James Bond: 12(!) actors, and 26 movies in 58 years

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I’ve been looking for a list of all James Bond movies in chronological order myself more than once in the past, so when I eventually found the information I figured I’ll make it a little easier for others to find as well by posting a chronological list here.

The first Bond movie, Dr. No, premiered on October 5th, 1962.

The release for the upcoming Bond movie, ‘No time to die’, was originally scheduled for March 31st, 2020, but then it got postponed a couple of times because of the coronavirus/COVID-19, and is now set to September 28th 2021.

26 movies

In the past 58 years, a total of 26 James Bond films has been made:

Dr. No1962Sean Connery
From Russia with Love1963
Casino Royale1967David Niven
You Only Live Twice1967Sean Connery
On Her Majesty's Secret Service1969George Lazenby
Diamonds are Forever1971Sean Connery
Live and Let Die1973Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun1974
The Spy Who Loved Me1977
For your eyes only1981
Never say never again1983Sean Connery
Octopussy1983Roger Moore
A view to a kill1985
The living daylights1987Timothy Dalton
License to kill1989
GoldenEye1995Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow never dies1997
The world is not enough1999
Die another day2002
Casino Royale2006Daniel Craig
Quantum of solace2008
No time to die2021

12 actors

And no less than 12 actors have portrayed James Bond in the media. In chronological order: Barry Nelson, Bob Holness, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, David Niven, George Lazenby, Christopher Cazenove, Timothy Dalton, Michael Jayston, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig & Toby Stephens. [main source]

(Did you get to 12 when you counted them in your head? I didn’t… 😎 )


128 thoughts on “James Bond: 12(!) actors, and 26 movies in 58 years”

  1. The only Bond’s that should be counted are the official ones.

    Not the lame, ridiculous, too stupid to laugh at spoof Casino Royale. Nor the Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again. Nor the radio voice actors & most definitely not the absolutely awful Casino Royale with Barry Nelson!!

    A honourable mention should be attributed to the guy who played him in the documentary you mention.

    As well as Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, the docudrama that George Lazenby did last year is well worth a look called Becoming Bond.

    1. Well… It all depends on how you count them. My list contains 26 movies already, but I’ve chosen to include the 2 unofficial Bond movies, Casino Royale (1967) & Never say never again (1983). Exclude those, and you’ll have only 24 official Bond movies to date.

      1. Why are they considered unofficial? Though I did miss the original casino royale in my own movie collection so I’ll have to find that one bring my list to 26 also.

        1. I think it’s simply because they weren’t produced by Albert R. Broccoli, but anyone is welcome to correct me if I’m wrong here.

  2. Michael Casaletto

    I’m 70 years old and for those of us who grew up on the James Bond movies without reading the books, no one, ABSOLUTELY no one can replace Sean Connery, It was as though the movie’s were written explicitly for him. One of the things I missed the most was of course his voice, definitely 007. He was much smoother then the others, ” Stirred, not shaken “. It’s would be like replacing Jackie Gleason on the Honeymooners

  3. Hi I am great followers of Bond films and my suggestion is those who are acted as a Hero in a Bond film like Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig they are needs to be act in any one part of Bond film.It will surprise to Bond movie followers. But Script and Screenplay should be good to carry the weight age to every one.

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