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Hollywood actor who inspired James Bond character is real life WWII Nazi hunter

Ian Fleming created the famous super-spy James Bond by basing the 007 series on Hollywood actor Christopher Lee.

Scaramanga, one of the most famous Bond villains, is played by Sir Christopher Lee, but he actually is Ian Fleming’s step-cousin.

Fleming, who was an intelligence officer in the war, admitted that Lee’s days as a spy are what inspired him to create the Bond series.

Lee served as an intelligence officer during WWII, and briefly as a Nazi hunter before becoming a horror superstar.

Lee spent the final months in wartime helping to trace Nazi war crime suspects.



Hollywood actor Sir Christopher Lee inspired Ian Flemingto create the Bond series after being a spy in WWII
Hollywood actor Sir Christopher Lee inspired Ian Flemingto create the Bond series after being a spy in WWII

Lee later starred in many movie roles playing monsters and villains, before he died aged 93 in 2015.

Casino Royale was Fleming’s first book. It was loved and praised by President Kennedy. Fleming became the most-sold crime writer in the US.

Fleming later realized the value of the movies and cast Roger Moore in the role of his top super-spy.



Ian Fleming author of James Bond and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Ian Fleming author of James Bond and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The author, who also created the famous Chitty Chitty Bang Bang novel, only lived to see the first two Bond films created and died in 1964.

No Time to Die, the latest Bond film starring Daniel Craig will be released on September 30. It will be Craig’s last movie as one of his 007 characters.

It’s safe to say that Bond fans have been waiting a long time for No Time To Die to finally see the light of day, but after numerous delays, the release date is finally imminent.

Lashana Lynch, who plays the role of James Bond in No Time to Die 2021 will be the first female 00 agent.



Daniel Craig playing James Bond in new film No Time to Die which is released at the end of the month
Daniel Craig playing James Bond in new film No Time to Die which is released at the end of the month

Daniel Craig’s final adventure as the iconic secret agent is shaping up to be epic, with its 2 hours 43-minute runtime making it the longest ever 007 film.

Numerous bets are already being placed on who will take over the role.

The 52-year old admitted that he didn’t believe the character should be played by a female actor as women deserve their own roles.

Daniel spoke candidly with Radio Times and said that he believes the part should be played next by a male actor.



This will be Daniel Craig's final 007 film after 15 years of playing the super-spy.
After 15 years playing the role of super-spy Daniel Craig, this will be his last 007 film.

The Bond actor said: “There should simply be better parts for women and actors of colour.

“Why should a woman play James Bond when there should be a part just as good as James Bond, but for a woman?” he questioned.

Die Another Day star and Oscar winner Halle Berry also believes the role should go to a male performer and previously expressed her opinion while on Entertainment Tonight in 2017.

The star said: “The history of the series is deep, as you can see from Ian Fleming stories. You can’t change Bond into a woman, I think.”

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Hollywood actor who inspired James Bond character is real life WWII Nazi hunter
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