Ian Fleming's books were just fantastic, he wore a story and a series about James Bond to last the ages. The movies made from the books have been good and entertaining. Although I miss the real color and development in the series that just doesn't happen in films.
Sean Connery ... need I say more. I believe he is the epitome of James Bond, the suave and ever so handsome secret agent. Oh, goodness me ... his voice gets me every time.
Played Agent 007 in seven Bond films from 1962 to 1983 ... Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever and Never Say Never Again.
Then there was a 'one shot non-wonder, George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The only good part of this movie was Diana Rigg, wow!
Then we have Roger Moore, who was the other good Bond. Handsome and campy in his portrayal and still making it great fun seeing Bond again. Although he always be debonair Simon Templar (The Saint).
Played Agent 007 in seven Bond films from 1971 to 1985 ... Live and Let Die, The Man With the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy and A View To A Kill.
Then Timothy Dalton in two Bond films from 1987-1989 ... The Living Daylights and License to Kill. Great actor but for me poor Bond, too stiff.
Then Pierce Brosnan in four Bond Films from 1995 to 2002 ... Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day. Handsome and adorable, although he was good he was still Remington Steele to me.
The last actor to play Bond (thus far in the series) is Daniel Craig in two movies from 2006 to 2008 ... Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace (to be released). Never seen his movies so I can't say.
With the movies the woman have been breathtaking. Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, Jane Seymour, Maude Adams, Lois Childe, Famke Jansen and Hallie Berry. Just a few but whether villianess of heroine all spectacular.
Magic. Would love to see them all again and do on Bond weekends on the cable.