Collection of 24 films based on the James Bond character created by Ian Fleming. In ‘Dr. No’ (1962), the first outing of James Bond (Sean Connery), the Secret Service agent is sent to Jamaica to investigate the murder of one of his colleagues.
It transpires that the island is being used as a base for the terrorist organisation SPECTRE, who, under the guidance of the despotic Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman), have developed technology to divert rockets launched from Cape Canaveral. In ‘From Russia With Love’ (1963), Connery reprises his role as Bond as he is assigned to Istanbul to steal a Russian coding machine.
In ‘Goldfinger’ (1964), Bond (Connery) pits his wits against the power-crazed criminal mastermind Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe). In ‘Thunderball’ (1965), as SPECTRE steals two nuclear bombs and threatens to blow up the world, Bond (Connery) infiltrates the terrorists’ underwater base off the Bahamas in the hopes of foiling their plan. ‘You Only Live Twice’ (1967) sees Bond (Connery) travel to Japan where he is tasked with keeping the peace between the superpowers when a SPECTRE rocket intercepts an American space capsule carrying a nuclear warhead.
‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ (1969) sees George Lazenby take up the title role. After being forced to hand in his ‘licence to kill’, Bond continues his investigations alone, following his instincts to Portugal where love interest Tracey Draco (Diana Rigg) informs him that his arch-nemesis Blofeld (Telly Savalas) is residing in Switzerland. Sean Connery returns in ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ (1971) as Bond plans to infiltrate a worldwide diamond smuggling operation.
Roger Moore makes his 007 debut in ‘Live and Let Die’ (1973), the eighth instalment of the franchise, as Bond is tasked with cracking a voodoo-controlled drug smuggling racket in the Caribbean. In ‘The Man With the Golden Gun’ (1974), Bond (Moore) travels to the Far East to hunt for hired assassin Scaramanga (Christopher Lee), who appears to have Bond as his next target. However, it soon transpires that Scaramanga is really after a missing scientist; the creator of a pocket-sized solar converter.
‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ (1977) sees Bond (Moore) join forces with a glamorous Russian spy (Barbara Bach) with plans to outwit a megalomaniac shipping magnate (Curd Jürgens) who intends to achieve world domination by causing nuclear war between the superpowers. In ‘Moonraker’ (1979), Bond (Moore) is assigned to track down a missing space shuttle after it goes missing during a test flight. His investigations take him to Venice, Rio de Janeiro and finally into outer space where he uncovers a ruthless plot to wipe out the human race and replace it with genetically engineered humanoids.
‘For Your Eyes Only’ (1981) sees Bond (Moore) tasked with retrieving a nuclear launch activation button which is thought to be lost at sea. In ‘Octopussy’ (1983), Bond (Moore) is pitted against the glamorous Octopussy (Maud Adams) as he tries to stop a group of Soviets who plan to steal Tsarist treasures and set off a nuclear explosion in a German NATO base. ‘A View to a Kill’ (1985) is Moore’s final appearance as the Secret Service agent as he battles madman Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) who plans to flood California’s lucrative Silicon Valley by imploding the San Andreas Fault.
In ‘The Living Daylights’ (1987), Timothy Dalton makes his first appearance as Bond as he is sent to Gibraltar in pursuit of dealers who specialise in arms, drugs and diamonds. In ‘Licence to Kill’ (1989), Dalton’s second and final outing as Bond sees 007 leave Her Majesty’s Secret Sevice and branch out on his own. The trouble begins when drug baron Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) makes an unexpected appearance at the wedding of Felix Leiter (David Hedison), Bond’s good friend, leaving the groom maimed and the bride dead.
Bond has no choice but to seek his revenge and, with a little help from Q (Desmond Llewellyn), sets out after the villainous Sanchez. Pierce Brosnan makes his 007 debut in ‘Goldeneye’ (1995) where the agent receives his first post-Cold War mission: blow up a Soviet chemical weapons factory with agent 006 (Sean Bean). In ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’ (1997), Bond (Brosnan) returns when a British warship is destroyed in Chinese waters.
As Bond is dispatched to prevent the outbreak of World War Three, he discovers that the superpowers are being manipulated by ruthless media tycoon Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce), and sets about enlisting the help of Carver’s attractive wife, Paris (Teri Hatcher). ‘The World Is Not Enough’ (1999)sees Bond (Brosnan) come up against another dangerous nemesis, Renard (Robert Carlyle), a power-crazed terrorist intent on taking control of the world’s oil supplies. Bond has his work cut out defeating Renard, as the villain has a bullet lodged in his brain which renders him immune to any pain.
As his mission grows more perilous Bond also encounters sultry oil heiress Elektra (Sophie Marceau), and nuclear scientist Christmas Jones (Denise Richards). In ‘Die Another Day’ (2002), Brosnan returns as Bond after having spent the last year in a North Korean prison. Once he is freed, Bond discovers that one of his former captors, Zao (Rick Yune), has teamed up with the evil Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) and the pair plan to put the fate of the entire world in jeopardy.
Daniel Craig makes his Bond debut in ‘Casino Royale’ (2006), the 21st instalment of the franchise. Based on one of the original Ian Fleming novels, the story follows a young Bond at the beginning of his career having just received his ’00’ status. For his first mission, 007 travels to Montenegro to investigate the highly exclusive Casino Royale where Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a money man for an international terrorist group, is raising funds for their misdeeds through high-stakes gambling.
The rookie MI6 agent, aided by British Treasury agent Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), is tasked with infiltrating the group and ultimately defeating the rogue player, both on and off the tables. ‘Quantum of Solace’ (2008) sees Craig reprise his role. After the events of Casino Royale that saw him betrayed by his aid, Bond turns his sights on those who controlled her.
While interrogating Mr White (Jesper Christensen), Bond discovers that the shadowy organisation responsible for blackmailing Vesper is a lot more powerful and dangerous than he ever imagined. In ‘Skyfall’ (2012), Bond (Craig)’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her, and Bond’s own doubts about his life and livelihood start to creep in. As MI6 comes under attack and Bond is sent to Shanghai to investigate, he must keep his focus on tracking down and destroying the threat – no matter how high the personal cost.
Craig returns as 007 in the 24th instalment of the James Bond franchise ‘Spectre’ (2015). After the devastating attack on MI6, a cryptic message leads Bond on a rogue mission to Rome where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the widow of a notorious crime lord. On infiltrating a top secret meeting, Bond discovers the existence of the global crime organisation SPECTRE and sets about trying to expose them and ultimately bring them down.