Bond. James Bond.
~ James Bond's famous introduction, Dr. No.
A vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred.
~ James Bond
Never Again. (Domino Petachi: Never?)
~ James Bond's last line in Never Say Never Again.

James Bond is a Senior Operational Officer of the 'Double-O' ('00') Branch, an ultra-covert Black Ops unit within the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). As an agent of MI6, Bond holds code number 007.

The late Sean Connery was the first actor to perform the role on the big screen. He appeared in Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971). In 1983 he returned to the role for the last time in the unofficial James Bond film, Never Say Never Again. In addition he also provided his voice and likeness for 2005's video game adaptation of From Russia with Love.

He also played Henry Jones Sr. in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Robin Hood in Robin and Marian and Allan Quatermain in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

Biography

Early life

In the novels, James Bond is the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, from the Canton de Vaud. He acquired a first-class command of the French and German languages during his early education, which he received entirely abroad. Both parents were tragically killed during a climbing accident in the French Alps when he was eleven.

After the death of his parents, Bond goes to live with his aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, where he completes his early education. Later, he briefly attends Eton College at "12 or thereabouts", but is removed after two halves because of girl trouble with a maid. After being sent down from Eton, Bond was sent to Fettes College in Scotland, his father's school.

After leaving Fettes, earlier EON films note that Bond studied at Cambridge University. There, he achieved a first in East Asian languages. In Fleming's novels, Bond alluded to briefly attending the University of Geneva (as did Fleming), before being taught to ski in Kitzbühel. Following his graduation, Bond joined the Ministry of Defence and became a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves, rising though the ranks to commander. Bond applied to M for a position within the "Secret Service", part of the Civil Service, and rose to the rank of principal officer.

Dr. No

He then got licensed to kill, having to attack Julius No's criminal activities in Jamaica. He met Honey Ryder, and the two allied in order to stop No. Then No revealed to Bond, that he was working for SPECTRE. Bond then worked to stop the organization.

From Russia With Love

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Goldfinger

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Thunderball

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You Only Live Twice

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Diamonds are Forever

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Never Say Never Again

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Videogames

In 2005, From Russia with Love was adapted by Electronic Arts into a video game, titled James Bond 007: From Russia with Love. It follows the storyline of the book and film, albeit adding in new scenes, making it more action-oriented.

Most of the cast from the film returned in likeness. Connery not only allowed his 1960s likeness as Bond to be used, but the actor, in his 70s, also recorded the character's dialogue, marking a return to the role 22 years after he last played Bond in Never Say Never Again.

Trivia

  • The late Richard Burton, the late Cary Grant and the late Patrick Mc-Goohan were all considered for the role of James Bond in Dr. No before the late Sean Connery was cast.
  • Not only was he deceased he was included as part of 6 actors playing James Bond.

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