Wednesday, October 17, 2012
007 Doubles: The real-life people behind the James Bond characters
This piece of mine appears in the Daily Express.
IT'S the most famous and longrunning film franchise of all time. Now, exactly 50 years after the first James Bond film, Dr No, was released in 1962, it's time for number 23. Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig, opens in cinemas across the UK next week.
Bond's creator, author Ian Fleming, worked in British Naval Intelligence in the Second World War and based his characters - including his villains - on real-life people.
But who exactly were the models for the likes of Miss Moneypenny, M, Q and 007 himself.
You can read the whole article here.