Meet the real-life Bond in the trailer for the BBC's Ian Fleming series

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The BBC really wants you to think that James Bond author Ian Fleming totally lived the bed hopping, ass kicking spy lifestyle. Sure, why not? We know the author used his real life experiences to inspire his often horridly sexist novels. So why not make a sexy spy series about the man behind the Bond, and cast Dominic Cooper?


Titled, Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Cooper plays 007's creator Fleming at the start of World War 2 while he was working for the British Naval Intelligence. Here's the official synopsis.

Starring DOMINIC COOPER (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Devil's Double) with LARA PULVER (True Blood, Sherlock), ANNABELLE WALLIS (Hello Carter, The Tudors), LESLEY MANVILLE (Maleficent, Another Year), ANNA CHANCELLOR (The Hour, How I Live Now) and SAMUEL WEST (Mr Selfridge, Hyde Park on Hudson). FLEMING: THE MAN WHO WOULD BE BOND takes a no holds barred look at Ian Fleming, the man behind the James Bond legend whose real life was as exciting, eventful and sexually charged as his famous creation.

The series will air on January 29th, on the BBC.


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