Sunday, February 05, 2017

10 Shocking Crimes Of The Real James Bond

Listverse: In 1953, Ian Fleming told a friend that he had been inspired to create James Bond after reading about the life of Sidney Reilly. Known as the “Ace of Spies,” Reilly was one of the greatest British agents of the early 20th century. But he was also a ruthless and dangerous man, loyal to no one but himself, and ready to betray or murder anyone who got in his way.

4 comments:

UK StevieB said...

The "Reilly, Ace of Spies" miniseries is well worth a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_s8oKWpAgI

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reilly,_Ace_of_Spies

Don Coffin said...

Sounds like someone I wouldn't want to rely on in a tight spot.

Stephen B. said...


There are a couple of good Fleming biographies/books, and he had a spy and a personal friend named Dusko Popov.

Some sources say Fleming wrote about his own personal life to inspire the Bond stories [his work for war correspondence with Reuters] but Popov may have served as an inspiration.

SB said...

That is, a Serbian fellow: Duško Popov.