Ian Fleming

28 May 1908 - 12 Aug 1964

Writer, Actor

Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news agency Reuters as a journalist -- winning the respect of his peers for his coverage of a "show trial" in Russia of several Royal Engineers on espionage charges. Fleming briefly worked in the financial sector for the family bank, but just prior to the Second World War, was recruited into British Naval Intelligence where he excelled, shortly achieving the rank of Commander. When the war ended, Fleming retired to Jamaica where he built a house called "Goldeneye," took up writing full-time and created the character that would make him famous -- British Secret Service agent James Bond, in a novel called "Casino Royale." Fleming spent the rest of his life writing and traveling the world, but as his Bond character reached new heights of popularity on movie screens, Fleming was in ailing health. He died of a heart attack (his second) in England in August 1964 at the age of 56.

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Filmography (31 titles)

(movie, 2020)
···Bond 25
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Writer
(movie, 2015)
···Spectre
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Role: Writer
(movie, 2012)
···Skyfall
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 2008)
···Quantum of Solace
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller, Crime
Role: Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Casino Royale
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 2002)
···Die Another Day
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1999)
···The World Is Not Enough
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1997)
···Tomorrow Never Dies
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1995)
···GoldenEye
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1989)
···Licence to Kill
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1987)
···The Living Daylights
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1985)
···A View to a Kill
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1983)
···Never Say Never Again
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1983)
···Octopussy
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1981)
···For Your Eyes Only
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1979)
···Moonraker
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Science Fiction
Role: Writer
(movie, 1977)
···The Spy Who Loved Me
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1974)
···The Man with the Golden Gun
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1973)
···Live and Let Die
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1971)
···Diamonds Are Forever
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1968)
···Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Writer
(movie, 1967)
···You Only Live Twice
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Writer
(movie, 1967)
···Casino Royale
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy
Role: Writer
(movie, 1965)
···Thunderball
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1964)
···Goldfinger
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1963)
···From Russia with Love
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Role: Writer
(movie, 1962)
···Dr. No
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Writer
(movie, 1946)
···George in Civvy Street
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Uncle Shad)
(movie, 1937)
···Silver Blaze
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dr. Watson)
(movie, 1931)
···The Sleeping Cardinal
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Dr. John Watson)