1. First Details of New Ian Fleming Biopic Emerge

    By Matt Weston on 2005-03-06

    CBn can reveal the very first details of a brand new biographical telemovie based on the life of 007 creator, Ian Fleming, tentatively set for broadcast later this year.

    Ben Daniels is Ian Fleming

    Ben Daniels is Ian Fleming

    Produced as a part of Wall to Wall TV Productions‘ strand of biopics based on the lives of a number of famous authors (which, to date, has included Agatha Christie and George Orwell), the yet-to-be-titled film will be directed by John Alexander (Cutting It, Outlaws) and star Ben Daniels (Madeline, Doom) as Ian Fleming. Leanne Klein (for Wall to Wall Productions) will serve as executive producer on the film.

    Unlike earlier small screen adaptions based on Fleming’s life, including 1989’s Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming and 1990’s Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (which starred Sean Connery’s son as Fleming), the new script is 100 percent documented biographical fact. Consultants include Fleming’s surviving family and friends, along with Andrew Lycett (author of Ian Fleming: The Man Behind James Bond and John Pearson (author of The Life of Ian Fleming and the fictional James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007).

    The 60-minute telemovie is being financed by the BBC and is currently being filmed in London, soon to move production to Ian Fleming’s home, Goldeneye, in Jamaica.

    Stay tuned to CBn for more details of this exciting new telemovie.

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