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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.

Novel biography

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.

Carte Blanche

In the 2011 Bond Novel, for the contemporary reboot, Andrew Bond worked for an arms company. He would often take young James with him on business trips and allow him to sit in on meetings. In Carte Blanche, Andrew was killed when his wife was assassinated by an organisation called "The Steel Cartridge".

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 intially used when Skyfall came under attack.

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