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Andrew Bond is the father of James Bond and the spouse of Monique Bond. Like his wife, the character has only a brief mention in Fleming's penultimate novel, You Only Live Twice. Although alluded to in 1995's GoldenEye and 2012's Skyfall, he has never been portrayed in film.

Overview

It was not until the penultimate novel, You Only Live Twice, that Ian Fleming gave Bond a sense of family background, using a fictional obituary, purportedly from The Times. The book was the first to be written after the release of Dr. No in cinemas and Sean Connery's depiction of Bond affected Fleming's interpretation of the character, to give Bond both a sense of humour and Scottish antecedents that were not present in the previous stories. The novel reveals Bond is the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond, of Glencoe, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, of the Canton de Vaud. The young James Bond spends much of his early life abroad, becoming multilingual in German and French because of his father's work as a Vickers armaments company representative. When his parents are killed in a tragic mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix, eleven-year-old James is orphaned.

Novel biography

Double or Die

After being poisoned by being force-fed Gin and passing out on a boat, James Bond recalled that his father had been an adept sailor, and that they had enjoyed sailing together, despite Andrew's being absent for longer than James would have liked him to be. On one occasion while teaching James to sail, They were returning to port, and James had his hand over the side of the boat, despite Andrew's previously instructing him not to. Because of this, James got his fingers smashed by the pier and gave an immense howl, which Andrew considered to be his son "being an ass".

Carte Blanche

In Jeffery Deaver's continuity, Andrew Bond worked for an arms company, and would often take the young James Bond with him on business trips and allow him to sit in on meetings. Andrew was killed when his wife was assassinated by a Soviet spy killing operation called a Steel Cartridge.

The resulting police investigation resulted in the operation being declared as a tragic accident, they did find a chrome cartridge of bullets in the snowdrift that appeared to kill them. While its presence was never explained, It was left by the Soviet operative as a warning to the SIS.

Film biography

He resided in Skyfall Lodge before his death alongside his wife, leaving James distraught. After that, his primary caretaker became Kincade, the gamekeeper of Skyfall Lodge. Andrew Bond is mentioned in Skyfall. It is shown that James does not like to talk about his roots or his parents.

Aside from his home, his only notable possession was a gun collection maintained by Kincade. Following James' supposed demise in Turkey, the guns were sold off to an American collector. The only one to remain was Andrew's engraved hunting rifle, which James initially used when Skyfall came under attack.

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