Fictional secret agent
of Great Britain's SIS
(also called MI6
). 007. In the Ian Flemming
novels, Bond first had a .25 calibre (!) Beretta as a gun, but M and Maj. Boothroyd made him switch it for the Walther PPK
when he was nearly killed in action because the Beretta jammed
. In the movies Bond uses the PPK exclusivly until he switches to another Walther, the P99
-- however, the scene where his Beretta is replaced by the PPK
is preserved in the movie Dr. No. To date, 5 actors have played James Bond in film: Sean Connery
, George Lazenby
, Roger Moore
, Timothy Dalton
(who portrayed a Bond closest to Flemming's original literary character), and Pierce Brosnan
. The 6th to play Bond will be Daniel Craig
. Craig will be the second Englishman to play Bond (the first was Roger Moore).
"The name's Bond. James Bond."
"Medium-dry vodka martini. Shaken, not stirred."
"I never miss."
"Oh, grow up, 007!"
"I don't know any doctor jokes."