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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Dominic Cooper ...  Ian Fleming 4 episodes, 2014
Lara Pulver ...  Ann O'Neill 4 episodes, 2014
Samuel West ...  Rear Admiral John Godfrey 4 episodes, 2014
Anna Chancellor ...  Second Officer Monday 4 episodes, 2014
Rupert Evans ...  Peter Fleming 4 episodes, 2014
Lesley Manville ...  Evelyn Fleming 4 episodes, 2014
Pip Torrens ...  Esmond Rothermere 4 episodes, 2014
Camilla Rutherford ...  Loelia, Duchess of Westminster 4 episodes, 2014
Annabelle Wallis ...  Muriel Wright 2 episodes, 2014
Dean Lennox Kelly ...  Sergeant Dixon 2 episodes, 2014
Stanley Townsend ...  Colonel William Donovan 2 episodes, 2014
Antonia Thomas ...  Jazz Singer 2 episodes, 2014
Tom Whitecross Tom Whitecross ...  Dorchester Singer 2 episodes, 2014
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Look at the 007 creator, Ian Fleming, and his early life set against the permissive society of war-torn WWII London.

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UK

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English | German | French

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29 January 2014 (USA) See more »

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Fleming & Bond See more »

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This is the second time actor Samuel West plays a character with a connection to Ian Fleming, in Any Human Heart (2010) his character introduces Logan Mountstuart to the naval officer Fleming, here he plays Fleming's commanding officer. See more »

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Naval officers, in particular Rear Admiral Godfrey, would never wear a goatee beard. Since the modern age all British naval personnel would be permitted to wear a full set or nothing at all. See more »

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[Last lines]
Peter Fleming: Bond. That's what you should call him,not Aitken. Bond.
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Referenced in My Weekly Bond: Fleming Episode 1 - Review Vlog (2014) See more »

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Por Una Cabeza
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Written by Carlos Gardel
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Great Bond TV show about Ian Fleming
18 February 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ian Fleming (Dominic Cooper) is a disappointing playboy with a wealthy and well connected family. His brother is the shining star of his mother. He has a great love Muriel Wright (Annabelle Wallis), and a love affair with the married Ann O'Neill (Lara Pulver). His boss is Real Admiral John Godfrey (Samuel West), and assistant Second Officer Monday (Anna Chancellor).

Those who complain about the authenticity really miss the point of the series. His actual career is probably lost forever to time and state secrets. This is a marrying of Ian Fleming and James Bond. Quite frankly, I don't know why nobody has made feature movies about a semi-fictionalized Ian Fleming before. It's a great way to do a Bond movie while skirting the copyright. And you can use Fleming's name right up top maybe even 'The Man who would be Bond'.

This one does it as well as it can be done on TV. The action could be bigger. Dominic Cooper is a bratty playboy writer who turns into a brilliant intelligence officer struggling against the system. All the James Bond ideas are there intermingled with the real Ian Fleming. That's the charming part of this series.


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