Dr. No (film)

Terence Young directed the 1962 spy film Dr. No. It is based on Ian Fleming’s 1958 book of the same name. It is the first film in the James Bond series, starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, and Jack Lord, and was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather. The film was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, who worked together until 1975.

In the film, James Bond is dispatched to Jamaica to look into the disappearance of another British agent. The trail takes him to Dr. No’s subterranean stronghold, where he plans to use a radio beam weapon to interrupt an early American space launch from Cape Canaveral. Despite being the first Bond novel to be adapted into a film, Dr. No was not the first of Fleming’s novels. The character had his d├ębut in Casino Royale, but the film includes a few nods to threads from prior books. This film also refers to later books in the series, notably as the criminal organization SPECTRE, which was established in the 1961 novel Thunderball.

Sean Connery

Sir Sean Connery was the first actor to play James Bond on film. He played the fictional British secret agent in seven James Bond films between 1962 and 1983. Connery retired from acting in 2006, although he briefly returned for voice-over roles in 2012.

List of James Bond films

TitleYearBond actorDirector
Dr. No1962Sean ConneryTerence Young
From Russia with Love1963Sean ConneryTerence Young
Goldfinger1964Sean ConneryGuy Hamilton
Thunderball1965Sean ConneryTerence Young
You Only Live Twice1967Sean ConneryLewis Gilbert
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service1969George LazenbyPeter R. Hunt
Diamonds Are Forever1971Sean ConneryGuy Hamilton
Live and Let Die1973Roger MooreGuy Hamilton
The Man with the Golden Gun1974Roger MooreGuy Hamilton
The Spy Who Loved Me1977Roger MooreLewis Gilbert
Moonraker1979Roger MooreLewis Gilbert
For Your Eyes Only1981Roger MooreJohn Glen
Octopussy1983Roger MooreJohn Glen
A View to a Kill1985Roger MooreJohn Glen
The Living Daylights1987Timothy DaltonJohn Glen
Licence to Kill1989Timothy DaltonJohn Glen
GoldenEye1995Pierce BrosnanMartin Campbell
Tomorrow Never Dies1997Pierce BrosnanRoger Spottiswoode
The World Is Not Enough1999Pierce BrosnanMichael Apted
Die Another Day2002Pierce BrosnanLee Tamahori
Casino Royale2006Daniel CraigMartin Campbell
Quantum of Solace2008Daniel CraigMarc Forster
Skyfall2012Daniel CraigSam Mendes
Spectre2015Daniel CraigSam Mendes
No Time to Die2021Daniel CraigCary Joji Fukunaga