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Pierce Brosnan says he wasn't 'good enough' as James Bond

Pierce Brosnan says he wasn't 'good enough' as James Bond

LONDON, April 15 (UPI) -- The 60-year-old turns a critical eye toward his portrayal of 007.
Kate Stanton
Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

Sam Mendes to be honored by Roundabout Theatre

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- British film and stage director Sam Mendes is to be presented with the Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre next month in New York.
John Travolta wants to play a James Bond villain

John Travolta wants to play a James Bond villain

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actor John Travolta said he won't stop playing villains in movies until he's played a bad guy in a James Bond film.
Russian spies, tech savvy mobsters pose Winter Olympics threat

Russian spies, tech savvy mobsters pose Winter Olympics threat

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Russian hackers could have "an intelligence bonanza" during the Winter Olympics, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official.
ZP Heller
Journalist pleads guilty in phone-hacking case

Journalist pleads guilty in phone-hacking case

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- A fourth journalist, Dan Evans of the Sunday Mirror, pleaded guilty Monday to phone hacking in an ongoing trial in London.
Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Mark Hamill won't confirm 'Star Wars' return in Reddit AMA

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The original "Star Wars" actor answered fan questions during a Reddit Q&A session on Wednesday.
Kate Stanton
Timothy Olyphant would be 'James Bong'

Timothy Olyphant would be 'James Bong'

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- "Justified" star Timothy Olyphant tells Conan he would be "James Bong" if he ever played 007.
Evan Bleier

Explosives, bomb manuals found in Maryland home

MILLERSVILLE, Md., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A Maryland man was held on $400,000 bond Wednesday after authorities found working bombs, bomb-making chemicals and how-to manuals in his home, police said.
Researchers: James Bond's alcohol intake could leave him 'shaken'

Researchers: James Bond's alcohol intake could leave him 'shaken'

LONDON, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- British researchers said fictional superspy James Bond's preference for "shaken" martinis may be due to alcohol-induced tremors.

Activist says Russian seizure of Greenpeace ship was like spy movie

MOSCOW, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Dimitri Litvinov, one of the Greenpeace activists arrested in a demonstration at a Russian Arctic oil rig, says the incident was like a scene in a spy movie.

'Pretty Woman' producer Arnon Milchan says he spied for Israel

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The Hollywood exec told an Israeli television program that he used to by arms for Israel.
Kate Stanton
James Bond helps 'Philomena' get PG-13 rating

James Bond helps 'Philomena' get PG-13 rating

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- James Bond knows he can rely on M, and so do the producers of the upcoming Judi Dench film, 'Philomena.'
Gabrielle Levy
Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

Weinstein Co. wins PG-13 rating for 'Philomena'

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has won its appeal of the decision to assign its film "Philomena" an R rating in the United States because it contains two expletives.
Judi Dench plays M in Funny or Die video

Judi Dench plays M in Funny or Die video

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- British actress Judi Dench appears as her James Bond franchise character in a Funny or Die video mocking the decision to give her film "Philomena" an R rating.
Actor Idris Elba hospitalized after asthma attack on airplane

Actor Idris Elba hospitalized after asthma attack on airplane

LONDON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Idris Elba, star of "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," suffered an asthma attack after boarding a jet at London's Heathrow International Airport, producers said.
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James Bond 007 is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. The fictional British Secret Service agent has also been used in the longest running and most financially successful English-language film franchise to date, starting in 1962 with Dr. No.

After Fleming's death in 1964, subsequent James Bond novels were written by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver. Moreover, Christopher Wood novelised two screenplays, Charlie Higson wrote a series on a young James Bond, John Pearson wrote an authorised biography, while other writers have authored unofficial versions of the character.

There have been 22 films in the Eon Productions series to date, the most recent of which, Quantum of Solace, was released on 31 October 2008 (UK). In addition there has been an American television adaptation and two independent feature productions. Apart from films and television, James Bond has also been adapted for many other media, including radio plays, comic strips and video games.

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