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Commander James Bond, also known as 007, is a fictional British secret service agent created by journalist, naval officer and author Ian Fleming, for the debut novel Casino Royale in 1953. He is the main protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, which consists of twelve novels and two short story collections published between 1953 and 1966, although the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously. Following Ian Fleming's death in 1964, many continuation novels or novelizations by Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver were published; a series of Young Bond novels has also been written by Charlie Higson.

Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman's Eon Productions started a series of Bond film in 1962, with the release of Dr. No. Since then the Bond series has become one of the most successful and lucrative in the film industry spanning 24 films. There have also been two films produced by independent companies and one television adaptation. Seven actors have portrayed agent 007 on film: Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig; he was also portrayed by Barry Nelson in the 1954 television adaptation Casino Royale.

In addition to novels and films, Bond is a prominent character in many comic strips and computer and video games and has been the subject of many parodies.

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The Living Daylights, released in 1987, is the fifteenth spy film of the James Bond series, and the first to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional British secret agent James Bond. The film's title is taken from Ian Fleming's short story "The Living Daylights."

The beginning of the film following the title sequence resembles the short story where Bond has to act as a counter sniper to protect a defecting Soviet. The film begins with Bond investigating the deaths of a number of MI6 agents. A Soviet defector, Georgi Koskov, informs him that General Pushkin, head of the KGB, is systematically killing Western operatives. When Koskov is seemingly snatched back by the Soviets, Bond follows him across Europe, Afghanistan and Morocco.

The film was produced by Albert R. Broccoli, his stepson Michael G. Wilson, and his daughter Barbara Broccoli. Although elements from his books continued to be used in future Bond films, this was the last film to make use of an actual Ian Fleming story title until 2006's Casino Royale.

The Living Daylights grossed $191.2 million worldwide. In the United States it earned $51,185,000. Its opening weekend collections were $11,051,284. In the film, villains repeatedly use vehicles and drug packets marked with the Red Cross. This action angered a number of Red Cross Societies, which sent letters of protest. However, no legal action was taken. As a result, a disclaimer was added at the start of the film and some DVD releases.

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The tombstone of James Bond's wife, Teresa Bond, which Bond visits at the start of For Your Eyes Only. This prop was shown at a James Bond convention in 1992.

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Craig at Skyfall premiere in Sydney, on 16 November 2012
Daniel Wroughton Craig (born 2 March 1968) is an English actor. Brought up on the Wirral, he joined the National Youth Theatre at the age of sixteen and graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1991. His early films included The Power of One, Layer Cake and the television episode Sharpe's Eagle.

Craig became the sixth actor to portray the secret agent James Bond in the film series of the same name. He made his debut as the character in the 2006 film, Casino Royale, to critical acclaim and was nominated for a BAFTA award. Quantum of Solace followed two years later, with the third film, Skyfall, in 2012.

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Books List of James Bond novels and short storiesCasino Royale (novel), Live and Let Die (novel)Moonraker (novel)Diamonds Are Forever (novel), From Russia, with Love (novel)Dr. No (novel)Goldfinger (novel)For Your Eyes Only (short story collection)Thunderball (novel)The Spy Who Loved Me (novel)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (novel)You Only Live Twice (novel)The Man with the Golden Gun (novel)Octopussy and The Living DaylightsColonel Sun

Films (main article, List of James Bond films): A View to a KillCasino Royale (1967 film)Casino Royale (2006 film)Diamonds Are Forever (film)Die Another DayDr. No (film)For Your Eyes Only (film)From Russia with Love (film)GoldenEyeGoldfinger (film)Licence to KillLive and Let Die (film)Moonraker (film)Never Say Never AgainOctopussyOn Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)Quantum of SolaceThe Living DaylightsThe Man with the Golden Gun (film)SkyfallThe Spy Who Loved Me (film)Thunderball (film)Tomorrow Never DiesThe World Is Not EnoughYou Only Live Twice (film)Motifs in the James Bond film series

Characters: James Bond (books), James Bond (films), Felix Leiter, M (James Bond)

Biographies: Bernard LeeDaniel CraigDeborah KerrEva GreenGeorge MartinHalle BerryIan FlemingJonathan PryceMadonna (entertainer)Paul McCartneyPierce BrosnanSean BeanTina Turner

Music: "The World Is Not Enough (song)" • "You Know My Name" • "Skyfall (song)"

Games and television: Inspirations for James BondCasino Royale (Climax!)GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game) • "You Only Move Twice"

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