FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND trailer – Dominic Cooper is Ian Fleming for the BBC

FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND trailer – Dominic Cooper is Ian Fleming for the BBC


For all you James Bond fans that just can’t wait for Daniel Craig’s next big screen outing, check out the new trailer for the upcoming BBC mini-series FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND. Directed by Mat Whitecross, it stars Dominic Cooper (who was quite excellent in THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE) as legendary 007 writer Ian Fleming, and his real life spy exploits that influenced the Bond novels… well, a fictionalized version anyway. Rupert Evans, Lara Pulver, Camilla Rutherford and Pip Torrens co-star. This isn’t the first time a fictionalized version of Fleming’s life has been put to film. Some may remember the 1990 TV movie THE SECRET LIFE OF IAN FLEMING (aka SPYMAKER) starring Jason Connery (son of Sean) as Fleming, an effort that met with mixed reviews, mostly positive. I’m anxious to see what Cooper can do in the role, and the fact this is a mini-series means the story could be pretty fleshed out. Check out the newest trailer below and tell us what you think in the comments.


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Starring DOMINIC COOPER (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Devil’s Double) with LARA PULVER (True Blood, Sherlock), ANNABELLE WALLIS (Hello Carter, The Tudors), LESLEY MANVILLE (Maleficent, Another Year), ANNA CHANCELLOR (The Hour, How I Live Now) and SAMUEL WEST (Mr Selfridge, Hyde Park on Hudson). FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND takes a no holds barred look at Ian Fleming, the man behind the James Bond legend whose real life was as exciting, eventful and sexually charged as his famous creation.

FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND airs on BBC America beginning January 29

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.