Biography

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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  • Bernie Casey (1939-2017)
  • Joe Robinson (1927-2017)
  • Mollie Peters (1939-2017)
  • Sir Roger Moore (1927-2017)
  • Chris Cornell (1964-2017)
  • Clifton James (1920-2017)
  • Vic Fair (1938-2017)
  • Dick Bruna (1927-2017)
  • In Memoriam
  • Guy Hamilton (1922-2016)
  • Sir Ken Adam (1921-2016)
  • Sir George Martin (1926-2016)
  • In Memoriam
  • Gabriele Ferzetti (1925-2015)
  • Christopher Wood (1935-2015)
  • Patrick Macnee (1922-2015)
  • Christopher Lee (1922-2015)
  • Robert Rietty (1923-2015)
  • Meet The Cast - Léa Seydoux
  • Meet The Cast - Dave Bautista
  • Louis Jourdan (1921-2015)
  • Meet The Cast - Monica Bellucci
  • In Memoriam
  • Richard Graydon (1922-2014)
  • Meet The Cast - Christoph Waltz
  • Geoffrey Holder (1930-2014)
  • Richard Kiel (1939-2014)
  • 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)
  • Biography
  • 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
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