Ian Fleming

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The late James Bond actor Sean Connery has been the subject of debate for comments he made in 1965 about “acceptable” ways to beat a woman. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

What do we do about famous people who thump women (or merely argue that thumping women is okay)? This is, alas, always a current question. We are neve(...)

Sean Connery as James Bond next to his Aston Martin DB5 in a scene from Goldfinger in 1964. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

It is just two months since Sean Connery, who has died, celebrated his 90th birthday. The appreciations will have given him some sense of how subseque(...)

Scottish actor Sean Connery at 90. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It is 44 years since Sean Connery appeared as an aging Robin Hood in Richard Lester’s under-estimated Robin and Marian. There was a great deal of wear(...)

John David Washington is the protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Literally, The Protagonist.

“We are being attacked by the future,” somebody says. “Stor is helping and we need to know why.” Elsewhere, it is suggested the incoming threat is wor(...)

More than 14,000 people voted for their favourite James Bond

Sean Connery has swept to victory in a new survey seeking to find the best ever James Bond, with actors assumed to be strong contenders sidelined in f(...)

Sean Connery and Honor Blackman filming a scene for Goldfinger at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in 1964. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

Some may be surprised to learn that Honor Blackman, who has died in Sussex, attained the great age of 94. A key avatar of the glamorous 1960s, she was(...)

Billie Eilish at the 2019 Electric Picnic. Yes, the Californian performer probably isn’t in the great Bondian tradition. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I’ve bored you about it before and I’ll bore you about it again. The most telling line in the James Bond franchise begins with an observation on high-(...)

James Bond creator: Ian Fleming. Photograph © The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive at Sotheby’s

An extraordinary stash of letters that shine a light on the tangled relationship between the James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, and his wife, Ann, from (...)

Diamond set galloping horse brooch €1,000-€1,500, O’Reilly’s

Auction Results Sunday, October 6th Lynes and Lynes, Cork. Set of Ian Fleming first editions, €580; library table from the College of Surgeons, €800(...)

Mid century rosewood dressing table at Hegarty's Auction

Auction results Sunday October 6th Lynes & Lynes Cork Set of Ian Fleming first editions €580, Library table from the College of Surgeons €800, pa(...)

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