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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 by Swedish James Bond expert and historian Anders Frejdh in September 2004.

Cary Joji Fukunaga discuss BOND 25 in new exclusive interview

In an exclusive interview with Ruben V. Nepales for Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Swedish-related Cary Joji Fukunaga (his maternal grandfather is Swedish) discuss his work as director of BOND 25. Cary Joji Fukunaga also recalls watching his first movie featuring the Ian Fleming-created British secret service agent.

Published: 2018-11-18

Seven unique Jack Whittingham lots to be auctioned by Bonhams in London

On 11th December 2018, seven items from the personal archive of Sylvan Whittingham Mason, daughter of acclaimed British playwright and screenwriter Jack Whittingham (1910-1972), will be auctioned at the prestigious auction house Bonhams in London. This marks Part II of The Jack Whittingham Collection.

Published: 2018-11-17

The THUNDERBALL Story (2018) by Sylvan Whittingham Mason

The THUNDERBALL Story: The Untold history of the first screenplay written by Jack Whittingham is a limited Spiral-bound book edition published by Jack's daughter, FSWL reader Sylvan Whittingham Mason, and provides a concise insight into the history of the very first James Bond screenplay.

Published: 2018-11-16

Prince of a fellow: Remembering Count Prince Miller 1934-2018

FSWL contributor Steve Oxenrider remembers Jamaican music artist Count Prince Miller who had a small role in the first James Bond film, DR. NO (1962). Count Prince Miller sadly passed away on 16th August 2018 aged 84 and our thoughts goes to his family and friends.

Published: 2018-11-15

A Celebration of Ukrainian Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko

Birthday of the lovely Ukrainian-born actress Olga Kurylenko who got her international breakthrough in the 2008 James Bond film Quantum of Solace opposite Daniel Craig directed by Marc Forster.

Published: 2018-11-14

10th Anniversary of Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig as 007

On this day 10 years ago, Quantum of Solace (2008), Daniel Craig's second film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas. The film was first released in Sweden and the UK. In America, the film premiered on 14th November 2008. FSWL founder Anders Frejdh worked as an extra on the film and can be seen next to Daniel Craig during the opera scenes filmed in Bregenz, Austria.

Published: 2018-10-31

Report from Daniel Craig's Stockholm visit to promote Quantum of Solace

On 14th October 2008, Roger Moore's 81st birthday, Stockholm had the honour of welcoming Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and Marc Forster who visited the Capital of Scandinavia to promote Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond film from Eon Productions in the most successful film series of all time. Read Anders Frejdh's exclusive report from their visit.

Published: 2018-10-31

In Memoriam of British stuntman Peter Brace (1924-2018)

FSWL contributor Jon Auty and the world's most prolific stuntman, Vic Armstrong, remembers legendary British stuntman Peter Brace with five James Bond films on his resume and a lot of work with both Sean Connery and Roger Moore. Peter sadly passed away at the ripe old age of 94 on 29th October 2018 and our thoughts goes to Peter's family and friends.

Published: 2018-10-30

London premiere of Quantum of Solace: A Quantum of Party

Exclusive report written by FSWL contributor and The Ian Fleming Foundation board member Colin Clark from the Royal World premiere of Quantum of Solace (2008) at Odeon Leicester Square in London including the exclusive after party in the Marquee at Battersea Power station on the banks of the Thames.

Published: 2018-10-29

Report: George Lazenby event at The International Spy Museum

FSWL reader Björn Gävert reports from the special event with George Lazenby at The International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. on Global James Day 5th October 2018. An evening he said will be treasured for a long time thanks to Amanda Abrell (Vice President of Marketing & Communications for The International Spy Museum) and Anders Frejdh (George Lazenby's manager).

Published: 2018-10-29

James Bond 007 exhibit 007 Elements in Solden re-opened

After a busy summer and a short break, the official James Bond exhibition 007 Elements in Solden, Austria, re-opens for the winter season on Friday 26th October 2018. Check out the new official video for a preview of what you can see in the Austrian Alps.

Published: 2018-10-25

The Art of Illusion: Production Design for Film and Television

The Art of Illusion: Production Design for Film and Television is written by Terry Ackland-Snow & Wendy Laybourn and was published by The Crowood Press in the UK on 11th September 2017. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in film production and what goes on behind the scenes.

Published: 2018-10-24

The Folio Society special edition of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

A new special edition of Diamonds are Forever (1956), the fourth original James Bond novel by Ian Fleming (1908-1964), is published by The Folio Society in the UK. Fay Dalton captivating images bring Ian Fleming’s riveting thriller to life in this essential addition to the Folio Society Bond series.

Published: 2018-10-23

My Dinner with Hervé feat. Britt Ekland & Roger Moore characters

My Dinner with Hervé is a new feature film based on the life of Hervé Villechaize (1943–1993) starring Peter Dinklage, premieres on HBO on 20th October 2018. In a smaller role, Swedish actress Helena Mattsson portrays Britt Ekland who co-starred with Hervé Villechaize in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun directed by Guy Hamilton (portrayed by Doug Cox in the film).

Published: 2018-10-20

The launch of Bond, the Beatles and My Year with Marilyn: 50 Years as a Movie Marketing Man

From Sweden With Love has been following the progress of Bond, The Beatles and my Year With Marilyn – 50 Years As A Movie Marketing Man by Charles ‘Jerry’ Juroe and so was proud to help organise and attend the launch of the book in London on 11th October 2018 with a historic gathering of people from a cross section of Mr Juroe’s wonderful movie life.

Published: 2018-10-18

007 iconic Aston Martins in London on Global James Bond Day

Aston Martin Lagonda has teamed up with EON Productions and Sky to celebrate Global James Bond Day on 5th October 2018, launching a prize draw for fans, giving them a chance to win a wide screen television and Sky Q package.

Published: 2018-10-03

Several James Bond 007 cars in Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition game

Gamers will be able to drive an iconic car from the James Bond films in The Best of Bond Car Pack as the Day One Car Pack included in Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition. Players will be able to purchase The Best of Bond Car Pack separately at the global launch of the game on October 2, 2018.

Published: 2018-10-01

Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) co-starring Olga Kurylenko

Johnny English Strikes Again starring Rowan Atkinson who debuted on the big screen opposite Sean Connery as James Bond in the 1983 film Never Say Never Again and Olga Kurylenko who previously portrayed Camille in Quantum of Solace (2008) and Daniel Craig, premieres at cinemas in Sweden on Friday 28th September 2018 and in the UK on Global James Bond Day, i.e. 5th October.

Published: 2018-09-28

Review of Shaken: Drinking with James Bond & Ian Fleming

Putting it mildly, Ian Fleming liked a drink and he gave his hero, James Bond, the same tastes. But the booze in the books went far beyond the films' Vodka martini, shaken not stirred and magnums of champagne. When it came to liquor, Ian Fleming's agent 007 drank everything: from Miller High Life and Red Stripe beer, to German vodka, Liebfraumilch, sake, whisky, bourbon, gin and all points in between to include the odd cocktail.

Published: 2018-09-26

George Lazenby visits International Spy Museum in Washington

Celebrate Global James Bond Day with a visit to the official 007 exhibit Exquisitely Evil at International Spy Museum in Washington, DC with George Lazenby - the second man to portray Ian Fleming's 007 on the big screen - on 5th October 2018.

Published: 2018-09-23

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