007 phenomenon. Over 6,500 English pages of content. Launched in September 2004 by Swedish James Bond expert Anders Frejdh who also manages 007 actor George Lazenby since 2013.

John Richardson on special effects and his book Making Movie Magic

Academy Award® winner and FSWL supporter John Richardson (one of 13 special guests during our James Bond weekend in Stockholm 2014) is currently promoting his book Making Movie Magic which was published on 28th October 2019 by The History Press. He's been on BBC Radio 2 with Graham Norton and BBC Breakfast Show on television to talk about it.

Published: 2019-11-01

George Lazenby in new ad campaign for Melbourne Gin Company

James Bond actor George Lazenby (still the youngest actor to portray Ian Fleming's agent 007 on film) put the tuxedo back on to front new advertisement campaign for The Melbourne Gin Company who has always been about turning dreams into reality.

Published: 2019-10-30

Some Kind Of Hero: The Remarkable Story Of The James Bond Films review

“Some Kind Of Hero is the best book I have read on the subject of the James Bond 007 films, period. Required reading for the serious Bond fan.” FSWL writer Brian Smith reviews Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury's book SOME KIND OF HERO (foreword by George Lazenby) which arrived in 2015 to great critical acclaim. Last year a new deluxe softcover edition was published, fully updated to include the 2015 film Spectre and the Road to Bond 25, No Time To Die, due for release in April 2020.

Published: 2019-10-29

Rami Malek plays Safin in No Time To Die (2020) starring Daniel Craig

In a new exclusive interview with British film journal Empire Magazine, producer Barbara Broccoli confirms that Rami Malek's character in No Time To Die (which has not previously been revealed even though media, as usual, have speculated wildly) is called Safin.

Published: 2019-10-27

Principal photography of No Time To Die wraps after 184 days

After over six months in production, principal photography of No Time To Die ended after 184 shooting days at Pinewood Studios on Friday 25th October 2019. The film premieres at cinemas in April 2020. In America, the film is distributed by Annapurna Pictures and internationally by Universal Pictures while SF Studios handles the distribution in Scandinavia.

Published: 2019-10-26

Bond, Beauties and Villains: Inside the World of James Bond by Terry O'Neill

A preview of Bond, Beauties and Villains: Inside the World of James Bond by Terry O'Neill (recently given an OBE, Order of the British Empire) which is due for publication in March 2020. The book features iconic portraits and contact sheets from Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, GoldenEye and the 1967 Bond spoof, Casino Royale.

Published: 2019-10-24

Special Edition of LIVE AND LET DIE from The Folio Society

A new special edition of Live and Let Die (1954), the second original James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming, has been published by The Folio Society in the UK. Man-eating sharks, the lifeless stare of the zombie, and, underneath it all, the eerie beat of the voodoo drum... Live and Let Die plunges MI6’s best into a desperate fight for survival against the unearthly Mr Big, and not everyone will leave with their limbs intact.

Published: 2019-10-23

Book review: When Harry Met Cubby written by Robert Sellers

FSWL contributor Brian Smith reviews the unofficial biography When Harry Met Cubby published by The History Press on 23 September 2019. In his latest book, When Harry Met Cubby, author Robert Sellers turns his attention to the story of the original Bond producers Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, focusing on their business partnership between 1961 and 1974.

Published: 2019-10-22

The making of OHMSS50 by Martijn Mulder and Sascha Braun

A brand new 136 page softcover photo book giving you all the details and stories behind the making of OHMSS50, the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty's Secret Service celebration tour in Portugal and Switzerland. Featuring many wonderful and unique photographs by FSWL photographer Sascha Braun with personal comments from the film's cast & crew members.

Published: 2019-10-21

17 James Bond films to be screened at Bio Capitol in Stockholm

Great news for all Bond fans in Sweden as Bio Capitol in Stockholm will screen 17 James Bond films in the run-up to the premiere of No Time To Die. Before Sunday 27 October's screening of On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring George Lazenby, FSWL founder (and Lazenby's manager since 2013) Anders Frejdh will conduct a Q&A with Terence Mountain who played Raphael in the film.

Published: 2019-10-20

A Four-way James Bond: 2019’s Bonded Anniversary Year

As shooting winds down on the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions, No Time To Die starring Daniel Craig, and we eagerly await its arrival in cinemas, now may be a good time to look back since this year marks a four-way anniversary for a disparate array of entries in the Bond film canon. 50 years of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) directed by Peter Hunt. 40 years of Moonraker (1979) directed by Lewis Gilbert. 30 years for Licence to Kill (1989) directed by John Glen, and 20 years of The World Is Not Enough (1999) directed by Michael Apted.

Published: 2019-10-18

Four Aston Martins models features in Bond 25: No Time To Die

To mark the 25th Bond film, No Time To Die starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's James Bond, four of Aston Martin cars will be featured in the film. From the classic DB5 and V8 Vantage, to the new DBS Superleggera and Valhalla models.

Published: 2019-10-12

N.Peal's 007 Cashmere Collection in stores from 18th October

N.Peal's exclusive 007 Cashmere Collection offers 13 looks inspired by scenes from Goldfinger (1964), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Live and Let Die (1973), For Your Eyes Only (1981), The Living Daylights (1987) and GoldenEye (1995), plus, three pieces worn by 007 in Skyfall (2012) and SPECTRE (2015). Available to buy from 18 October, the collection includes 24 items in total.

Published: 2019-10-12

007 XXS: 50 Jahre James Bond Im Geheimdienst Ihrer Majestät

Publication of 007 XXS – 50 Jahre James Bond "Im Geheimdienst Ihrer Majestät", a new German book written by FSWL reader Danny Morgenstern. The book is published in Germany by DAMOKLES for the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby as Ian Fleming's 007.

Published: 2019-10-08

Auction: The Carter-Jones James Bond Cinema Poster Collection

On 5th November 2019 at 1:30pm GMT (UK time), Prop Store will be selling the Carter-Jones unique James Bond poster collection (the first part of it anyway!) in a stand-alone sale. It is an unprecedented event in James Bond poster collecting as there has never been a larger, or better quality, collection come to market in a single offering.

Published: 2019-10-07

An analysis of the official No Time To Die (2020) teaser poster

FSWL contributor Greg Bechtloff analyses the teaser poster for No Time To Die featuring Daniel Craig which was officially revealed on 5th October (Global James Bond Day). The poster design is from Empire Design who also designed the Spectre posters.

Published: 2019-10-06

Official teaser poster for No Time To Die (2020) released

The official teaser poster for No Time To Die (2020) with Daniel Craig in focus was released during Global James Bond Day on 5th October 2019. The film will be in cinemas around the world in April 2020. In Sweden and the rest of the Nordic region, the film is distributed by SF Studios.

Published: 2019-10-05

Book review: Bond Behind The Scenes from The History Press

FSWL contributor Brian Smith reviews the new book Bond Behind The Scenes published by The History Press on 26th August 2019 and based on the picture library and photographic archive of the Daily Mirror newspaper.

Published: 2019-10-04

Celebrating 40 Years of Bollinger and James Bond 007

In 1979, Champagne Bollinger appeared on screen with the release of Moonraker starring Roger Moore, becoming the Official Champagne for the famous British secret agent. The partnership has evolved over the years and is now a recognisable part of the legacy of both brands.

Published: 2019-10-04

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