Fifty Years of Bond
By Natalie Cornish
James Bond is celebrating a rather special birthday. It's fifty years since Ian Fleming's fictional British Secret Service agent, codename 007, made the transition from the bedside novel to the big screen, in the first official James Bond film, Dr. No.
It's no wonder we've been hooked on the James Bond films ever since. His good-looks, suave suits, martini (shaken not stirred), love of clever, beautiful women, fast cars, mind-blowing gadgets and saving-the-day antics, no matter how much he angers the boss, M, has made the James Bond film franchise the second highest grossing ever.
This month sees the release of William Boyd's new offering to the classic spy series, entitled Solo. With rumours that the latest instalment will see Bond set off on a personal, unappointed mission, cast your mind back over the best 007 moments of all time...
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