James Bond

Inside the Ecuadorian embassy with Julian Assange: Risk reviewed

25 May 2016 12:10

‘This film would not have been possible without the following encryption tools,’ is one of the least expected film credits…

Spectre: less coherent, less fun, and with a swiz of a Bond girl

22 October 2015 23:04

Quite the oddest sensation last night at the first public screening at the Odeon, Leicester Square, of the new James…

Is our foreign policy being dreamt up by the James Bond screenwriters?

20 October 2015 16:03

If there’s one thing that the James Bond films has taught us it is that the Chinese are not our…

Tony Hall: the BBC is like James Bond

23 July 2015 13:24

As staff at the BBC face cuts and budget tightening following the Government’s plans to reform the Corporation, their director-general Tony…

Picture exclusive: James Bond crew take to the Thames to film for Spectre

17 May 2015 22:01

Forget the riveting excitement of the Labour leadership contest, Westminster was shut down on Sunday night for a different type…

If I were prime minister, by Ian Fleming

14 May 2015 19:35

This article was first published in The Spectator on 9 October, 1959. I am a totally non-political animal. I prefer the…

Camilla Rutherford backs Ed Miliband’s 007 campaign

1 April 2015 18:13

Yesterday Ed Miliband declared that it was high time the James Bond films moved with the times and cast a…

Bond villain Andrew Scott gets into the spirit of 007

14 January 2015 17:41

The last 007 film saw James Bond substitute his trademark vodka martini for a Heineken, after producers found a £30…

Ian Fleming, James Bond and The Spectator

12 August 2014 10:30

It’s 50 years since the death of Ian Fleming and The Spectator has always taken James Bond seriously. The writer…

Bond, progressive Bond

27 September 2013 16:38

Film fans look away now. Last night the latest author to add to the Bond legacy said that he did…

Lurhmann, Baz Lurhmann

28 March 2013 16:48

Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby (above) may yet enrage purists; but it seems that the Australian director already has…

Shelf Life: Roger Moore

3 October 2012 16:02

A few surprising revelations from this week’s esteemed Shelf Lifer, as Roger Moore tells us which literary character he’d sleep…

Do we need to know what a character looks like?

6 September 2012 10:06

How much attention do you pay to the physical descriptions of characters in novels? Interviewed on Five Live recently about…

Nancy Pelosi is, er, Pussy Galore?

26 May 2009 14:54

Has anyone at the Republican National Committee actually watched Goldfinger? Apparently not. My friend Garance Franke-Ruta picked up on a…