Review: 'Fleming' portrays author as a preview of his Bond character

'Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond' follows the WWII adventures of Ian Fleming, the future creator of James Bond. But the truth is less glamorous than the writer's fiction.

Fleming — Ian Fleming — has become the subject of a biographical miniseries, "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." Commencing Wednesday on BBC America, it mainly concerns the wartime adventures of the future creator of James Bond when he worked for British Naval Intelligence, dreamed of deeds of derring-do and carried on in London, smoking, drinking, gambling and sleeping with women, anticipating the manner of his future fictional alter ego.  Read More...


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