The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (TV Movie 1990) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • The Secret Life of Ian Fleming follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming, the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies. As a womanizer and a hopeless romantic Fleming got himself expelled from Eton and other prestigious public schools before his mother, fed up, sent to work for Reuters,the news bureau. Whilst covering a show-trial of British engineers in Soviet Moscow, Fleming pulled his first Bond-like escapade, almost losing his life in the process. This caught the interest of Britain's dormant yet watchful military intelligence, later to become the highly acclaimed S.O.E. After Fleming's recruitment into His Majesty's Service, his exploits become increasingly fantastic. It is difficult to believe that this is not fiction! The Secret Life of Ian Fleming goes to prove, once again, the truth certainly is stranger than fiction. One Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred!


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  • A young investigative reporter (Jason Connery) gains recognition by a British intelligence officer (David Warner) for his coverage of a controversial trial in the Soviet Union after thwarting off a KGB attempt on his life. He is hired be MI6 to assist in a high-risk covert operation to find and kidnap German officers at a remote fortified location. The young Ian Fleming character has to contend with his posh widowed mother who disapproves of him and he faces the potential loss of his fiancé (Kristin Scott Thomas).

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