Ian Fleming

Birthday:

05/28/1908

Place of birth:

Mayfair, London, England, UK:

Biography:

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.


Film Credits

Out of Shadows (2020)
as Self (archive footage)
Gestatten: Fleming, Ian Fleming (2015)
as himself
Everything or Nothing (2012)
as Self (archive footage)
Ian Fleming: 007's Creator (2000)
as Self
Come Back Peter (1952)
as Bank Manager

Production Credits

No Time to Die (2021)
Characters
Spectre (2015)
Characters
Skyfall (2012)
Characters
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Novel
Casino Royale (2006)
Novel
Die Another Day (2002)
Characters
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Characters
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Characters
GoldenEye (1995)
Characters
Licence to Kill (1989)
Characters
The Living Daylights (1987)
Novel
A View to a Kill (1985)
Novel
Never Say Never Again (1983)
Novel
Octopussy (1983)
Novel
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Novel
Moonraker (1979)
Novel
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Novel
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Novel
Live and Let Die (1973)
Novel
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Novel
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Novel
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Novel
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Novel
Casino Royale (1967)
Novel
Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966)
Story
Thunderball (1965)
Story
Goldfinger (1964)
Novel
From Russia with Love (1963)
Novel
Dr. No (1962)
Novel
Casino Royale (1954)
Novel