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Ian Fleming

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Ian Fleming

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From the e-Book of Octopussy and the Living Daylights:

IAN FLEMING was born in London on May 28, 1908. He was educated at Eton College and later spent a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bête noire—the Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations.

After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home “Goldeneye,” he wrote a book called Casino Royale—and James Bond was born. The first print run sold out within a month. For the next twelve years Fleming produced a novel a year featuring Special Agent 007, the most famous spy of the century. His travels, interests, and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler described him as “the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.” Sales soared when President Kennedy named the fifth title, From Russia With Love, one of his favorite books. The Bond novels have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide, boosted by the hugely successful film franchise that began in 1962 with the release of Dr No.

He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only son, Caspar, went on to become the well-loved novel and film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Fleming died of heart failure on August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.
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Ian Lancaster Fleming


Movies and Shows

# Release Date Title Role
1 8 May 1963 Dr. No Writer
2 9 Jan 1965 Goldfinger Writer
3 28 Apr 1967 Casino Royale Writer
4 13 Jun 1967 You Only Live Twice Writer
5 18 Dec 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Writer
6 18 Dec 1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service Writer
7 17 Dec 1971 Diamonds Are Forever Writer
8 27 Jun 1973 Live and Let Die Writer
9 20 Dec 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun Writer
10 3 Aug 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me Writer
11 29 Jun 1979 Moonraker Writer
12 26 Jun 1981 For Your Eyes Only Writer
13 10 Jun 1983 Octopussy Writer
14 24 May 1985 A View to a Kill Writer
15 31 Jul 1987 The Living Daylights Writer
16 17 Nov 1995 GoldenEye Writer
17 19 Dec 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies Writer
18 22 Nov 2002 Die Another Day Writer

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