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\'Fleming\' First Look

1st July 2013

Take a first look at the new television mini-series 'Fleming' based on the life of James Bond's creator

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British actor Dominic Cooper plays James Bond creator Ian Fleming for Sky Atlantic's new miniseries. "Stepping into the shoes of the spy who not only created the enigmatic character of 007, but who fantasized about being him has to be every actor's dream," he said.

Fleming is a co-production between Sky Atlantic and BBC America (strangely, an American channel in the UK, and a UK channel in America) and is billed as a "no-holds-barred look at Ian Fleming, the man behind the James Bond legend whose real life was as exciting, eventful and sexually charged as his famous creation".

Co-starring with Cooper is Lara Pulver who plays Anne O'Neill, a baroness whose wartime encounter with Fleming would change the writer's life. The cast is rounded out with Annabelle Wallis, Lesley Manville, Anna Chancellor, Samuel West and Rupert Evans.

The miniseries is written by John Brownlow and Don Macpherson, and directed by Mat Whitecross. Executive producer Douglas Rae said: "Ian Fleming's story is as dramatic and entertaining as any of the Bond films." The four-part drama is being shot on location now in the UK and Budapest and will broadcast on Sky Atlantic in late 2013.

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