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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.

SPYSCAPE aquired James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 in GoldenEye

SPYSCAPE, the edutainment company in New York focused on the world of secret intelligence, announced in July 2018 that they had acquired James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 driven by Pierce Brosnan in the 1995 film GoldenEye, previously on display at Bond in Motion at London Film Museum (the only official and fully licensed James Bond museum in the World), via auction for the staggering sum of 2 Million GBP (approx. 2.6 Million USD).

Published: 2018-12-22

SPYSCAPE & EON Productions to launch new 007 exhibit in New York

SPYSCAPE, EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) has announced a new partnership. The three companies will collaborate to launch a new official 007 exhibition, opening in early 2019, at SPYSCAPE's 60,000 square foot headquarters in New York's Manhattan area.

Published: 2018-12-22

Mads Mikkelsen to be honoured at Göteborg Film Festival 2019

Gothenburg Film Festival proudly presents the 2019 Nordic Honorary Dragon Award recipient: Mads Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen will visit the festival to receive the Honorary Award, give a Master Class and attend the Swedish premiere of Joe Penna’s Arctic (2018).

Published: 2018-12-21

50th Anniversary of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) film

The 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries and Gert Fröbe (Auric Goldfinger in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger) first premiered at cinemas in the UK on 17th December 1968. Then it opened in USA on 18th December. In Sweden, the film premiered on 19th December 1968.

Published: 2018-12-18

Issue 43 of Cinema Retro features George Lazenby in OHMSS

FSWL has got a preview of the first issue of Cinema Retro for 2019 that celebrates the 50th anniversary of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) with a 5-page photo gallery of actor George Lazenby "Becoming Bond" with rare behind-the-scenes images.

Published: 2018-12-17

Hidden starring Izabella Scorupco premieres in February 2019

On 1 February 2019, new original series Hidden, an urban fantasy thriller based on Filip Alexanderson's book Firstborn starring Izabella Scorupco (Bond girl Natalya Simonova in the 1995 film GoldenEye) and August Wittgenstein (Das Boot), premieres exclusively on Viaplay.

Published: 2018-12-16

George Lazenby to attend London Comic Con Spring on 2-3 March 2019

James Bond actor George Lazenby returns to London to attend London Comic Con Spring at Olympia National Hall on 2-3 March 2019. George will be joined by British actor Charles Dance, Claus in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only (1981) and portrayed Ian Fleming in the 1989 television movie Goldeneye, as well as Toby Stephens who portrayed Bond villain Gustav Graves in Die Another Day (2002).

Published: 2018-12-07

Secret Cinema presents a Casino Royale (2006) Experience in London

Secret Cinema will create a spectacular experience, around James Bond - one of the most successful British film franchises ever. For the very first time Secret Cinema will present the critically-acclaimed film Casino Royale (2006) directed by Martin Campbell and starring Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming's agent 007. Opening on 29th May 2019 and running into the summer, a secret London location will be transformed into the glamorous and action-packed world of the iconic British spy. Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, the experience will bring-to-life awe-inspiring scenes and locations.

Published: 2018-11-30

Upper Deck to produce new official James Bond 007 trading cards

Upper Deck has announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement to produce new official James Bond 007 trading cards and trading card games with the first batch to be released in 2019. This marks the end of Rittenhouse's almost 15-year long licence period for James Bond trading cards.

Published: 2018-11-30

In Memoriam of Tomorrow Never Dies actor Ricky Jay (1946-2018)

FSWL mourns the passing of American actor and magician Ricky Jay who portrayed Henry Gupta opposite Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies directed by Roger Spottiswoode. Ricky died at home in Los Angeles on 24th November 2018 and our thoughts now goes to Ricky's family and friends. Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented the news of Ricky's death: “We are sad to hear of the passing of the very talented and lovely Ricky Jay. We send our condolences to his family, friends and fans.”

Published: 2018-11-26

Remastered The World Is Not Enough soundtrack from La La Land Records

Great Black Friday news from La-La Land Records as they has announced the release of a new limited edition 2-CD set of David Arnold's soundtrack for The World Is Not Enough (1999) which celebrates it's 20th Anniverary next year. The remastered and expanded soundtrack can be ordered from La-La Land Record's website from 27th November 2018.

Published: 2018-11-23

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

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