British Pathe followed the James Bond franchise since its first days. This gallery runs through some of the people, places and things that spring to mind when we think Bond, James Bond.
The name's Sean
The part of James Bond was played by Sean Connery in the first five films. He then later re-appeared to can another two. Despite early doubts, Ian Fleming was so impressed with Connery's performance when he saw Dr. No in 1962 that he created a half-Scottish half-Swiss heritage for James Bond in the later novels.
Sean Connery was catapulted to fame by the role of James Bond and still tops the polls today as the public's favourite big screen incarnation of Bond. He has also been voted the world's greatest living Scot!