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Ben Williams  Ben Williams


Ben is a freelance writer living in London, with a passion for architecture, design, fashion, food & drink, and travel. Ben has contributed to a number of event reports as well as historical content relating to James Bond lifestyle. He maintains the weblog: doubleonothing.com.

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Articles by Ben

Shaken Review

Shaken Review

Reviews Ben Williams casts his eye over the new high-end cocktail book inspired by Fleming and Bond

Shaken Book Launch

Shaken Book Launch

Events Ben Williams reports from the Soho bar where the new Fleming-focused cocktail book was launched

Forever And A Day Review

Forever And A Day Review

Reviews Ben Williams delivers our first take on the new James Bond continuation novel by Anthony Horowitz

Bond At Bletchley Park

Bond At Bletchley Park

Events MI6 reports from the exhibit launch event with special guest Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Waye Q&A

Anthony Waye Q&A

Events Ben Williams reports from the Production Guild event with long-time Bond producer Anthony Waye

Casino Royale In Concert Review

Casino Royale In Concert Review

Reviews Ben Williams reviews the Casino Royale In Concert event held at the Royal Albert Hall

Commanding Time

Commanding Time

Events Ben Williams reports from Omega's unveiling of the new 007-themed timepiece, the Seamaster Commander's Watch

OHMSS in Oslo

OHMSS in Oslo

Events Ben Williams was in Oslo last week for a gala screening of George Lazenby's only Bond

Designing 007 Paris - Opening Report

Designing 007 Paris - Opening Report

Events Ben Williams was in Paris for the black tie opening of the Bond themed exhibit

Designing 007 Interview

Designing 007 Interview

Interviews As Designing 007 opens in Paris, Meg Simmonds tells us about EON's archival process, and penning 'Bond By Design'

Being Bond

Being Bond

Events Ben Williams celebrates the launch of 'SPECTRE' on DVD & Blu-Ray with Aston Martin and the stunt team behind Bond's DB10

Christie

Christie's SPECTRE Auction Report

Events Ben Williams reports from Christie's where he got a closer look at the lots auctioned tonight

Some Kind Of Hero Review

Some Kind Of Hero Review

Reviews Ben Williams inspects the 700-plus page history of the Bond movies from authors Matthew Field and Ajay Chowdhury

'SPECTRE' Review (Spoiler Free)

Reviews Ben Williams reports from the 'SPECTRE' press screening with the first spoiler free review of the new James Bond adventure

Crockett & Jones

Crockett & Jones

Bond Style Classic British shoemakers Crockett & Jones recently announced their involvement with the latest 007 adventure, 'SPECTRE'

Trigger Mortis Launch

Trigger Mortis Launch

Events Trigger Mortis enjoyed its publication launch event at Waterstones in Piccadilly, London, on Monday night

Anthony Horowitz Interview

Anthony Horowitz Interview

Interviews Ben Williams snatched a few words with the author of 007's latest literary adventure, 'Tigger Mortis'

Bond Girls Are Forever - Event Report

Bond Girls Are Forever - Event Report

Events Ben Williams attended the charity event in Oslo, featuring seven stunning Bond girls

U.N.C.L.E Review

U.N.C.L.E Review

Reviews Ben Williams reports from a preview screening of Guy Ritchie's 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E' starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer

Clothing The Kingsman

Clothing The Kingsman

Spies + Spoofs Ben Williams inspects the sartorial style of 'The Kingsman' and introduces Mr. Porter's collection that ties into the new spy adventure

Belvedere For Bond

Belvedere For Bond

Bond Style Ben Williams reports from the Belvedere announcement, securing the partnership with EON Productions for the latest 007 adventure, SPECTRE

PropStore Auction Interview

PropStore Auction Interview

Interviews Ben Williams spoke to PropStore CEO Stephen Lane to discover the stories behind these amazing pieces of memorabilia

PropStore 007 Auction

PropStore 007 Auction

Collecting A wide array of props from the 007 film franchise will be on display at Vue Cinemas and then auctioned by PropStore next month

Chateau Angelus Celebrates With Distinction

Chateau Angelus Celebrates With Distinction

Bond Style The wine that 007 enjoys on his trip to Montenegro in 'Casino Royale' is celebrating a new milestone

Aston Ready For Auction

Aston Ready For Auction

Events The Aston Martin DB2 that could have inspired Ian Fleming has been restored and is ready for auction. Ben Williams finds out more

Origins Of The Aston Martin

Origins Of The Aston Martin

James Bond 101 Ben Williams and MI6 Confidential take a closer look at Fleming's inspiration for the modified Aston Martin in 'Goldfinger'

Boyd on Bond Q&A (3)

Boyd on Bond Q&A (3)

Interviews Read a full transcript of Boyd's public Q&A session at the Southbank, celebrating the UK launch of 'Solo'

Boyd on Bond Q&A (2)

Boyd on Bond Q&A (2)

Literary Read a full transcript of Boyd's public Q&A session at the Southbank, celebrating the UK launch of 'Solo'

Boyd on Bond Q&A (1)

Boyd on Bond Q&A (1)

Interviews Read a full transcript of Boyd's public Q&A session at the Southbank, celebrating the UK launch of 'Solo'

Octopussy Memories

Octopussy Memories

Events Catch up on the highlights of the BondStars celebrations, with select quotes from the 'Octopussy' cast and crew who attended the event

Octopussy At 30

Octopussy At 30

Events Ben Williams reports from the Bond Stars event at Pinewood studios, celebrating this 13th Bond film's important milestone

William Boyd In Conversation (3)

William Boyd In Conversation (3)

Literary MI6 wraps up the report from The London Book Fair where William Boyd unveiled the title of his upcoming 007 adventure

Croatian Covers Interview

Croatian Covers Interview

Interviews MI6 Confidential caught up with the creatives behind the stunning Ian Fleming Croatian hardbacks

William Boyd In Conversation (2)

William Boyd In Conversation (2)

Literary MI6 reports from The London Book Fair where William Boyd unveiled the title of his upcoming James Bond continuation novel

William Boyd In Conversation (1)

William Boyd In Conversation (1)

Literary MI6 reports from The London Book Fair where William Boyd unveiled the title of his upcoming James Bond continuation novel

Bérénice Marlohe Interview (2)

Bérénice Marlohe Interview (2)

Interviews More from the MI6 interview with the new Bond girl, Bérénice Marlohe, who plays Séverine in 'Skyfall'

Bérénice Marlohe Interview (1)

Bérénice Marlohe Interview (1)

Interviews MI6 caught up with Bérénice Marlohe whilst the new Bond girl was in Amsterdam to promote 'Skyfall'

Bonding In Amsterdam

Bonding In Amsterdam

Events MI6 reports from the Dutch premiere of 'Skyfall' as well as a suave private screening of the new Bond adventure, hosted by Heineken

Playtest Report

Playtest Report

007 Legends MI6 reports from the launch event and first playtest of '007 Legends', released this week in the US and UK

Skyfall Reviewed

Skyfall Reviewed

Skyfall (2012) Read the MI6 spoiler-free take on 'Skyfall' as guest writer Ben Williams reports from the first press screening

Christie

Christie's Auction Preview

Events MI6 today attended a preview of the upcoming James Bond prop and memorabilia auction at Christie's

Goldfinger Day

Goldfinger Day

Events MI6 reports from the 'Goldfinger Day' event held by the London Film Memorabilia Convention this weekend

Terry O

Terry O'Neill Interview

Interviews MI6 caught up with photographer Terry O'Neill, who has the distinction of having worked with all six James Bond actors

AMVOX2 DBS Chronograph

AMVOX2 DBS Chronograph

Bond Style Take a look at the new Jaeger-LeCoultre time piece, inspired by 007 and comes ready to unlock your Aston Martin DBS

Designing 007 Opens

Designing 007 Opens

Events MI6 reports from the star-studded launch of the new Bond exhibition at the Barbican yesterday

50th Anniversary Omega Launch

50th Anniversary Omega Launch

Events MI6 guest writer Ben Williams reports from the launch of the 50th Anniversary Omega, held today in London

Press Conference Report

Press Conference Report

Events MI6 guest writer Ben Williams was on duty at the Skyfall press conference in London last week and files his report

Carte Blanche Review

Carte Blanche Review

Reviews MI6 reviews 'Carte Blanche', the fast-paced James Bond thriller from Jeffery Deaver, out this week in the USA

Meet The Author Event Report

Meet The Author Event Report

Events MI6 reports from the 'Carte Blanche' Meet The Author event with Jeffery Deaver held by The Times at the Congress Centre in London

Carte Blanche Event Report

Carte Blanche Event Report

Events MI6 reports from central London where the new James Bond novel 'Carte Blanche' was launched today

007

007's London (Part 3)

Bond Style See the British capital, 007 style. Let MI6 be your guide to exploring locations from the Bond films

007

007's London (Part 2)

Bond Style See the British capital, 007 style. Let MI6 be your guide to exploring locations from the Bond films

007

007's London (Part 1)

Bond Style See the British capital, 007 style. Let MI6 be your guide to exploring locations from the Bond films

Fit For Duty

Fit For Duty

Bond Style MI6 investigates 007's fitness regime, to find out how secret agents and fans alike can maintain fighting form

Inside Elrod House

Inside Elrod House

Diamonds Are Forever Step inside the Elrod House and discover the rich history behind this remarkable "Diamonds Are Forever" location

007

007's New York (Part 3)

Bond Style See New York City, 007 style. Let MI6 be your guide to exploring locations from Ian Fleming's novels

007

007's New York (Part 2)

Bond Style See New York City, 007 style. Let MI6 be your guide to exploring locations from Ian Fleming's novels

007

007's New York (Part 1)

Bond Style See New York City, 007 style... Let MI6 be your guide to exploring locations from Ian Fleming's novels

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