Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

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Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Written byJohn Brownlow
Don Macpherson
Directed byMat Whitecross
StarringDominic Cooper
Lara Pulver
Composer(s)Ilan Eshkeri
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes4
Producer(s)Douglas Rae
Sarah Curtis
Production company(s)Ecosse Films
DistributorBBC Worldwide
Original networkBBC America
Sky Atlantic
Original release29 January –
19 February 2014
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Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond is a 2014 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.



Series 1 (2014)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Episode 1"Mat WhitecrossJohn Brownlow & Don MacPherson29 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 WhitecrossJohn Brownlow & Don MacPherson5 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 WhitecrossJohn Brownlow & Don MacPherson12 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 WhitecrossJohn Brownlow & Don MacPherson19 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]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2014 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
Ed Wild
2015 19th Satellite Awards Best Miniseries or Television Film
Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film
Dominic Cooper


  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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