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Kevin McClory

Actor + Writer + Producer
Born Jun 8, 1924

Kevin O'Donovan McClory was an Irish screenwriter, producer, and director. McClory was best known for adapting Ian Fleming's James Bond character for the screen, for producing the most successful film of the franchise, Thunderball, and for his legal battles with Fleming.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Kevin McClory.


1926 Birth Born on June 8, 1926.


1943 17 Years Old His ship was torpedoed on 21 February 1943 and he spent 14 days in a lifeboat drifting in the North Atlantic before being rescued off the coast of Ireland. … Read More


1957 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1957 McClory led an expedition of 25 men in an attempt to drive around the world. … Read More
1958 32 Years Old Bryce was a close friend of Ian Fleming. In 1958 Fleming approached McClory to produce the first Bond film. … Read More
1961 35 Years Old Later and without permission, Fleming novelized the draft screenplay Thunderball, his ninth novel, in 1961, which initially did not credit McClory or Whittingham. … Read More
1965 39 Years Old Harry Saltzman's and Albert R. Broccoli's production company Eon Productions later made a deal with McClory for Thunderball to be made into a film in 1965, with McClory producing. … Read More


1976 50 Years Old In 1976, McClory announced he was to produce an original James Bond film to be titled either Warhead, Warhead 8, or James Bond of the Secret Service, but the project was severely hampered as a result of legal action brought by the Fleming Trustees and United Artists. … Read More


1999 73 Years Old Prior to Sony's settlement with MGM in 1999, they filed a lawsuit against MGM claiming McClory was the co-author of the cinematic 007 and was owed fees from Danjaq and MGM for all past films.
2000 74 Years Old This lawsuit was thrown out in 2000 on the ground that McClory had waited too long to bring his claims. … Read More
2006 81 Years Old He died on 20 November 2006, aged 80, four days after the British release of Casino Royale.
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