Thursday, January 17, 2013

BBC America To Produce Four-Part Miniseries On Life Of James Bond Creator Ian Fleming

Leslie Kasperowicz at reports on the upcoming miniseries on one of my favorite writers, the late great thriller writer Ian Fleming.
BBC America is preparing to bring the story of the man behind 007 to the small screen. Fleming will tell the story of Ian Fleming, the man who brought James Bond to life and whose own life seems to have much of the martini-sipping, skirt-chasing charm he infused into the suave spy of his imagination.

Film actor Dominic Cooper, whose roles have been as varied as Captain America: The First Avenger and My Week With Marilyn, is set to play the role of Fleming for the four-part miniseries.
...Fleming’s entrance into Naval Intelligence via his family’s connections during the war uncovered in him a gift for brilliant, dangerous, and “outrageous counter-intelligence missions against the Nazis.” This experience wound up being the basis for the character of James Bond, who first appeared in Fleming’s 1953 debut Casino Royale.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read my Counterterrorism magazine piece on Ian Fleming and his World War II experiences as a British Naval Intelligence officer via the below links:

Note: The above photo, provided by Pen & Sword publishers, shows Commander Ian Fleming at Naval Intelligence headquarters during World War II.  

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