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.

5 comments:

neil craig said...

I am sure they were all composites so there can be no "right" answer.

However one I have heard of, who should appeal to you, was Dusko Popov, a Yugoslav who served Britain during WW2. His code name was Tricycle due to his ability to persuade 2 ladies to share his bed at a time. Art seems to fall a little short of life in this instance.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Codename-Tricycle-Second-Ex

Neil Clark said...

Thanks for that Neil, these special agents all seemed to have an eye for the ladies!

Anonymous said...

If he were taller, I think Oliver Kamm would make a decent Bond-badguy. He's certainly someone most viewers could very easily hate, and someone whose brutal demise they could genuinely enjoy.

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