There is not many things that are more British than James Bond, that was originally created by writer Ian Fleming back in 1953. Since then, they have been adapted into movies, which have now been the longest running film series in history and has grossed over $7 billion in total. This is a staggering amount and why the upcoming movie has been well supported for success from punters using the latest offers at bingo-promo-code.co.uk. Will it top the grossing charts come the end of the calendar year? At present it is the 6th highest grossing film series of all-time and this is only set to rise.
Sean Connery was the first James Bond and originally featured in five movies, before being brought back in 1971 for Diamonds are Forever. The original movies he played the lead for were Dr. No in 1962, From Russia with Love in 1963, Goldfinger in 1964, Thunderball in 1965 and You only live twice in 1967. George Lazenby played James Bond for the 1969 film, On her Majesty’s Secret service. This was before Connery returned, before returning for a second time in 1983 for Never Say Never Again. The original Casino Royale was also adapted in 1967, with David Niven playing the leading role.
Roger Moore was the next actor to take the leading role as James Bond and he went on to feature in the most films to date. These were Live and let die in 1973, The man with the Golden gun in 1974 and the Spy for loved me in 1977. He also featured in Moonraker in 1979, For your eyes only in 1981 and Octopussy in 1983. He then featured in A view to a kill in 1985, which was his final film playing Bond.
Timothy Dalton was then next to take the role of James Bond and featured in two movies. These were the living daylights in 1987 and Licence to Kill in 1989. Next up for the big job was Pierce Brosnan, who went on to feature in four movies. This started with Goldeneye in 1995, before Tomorrow never dies in 1997, The World is not enough in 1999 and finally Die another day in 2002.
Finally, it has been Daniel Craig as the leading role since his first movie, Casino Royale back in 2006. Following this he has featured as Bond in Quantum of Solace in 2008, Skyfall in 2012, Spectre in 2015 and the upcoming No time to die later this year. This will be his final movie and it will be fascinating who is next to take up the role. The different actors in the running include the likes of James Norton, Tom Hiddleston, Sam Heughan, Jack Lowden and Idris Elba to name just a few.