Creating The James Bond Image

In 1957, five years before the first Bond film, the London Daily Express approached Ian Fleming with offers to publish a serial strip based on his world famous secret agent, James Bond. Fleming was initially reluctant to accept the generous offer because he was afraid of the quality of the writing and did not want […]

The Bond That Never Was

James Mason was once considered to play James Bond in a 1958 TV adaptation of From Russia with Love, which was ultimately never produced. Despite being in his fifties, he was still under consideration to play Bond in Dr. No before Sean Connery was cast. He was also approached to appear as Bond villain Hugo […]

An American James Bond?

There have been several Americans who were considered to play in the first James Bond movie Dr. No. The most interesting pick from the creator of James Bond, was Steve Reeves from the famous Hercules movies of the late 50’s and early 60’s. Even though now we probably can’t imagine him being a suave slim […]

Cary Grant As James Bond?

Apparently the producers of the James Bond films originally approached Cary Grant about playing the role of Britain’s 007 agent. Cary declined the role because he didn’t want to be tied to a film series. Some say he turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962), believing himself to be too old […]