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Welcome to one of the World's oldest and most comprehensive James Bond & Ian Fleming sites dedicated to the global 007 phenomenon. Over 7,000 English pages of content. Launched in September 2004 by Swedish James Bond expert Anders Frejdh who also manages 007 actor George Lazenby since 2013.

Happy Birthday Lashana Lynch, Samantha Bond et al

FSWL contributor and The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia author Steven Jay Rubin celebrates Lashana Lynch and Samantha Bond on their birthday and notes what a remarkable day November 27 is in the world of James Bond 007.

Published: 2020-11-27

Empire mag with special commemorative Sir Sean Connery cover

Midway through production on the latest issue of Empire Magazine came the tragic news that legendary actor Sir Sean Connery, the man who brought Bond and so much more to life, had passed away at the age of 90. He left behind a brilliant cinematic legacy, which they’ve celebrated inside the new January 2021 issue – with a series of features delving into the way he made an indelible dent on cinema with the role of 007 and beyond. The cover with Sir Sean is a limited to a print run of 2500 copies, and will be available exclusively online at Great Magazines – on sale from today Thursday 26 November.

Published: 2020-11-26

Lili: Lili Stern-Pohlmann in conversation with Anna Blasiak

FSWL reader Lili Pohlmann - previously married to Austrian actor Eric Pohlmann (1913-1979) who voiced Ernst Stavro Blofeld in From Russia with Love (1963) and Thunderball (1965) and later partner to Peter Janson-Smith (1922-2016) who was Ian Fleming's literary agent - is a remarkable person. To say the least. Her incredible life story written by Anna Blasiak is a must-read for all human beings. The 191-page book was published by Holland House Books on 9th November 2020.

Published: 2020-11-25

Sir Sean Connery portrayed Sir Billi in his last official film appearance

Back in 2013, FSWL was graciously invited to attend a private screening of Sir Sean Connery's Sir Billi in Glasgow, Scotland. Sir Sean's last feature film. Our man on the ground, Brian James Smith, attended the event and interviewed the film-makers including writer/producer Tessa Hartmann and her wonderfully talented family. To quote Brian, “By the time Dame Shirley Bassey performs the title song – Guardian of the Highlands - and Sir Sean Connery delivers his opening monologue, the hairs on the back of your neck will be standing on end.”

Published: 2020-11-24

Dame Shirley Bassey has released her Grand Finale album

Britain’s most successful female artist of all time, Dame Shirley Bassey, has released her grand finale album this November. Dame Shirley wants this album to act as a ‘thank you’ to her fans, who have supported her all these years, and to the music – which has remained a constant throughout her life.

Published: 2020-11-23

A Celebration of the great Mads Mikkelsen on his 55th birthday

Happy birthday to the great Dane that is Mads Mikkelsen - one of the finest actors in his generation, a wonderful human being and one of the biggest reasons to re-watch 2006’s Casino Royale for his outstanding performance as Le Chiffre. The casino scenes between him and Bond is an absolute class act and most entertaining.

Published: 2020-11-22

Mark Cerulli reviews OMEGA Lifetime Magazine's No Time To Die issue

Since 1848, OMEGA has built a loyal worldwide following as a maker of distinctive luxury timepieces. Since 1995, they’ve enjoyed a special relationship with the James Bond films that could serve as a textbook case of how-to tie-in to a global movie franchise. What people might not know is that Omega also publishes a magazine as luxurious as its watches - LIFETIME.

Published: 2020-11-21

Steven Jay Rubin celebrate Mie Hama on her 77th birthday

FSWL contrubutor and The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia author Steve Rubin celebrates Mie Hama, Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice, on her 77th birthday. “Prior to 1967, if Japanese actresses were seen in American films they were more often portrayed as Geisha girls, or terrified citizens running from giant beasts like Godzilla.”

Published: 2020-11-20

Juliens Auctions offer the Sean Connery used pistol from Dr. No (1962)

Juliens Auctions has announced a sale of the Walther PP handgun used by the late Sir Sean Connery as 007 in the very first Bond film, 1962's Dr. No. The auction will take place on December 3, 2020, with an estimated sale price of 150,000 - 200,000 USD. One of two employed on the film, this prop was identified by the original film armorer, BAPTY in the UK, which had it until the official BAPTY Archive auction in 2006. It has since been archived in the collection of that buyer for the last 14 years.

Published: 2020-11-20

Official James Bond video game from IO Interactive announced

James Bond will once again be coming to a console and computer screen near you. IO Interactive - an independent videogame development and publishing studio with offices in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden - in collaboration with MGM, EON Productions and Delphi announced today that they are developing the very first James Bond origin story with the working title Project 007. Project 007 will feature a wholly original Bond story exclusively as a video game.

Published: 2020-11-19

In retrospect: Sir Sean Connery's 2008 campaign for Louis Vuitton

Back in 2008, Sir Sean Connery joined other icons - like Mikhail Gorbachev, Catherine Deneuve, Keith Richards, and Francis Ford Coppola - to go before the Louis Vuitton lens as the new face of the label's Core Values campaign beautifully photographed by Annie Leibovitz.

Published: 2020-11-18

Steven Jay Rubin celebrate Sophie Marceau on her 54th birthday

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia author Steven Jay Rubin presents This Day in James Bond 007 Movie History - wishing French actress Sophie Marceau a very happy 54th birthday. Steve's totally revised and updated encyclopedia is published today by Chicago Review Press. A must-read for all Bond scholars!

Published: 2020-11-17

New book: 50 Greatest Bond Cars edited by Ben Robinson

50 Greatest Bond Cars (hardcover) edited by Ben Robinson takes a closer look at 50 legendary cars from 25 movies, including the cars from the newest No Time To Die movie starring Daniel Craig and Rami Malek.

Published: 2020-11-17

Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery is back at cinemas in Sweden

The iconic James Bond film Goldfinger from 1964 starring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming's agent 007 is back at cinemas in Sweden under the direction of Filmstaden to honour Sean's work after his sad passing on 31 October 2020. The film opens on 16th November.

Published: 2020-11-16

New book: The Lost Adventures of James Bond written by Mark Edlitz

The Lost Adventures of James Bond är en ny 304-sidig skriven av FSWL-läsaren Mark Edlitz som han själv publicerar den 27 november 2020. För ett år sedan publicerades Marks första bok om Bond, The Many Lives of James Bond: How the Creators of 007 Have Decoded the Superspy.

Published: 2020-11-16

Steven Jay Rubin celebrates Yaphet Kotto on his birthday

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia author and FSWL contributor Steve Rubin celebrates actor Yaphet Kotto, a magnificent morsel in the Bond villain buffet. “Yaphet brings an understated grace to Dr. Kananga – which disguises the evil he’s bringing to bear.”

Published: 2020-11-15

Joanna Lumley guest on Fredrik Skavlan's talk show in Sweden

The absolutely fabulous Joanna Lumley made a wonderful appearance on Fredrik Skavlan's talk-show (the biggest in Scandinavia) last night. Questioned about kissing all the James Bond actors at various social events over the years she spoke fondly of each one of them. She also recalled the good memories of filming On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) opposite George Lazenby as Ian Fleming’s 007.

Published: 2020-11-14

Mercury Cougar Convertible XR-7 from OHMSS in Bonhams sale

One of the three screen-used Mercury Cougar Convertible XR-7 cars from On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 is offered in Bonhams Bond Street sale on 16th December 2020.

Published: 2020-11-13

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