James Bond is called a classy, suave spy working for Her Majesty’s Secret Service. However, he has beforehand been portrayed by an Australian star, George Lazenby, which has thrown his nationality into query. As effectively as that he’s commonly proven as having a southern English accent – so the place is he from?
James Bond, based on Ian Fleming, is half Scottish, half Swiss.
This might come as a shock to many, given his RP accent and spending most of his time in London when he isn’t travelling the world.
However, that is how he was written by the person who conceived the character: Ian Fleming.
When Bond is first launched in literature, it’s laborious to work out the place he’s from or who he’s.
In truth, the primary movie had come out earlier than anybody had any thought on the place 007 got here from, and he actually was a person of thriller.
However, within the penultimate novel within the collection, You Only Live Twice, he was given a little bit of background.
In You Only Live Twice, Ian Fleming named Bond’s mother and father as Andrew Bond, who hailed from Glencoe in Scotland; and Monique Delacroix, who got here from Vaud in Switzerland.
Bond himself had no date of start talked about, although fictional biographies launched after Fleming’s works steered his birthday fell on November 11, although the 12 months has been disputed as both 1920 and 1921.
You Only Live Twice was the primary e-book to be written after the discharge of Dr No. which confirmed Sir Sean Connery within the position of 007.
As a consequence, it could possibly be mentioned Fleming was moulding his Bond on the actor himself, although Sir Sean’s was additionally Scottish.
Fleming may additionally have been bringing a few of his personal heritage to the character, given his father, Valentine Fleming, was from Fife.
His mom, Evelyn St. Croix Fleming, was born within the south of England, maybe explaining why Bond didn’t have the sturdy Scottish accent many might have anticipated.
However, her title suggests her ancestry is extra advanced than simply from the UK, maybe even suggesting she has Swiss or French ancestry.
As a consequence, reasonably than Bond’s nationality being primarily based on Sir Sean, it might be extra apt to say the character was primarily based on the creator himself.
This, in fact, makes the selection of who performs Bond subsequent, reasonably intriguing.
So far, he has been performed by males from everywhere in the UK and Ireland, and certainly from Australia.
Sir Sean is Scottish, whereas Sir Roger Moore and Daniel Craig each hail from England.
Pierce Brosnan is Irish, whereas Timothy Dalton is Welsh, and George Lazenby is Australian, that means he and Brosnan are the one ones to not hail from the British Isles.
As Bond has Scottish blood, this may occasionally imply Sam Heughan, the Outlander star who’s presently thought of a probable alternative for Craig, could also be in with a shot.
In truth, this could possibly be the primary Bond to have a Scottish accent, that means it could possibly be anybody from Richard Madden to James McAvoy to David Tennant.
It could also be, in a extremely unusual flip of occasions, the producers flip to Switzerland for his or her subsequent James Bond, which might imply the set of actors within the combine might have to maneuver over for some new European names.