Ian Fleming

  • a.k.a. Ян Флеминг

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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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Mayfair, London, England, UK
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DepartmentJobMovie / TV ShowGenresReleaseRating
WritingNovelSpectre65% · 7,778
Skyfall71% · 11,844
Quantum of Solace63% · 5,397
Casino Royale75% · 7,327
Die Another Day59% · 2,294
The World Is Not Enough62% · 1,830
Tomorrow Never Dies63% · 1,950
GoldenEye68% · 2,467
Licence to Kill62% · 1,146
The Living Daylights64% · 995
A View to a Kill61% · 1,138
Never Say Never Again61% · 831
Octopussy63% · 1,140
For Your Eyes Only65% · 1,060
Moonraker61% · 1,154
The Spy Who Loved Me68% · 1,114
The Man with the Golden Gun64% · 1,169
Live and Let Die65% · 1,167
Diamonds Are Forever64% · 1,203
On Her Majesty's Secret Service66% · 1,066
You Only Live Twice66% · 1,228
Thunderball66% · 1,317
Goldfinger74% · 2,215
From Russia with Love71% · 1,742
Dr. No70% · 2,139
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