James Bond. The premier secret agent and casino lover.

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Bond, James Bond.

In the world of James Bond, there is no such thing as a boring job. James Bond is a fictional character created by author Ian Fleming in 1953. 007 made his first appearance in the novel Casino Royale. The story tells of one of Britain’s best-loved, Aston Martin driving MI6 agent who has to defeat Le Chiffre in a game of Poker in order to save Britain from financial ruin.

Bond’s questionable personality traits are that he displays gentlemanly qualities such as tactfulness and bravery while he also has an unquenchable thirst for gambling which lead him into many situations where death seems inevitable, yet he always seems to escape unscathed due to his quick wit and intelligence!

“Casino” is always the place where he has to face a very dangerous enemy. For example, in “Moonraker”, Hugo Drax ran an illegal gambling establishment in Venice. In “Thunderball”, it was Emilio Largo’s casino on the island of Palmyra. whilst in “For your eyes only”, the plot revolved around an organization that robbed banks in casinos. next comes “Casino Royale”, where Le Chiffre, who was a terrorist banker, went to lose a game in the casino of Montenegro. And finally, it is not just any casino that will find Bond in the heart of the action but again, James Bond’s favourite casino: Casino Royale.

James Bond Films by Release date

  1. Dr No (1962)
  2. From Russia with Love (1963)
  3. Goldfinger (1964)
  4. Thunderball (1965)
  5. Casino Royale (1967) UNOFFICIAL
  6. You Only Live Twice (1967)
  7. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
  8. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  9. Live and Let Die (1973)
  10. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  11. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  12. Moonraker (1979)
  13. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  14. Octopussy (1983)
  15. Never Say Never Again (1983) UNOFFICIAL
  16. A View to a Kill (1985)
  17. The Living Daylights (1987)
  18. Licence to Kill (1989)
  19. GoldenEye (1995)
  20. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  21. The World is Not Enough (1999)
  22. Die Another Day (2002)
  23. Casino Royale (2006)
  24. Quantum of Solace (2008)
  25. Skyfall (2012)
  26. Spectre (2015)
  27. No Time to Die (2021)

James Bond Actors

Sean Connery (1962–1967, 1971, 1983)

Sean Connery, born in 1930, is best known for his role as James Bond. He played the part of 007 in seven movies from 1962 to 1983. His first appearance was in Dr No, and his last was Never Say Never Again. The actor has been living a life full of mystery ever since he retired from Hollywood in 1991. Before his passing away in 2020, Sean Connery could be found at casinos worldwide, playing poker competitively against other players much younger than him!

David Niven (1967)

David Niven was one of two actors to be given serious consideration for playing James Bond in Dr No (1962). He was the actor to portray 007 in a movie adaptation of Ian Fleming’s “Casino Royale” in 1967. His portrayal of Bond had more humour than any other actor that has played him on screen. Unfortunately, he only portrayed the iconic agent for this one film before passing away from cancer at age 76.

George Lazenby (1969)

George Lazenby is a man whose name you may not know, but his face and voice will be familiar. He played James Bond in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969). George Lazenby was the only actor to play James Bond without being asked to return for another film.

Roger Moore (1973–1985)

Roger Moore was the longest-running James Bond of all time. He played the British spy in 7 films spanning 12 years, from 1973 to 1985. Roger Moore is known for his witty one-liners and charm on screen. He brought a lighthearted charm and charisma that made him one of the best Bonds ever! His portrayal of James Bond has influenced many actors who have since taken on the role of 007. 

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Timothy Dalton (1987–1989)

It’s a strange thing to think about, but Timothy Dalton was James Bond. He starred in two films as 007, and they were both pretty darn good. Sure, he only lasted for two movies before Pierce Brosnan took over the role, but it is an interesting point of trivia. Many people prefer his version of the character because he seemed more serious and less campy than Roger Moore or Sean Connery’s versions. 

Some people say that Dalton would have been a better Bond if he had continued with the series because there were so many great scripts left to be made into films during his tenure that never got used once Brosnan came around. His last film was GoldenEye in 1995

Pierce Brosnan (1995–2002)

Pierce Brosnan played James Bond from 1995 to 2002. He became interested in theatre at a very young age and acted on stage for many years before making it to the big screen as Bond. He has starred in four films as James Bond: “GoldenEye” (1995), “Tomorrow Never Dies” (1997), “The World Is Not Enough” (1999) and 2002’s “Die Another Day”. In 2005, he announced that he would be retiring from playing the role after his final film.

Daniel Craig (2006–2021)

Daniel Craig is a British actor who has been portraying James Bond in the 007 series of films since 2006. The latest film in the series, No Time to Die, was released on the 30th September 2021. When asked about his thoughts on portraying 007 for so long, Craig said, “I love playing him because I’m very privileged to be around interesting people.” His endurance as James Bond seems to stem from his love of acting and meeting new people. 

James Bond. Mission accomplished.

James Bond was created by the English author Ian Fleming. To date, Bond has been played by seven actors – Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig. James Bond’s signature weapon is his Walther PPK pistol. It is also worth noting that James Bonds preferred car is an Aston Martin DB5.

Since 1962, James Bond has been played by seven different actors in 26 films. The film series started out as a serious espionage movie franchise but gradually became an action-packed blockbuster franchise. James Bond is a world-renowned spy with witty comments and flamboyant outfits. James Bond has to save the world from evil villains regularly, but his style never falters.