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The spies who inspired Bond

Henry Hemming on the real historical personalities who Ian Fleming drew on to create 007 and other characters in the Bond novels

Sean Connery and Ursula Andress in a scene from the 1962 film 'James Bond: Dr. No' (Photo by United Artist/Getty Images)
Published: April 13, 2020 at 12:10 pm
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Author and spy expert Henry Hemming discusses the real historical personalities who Ian Fleming drew on to create 007 and other major characters in the Bond novels

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