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Evidence that he is an English icon can be found in the film Goldeneye. At the start of the film, 006 says "For England, James" to 007 and Bond replies "For England". He doesn't say "For Scotland" or "For Britain".

Comment on James Bond posted 2007-01-19 by Harvey from Lancashire


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The original character of James Bond was English. Fleming only created a Scottish backstory after being impressed with Connery's portrayal of the role. Due to many of his quintisential characteristics, he is more synonymopus with England than the other parts of the British Isles, thereby making him an English Icon.

Comment on James Bond posted 2007-01-16 by Andy from Preston


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It is very unfortunate that the quintessential James Bond is Scottish; making it difficult, therefore, to see this as an English icon.

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-11-24 by Richard McConnell from Essex


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James Bond is as British as the baked bean.

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-11-22 by clare wigmore from Los Angeles


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What can you say about James Bond, he gets it all, the girls, the cars, the gadgets and he has the best job in the world

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-11-10 by W Trim from Yeovil


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James Bond studied at Oxford, can speak many diffrent languages. He had one wife (On Her Majesty's Secret Service) who died. James Bond is a hit in America. Americans embrace James Bond like an American national icon. Bond is what every girl wants, and every guy wants to be; simple as that. It is a shame that people think that he isn't an icon for the United Kingdom.

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-08-05 by Parker Huffman from Wilkesboro, NC, United States


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James Bond is the most favourite secret agent of the whole world.

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-08-02 by Alejandra from Argentine


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If - like so many other icons here - Bond is British, rather than English (which I believe he is), then that is a cause for celebration of the emergent properties of that by-and-large successful and preponderantly-beneficial entity known as Britain, and certainly not for some negatively-conditioned point-scoring between inhabitants of the component Kingdoms and Principality. So let's leave any hint of negativity and aggrieved sarcasm behind, shall we?

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-07-04 by James Richards from Poland


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Dereck Sinclair seems to have a touch of the wishful thinking for Scotland. Ian Fleming or Ian Lancaster Fleming, as he was named, was born 8-May-1908 in Mayfair, London, England. He then went on to be educated at Eton College in Berkshire England, Fettes College in Edinbirgh Scotland and then Sandhurst Military Academy in Surrey and also England. The character James Bond was based on his own military service during world war two where he served in the Royal Navy, coincidentally in the Intelligence Agency He went on to become a novelist and later died on 12-Aug-1964 playing golf at Royal St. Georges Golf Club in Canterbury England. Can't see anything particularly Scottish about that! Can you?

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-05-08 by Steve Ward from Holbeach, Lincolnshire


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English? Hardly, most famously played by a Scot, Sean Connery, and more recently by an Irishman, Pierce Brosnan. Bond is no longer English

Comment on James Bond posted 2006-04-28 by David from Slough


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