Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

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Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Written by John Brownlow
Don Macpherson
Directed by Mat Whitecross
Starring Dominic Cooper
Lara Pulver
Composer(s) Ilan Eshkeri
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4
Production
Producer(s) Douglas Rae
Sarah Curtis
Production company(s) Ecosse Films
Distributor BBC Worldwide
Release
Original network BBC America
Sky Atlantic
Original release 29 January – 19 February 2014
External links
Website

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond is a British miniseries of four instalments detailing the military career of James Bond creator Ian Fleming. The somewhat fictionalised biography spans the period from 1938 to 1952, dwelling on Fleming's romantic adventures as well as his espionage for the Royal Navy.[1] Actor Dominic Cooper stars as Fleming, while Lara Pulver plays his love interest, Ann O'Neill.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (2014)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 "Episode 1" Mat Whitecross John Brownlow & Don MacPherson 29 January 2014 (2014-01-29)
In London, 1938, Ian Fleming is a dissolute playboy, eclipsed by his dead war hero father and successful brother.
2 "Episode 2" Mat Whitecross John Brownlow & Don MacPherson 5 February 2014 (2014-02-05)
Lisbon 1940, neutral territory, the British mingle with Nazis. Fleming is with Godfrey and Monday on a diplomatic meeting.
3 "Episode 3" Mat Whitecross John Brownlow & Don MacPherson 12 February 2014 (2014-02-12)
While training at a camp in Canada (Camp X), the Americans ask Fleming to use his talents to write a blueprint for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS).
4 "Episode 4" Mat Whitecross John Brownlow & Don MacPherson 19 February 2014 (2014-02-19)
The war is nearly over, but Fleming is convinced the Nazis are hiding nuclear plans and that the British need to find them before the Russians.

Release dates[edit]

The miniseries premiered on US television 29 January 2014, and on 12 February on UK television.[1][3]

Reception[edit]

Fleming was nominated for Best Miniseries or Television Film at the 19th Satellite Awards. The first episode was nominated for Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie at the 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Monahan, Mark (11 February 2014). "Ian Fleming: the man who would be Bond". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Dowell, Ben (17 September 2013). "Dominic Cooper: playing Ian Fleming could make me the next James Bond". Radio Times. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond premieres January 29 on BBC America's Dramaville" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 

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