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Ian Fleming (1908-1964), Author

Ian Lancaster Fleming

Sitter in 17 portraits
Author of the James Bond series of spy novels. Ian Fleming joined Reuters in 1931, then went into the City (1933-9). During the Second World War, he was personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and oversaw operation 'Goldeneye'. In 1945, he joined the Kelmsley Newspaper Group and took a holiday every winter in Jamaica at his home Goldeneye, named after his wartime work. He married his mistress Ann Rothermere, former wife of Lord Rothermere, in 1952. The secret agent James Bond, '007', made his first appearance in Casino Royale (1953). Fleming used each Jamaican holiday thereafter to write another Bond novel, including Goldfinger (1959) and Thunderball (1961).

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P869(14)

Ian Fleming

by Cecil Beaton
vintage bromide print on white card mount, October 1962
NPG P869(14)

x13371

Ian Fleming

by Mark Gerson
bromide print, 1961
NPG x13371

x184145

Ian Fleming

by Desmond O'Neill
bromide press print, 1962
NPG x184145

x184376

Ian Fleming

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 20 November 1963
NPG x184376

x125180

Ian Fleming

by Lewis Morley
toned bromide print, 1963
NPG x125180

x128676

Anne Geraldine Fleming; Ian Fleming; Violet

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide print, 1964
NPG x128676

x195024

Ian Fleming

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195024

x195025

Ian Fleming

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195025

x195026

Anne Geraldine Fleming; Ian Fleming; Violet

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195026

x195027

Ian Fleming

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195027

x195028

Ian Fleming

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195028

x195029

Alan John Ross; Ian Fleming

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195029

x195030

Alan John Ross; Ian Fleming

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195030

x195031

Ian Fleming

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195031

x195032

Ian Fleming and views of his home 'Goldeneye'

by Francis Goodman
vintage bromide contact print, 1964
NPG x195032

x194068

Sean Connery and Ian Fleming on the set of 'Dr. No'

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1962
NPG x194068

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