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- For the British Secret Intelligence Service, see MI6.
MI6-HQ.com is a media-website dedicated to the people, places and world of James Bond, providing daily updates on the subject.
MI6-HQ.com (formally MI6.co.uk, while the link redirects to CommanderBond.net) publishes original, in-depth articles and intercepts a comprehensive collection of news headlines involving all aspects of the world of James Bond, including news on the actors (past, present and future), the production team, film news and commercial product tie-ins. As well as news from the Bond films, MI6-HQ.com is host to a series of portals for both literary and filmic coverage of an encyclopaedic nature. The website is probably best known for its range of exclusive interviews with influential members of the James Bond world, including Charlie Higson (Young Bond writer), David Hedison (two time Felix Leiter actor), Jeffery Deaver (author of Carte Blanche, a Bond continuation novel) and Christopher Wood, screenwriter for The Spy Who Loved Me.
In 2005 MI6, together with Cinema Retro and BondStars.com, put together a screening of the Bond film Thunderball to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary. Dave Worrall, Lee Pfeiffer (Journalists and Cinema Retro publishers), Gareth Owen (author) and the founders of MI6 hosted the event.
As well as the screening of the 1965 film, the event hosted a book signing with Sir Christopher Frayling and question and answer sessions with Ken Adam, Molly Peters, George Leech, Martine Beswick, Earl Cameron and Norman Wanstall.
In 2010, MI6 published an exclusive copy of the "lost" Per Fine Ounce extract by acclaimed South African novelist Geoffrey Jenkins. It was released by the Jenkins estate and gives fans a glimpse into what might have been had Glidrose accepted the manuscript.
Since its foundation, MI6 has been a trustworthy resource for media organisations across the world. It has been frequently cited as the best James Bond website by media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly and The Times. Press organisations and websites who've been assisted by MI6 include:
References and footnotes
- MI6 – The Home of James Bond – In Conversation With Charlie Higson
- MI6 – The Home of James Bond – David Hedison Interview
- "Jeffery Deaver Exclusive Interview". MI6-HQ.com. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
- MI6 – The Home of James Bond – Christopher Wood Interview
- "Thunderball 40th Anniversary Event Report".
- MI6 – The Home of James Bond – Per Fine Ounce – Exclusive Extract
- "That Old Feeling: Apres-War Movies". Time.
- "25 Essential Fansites". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 22 December 2007.
- Peake, Mike (11 April 2010). "The 10 best fan websites". The Times. London. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
- "Bond 22 to Film in Panama".
- "Tough Bond girl divides fans, reignites debate". Reuters. 13 November 2008.
- Malvern, Jack (4 November 2006). "Bond's new love interest never says never again". The Times. London. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
- MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service
- James Bond, fictional character
- Ian Fleming, author
- Young Bond