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Friday, 4 October, 2002, 17:48 GMT 18:48 UK
In pictures: Bond celebrates 40 years
Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of James Bond on the big screen.

Four decades after Dr No first captivated audiences, 007 is about to return in the 20th film, Die Another Day, due to be released next month.

First Bond Sean Connery and later Bond Timothy Dalton
Secret Agent 007 has been synonymous with suave sophistication, guns, gadgets and girls

Sean Connery at the roulette table
Ian Fleming's hero made his movie debut in 1962 in Dr No

Two Bonds tangle with their leading ladies
There have been five Bonds - Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan

Former model George Lazenby in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Australian actor George Lazenby starred in only one of the Bond films

Roger Moore gets up close and personal in Octopussy
Ian Fleming said of his plots: 'They go wildly beyond probable - not, I think, beyond the possible.'

GoldenEye
GoldenEye was the first Bond film in six years when it was screened in 1995

Brosnan in The World is not Enough
Brosnan has been credited with maintaining the popularity of the secret agent

Bond (Pierce Brosnan) admires his new Aston Martin whilst Q (John Cleese) runs through it's technical abilities
The 20th film in the series, Die Another Day, is scheduled to debut nationwide on 22 November



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