James Bond, designated Agent 007 (always articulated as
“double-oh-seven”) in the British Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6, was the creation of British novelist Ian Fleming.
who introduced the character in his 1953 thriller Casino Royale. Bond was first conceived as a Cold War-era operative.
Trained in intelligence and special forces, the superspy always used the latest gadgets, thwarted Soviet agents, brought international gangsters to justice, and inevitably bedded a beautiful woman.
An enthusiastic gambler, he was nearly as loyal to his signature vodka martini as he was to the British crown and his Scottish roots. Although Bond radiated charisma and style, he was also intensely solitary and virtually friendless, despite his many trysts.
Fleming featured Bond in another 12 novels and additional short storycollections over the next 10 years. In 1963 the 007 novel Dr. No (1958) was adapted for film.
Produced by Albert (“Cubby”) Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, it initiated one of the most successful movie franchises in history. After Fleming’s death, other writers continued producing new novels and original film stories in the series.
M is a fictional character in Ian Fleming'sJames Bond book and film series; the character is the Head of the Secret Intelligence Service also known as MI6 and is Bond's superior.
Fleming based the character on a number of people he knew who commanded sections of British intelligence.

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