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Commander James Bond, also known as 007, is a fictional British secret service agent created by journalist, naval officer and author Ian Fleming, for the debut novel Casino Royale in 1953. He is the main protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, which consists of twelve novels and two short story collections published between 1953 and 1966, although the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously. Following Ian Fleming's death in 1964, many continuation novels or novelizations by Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver were published; a series of Young Bond novels has also been written by Charlie Higson.

Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman's Eon Productions started a series of Bond film in 1962, with the release of Dr. No. Since then the Bond series has become one of the most successful and lucrative in the film industry spanning 24 films. There have also been two films produced by independent companies and one television adaptation. Seven actors have portrayed agent 007 on film: Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig; he was also portrayed by Barry Nelson in the 1954 television adaptation Casino Royale.

In addition to novels and films, Bond is a prominent character in many comic strips and computer and video games and has been the subject of many parodies.


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The cinema poster of the movie next to an Aston Martin featured in the production.
Quantum of Solace (2008) is the 22nd James Bond film by EON Productions and is the direct sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale. Directed by Marc Forster, it features Daniel Craig's second performance as James Bond. In the film, Bond battles Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a member of the Quantum organisation posing as an environmentalist who intends to stage a coup d'état in Bolivia to take control of its water supply. Bond seeks revenge for the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), and is assisted by Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko), who is also seeking revenge.

Producer Michael G. Wilson developed the film's plot while Casino Royale was being shot. Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis, and Joshua Zetumer contributed to the script. The title was chosen from a 1960 short story in Ian Fleming's For Your Eyes Only, though the film does not contain any elements of the original story. Location filming took place in Panama, Chile, Italy, and Austria while interior sets were built and filmed at Pinewood Studios. Forster aimed to make a modern film that also featured classic cinema motifs: a vintage aeroplane was used for a dogfight sequence, and Dennis Gassner's set designs are reminiscent of Ken Adam's work on several early Bond films. Taking a course away from the usual Bond villains, Forster rejected any grotesque appearance for the character Dominic Greene to emphasise the hidden and secret nature of the film's contemporary villains.

The film premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square on 29 October 2008, gathering mixed reviews which mainly praised Craig's gritty performance and the film's action sequences while feeling that Quantum of Solace was not as impressive as the predecessor Casino Royale. It was, however, the second most commercially successful Bond film, earning GBP£50 million in product placement, and grossing USD$586,090,727 at the box office as of 9 March 2009: notably close to its predecessor's record.

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The tombstone of James Bond's wife, Teresa
Credit: Hannibal

The tombstone of James Bond's wife, Teresa Bond, which Bond visits at the start of For Your Eyes Only. This prop was shown at a James Bond convention in 1992.

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Brosnan at a photoshoot at Cannes
Pierce Brosnan OBE (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan desired to be an artist and began training in commercial illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, but later attended drama school in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele.

Brosnan portrayed James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. He also provided his voice and likeness to James Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing.

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Books List of James Bond novels and short storiesCasino Royale (novel), Live and Let Die (novel)Moonraker (novel)Diamonds Are Forever (novel), From Russia, with Love (novel)Dr. No (novel)Goldfinger (novel)For Your Eyes Only (short story collection)Thunderball (novel)The Spy Who Loved Me (novel)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (novel)You Only Live Twice (novel)The Man with the Golden Gun (novel)Octopussy and The Living DaylightsColonel Sun

Films (main article, List of James Bond films): A View to a KillCasino Royale (1967 film)Casino Royale (2006 film)Diamonds Are Forever (film)Die Another DayDr. No (film)For Your Eyes Only (film)From Russia with Love (film)GoldenEyeGoldfinger (film)Licence to KillLive and Let Die (film)Moonraker (film)Never Say Never AgainOctopussyOn Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)Quantum of SolaceThe Living DaylightsThe Man with the Golden Gun (film)SkyfallSpectre (2015 film)The Spy Who Loved Me (film)Thunderball (film)Tomorrow Never DiesThe World Is Not EnoughYou Only Live Twice (film)Motifs in the James Bond film series

Characters: James Bond (books), James Bond (films), Felix Leiter, M (James Bond)

Biographies: Bernard LeeDaniel CraigDeborah KerrEva GreenGeorge MartinHalle BerryIan FlemingJonathan PryceMadonna (entertainer)Paul McCartneyPierce BrosnanSean BeanTina Turner

Music: "The World Is Not Enough (song)" • "You Know My Name" • "Skyfall (Adele song)"

Games and television: Inspirations for James BondCasino Royale (Climax!)GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game) • "You Only Move Twice"

Bold entries are featured articles, the remainder are good articles.

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Ian Fleming books (1953–1966)
Casino Royale  · Live and Let Die  · Moonraker  · Diamonds Are Forever  · From Russia with Love  · Dr. No  · Goldfinger  · For Your Eyes Only  · Thunderball  · The Spy Who Loved Me  · On Her Majesty's Secret Service  · You Only Live Twice  · The Man with the Golden Gun  · Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Sanctioned novels (1967–1979)
The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½  · Colonel Sun  · James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007  · James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me  · James Bond and Moonraker
John Gardner novels (1981–1996)
Licence Renewed  · For Special Services  · Icebreaker  · Role of Honour  · Nobody Lives For Ever  · No Deals, Mr. Bond  · Scorpius  · Win, Lose or Die  · Licence to Kill  · Brokenclaw  · The Man from Barbarossa  · Death is Forever  · Never Send Flowers  · SeaFire  · GoldenEye  · COLD
Raymond Benson novels (1997–2002)
"Blast from the Past"  · Zero Minus Ten  · Tomorrow Never Dies  · The Facts of Death  · "Midsummer Night's Doom"  · High Time to Kill  · The World Is Not Enough  · "Live at Five"  · Doubleshot  · Never Dream of Dying  · The Man with the Red Tattoo  · Die Another Day
Charlie Higson novels (2004–2008)
SilverFin  · Blood Fever  · Double or Die  · Hurricane Gold  · By Royal Command
The Moneypenny Diaries (2005–2008)
The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel  · Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries  · The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling
Sebastian Faulks novel (2008)
Devil May Care
Jeffery Deaver novel (2011)
Carte Blanche
William Boyd novel (2013)
Anthony Horowitz novel (2015)
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Eon Productions films
Dr. No  · From Russia with Love  · Goldfinger  · Thunderball  · You Only Live Twice  · On Her Majesty's Secret Service  · Diamonds Are Forever  · Live and Let Die  · The Man with the Golden Gun  · The Spy Who Loved Me  · Moonraker  · For Your Eyes Only  · Octopussy  · A View to a Kill  · The Living Daylights  · Licence to Kill  · GoldenEye  · Tomorrow Never Dies  · The World Is Not Enough  · Die Another Day  · Casino Royale  · Quantum of Solace  · Skyfall  · Spectre
Non-Eon films
Casino Royale (1967)  · Never Say Never Again
Casino Royale (1954)


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