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Goldeneye (1989)

Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

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Don Boyd

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Reg Gadney, John Pearson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Dance ... Ian Fleming
Phyllis Logan ... Ann Fleming
Patrick Ryecart ... Ivar Bryce
Marsha Fitzalan ... Loelia
Ed Devereaux ... Sir William Stephenson
Richard Griffiths ... Second admiral
Lynsey Baxter ... Wren Lieutenant
Julian Fellowes ... Noel Coward
David Forman ... Ernie Chang
Joseph Long ... Lucky Luciano
Donald Douglas ... Lord Kemsley
David Quilter David Quilter ... Lord Rothermere
Donald Hewlett ... Adm. Godfrey
Kim Kindersley Kim Kindersley ... Naval lieutenant
Lisa Daniely ... Wren Captain
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Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The Secret Life of Ian Fleming See more »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

27 August 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming See more »

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Anglia Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This tele-movie's star, Charles Dance, who plays James Bond creator Ian Fleming in this production, had previously portrayed a henchman called Claus in the earlier James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only (1981). Both films were first released during the 1980s, one at the start of the decade and one at the end of it. See more »

Quotes

Ian Fleming: It's very hard work killing someone with a sandbag.
Ann Fleming: Noel always said being killed by a sandbag is like adultery. You see it coming, can't avoid it, and it leaves one with a dreadful headache.
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Connections

References Dr. No (1962) See more »

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Gershwin Medley
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Music by George Gershwin
Arranged by Michael Berkeley
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A celebration of Britishness
17 January 2009 | by iotravelSee all my reviews

Don't expect a James Bond film - there's not much in the way of action, stunts or gadgets. There are, however, several good-looking women, an interesting story of espionage and international intrigue, and an respected actor, Clarles Dance, in the role of Ian Fleming.

The film (for it is just under two hours in length) is a biography, based on the real-life wartime adventures of Ian Fleming, who was a commander in the British Navy. The story is inter-cut with scenes of a slightly older Fleming filming an interview from his Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye. His friend Noel Coward is never far away, and supplies much of the humour.

The feature is worth watching, mainly for the the depiction of how the James Bond novels were inspired from real life events.


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