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The James Bond actors (EON Productions films)

Sean Connery as James Bond

George Lazenby as James Bond

Roger Moore as James Bond

Sean Connery (1930-2020)

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Also provided the voice of James Bond
for the 2005 Video Game
‘From Russia With Love’
George Lazenby (1939- )

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

[Voice of George Baker when
impersonating Sir Hilary Bray]

Roger Moore (1927-2017)

Live And Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)

Timothy Dalton as James Bond

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

Daniel Craig as James Bond

Timothy Dalton (1946- )

The Living Daylights
Licence To Kill (1989)
Pierce Brosnan (1953- )

GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)

Also provided the voice of James Bond
for the 2003 Video Game
‘Everything or Nothing’
Daniel Craig (1968- )

Casino Royale
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Spectre (2015)
No Time To Die (2021)

Also appeared as James Bond opposite
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in
‘Happy & Glorious’ - a segment of the
BBC TV coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony titled
‘Isles of Wonder’
Directed By Danny Boyle

Also co-producer
Spectre (2015)
No Time To Die (2021)

Actors officially cast as James Bond by EON Productions

Pierce Brosnan screentest 1986

Two actors were screen tested for the role of James Bond, signed a contract and officially announced in the press as the new 007 - but never actually appeared in the film to which they were attached.

In 1970 American actor John Gavin tested and signed to play James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever, but distributor and financier United Artists ultimately convinced original 007 Sean Connery to return for a record-breaking fee. John Gavin's contract was paid in full, although he was also briefly considered again for the role in Live And Let Die (1973).

In 1986 Irish actor Pierce Brosnan was tested and signed to play James Bond in The Living Daylights, after the cancellation of his US TV-series Remington Steele. With renewed interest in the actor, production company MTM Enterprises reversed their decision to cancel the show, and Brosnan was obliged to fulfil the final year of his seven-year contract and work on the fifth season of Remington Steele. Timothy Dalton was then cast as James Bond.

John Gavin (1931-2018) Pierce Brosnan (1953- )

Actors who played James Bond in non EON produced films

Barry Nelson as James Bond

David Niven as James Bond

Sean Connery as James Bond

Barry Nelson (1917-2007)

Casino Royale (1954) CBS-TV

David Niven (1910-1983)

Casino Royale (1967)

Sean Connery (1930-2020)

Never Say Never Again (1983)




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