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PHOTO FLASHBACK: The making of Dr. No, the James Bond movie, in Jamaica – January 1962

Published:Thursday | January 20, 2022 | 10:34 PMA Digital Integration & Marketing production
A number of Jamaicans figure in the Ian Fleming mystery thriller Dr. No being filmed in Jamaica. Here is Sean Connery (centre) as the suave British Secret Service agent ‘James Bond’. In this scene at the Palisadoes Airport showing Bond’s arrival in Jamaica, Reggie Carter (left), one of the island’s outstanding actors, appears as a chauffeur-agent involved in the intrigue against the secret service man.
Opening scenes in the Ian Fleming mystery thriller Dr. No at Kingston’s Palisadoes Airport in January 1962, as the handsome terminal building became a giant set in the Eon Productions film.
Technicians look on as close-ups are taken on the set of Dr. No at Morgan’s Harbour. At far left are actors Jack Lord and Sean Connery. Crouching third from right is Albert Broccoli, producer.
Ursula Andres and Sean Connery in a scene from the movie, Dr. No, filmed at Laughing Waters Beach, Roaring River, St Ann, Jamaica.
Jamaican beauty Marguerite LeWars, who was crowned Miss Jamaica 1961, appears as an agent of the sinister scientist in Ian Fleming’s sex-and-violence thriller, Dr. No, shot in Jamaica in January 1962. Here Miss LeWars appears in the opening scenes as a photographer who tries to get a photograph of James Bond, British secret agent, played by Sean Connery.

Lights, cameras, action as the filming of Dr. No got on the way in Jamaica. Sean Connery, who plays James Bond, was thrilled to be in Jamaica and even more thrilled to be working Ian Fleming.