The James Bond Franchise in History

Events in Film & TV


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-11-22 Producers Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman announce expensive publicity campaign to make Sean Connery (James Bond) a star

  • 1962-01-16 Shooting begins on "Dr No" the first James Bond film
  • 1962-10-05 "Dr. No", 1st James Bond film based on the novel by Ian Fleming and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress, premieres in London
  • 1963-10-10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London
  • 1964-03-19 Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on James Bond film "Goldfinger"
  • 1964-12-17 "Goldfinger", 3rd James Bond film, starring Sean Connery and Honor Blackman premieres in London
  • 1965-12-29 "Thunderball", 4th James Bond film starring Sean Connery and Claudine Auger premieres in Tokyo

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1967-04-19 "Casino Royale" James Bond comedy film starring David Niven and Peter Sellers premieres. Based on the Ian Fleming novel.

Actor David Niven
Actor
David Niven
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • 1967-06-12 "You Only Live Twice", 5th James Bond film starring Sean Connery, screenplay by Roald Dahl, premieres in London
  • 1969-12-18 "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", 6th James Bond Film starring George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, premieres in London
  • 1971-12-17 "Diamonds are Forever", 7th James Bond film, last starring Sean Conner, also starring Jill St. John is 1st released in West Germany

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1973-06-27 "Live & Let Die", 8th James Bond Film, 1st to star Roger Moore, also starring Jane Seymour, 1st released in the US

  • 1974-12-19 "The Man with the Golden Gun", 9th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Britt Ekland and Christopher Lee, premieres in London

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1977-07-07 "The Spy Who Loved Me", 10th James Bond film starring Roger Moore and Barbara Bach, premieres in London

  • 1979-06-26 "Moonraker", 11th James Bond film starring Roger Moore, premieres in London
  • 1981-06-24 "For Your Eyes Only", 12th James Bond, starring Roger Moore and 1st drected by John Glen premieres in London

  • 1983-06-06 "Octopussy", 13th James Bond film, starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams and Louis Jourdan premieres in London
  • 1985-05-22 "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore, also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken, premieres in San Francisco
  • 1987-06-27 "The Living Daylights", 15th James Bond film, 1st film to star Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1989-06-13 "Licence to Kill", 16th James Bond film, last directed by John Glen and starring Timothy Dalton premieres in London
  • 1993-11-02 Actor Roger Moore (James Bond) has his enlarged prostate removed

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1995-11-13 "GoldenEye", 17th James Bond film, starring Pierce Brosnan for the first time and Judi Dench as M, released

Actor Pierce Brosnan
Actor
Pierce Brosnan
Actress Judi Dench
Actress
Judi Dench
Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane
  • 1997-12-09 "Tomorrow Never Dies", 18th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan and Michelle Yeoh, premieres in London
  • 1999-11-08 "The World is Not Enough" 19th James Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, Robert Carlyle and Denise Richards premieres in Los Angeles
  • 2002-11-20 "Die Another Day", 20th James Bond film released, directed by Lee Tamahori, starring Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry

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2006-11-14 "Casino Royale", 21st James Bond film premieres in London, starring Daniel Craig for the 1st time and Eva Green, premieres in London

  • 2008-10-29 "Quantum of Solace" 22nd James Bond film starring Daniel Craig and Olga Kurylenko, premieres in London
  • 2012-10-23 "Skyfall", 23rd James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem premieres in London
  • 2015-10-26 "Spectre", 24th James Bond film, directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig premieres in London
  • 2017-08-15 Daniel Craig confirms he will play James Bond one more time
  • 2018-08-26 Danny Boyle pulls out of directing the next James Bond film due to 'creative differences'

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1897-01-23 William Stephenson, Canadian soldier & spymaster, born in Winnipeg, Canada (d. 1989)
  • 1908-01-10 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), born in London, England (d. 1981)
  • 1908-05-28 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), born in London, England (d. 1964)
  • 1909-04-05 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1911-03-11 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Scottish diplomat soldier politician, author and an inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, born in Cairo
  • 1911-03-23 Charles Joseph A Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison (James Bond films)
  • 1914-08-07 Ted Moore, South African-British cinematographer (James Bond), born in Western Cape, South Africa (d. 1987)
  • 1917-04-16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1921-02-05 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1924-03-15 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), born in Bonn, Rhenish Prussia, Germany (d. 1997)
  • 1925-12-04 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Person of interestRoger Moore

1927-10-14 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), born in London (d. 2017)

  • 1928-04-04 Monty Norman, English singer and film composer (James Bond Theme), born in London

Person of interestSean Connery

1930-08-25 Sir Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer (James Bond films, Indiana Jones), born in Edinburgh, Scotland

  • 1933-03-31 Bob Simmons, Fulham England, stuntman (double for James Bond)
  • 1933-11-03 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), born in York, England (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-05 George Lazenby, Australian actor (OHMSS-James Bond), born in Goulburn, Australia
  • 1946-03-21 Timothy Dalton, Welsh actor (James Bond), born in Colwyn Bay, Wales

Person of interestDaniel Craig

1968-03-02 Daniel Craig, English actor (James Bond films), born in Chester, England


Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1952-03-24 Author of 'James Bond' novels, journalist and secret intelligence agent Ian Fleming marries Anne Geraldine Charteris

LoveWedding of Interest

1953-07-06 "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City

LoveWedding of Interest

2001-08-04 "James Bond" actor Pierce Brosnan (49) weds TV host and journalist Keely Shaye Smith (37) at the 785-year-old Ballintubber Abbey in County Mayo, Ireland

LoveWedding of Interest

2011-06-22 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York


Deaths in Film & TV

  • 1964-08-12 Ian Fleming, English author (James Bond novels), dies at 56
  • 1981-01-16 Bernard Lee, British actor (M in James Bond movies, Fallen Idol, Dr No), dies at 73
  • 1982-06-26 Charles Russhon, USAF lt col/liaison for James Bond films, dies at 71
  • 1991-04-09 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • 1996-06-15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 1st Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • 1996-06-27 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), dies at 87
  • 1997-05-05 Walter Gotell, German actor (James Bond, From Russia With Love), dies at 73
  • 2003-10-14 Patrick Dalzel-Job, English soldier and inspiration for James Bond (b. 1913)
  • 2011-01-30 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77
  • 2016-03-10 Ken Adam, British film production designer (James Bond sets), dies at 95

Person of interestRoger Moore

2017-05-23 Roger Moore, British actor (The Saint, James Bond), dies at 89