Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond
|Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond|
|Written by||John Brownlow
|Directed by||Mat Whitecross|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||4|
|Production company(s)||Ecosse Films|
|Original network||BBC America
|Original release||29 January – 19 February 2014|
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. Actor Dominic Cooper stars as Fleming, while Lara Pulver plays his love interest, Ann O'Neill.
- Dominic Cooper as Ian Fleming
- Lara Pulver as Ann O'Neill
- Samuel West as Rear Admiral John Godfrey
- Anna Chancellor as Second Officer Monday
- Rupert Evans as Peter Fleming
- Lesley Manville as Evelyn Fleming
- Pip Torrens as Esmond Rothermere
- Annabelle Wallis as Muriel Wright
- Camilla Rutherford as Loelia Lindsay
- Tim Woodward as Bomber Harris
- Stanley Townsend as William J. Donovan
- Michael Maloney as Edmund Rushbrooke
- Aurélien Recoing as François Darlan
Series 1 (2014)
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Episode 1"||Mat Whitecross||John Brownlow & Don MacPherson||29 January 2014|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.|
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.
- Monahan, Mark (11 February 2014). "Ian Fleming: the man who would be Bond". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
- Dowell, Ben (17 September 2013). "Dominic Cooper: playing Ian Fleming could make me the next James Bond". Radio Times. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
- "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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