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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 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.

A Celebration of American-Swedish Bond girl Anne Lonnberg

Birthday of FSWL supporter Anne Lonnberg who is half Swedish. Over a career spanning 40 years she has worked as model, singer, actress and author. Her most famous film role was in Moonraker (1979) where she portrayed the museum guide and one of Drax' girls. From Sweden with Love celebrates Anne Lonnberg and thank her again for attending our James Bond festival in Stockholm on 19-21 September 2014 where she saw Moonraker for the first time on the big screen since it premiered.

Published: 2019-02-17

Screenplay for BOND 25 rewritten by renowned script doctor Scott Z. Burns

The original screenplay for BOND 25 by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade is currently being rewritten by renowned script doctor Scott Z. Burns. Well, it is a well-known fact that without a great screenplay, no movie, whatever the budget is, can be made without flaws and FSWL strongly supports this tough decision even though it'll slightly delay the film's release.

Published: 2019-02-17

The release date for BOND 25 changed to 8 April 2020

The release date for the 25th James Bond film from EON Productions with the working title BOND 25 has changed announces producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli who said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing Bond 25 on 8 April 2020.”

Published: 2019-02-15

BOND 25 casting director Debbie McWilliams won inaugural casting award

BOND 25 Casting Director Debbie McWilliams won the award for Best Casting in a Film for the brilliant 2017 film from EON Productions, Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, at the inaugural Casting Directors Guild Awards in London on 12th February 2019. FSWL joins the choir of admirers and congratulate Ms. McWilliams to the award.

Published: 2019-02-13

Birthday of two-time Swedish James Bond girl Maud Adams

Swedish super-model and actress Maud Adams, two-time Bond Girl after roles in The Man with the Golden (1974) directed by Guy Hamilton and Octopussy (1983) directed by John Glen, was born on 12th February. Maud, born just below the Arctic Circle, has always been a loyal supporter of FSWL for which we love her dearly.

Published: 2019-02-12

20th Anniversary of the 1999 James Bond film The World Is Not Enough

On 19th November 1999, The World Is Not Enough, Pierce Brosnan's third film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas in USA. Read more about the film on our anniversary page which contains synopsis, production notes, filming locations, trailer, and more.

Published: 2019-02-11

30th Anniversary of the 1989 James Bond film Licence To Kill

On 13th June 1989, Licence To Kill, Timothy Dalton's second and final film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas in the UK. Read more about the film on our anniversary page which contains synopsis, production notes, filming locations, trailer, and more.

Published: 2019-02-11

40th Anniversary of the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker

On 26th June 1979, Moonraker, Roger Moore's fourth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, directed by Lewis Gilbert premiered at cinemas in the UK. Read more about the film on our anniversary page which contains synopsis, production notes, filming locations, trailer, and more.

Published: 2019-02-11

50th Anniversary of the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On 18th December 1969, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, George Lazenby's only film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas in the UK. Read more about the film on our anniversary page which contains synopsis, production notes, filming locations, trailer, and more.

Published: 2019-02-11

Producer Barbara Broccoli recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award

James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Casting Society of America at an event in London on 31 January in conjunction with the British Independent Film Awards. Accepting the award, Barbara Broccoli said: “There is no job for me that is too small or too big. Get those pitches ready...!”

Published: 2019-02-10

Shatterhand: A tribute film to the James Bond phenomenon by French fans

Remember the 'news' in 2017 of Shatterhand being the title of Bond 25? Then forget about it and check out this great fan film from 2007 by FSWL reader Eric Saussine's Constellation Studios who previously also produced Shamelady, another great fan-made film featuring other FSWL readers.

Published: 2019-02-09

In Memoriam of Skyfall actor Albert Finney (1936-2019)

Five-time Academy Award nominated actor Albert Finney has sadly left us after a short illness. Finney most memorably portrayed gamekeeper Kincade in the hugely successful James Bond film from 2012, Skyfall, which turned out to be his last film. Read what Bond producers Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson and JB actor Daniel Craig said after hearing about Albert's passing on our obituary page.

Published: 2019-02-08

Bond: Behind the Scenes by Mirrorpix from The History Press (new book)

Mirrorpix, the picture library and photographic archive from Daily Mirror, opens their formidable photo archives for the creation of a comprehensive photographic history of the James Bond films. The book is titled Bond: Behind the Scenes and will be published on 1 August 2019 by The History Press who previously published the critically acclaimed Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films.

Published: 2019-02-08

Director Yann Demange on directing BOND 25 (2020)

The French director Yann Demange recently revealed in an interview with Swedish film news site MovieZine that he had some conversations about directing Bond 25 but that the timing was wrong: "I was very honored about being asked but everything was inflated as it always gets."

Published: 2019-02-04

The Story of The John Barry Seven by Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker

Hit and Miss: The Story of The John Barry Seven features contributions from many ex-members of the band and from friends and relatives of John Barry. Even if you are not necessarily a devotee of The John Barry Seven per se, the book offers a fascinating historical insight into the British music scene of the period and, more importantly, provides an essential read for anybody remotely interested in discovering more about John Barry's formative career.

Published: 2019-02-03

An Evening with Dame Diana Rigg at London Southbank Centre

Acclaimed British actress Dame Diana Rigg who portrayed James Bond's wife Tracy opposite George Lazenby as Ian Fleming's 007 in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service will be interviewed on stage at London's Southbank Centre on March 9, 2019.

Published: 2019-02-03

In Memoriam of acclaimed Set Decorator Michael Ford (1928-2018)

FSWL remembers two time Academy Award winning set decorator Michael D. Ford (1928-2018) who worked on three James Bond films over the years - The Living Daylights (1987), Licence to Kill (1989) and GoldenEye (1995). Michael passed away on 31st May 2018, only 11 days short of his 90th birthday.

Published: 2019-01-29

On-stage interview with Art Director Terry Ackland-Snow in London

The next Soundstage event in London, to be held on Tuesday 12th February at The Others, welcomes Art Director Terry Ackland-Snow whose work include two James Bond films (1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service and 1987's The Living Daylights) among many other big-budget films.

Published: 2019-01-28

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