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31 Maj




 On this day in Bond history, 1908, Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond was born in London. We are keen to track down the owner of the typewriter that Ian Fleming used when writing many of the original James Bond adventures. Fleming bought the gold-plated Royal Quiet Deluxe Portable typewriter from a New York dealer in 1952. It appears in many of the photographs showing Fleming working at his GoldenEye home in Jamaica. The 1947 model typewriter was bought at auction in 1995 by an anonymous bidder and to this day its whereabouts remain unknown.

We would love to talk to the owners of this momentous piece of Bond history. So, Bond fans, do you know who owns the machine? Are you the mysterious buyer? If so, please get in touch



Duncan Jones is to direct a feature film about Ian Fleming’s life, it has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival.

19 Maj

Duncan Jones is to direct a feature film about Ian Fleming’s life, it has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival.
The BAFTA-winning Brit, who previoulsy helmed Moon and Source Code, will direct the biopic about the mysterious James Bond creator.
The movie will explore how Fleming’s real-life experiences of travelling the world and planning top-secret operations inspired his novels.
”Fleming lived through one of the most perilous periods in world history, in a position that allowed him a unique vantage point of all the players, all the stakes,” Jones said.
”He witnessed true heroism first-hand.  And he saw the evil men could do.  Then, when the war ended, he went off to write fiction. The essential question for me is: Where did Ian Fleming end and Bond begin?”
Jim Young and Robert Laycock of the Ian Fleming Estate will work in association with K5 Film (owned by Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur), PalmStar Media Capital’s Kevin Frakes and Liberty Films’ Stuart Fenegan to produce the project.  K5 International will handle worldwide rights.
Casting for the film, based on Andrew Lycett’s biography Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond, is currently taking place. The project, the first to be given full support from Ian Fleming’s estate, is expected to go into production later this year.
Frakes said: ”Fleming is a larger than life character and it’s fantastic to be bringing him to the big screen with Duncan.”


”Mein Name ist Bond, James Bond” – Schwede ließ sich umtaufen

21 Mar

Der Schwede Gunnar Schäfer hat eine Umtaufung vorgenommen. Wenn er künftig nach seinem Namen gefragt wird, wird er antworten, dass er ”Bond, James Bond” sei. Sein kompletter Name lautet nun Nils Gunnar Bond James Schäfer.

Gunnar Schäfer, dessen Vater 1959 spurlos verschwand, ist Bond-Fan. Er hat als Vorbild den James-Bond Erfinder Ian Flemming, der zusammen mit seinem Vater im Zweiten Weltkrieg kämpfte.

Sein Modestil entspricht dem von James Bond und seine Handynummer beginnt, wie kann es anders sein, mit 007. Schäfer hat in Nybro auch ein James Bond-Museum.