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Birthday: May 28, 1908
Place: London, England, UK
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| Not to be confused with the famed espionage novelist of the same name, Australian-born actor Ian Fleming was one of the best and longest-established character players in British films. On stage since the age of sixteen, Fleming made his first film, Second to None in 1926—and his last, Return of Mr. Moto, in 1965. The actor's cinematic stock in trade was a fussy dignity who disguised hidden strength. In this, Ian Fleming was an ideal Dr. Watson opposite Arthur Wontner in a series of British Sherlock Holmes films produced in the mid '30s.
- Half-brother of cellist Amaryllis Fleming.
- Featured in the novel "James Bond: The Unauthorized Biography of 007" by John Pearson. This novel, which is considered part of the Bond canon by some, suggests that Bond was real and that Fleming wrote stories based on Bond's real-life adventures as a strange way of hiding classified information "in plain sight."
- Cousin of Christopher Lee
- He died on his son's birthday (12th of August 1964). Casper died of a drug overdose in Jamaica in 1974. Anne survived them both, and died in 1981. Her son by her first marriage, Raymond Arthur O'Neill, is now the 4th Baron O'Neill.
- His wife, Anne Geraldine Charteris, was the granddaughter of the 9th Earl of Wemyss, and had been previously married to Shane O'Neill, 3rd Lord O'Neill (she was his widow) and then to Esmond Cecil Harmsworth, 2nd Viscount Rothermere, whom she divorced to marry Ian. Anne and Ian had one son, Casper Robert Fleming, born 12th of August 1952.
- The largest collection of Ian Fleming's novels is located at the Lilly Library, on the Indiana University campus, Bloomington, Indiana.
- His James Bond novels and story elements were originally used in the films, beginning with Dr. No (1962). The last James Bond movie to use elements from Fleming's stories was Licence to Kill (1989).
- His home in Jamaica was named "Goldeneye", and was the source of the name of the 1995 James Bond movie.
- His elder brother Peter Fleming (a travel writer of some note in the 1930s) was married until his death to actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter (1945)). His nieces Kate Fleming (now Grimond) and Lucy Fleming (also an actress) are now his literary heirs.
- Modelled the character of James Bond after Merlin Minshall, a man who worked for Mr. Fleming during WWII, as a spy.
- He got the name "James Bond" from a real-life ornithologist from Philadelphia. Fleming had a copy of Bond's book, "The Birds of the West Indies", and took a liking to that name.
- Raymond Chandler was a fan of the James Bond novels and urged Fleming to continue writing them in the mid 1950s.
- His nephew, Nichol Fleming, wrote an adventure story in the Bond style titled "Counter Paradise" in 1968.
- Distantly related by marriage to author Leslie Charteris.
- He initially objected to the casting of Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No (1962) because he felt that Connery was too "unrefined". He later changed his mind after seeing Connery's performance in the finished film.
- Is portrayed by Jason Connery in The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990) (TV). Jason is the son of Sean Connery, who became famous for playing James Bond in the 1960s.
- He suffered a coronary thrombosis in 1961, which he admitted was a result of smoking seventy cigarettes and drinking a bottle of gin a day.
- Fleming's health had never been strong, and it was not helped by his lifestyle. At 38, complaining of chest pains, he had informed a startled doctor that he consumed 70 cigarettes and a bottle of gin a day. In 1961 he had a massive heart attack, which was followed by a series of increasingly debilitating illnesses, including a severe chest infection and pleurisy. Finally, on 11 August 1964 - the night before his son's 12th birthday - he collapsed and died.
- Film stars who were an influence on his vision of James Bond included David Niven, Rex Harrison and Cary Grant.
- He was a bird-watcher and he named "James Bond" after an ornithologist of the same name whose book he had read. He borrowed the name because it was the "dullest" name he could think of. The book title "Goldeneye" is also a birding reference, as goldeneyes are a type of duck.
- As a member of British Intelligence during WWII, he worked with the American OSS (Office of Strategic Services), the predecessor to the CIA. He contributed his experience and expertise to the OSS and later helped the Americans set up the CIA.
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