Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1908-05-28

Day of Death 1964-08-12

Place of Birth Mayfair, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

  • Ян Флеминг

Writing TV ShowsMovies

2020 Bond 25Novel
2015 SpectreNovel
2012 SkyfallNovel
2008 Quantum of SolaceNovel
2006 Casino RoyaleNovel
2002 Die Another DayNovel
1999 The World Is Not EnoughNovel
1997 Tomorrow Never DiesNovel
1995 GoldenEyeNovel
1989 Licence to KillNovel
1987 The Living DaylightsNovel
1985 A View to a KillNovel
1983 Never Say Never AgainNovel
1983 OctopussyNovel
1981 For Your Eyes OnlyNovel
1979 MoonrakerNovel
1977 The Spy Who Loved MeNovel
1974 The Man with the Golden GunNovel
1973 Live and Let DieNovel
1971 Diamonds Are ForeverNovel
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret ServiceNovel
1968 Chitty Chitty Bang BangNovel
1967 You Only Live TwiceNovel
1967 Casino RoyaleNovel
1966 Poppies Are Also FlowersIdea
1965 ThunderballNovel
1964 GoldfingerNovel
1963 From Russia with LoveNovel
1962 Dr. NoNovel
1954 Casino RoyaleNovel

Acting

2015 Gestatten: Fleming, Ian Fleming as himself
2012 Everything or Nothing as Himself (archive footage)
1965 Gideon's Way(1 episode)
1961 Stryker of the Yard(2 episodes)

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