James Bond is a fictional male human secret agent who works for MI6 in the James Bond, 007 franchise. He has been portrayed on screen by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig. James Bond was born in November and that is the only thing that most sites on the Internet can agree on to Andrew, a Scottish Businessman and Monique, Andrew`s Swiss Wife. The common date for his birth in the literary world is the 11th, Armistace Day when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. James was an only child. If you`re wondering, the date of his birthday makes James born under the Zodiac constellations of Scorpion. However if you prescribe to the 13 signs of the Zodiac including Ophiuchus, the Serpent Wrestler, then James would be a Libran immaterial of whether born on the 11th or 16th of November.
James Bond was bought up by his aunt after his parents died during an mountaineering accident. James Bond was bought up in Scotland at the Skyfall Manor where he returns to kill Raoul Silva in the film Skyfall. James Bond went to live with his Aunt who sent away to Eton from where he then progressed to Cambridge getting a first in Oriental languages. James Bond joined the Navy and was recruited into the Secret Intelligence Service or as its more commonly known MI6. MI6 is equivalent to America`s C.I.A. He always tries to mix business with pleasure with his gambling, drinking and love of women.
James Bond`s enemies have always been fictional terrorists, he`s never taken on the I.R.A. or Al Qaeda. In the original stories written by Ian Fleming, his prime enemy was SMERSH, an organisation with links to the Russian government. To translate SMERSH into movies would be fraught with problems so the enemy became SPECTRE unaligned to any government.
James Bond has always been reinvented with different actors playing the role. The producers had thought about having a storyline that explained why he looked different but they choose against that idea, thinking it would be seen as patronising.
James Bond answers to his boss `M` whose letter is derived from the fact that in the real M.I.6., the head of the organisation is called `C` after the first chief, Captain George Mansfield Cumming-Smith who used to write the letter `C` on papers of interest in green ink.
James Bond is famous for partnering up with a female to bring down the terrorists along with the Aston Martin and gadgets that are built by Q.
The films are produced by Eon Productions which is mainly owned by the Broccoli family who have controlled nearly every James Bond film except Casino Royale, the David Niven version and Never Say Never Again which is an official remake of Thunderball with Sean Connery returning as James Bond.
The Bond films were admittedly getting a bit stale when Die Another Day came out. The producers were always trying to outdo the previous film with gadgets but Die Another Day took the biscuit with the Invisible Car. After Pierces four film contract had ended, they started from anew with Daniel Craig as Bond having just been prompted to rank of a double O agent. The OO means Eyes Only.
James Bond ventured out into space in Moonraker but has been on terra firma ever since. However, the gadgets he uses and the weapons that the terrorists have in their arsenal are sometimes satellites hence the reason why this franchise being documented on this site.
James Bond has been played by a number of different actors since he was first on the big screen by Sean Connery. When Sean didn`t want to play the character anymore, they turned to George Lazenby who only made one film before Sean Connery returned for one last time in the official series. They didn`t say Bond had plastic surgery to say why he looked different which if they did, they thought the viewers wouldn`t like it. Roger Moore took on the role in the seventies and has played the smooth the most times. When a reboot was called for, a youthful Daniel Craig stepped up to the role and played the spy as though he had just got promoted to 00 section
The first ever time James Bond was made into entertainment, it was for American television, the 00 became Jimmy Bond and was an agent for the C.I.A. and Felix Leiter worked for British Intelligence. Soon after, it was turned into a film series and the rest is history.Copyright: MGM/UA