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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.

Interview with Anders Frejdh and Remmert van Braam about their work as extras on Quantum of Solace

Ever wanted to be an Extra on a James Bond 007 film? This is a tale about such experience. With special thanks to David Zaritsky, The King of Bond Fans on YouTube, who interviews Remmert (Bond Lifestyle) and Anders Frejdh about their memories of Spring 2008 in Bregenz, Austria. One of the locations for Daniel Craig's second film as Ian Fleming's 007, Quantum of Solace.

Published: 2021-02-05

Pierce Brosnan signed limited editions prints from Seasons in Los Angeles

Seasons in Los Angeles now offers the first two hand signed limited edition prints by the artist, Irish James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan. One of them originally created during the production of his first film as Ian Fleming's 007, 1995's GoldenEye co-starring Polish-Swedish actress Izabella Scorupco.

Published: 2021-02-04

Meet Fields. Strawberry Fields. Happy 35th birthday, Gemma!

In Quantum of Solace, following a long tradition of female sacrificial lambs, Gemma portrayed MI6 agent Strawberry Fields who is sent to La Paz, Bolivia to convince 007 (Daniel Craig) to abandon his mission and return to England. Instead, she falls for Bond’s charms, and, like Jill Masterson in Goldfinger (1964), winds up dead. Instead of being painted gold, her lungs are filled with crude oil. Not a very happy ending for this stunning figure – as M (Judi Dench) explains to her rebellious double-O.

Published: 2021-02-02

Steven Jay Rubin celebrate Daniela Bianchi on her 79th birthday

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia presents This Day in James Bond Movie History - wishing the very striking Italian Bond girl Daniela Bianchi of From Russia with Love (1963) a very Happy Birthday. So let’s raise a tall glass of Chianti to one of Italy’s most exciting exports to the movie world. Happy Birthday, Daniela. Så låt oss höja ett stort glas Chianti för en av Italiens mest spännande exporter till filmvärlden. Grattis på födelsedagen, Daniela.

Published: 2021-01-31

Kristina Wayborn reflecting on life, being a Bond Girl, and the future

Having gone through some personal difficulties in recent years, Kristina Wayborn reflects on her roles as screen legend Greta Garbo in The Silent Lovers and playing Magda in Octopussy opposite Sir Roger Moore. She now looks forward with an appetite for life including a Russian 007 twist in the middle.

Published: 2021-01-30

Sean Connery (1930-2020) tribute artwork by Graham Kennedy

Graham Kennedy's new artwork features Sir Sean Connery in his roles as James Bond, naturally, as well as Michael McBride in Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959), Daniel Dravot in The Man Who Would Be King (1975), Maj. Gen. Urquhart in A Bridge Too Far (1977), Pierce in The First Great Train Robbery (1978), Marshal William T. O'Niel in Outland (1981), William von Baskerville in The Name of the Rose (1986), Jim Malone in The Untouchables (1987), Professor Henry Jones in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), Marko Ramius in The Hunt for Red October (1990).

Published: 2021-01-28

Steven Jay Rubin celebrating Alan Cumming and Rosamund Pike

The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia presents This Day in James Bond Movie History - celebrating the birthday of Scottish actor Alan Cumming who potrayed Boris Grishenko in GoldenEye (1995). 27th January is also the birthday of Die Another Day actress Rosamund Pike.

Published: 2021-01-27

Sir Sean Connery's family creates new tartan in his honour

Sir Sean Connery's widow Lady Micheline, his son Stephan and granddaughter Saskia have created a new tartan which will represent the actor's favourite places. The new tartan will be unveiled as the James Bond actor is commemorated at this year's Dressed To Kilt fashion show in Long Island this summer.

Published: 2021-01-27

White Trash starring Ola Rapace premieres on 14th May 2021

White Trash starring Ola Rapace (Patrice in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall) in the leading role as Sami premieres at cinemas in Sweden on 14th May 2021. The other leading role is played by Ida Engvoll who auditioned for one of the female roles in SPECTRE (2015). White Trash is produced by Mikael Cross & Eiffel Mattsson and distributed by Lucky Dogs.

Published: 2021-01-26

Bond in Motion at London Film Museum has permanently closed

London Film Museum who has hosted the official James Bond 007 exhibition Bond in Motion since March 2014 has announced the permanently closure of this exhibit after attracting thousands of visitors since it was opened including James Bond actor George Lazenby.

Published: 2021-01-25

James Bond actor Daniel Craig launch Safe Ground project in Cambodia

After meeting James Bond actor Daniel Craig a few times over the years, we already know he's a good human being. This insight was further strengthened in 2015 when he become the official spokesperson for one of the world's most important projects: The removal of all mines in Cambodia. And the other day he launched a Safe Ground project for UNDP Cambodia.

Published: 2021-01-24

James Bond director John Glen remembers Rémy Julienne (1930-2021)

Legendary director and FSWL supporter John Glen shares his thoughts with our readers after hearing the sad news about Rémy Julienne's passing on 21 January 2021. John and Rémy worked together on five James Bond films from 1981 until 1989 creating some epic action sequences.

Published: 2021-01-23

Jon Auty remembers Rémy Julienne - The Greatest Cascadeur

FSWL contributor Jon Auty remembers the great Frenchman Rémy Julienne who sadly have died at hospital in France from Covid-19 complications aged 90. To say that Rémy was a great stuntman is an understatement. He started out with aspirations of becoming a motorcycle racer. This turned into Motocross and his ability on two wheels was also as significant and flamboyant as his ability of four wheels. This drive and determination saw him become the French Motocross champion in 1956.

Published: 2021-01-22

No Time To Die's release in cinemas postponed to October 2021

As expected, it has now been officially confirmed that the premiere of No Time To Die, Daniel Craig's last film as Ian Fleming's agent 007, has been postponed until October 2021. In Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia, the film will be distributed according to previous info by SF Studios.

Published: 2021-01-22

Moke America launch limited “San Monique” 007 Special Edition

Drawing inspiration from the Caribbean, a location synonymous with James Bond, the 007 “San Monique” takes its name from the fictional island featured in Live and Let Die. In the film, James Bond drives a white and blue Moke through the streets of San Monique. The limited edition 007 Moke has the same striking white and blue design, and features the unique “San Monique” artwork created for the movie.

Published: 2021-01-22

Steven Jay Rubin remember Telly Savalas on his birthday

FSWL contributor Steven Jay Rubin remembers Telly Savalas, Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, born on 21 January 1922. Savalas (1922-1994) portrayed Ernst Stavro Blofeld in one of the best of all the Bonds – 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring George Lazenby as Ian Fleming's 007.

Published: 2021-01-21

Rumors of another No Time To Die postponement are growing

The No Time To Die release has been postponed many times: From November 2019 it was moved to February 2020. Then to April 2020. Then to November 2020. Unfortunately, as the epidemic did not make the November 2020 release possible - MGM, Universal and EON Productions have rescheduled a release for April 2021... FSWL contributor Laurent Perriot analyses the situation.

Published: 2021-01-17

For Special Services (1982) by John Gardner - the 2020 edition

Great news for readers of John Gardner's James Bond novels as Orion Books has published a brand-new paperback edition of his second 007 novel, For Special Services, originally published in 1982. Gardner was described by Len Deighton as a ‘Master Storyteller’ and we couldn't agree more.

Published: 2021-01-16

Steven Jay Rubin remember Derek Meddings on his birthday

FSWL contributor Steven Jay Rubin on special effects maestro Derek Meddings who worked on six of the James Bond films between 1973 and 1995. Meddings joined the Bond team on Live and Let Die (1973), building Kananga’s poppy field in miniature and then blasting it to fiery smithereens. Later, he blew up the giant satellite dish in GoldenEye (1995).

Published: 2021-01-15

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