Ian Fleming

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Barry Douglas: ‘My parents paid £1.50 a year for me to have piano lessons, it was heavily subsidised’

To all of you who have ever sat back and let the soothing strains of beautiful music wash over you, lulling you into much-needed relaxation, here’s a (...)

007: Rami Malek will star alongside Daniel Craig in the 25th official Bond film. Photograph: Ryan Pfluger/NYT

The 25th James Bond film will star Rami Malek alongside Daniel Craig, its producers have confirmed. The widely anticipated news was announced at Ian (...)

Daniel Craig: Bond 25 is expected to be the last time he play the spy. Photograph: PA

The title and cast of the forthcoming James Bond film will be announced on Thursday. A tweet from the official 007 account on Wednesday said: “Coming(...)

Daniel Craig: One of his films made $1.1 billion

Sources tell me there is more pointless James Bond speculation in the Daily Mail. I’m betting that somebody off the telly is being lined up for the jo(...)

The pince-nez style glasses, for which Joyce was synonymous, included gilt fittings and a chain, as well as a velvet lined morocco case. It carried a guide price of €10,000-€15,000. Image: fonsiemealy.ie

A pair of glasses once belonging to James Joyce was sold for €17,000 at an auction on Tuesday, which also saw the sale of several artefacts from Irish(...)

The hugely successful writer Dan Brown advises on ideas, locations, research, suspense and dialogue. Photograph: Juan Naharro Gimenez/WireImage

The piano music is insistent, melodramatic. The scene begins under a vaulted ceiling and medieval candelabra reminiscent of the Great Hall in Game of (...)

US director Cary Fukunaga: taking on the Bond director’s chair. Photograph: Neil  Hall/EPA

The next James Bond film will be directed by American Cary Joji Fukunaga, the man behind the first season of US drama True Detective and the Netflix c(...)

By early 2020 Idris Elba  will be 47. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

First things first. Idris Elba is not about to be named as the next James Bond. It is unlikely Idris Elba will ever play James Bond. And there is not (...)

US president Donald Trump  and Russian president Vladimir Putin arrive for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. Photograph: Brendan SmialowskiAFP/Getty Images

Bond watched the water lap gently against the quayside. Helsinki’s Presidentinlinna looked well in the hot July sun. On the rooftop he could see the d(...)

Sean Connery and Molly Peters in 'Thunderball'. Photograph: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios

A full 54 years ago, speaking to (what else?) Playboy magazine, Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, parried accusations that the character should be r(...)

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