James Bond: 12(!) actors, and 27 movies in 60 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 of the most recent Bond movie, ‘No time to die’, was originally scheduled for March 31st, 2020, but got postponed a couple of times because of the coronavirus/COVID-19, and it was eventually released on September 28th 2021.

27 movies

In the past 60 years, a total of 27 James Bond films has been made:

titleyearactor
Dr. No1962Sean Connery
From Russia with Love1963
Goldfinger1964
Thunderball1965
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
Moonraker1979
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
Skyfall2012
Spectre2015
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… 😎 )

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171 thoughts on “James Bond: 12(!) actors, and 27 movies in 60 years”

  1. The leader actor of James Bond has to be from Britain that’s why you can’t have American actors play Bond.

  2. There’s a lot of Timothy Dalton hate. He was one of my favorites. He was the most believable, if I closed my eyes and pictured the novel spy.

  3. Here is my list of best James Bond actors ( in descending order)
    Sean Connery
    Roger Moore
    Daniel Craig
    Pierce Brosnan
    George Lazenby
    Timothy Dalton
    Five Best Bond movies ( in descending order)
    On her Majesty’s Secret Service
    From Russia with Love
    Gold Finger
    Moonraker
    A view to a kill / Casino Royale

  4. Timothy Dalton was a borderline performing actor in James Bond, and I agree Sean C. was one of the best.
    Although I have grown along over the years with Pierce Brosman and most and for all Daniel Craig.

    But, as sure you go to hell, the last “No time to die” movie was the worst and if hit my TOP 1 as worst James Bond movie (plot) ever seen. Daniel tried hard, he did but you can’t make gold out of SH1T.

    Already annoyed by the covid delay and good job done to not release any details….I can know understand why!

    If anything would have leaked or anyone seen this SH1T movie in advance, a big fair amount of viewers would not have been bothered to waist their money on this bad movie.

    I thought, hell even Disney managed to not totally ruin and making money out of a classic Star Wars trilogy.

    But this last James Bond movie sets a new negative mark.

    The new next James Bond (actor) will have a hell of a job to get this straightened out again.

  5. Anyone thinking of a Tom Hardy James Bond? Could be an interesting character if he’d keep his face completely visible, for once…

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