In 1961, eon Productions began work on,. One of the German documents cracked and read by the British was the Zimmermann Telegram, which was coded 0075, and which was one of the factors that led the US entering the war.The concept of Bond is that once Niven's Bond retired, his name and 007 designation was passed to another agent to keep the legend alive; James Chapman notes that the implication was that the "other Bond" was that played by Connery. The Politics of James Bond: from Fleming's Novel to the Big Screen. Following Connery's portrayal, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and, daniel Craig have assumed the role. He and two fellow agents were arrested and condemned to death by the Gestapo. Haskell, Molly (25 December 1969). The spy who loved men: She was Churchill's favourite spy, the inspiration for Bond's lover in Casino Royale, and always had a knife strapped to her thigh. He followed her into the lobby, demanding that she return his love letters. None of this discouraged Christine, who not only managed to get her parcel to Warsaw but even found time to begin an affair with Count Wladimir Ledochowski, a member of the Polish resistance and her guide on the return journey. No, Connery's interpretation of the character, although not complete, showed the actor "should be credited with having established a new style of performance: a British screen hero in the manner of an American leading man". Casino Royale, photos, view All Photos (5 movie Info.