Fleming. Ian Fleming. He’s the bloke who authored the James Bond books — and also was their inspiration. Now BBC America is telling his story in the four-part miniseries The Man Who Would Be Bond, which will premiere January 29 as part of the channel’s Dramaville slate. Dominic Cooper stars as Fleming, a mischievous playboy who dreams of becoming the “ultimate” man: a hero, a lover, a brute and the one who always gets the girl. As WWII breaks out, he gets a chance to prove himself when he’s recruited by British intelligence and becomes a master of espionage. Laura Pulver, Annabelle Wallis, Lesley Manville, Anna Chancellor, Samuel West, Rupert Evans and Camilla Rutherford also star in director Mat Whitecross’ mini written by John Brownlow and Dan Macpherson. It’s produced by Sarah Curtis, with Douglas Rae, Michael Parke and Robert Bernstein as exec producers.
‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’ Set For January 29 Premiere On BBC America
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