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.


1924 Birth McClory was born in Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, in 1924, and suffered from dyslexia. … Read More


1942 18 Years Old As a teenaged radio officer in the British Merchant Navy, McClory endured attacks by German U-boats on two different occasions. The first attack occurred on 20 September 1942 was while he was serving aboard The Mathilda. … Read More
1943 19 Years Old The second attack occurred on 21 February 1943 when McClory was serving on the Norwegian tanker Stigstad, which was attacked by torpedo from multiple U-boats. … Read More


1957 33 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 34 Years Old Bryce was a close friend of Ian Fleming. In 1958 Fleming approached McClory to produce the first Bond film. … Read More
1961 37 Years Old Later and without permission, Fleming novelised the draft screenplay Thunderball, his ninth novel, in 1961, which initially did not credit McClory or Whittingham. … Read More


1965 41 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
1968 44 Years Old In 1968 McClory announced plans to make a film about Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins, to star Richard Harris. … Read More


1975 51 Years Old In 1975, McClory and Richard Harris took out a full page ad in the Nassau Tribune "demanding an end to internment without trial" in Northern Ireland. … Read More
1976 52 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


1989 65 Years Old In 1989, McClory attempted to recycle the Warhead script again, retitling the project Atomic Warfare. … Read More
1999 75 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 76 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 83 Years Old He died on 20 November 2006, aged 82, at St. Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, County Dublin, from a cerebral hemorrhage, four days after the British release of Casino Royale.
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