This super suave character has been entertaining us for more than fifty years, as he takes his martinis “shaken, not stirred.” The fictional British Secret Service agent, code name 007, originally featured in twelve novels. He has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip and video game formats as well as being used in the longest running and the second-highest grossing film franchise to date. As of 2011, there have been twenty two films, with a twenty third due for release in October 2012.
The films are renowned for a number of features, including the musical accompaniment, with the theme songs to the films nominated for Academy Awards on several occasions. Other important elements which run through most of the films include Bond’s cars, his guns and the gadgets, and the “Bond girls”. The James Bond looks is very easy to achieve, as this suave character is best known for wearing suits, holding a martini, with a small hand-held gun in his pocket. The Bond girls are very easy to create! Just wear a sexy red dress, with lots of jewellery and an elegant up-do.