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James Bond in Sweden by Anders Frejdh

Welcome to one of the World's oldest and most comprehensive James Bond & Ian Fleming sites dedicated to the global 007 phenomenon. Over 8,000 pages of content in English. Launched in September 2004 by Sweden's foremost James Bond expert, Anders Frejdh, who also manages 007 actor George Lazenby since 2013.

Expanded Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack from La La Land Records

Great Black Friday news from La-La Land Records as they have announced the release of a new limited (5,000 copies) and expanded edition of David Arnold's soundtrack for Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) to celebrate 60 Years of James Bond movies. The remastered score can be ordered exclusively via La-La Land Record's website from 29th November 2022.

Published: 2022-11-25

OMEGA celebration in London to mark 60 Years of James Bond 007

On 23rd November 2022, OMEGA hosted a Black-Tie event at a secret place in London with the guest of honor and OMEGA watch ambassador Daniel Craig to celebrate 60 years of James Bond 007 films and present two new James Bond Seamaster watches.

Published: 2022-11-24

Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster to visit Stockholm in December

Not long after Skyfall and Spectre director Sam Mendes were in town, FSWL can report that Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster will come to Stockholm for the gala premiere on 13th December of A Man Called Otto starring Tom Hanks (who will also come). Marc Forster previously visited Stockholm in 2008 to launch QOS together with Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko. SF Studios Sweden is the main producer and has fully financed A Man Called Otto, which is thus the largest Swedish film production ever.

Published: 2022-11-22

20th Anniversary of Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan

On this day in Bond history, Die Another Day, Pierce Brosnan's fourth and last film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas. The film was first released in the UK on 20th November 2002 and then in USA on 22nd November. The Swedish premiere took place on 28th November, birthday of FSWL founder Anders Frejdh. Small world.

Published: 2022-11-20

Cast and crew members on their favourite James Bond moment

James Bond cast and crew members including 007 actor George Lazenby, Naomie Harris, Colin Salmon, Mat Whitecross, David Arnold, Madeline Smith and director John Glen share their favourite Bond moment for the 60th Anniversary of the film series produced by EON Productions.

Published: 2022-11-17

60 Years of James Bond Lock and Co Hats exhibit displayed in London

60 Years of James Bond Hats, a new exhibit featuring hats from the EON Productions Archive, has begun in London. The 60th anniversary display was opened at the oldest hat shop in the world, Lock & Co. Hatters, on 26th October by actress Maryam d’Abo who portrayed Kara Milovy in the 1987 film The Living Daylights.

Published: 2022-11-16

Double or Nothing written by Kim Sherwood (UK paperback)

Double or Nothing, the first Double O novel written by Kim Sherwood in a new official MI6 agent series from Ian Fleming Publications that blows the world of James Bond wide open. The UK paperback edition is published by HarperCollins on 11th May 2023.

Published: 2022-11-15

Double or Nothing written by Kim Sherwood (US hardback)

Double or Nothing, the first Double O novel written by Kim Sherwood in a new official MI6 agent series from Ian Fleming Publications that blows the world of James Bond wide open. The US hardback edition is published by William Morrow (new imprint of IFP) on 11th April 2023.

Published: 2022-11-15

New book: Being Bond - A Daniel Craig Retrospective by Mark Salisbury

A retrospective of Daniel Craig’s five James Bond films as 007 - Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time To Die (2021). Author Mark Salisbury looks back on Craig's 15-year career as Ian Fleming's secret agent.

Published: 2022-11-14

New book: Dr. No - The First James Bond Film written by James Chapman

FSWL reader James Chapman provides a lively and comprehensive study of Dr. No, marshaling a wealth of archival research to place the film in its historical moment. He demonstrates that, contrary to many fan myths, the film was the product of a carefully considered transnational production process. Chapman explores the British super-spy’s origins in Ian Fleming’s snobbery-with-violence thrillers, examining the process of adaptation from page to screen.

Published: 2022-11-14

Report from Sam Mendes visiting Stockholm International Film Festival

The delightful British theatre and film director Sam Mendes visited Stockholm on 11th November 2022 to receive the Visionary Award at this year's Stockholm International Film Festival. After meeting the press earlier in the day, he attended a Face2Face event at Skandia cinema ahead of a preview screening of his latest film, Empire of Light.

Published: 2022-11-13

New book: From Russia With Love (BFI Film Classics) by Llewella Chapman

Llewella Chapman's study of the iconic film pinpoints its place within the James Bond film franchise, and its significant cultural value to critics. Drawing on a broad range of archival sources, Chapman traces the film's development and production history, including its adaptation from Ian Fleming's source novel, as well as its reception and lasting impact.

Published: 2022-11-12

Daniel Carig in new monumental campaign for Belvedere Vodka

Belvedere Vodka has launched a monumental campaign featuring critically acclaimed actor, Daniel Craig, as he has never been seen before. Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi, the unexpected, fun and inspired collaboration, showcases Craig’s talent to surprise and innovate.

Published: 2022-11-11

A review of Making Movie Magic: The Photographs

FSWL contributor Brian Smith, our man in Edinburgh, reviews John Richardson's book Making Movie Magic: The Photographs published by The History Press. Richardson’s work on the eighties James Bond films is fascinating. The ingenuity of thought that went into these productions, such as using a mirror to place the actors inside a miniature set on A View To A Kill. Having seen The Living Daylights again recently on the big screen, it is still impossible to tell that the Afghan bridge, when the Hercules flies over it, is just a foreground miniature.

Published: 2022-11-10

New British James Bond Fan Club (007GB) announced

007GB, a new British James Bond Fan Club, was launched by FSWL reader Philip Dewhurst on 27th October 2022, the 60th anniversary year of the 007 franchise. The club's vision is to bring the English speaking community together to celebrate the world's favourite secret agent.

Published: 2022-11-09

Casino Royale, Skyfall and Spectre in Concert, Royal Albert Hall

The James Bond 60th anniversary celebrations continue with a new Film in Concert series on 17–19 November 2022. Taking place at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the series will feature special screenings of Casino Royale (2006), Skyfall (2012) and the World Premiere of Spectre (2015) in Concert, with live music from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Published: 2022-11-08

Gloria Hendry, 007 Bond, Bunny, Black Renaissance LFM

FSWL are happy to reveal the news that Gloria Hendry's memoir book Gloria Hendry, 007 Bond, Bunny, Black Renaissance LFM has been published and that we'll soon be offering signed/inscribed copies directly from her. Keep an eye out in our channels.

Published: 2022-11-05

Review of Superspy Science written by Kathryn Harkup

FSWL contributor Brian Smith, our man in Edinburgh, reviews Kathryn Harkup's new book Superspy Science: Science, Death and Tech in the World of James Bond from Bloomsbury Publishing. Superspy Science is an impressive technological history of the Bond films. The book was a delight to read - cleverly constructed, funny, well observed - and I daresay I learned quite a bit in the process.

Published: 2022-11-04

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