From its literary beginnings to the billion-dollar movie franchise of today, the James Bond canon has always involved and attracted interesting, notable and successful people from a variety of backgrounds to create the 007 magic fans enjoy around the world. Collected here are extended biographies of some of the key figures who have made their mark on the franchise.

Note: The cast member biographies linked here are extended entries. All major characters in the film series also have dedicated pages with biographical content. Click to find: Bond Girls, Allies and Villains.

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Geoffrey Holder (1930-2014) - James Bond News at

Geoffrey Holder (1930-2014)

Geoffrey Holder who played the un-killable Baron Samedi in 'Live And Let Die' has passed away aged 84
Richard Kiel (1939-2014) - James Bond News at

Richard Kiel (1939-2014)

American actor Richard Kiel, who played Jaws in 'The Spy Who Loved Me' and 'Moonraker', has died aged 74

Gottfried John (1942-2014)
Tom Pevsner (1926-2014)
Ian Fleming Obituary
Sam Peffer (1921-2014)
In Memoriam
Commander Ken Wallis (1916-2013)
007 Chronicles (12-08-64)
Mitchell Hooks (1923-2013)
In Memoriam 2012
George Leech (1921-2012)
Meet The Cast - Albert Finney
Bob Holness (1928-2012)
In Memoriam
Meet The Cast - Javier Bardem
Meet The Cast - Ralph Fiennes
Meet The Cast - Naomie Harris
Syd Cain (1918-2011)
George Baker MBE (1931-2011)
Linda Christian (1923-2011)
James Bond Directors
John Barry (1933-2011)
Irvin Kershner (1923-2010)
Raymond Hawkey (1930-2010)
Tom Mankiewicz (1942-2010)
Alan Hume (1924-2010)
Jeffery Deaver Biography
Peter Murton
Martin Grace (1942-2010)
Meet The Filmmakers - Peter Morgan Biography
Harry Saltzman Biography
Joseph Wiseman (1918-2009)
Zena Marshall (1925-2009)
Derek Meddings Biography
Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli Biography
Time Tunnel: The Passing Of A Legend
Desmond Llewelyn Biography
Sir Roger Moore Biography
Sir Sean Connery Biography
Sebastian Faulks Biography
Ian Fleming Biography
Pierce Brosnan Biography
A World of Icons - The Art of Maurice Binder
Sir Kingsley Amis Biography
Timothy Dalton Biography
Daniel Craig Biography
Meet The Cast - Gemma Arterton
Meet The Cast - Mathieu Amalric
Meet The Cast - Olga Kurylenko
Meet The Filmmakers - Michael G Wilson Biography
Sam Peffer Biography
Meet The Filmmakers - David Arnold Biography
Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)
Meet The Filmmakers - Barbara Broccoli Biography
John Gardner (1926-2007)
Meet The Filmmakers - Paul Haggis Biography
Meet The Filmmakers - Marc Forster Biography
Barry Nelson (1920-2007)
Kevin McClory (1926-2006)
John McLusky (1923-2006)
Biography - Desmond Llewelyn
Biography - Harry Saltzman
Biography - Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli
Ian Fleming Biography