James Bond was also being portrayed by several other people, be it in voice only, or appearing in an unofficial feature-length film, or lending their likenesses in the video games series by Rareware, Electronic Arts and Activision. Bond appears on the screen for first time in Climax! episode based on Ian Fleming's very first novel, Casino Royale, in which Barry Nelson stars as Bond.
Then, Bob Holness voiced 007 in the radio adaptation of Moonraker novel, three years prior to Sean Connery's official appearance as the British Secret Agent in Dr. No. Since 2008, Die Another Day villain, Toby Stephens voiced Bond in three radio adaptations of Ian Fleming novels, Dr. No, Goldfinger and From Russia, With Love.
James Bond (Andrew Bicknell)Edit
|Title/rank:||Commander, Royal Navy|
|Occupation:|| Senior Operational Officer,|
MI6 ('00' Branch)
|Behind the scenes|
|Portrayed By:|| Andrew Bicknell (Likeness)|
Adam Blackwood (Voice)
|First Appearance:||Agent Under Fire (Other)|
|Last Appearance:||Agent Under Fire (Other)|
James Bond, modeled on the likeness of Andrew Bicknell and voiced by Adam Blackwood, appeared in the 2001 James Bond video-game Agent Under Fire. Bicknell's Bond was due to appear in the following game, but to due Brosnan renewing his contract for 2002's Die Another Day, the actor was dropped from the project. Blackwood would continue, however, to supply the character's voice.
CIA agent Zoe Nightshade, a mole in Identicon Corporation, based in Hong Kong, is discovered and captured. Identicon, a botanical research firm, is a possible front for a weapons-smuggling ring. James Bond infiltrates the facility in an attempt to rescue her, as well as retrieve a suspicious courier case in the same building. After freeing Nightshade from a submarine set to launch, the pair flee the facility with the courier case. Nigel Bloch, the head of Identicon, has his forces chase the agents through the streets of Hong Kong. The two steal a second case of vials from a nearby Identicon factory. They then rendezvous with R, who provides Bond with a gadget-laden BMW Z8. A limousine pulls up, as an assassin inside launches a rocket at the agents, killing Zoe, and steals the case. Bond gives chase, stopping an armored van which contained the stolen vials.
The vials contain nine blood samples, eight of which contained blood of world leaders. One contains the blood of British diplomat Reginald Griffin, serving in Romania, who is obsessed with protecting a room, outside of his jurisdiction, in the embassy. Bond investigates the embassy, finding Griffin dead, before a similar-looking man attacks him. After overcoming him, Bond finds a message from Bloch on Griffin's computer that mentions Malprave Industries, based in Switzerland. Bond takes the information from the computer and escapes.
At Malprave Industries, Bond, posing as a journalist, sees that the CEO is a woman he met at the embassy, Adrian Malprave. After collecting evidence, he makes his escape from the faciilty. Analysis of the computer message from Romania mentions "Defective Mercandise," believed to be a codename for Dr. Natalya Damescu, formerly in the employ of Malprave, now under protection at the British embassy in Bucharest. She also has inside information to offer. Carla the Jackal, an infamous terrorist who also killed Zoe, leads a raid on the embassy. Bond fights the terrorists before running into Damescu. After a confrontation with the Jackal, Bond picks up a data chip on something known as Poseidon, and delivers it to R for analysis.
The chip leads Bond to an oil rig in the South China
Sea. After running into Bloch, Bond follows him into Poseidon, an underwater base devoted to clone development. After destroying the lab, he climbs onto a submarine bound for a Royal Navy aircraft carrier in Mediterranean. On the submarine, Bond finds Zoe, who reveals that the woman he "saved" from the Identicon facility was a clone meant to infiltrate the CIA, and that the Jackal intended to kill Bond.
Depending on whether or not the player picked up the verification code, Bond and Zoe are either captured or are taken to the carrier unharmed after having sex on the submarine. In either case, the pair investigate the ship. It is discovered that 8 world leaders have been cloned, and are to be replaced by the clones. Bond destroys the craft carrying the clones, and the pair make their escape. They arrive at Malprave's base in the Swiss Alps, where Bond saves the ei
ght world leaders. Before he can escape from the base, however, he encounters Malprave, who has set the base to self-destruct. She reveals Bloch is still alive, and that Bond had killed his clone. After an encounter with him, Bond follows him into the main office and kills him. Just as he manages to leap free of the base before it explodes, Malprave appears and tries to jump clear too, but she is consumed and dies in the blast.
It's known that Nightfire was a follow up to Agent Under Fire which had Andrew Bicknell's physical appearance and motion capture performance used for the James Bond character. And by that time, Pierce Brosnan did not renew his contract with EON Productions for a fourth film until late 2001. Nightfire was in development already when its prequel was in the release stages and Bicknell was considered to be reprising his role as Bond. However, he was dropped from the project immediately when Pierce Brosnan returned to the role once more in Die Another Day, and the Electronic Arts company decided to take his likeness for the Bond role, and eventually, he took over the part from Bicknell. The latter's likeness, perhaps mistakenly, somewhat appears in a few cutscenes from the GameBoy Advance version of the game, while in other scenes, Brosnan's Bond pops up. Fans have cited the element as development error.
James Bond (Christopher Cazenove)Edit
Ian Fleming's James Bond also makes appearance in the 1973 BBC documentary Omnibus: The British Hero where he was played by Christopher Cazenove. The character, in fact, was leaning more to Fleming's interpretation of the character than the one seen in the classic movie franchise. The documentary included Bond in dramatised scenes from Goldfinger —notably featuring 007 being threatened with the novel's circular saw, rather than the film's laser beam— and Diamonds Are Forever. However, the documentary's exception was that it wasn't actually a full time movie dedicated to the Bond character as Cazenove also played other characters such as Bulldog Drummond or Richard Hannay. Both of those characters served as inspirations for Bond.
In the video game series, starting with 1997's blockbuster GoldenEye 007 by Rareware, several actors have lent their voices and likenesses for the role of Bond. Pierce Brosnan himself physically appears as James Bond in six consisting titles, with three of them being original titles. However, he didn't voice the character until Everything or Nothing, his last appearance as 007. In Agent Under Fire, Bond's likeness was based on Andrew Bicknell's portrait, which fans described an amalgamation of the five previous actors who played the character in the films, but ever since Tomorrow Never Dies, the character was voiced by Adam Blackwood. Later, Maxwell Caulfield took over the role in Nightfire, but it still had Brosnan's likeness for the James Bond character. When Brosnan stepped aside in 2005, a video game was cancelled, Electronic Arts quickly started working on a video game adaptation of From Russia With Love. With a new script being written by Bruce Feirstein, it had Sean Connery once again as James Bond, who both voiced the character and gave the developers the permission to use his likeness. After MGM acquired the license from Electronic Arts who by that time were developing a video game tie-in to Casino Royale, they ended it up being cancelled after 15% of the progress was complete. In 2007, Activision received exclusive rights to develop and publish video games in the 007 franchise, with Daniel Craig appearing in the role of Bond for the first time in Quantum of Solace: The Game, which combined storylines from both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace films. Craig also appeared in GoldenEye 007, a remake of the original blockbuster which had an updated storyline, then Blood Stone, an original experience by Bruce Feirstein. However, the last video game had Craig's physical appearance but was impersonated by a different voice actor called Timothy Watson in 007 Legends, a video game which combined six films into one.
"Jimmy" (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen)Edit
In the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, a character named "Jimmy" appears as an antagonist in the graphic novel Black Dossier . Because the series shifted to a mid-20th century setting where public domain characters are less common (the concept of the series strongly relies on crossing-over countless works of fiction), Alan Moore became more creative in using copyrighted characters without referring to their names directly and leaving their backstories vague in order to avoid copyright issues with the owners of those copyrights. An MI5 agent, Jimmy is the grandson of Campion Bond (a character from the first two volumes) and is identifiable as Ian Fleming's Bond with his metal cigarette-holder, love for vodka martinis and a facial scar.
In Black Dossier, it is revealed that he's knighted by Her Majesty for some actions he didn't take by himself. The character is always referred to as Sir Jimmy, and is described as an incompetent bungler, a cowardly liar, and a sadistic rapist. Betraying his country, he worked for the Americans as a double agent. However, by 2009 (Volume III: Century 2009), he is still a national treasure. Now, elderly he has been replaced by a succession of namesakes, each of whom are modeled after the official Bond actors; Sean Connery (J1), George Lazenby (J2), Roger Moore (J3), Timothy Dalton (J4), Pierce Brosnan (J5) and Daniel Craig (J6). It appears that the head of MI6 is Emma Peel (under the pseudonym "Emma Night"), a character that is originally played by a Bond alumni, Diana Rigg in The Avengers. She bears resemblance to an aged Diana Rigg in the mould of Judi Dench (who was "M" by that time) in order to get in touch with the current James Bond films.
The inclusion of James Bond as an antagonist is likely a satirical criticism of the casting of Sean Connery in the 2003 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen film , which the comic's creators strongly disliked along with most critics.