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Commander James Bond, also known as 007, is a fictional British secret service agent created by journalist, naval officer and author Ian Fleming, for the debut novel Casino Royale in 1953. He is the main protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, which consists of twelve novels and two short story collections published between 1953 and 1966, although the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously. Following Ian Fleming's death in 1964, many continuation novels or novelizations by Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver were published; a series of Young Bond novels has also been written by Charlie Higson.

Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman's Eon Productions started a series of Bond film in 1962, with the release of Dr. No. Since then the Bond series has become one of the most successful and lucrative in the film industry spanning 23 films. There have also been two films produced by independent companies and one television adaptation. Seven actors have portrayed agent 007 on film: Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig; he was also portrayed by Barry Nelson in the 1954 television adaptation Casino Royale.

In addition to novels and films, Bond is a prominent character in many comic strips and computer and video games and has been the subject of many parodies.

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Casino Royale is Ian Fleming's first James Bond novel. It paved the way for a further eleven novels by Fleming himself, in addition to two short story collections, followed by many "continuation" Bond novels by other authors.

The story entails James Bond, Special Agent 007 of the "Secret Service", travelling to the casino at Royale-Les-Eaux in order to bankrupt a fifth-columnist, Le Chiffre, the treasurer of a French union and a member of the Russian secret service. Bond is supported in his endeavours by Vesper Lynd, a member of his own service, as well as Felix Leiter of the CIA and René Mathis of the French Deuxième Bureau.

Since it was first published on 13 April 1953, Casino Royale has been adapted for the screen three times. The first was a 1954 episode of the CBS television series Climax! with Barry Nelson as CIA agent "Jimmy Bond". The first Casino Royale film was a 1967 spoof with David Niven playing "Sir James Bond", with the second being the twenty-first official film in the Eon Productions film series with Daniel Craig as James Bond, released on 17 November 2006. Casino Royale has also been published in comic strip format in a British national newspaper, The Daily Express.

Casino Royale was written by Ian Fleming in Jamaica over a period of around two months, largely from his own experiences and imagination; he also devised the artwork for the cover. The book was given broadly good reviews by the critics at the time and sold out in less than a month in the UK, although US sales a year later were much slower.

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Pierce Brosnan OBE (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor, film producer and environmentalist. After leaving school at 16, Brosnan desired to be an artist and began training in commercial illustration at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, but later attended drama school in London for three years. Following a stage acting career he rose to popularity in the television series Remington Steele.

Brosnan portrayed James Bond in GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. He also provided his voice and likeness to James Bond in the 2004 video game James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing.

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  • 2014
    • 4 December - 24th film announced, titled Spectre

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Books List of James Bond novels and short storiesCasino Royale (novel), Live and Let Die (novel)Moonraker (novel)Diamonds Are Forever (novel), From Russia, with Love (novel)Dr. No (novel)Goldfinger (novel)For Your Eyes Only (short story collection)Thunderball (novel)The Spy Who Loved Me (novel)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (novel)You Only Live Twice (novel)The Man with the Golden Gun (novel)Octopussy and The Living DaylightsColonel Sun

Films (main article, List of James Bond films): A View to a KillCasino Royale (1967 film)Casino Royale (2006 film)Diamonds Are Forever (film)Die Another DayDr. No (film)For Your Eyes Only (film)From Russia with Love (film)GoldenEyeGoldfinger (film)Licence to KillLive and Let Die (film)Moonraker (film)Never Say Never AgainOctopussyOn Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)Quantum of SolaceThe Living DaylightsThe Man with the Golden Gun (film)SkyfallThe Spy Who Loved Me (film)Thunderball (film)Tomorrow Never DiesThe World Is Not EnoughYou Only Live Twice (film)Motifs in the James Bond film series

Characters: James Bond (books), James Bond (films), Felix Leiter, M (James Bond)

Biographies: Bernard LeeDaniel CraigDeborah KerrEva GreenGeorge MartinHalle BerryIan FlemingJonathan PryceMadonna (entertainer)Paul McCartneyPierce BrosnanSean BeanTina Turner

Music: "The World Is Not Enough (song)" • "You Know My Name" • "Skyfall (song)"

Games and television: Inspirations for James BondCasino Royale (Climax!)GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game) • "You Only Move Twice"

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Ian Fleming books (1953–1966)
Casino Royale  · Live and Let Die  · Moonraker  · Diamonds Are Forever  · From Russia with Love  · Dr. No  · Goldfinger  · For Your Eyes Only  · Thunderball  · The Spy Who Loved Me  · On Her Majesty's Secret Service  · You Only Live Twice  · The Man with the Golden Gun  · Octopussy and The Living Daylights
Sanctioned novels (1967–1979)
The Adventures of James Bond Junior 003½  · Colonel Sun  · James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007  · James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me  · James Bond and Moonraker
John Gardner novels (1981–1996)
Licence Renewed  · For Special Services  · Icebreaker  · Role of Honour  · Nobody Lives For Ever  · No Deals, Mr. Bond  · Scorpius  · Win, Lose or Die  · Licence to Kill  · Brokenclaw  · The Man from Barbarossa  · Death is Forever  · Never Send Flowers  · SeaFire  · GoldenEye  · COLD
Raymond Benson novels (1997–2002)
"Blast from the Past"  · Zero Minus Ten  · Tomorrow Never Dies  · The Facts of Death  · "Midsummer Night's Doom"  · High Time to Kill  · The World Is Not Enough  · "Live at Five"  · Doubleshot  · Never Dream of Dying  · The Man with the Red Tattoo  · Die Another Day
Charlie Higson novels (2004–2008)
SilverFin  · Blood Fever  · Double or Die  · Hurricane Gold  · By Royal Command
The Moneypenny Diaries (2005–2008)
The Moneypenny Diaries: Guardian Angel  · Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries  · The Moneypenny Diaries: Final Fling
Sebastian Faulks novel (2008)
Devil May Care
Jeffery Deaver novel (2011)
Carte Blanche
William Boyd novel (2013)
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Dr. No  · From Russia with Love  · Goldfinger  · Thunderball  · You Only Live Twice  · On Her Majesty's Secret Service  · Diamonds Are Forever  · Live and Let Die  · The Man with the Golden Gun  · The Spy Who Loved Me  · Moonraker  · For Your Eyes Only  · Octopussy  · A View to a Kill  · The Living Daylights  · Licence to Kill  · GoldenEye  · Tomorrow Never Dies  · The World Is Not Enough  · Die Another Day  · Casino Royale  · Quantum of Solace  · Skyfall
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Casino Royale (1967)  · Never Say Never Again
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Casino Royale (1954)

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