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Ian Fleming

Name in Native Language: "Ian Lancaster Fleming" (English/EN)
Crew | * 05/28/1908 († 56, 08/12/1964) | Mayfair, London, England, UK
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Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and, briefly, the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing. While working for Britain's Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War, Fleming was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and his career as a journalist provided much of the background, detail and depth of the James Bond novels. Fleming wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952. It was a success, with three print runs being commissioned to cope with the demand. Eleven Bond novels and two collections of short stories followed between 1953 and 1966. The novels revolved around James Bond, an officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6. ... ()
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Born into a wealthy and influential English family, Ian Fleming spent his early years attending top British schools such as Eton and Sandhurst military academy. He took to writing while schooling in Kitzbuhel, Austria, and upon failing the entrance requirements for Foreign Service joined the news agency Reuters as a journalist -- winning the respect of his peers for his coverage of a "show trial" in Russia of several Royal Engineers on espionage charges. Fleming briefly worked in the financial sector for the family bank, but just prior to the Second World War, was recruited into British Naval Intelligence where he excelled, shortly achieving the rank of Commander. When the war ended, Fleming retired to Jamaica where he built a house called "Goldeneye," took up writing full-time and created the character that would make him famous -- British Secret Service agent James Bond, in a novel called "Casino Royale." Fleming spent the rest of his life writing and traveling the world, but as his Bond character reached new heights of popularity on movie screens, Fleming was in ailing health. He died of a heart attack (his second) in England in August 1964 at the age of 56.

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as Himself (archive footage)2012 Everything or Nothing

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Writing/Novel2020 Bond 25
Writing/Novel2015 Spectre
Writing/Novel2012 Skyfall
Writing/Novel2008 Quantum of Solace
Writing/Novel2006 Casino Royale
Writing/Novel2002 Die Another Day
Writing/Novel1999 The World Is Not Enough
Writing/Novel1997 Tomorrow Never Dies
Writing/Novel1995 GoldenEye
Writing/Novel1989 Licence to Kill
Writing/Novel1987 The Living Daylights
Writing/Novel1985 A View to a Kill
Writing/Novel1983 Never Say Never Again
Writing/Novel1983 Octopussy
Writing/Novel1981 For Your Eyes Only
Writing/Novel1979 Moonraker
Writing/Novel1977 The Spy Who Loved Me
Writing/Novel1974 The Man with the Golden Gun
Writing/Novel1973 Live and Let Die
Writing/Novel1971 Diamonds Are Forever
Writing/Novel1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Writing/Novel1967 You Only Live Twice
Writing/Novel1967 Casino Royale
Writing/Idea1966 Poppies Are Also Flowers
Writing/Novel1965 Thunderball
Writing/Novel1964 Goldfinger
Writing/Novel1963 From Russia with Love
Writing/Novel1962 Dr. No
Writing/Novel1954 Casino Royale

Additional Information

Full Name: Ian Fleming
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Thursday, 05/28 1908 (May) in Mayfair
Died: Wednesday, 08/12 1964 (August) in Canterbury (aged: 56)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Eton College, Royal Military College, Sandhurst
Employer: Office of Strategic Services
Spouses (current/former): Ann Fleming
Siblings: Peter Fleming, Amaryllis Fleming
Father: Valentine Fleming
Mother: Evelyn St. Croix Fleming
Other names for Ian Fleming (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ян Флеминг"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1349, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/25/2019