The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short-story collections.
- In 1996, American author Raymond Benson became the writer of the Bond novels. Benson had previously written The James Bond Bedside Companion, first published in 1984, and had also written scenarios and support material published in 1986 for the James Bond 007 tabletop role-playing game.
Who wrote Casino Royale first book of the James Bond series?
Casino Royale, novel by British writer Ian Fleming, published in 1953 and the first of his 12 blockbuster novels about James Bond, the suave and supercompetent British spy.
Who was the very 1st James Bond?
Despite Scottish actor Sean Connery being remembered as cinema’s first official James Bond, Barry Nelson played the role of 007 in a 1954 TV Movie version of Casino Royale. The movie was produced for American TV, and starred Peter Lorre and Linda Christian.
Who played the original James Bond?
The film stars David Niven as the “original” Bond, Sir James Bond 007. Casino Royale was released on 13 April 1967, two months prior to Eon’s fifth Bond movie, You Only Live Twice.
Who was the 1st Bond girl?
Swiss actress Ursula Andress is often cited as the original Bond girl for her role as Honey Ryder in 1962’s Dr No, the first Bond film. Her first scene meeting Sean Connery’s Bond, when she walks out of the sea in a white bikini with a diving knife on her hip, is an “iconic moment in cinema”, said Entertainment Weekly.