In the novel "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", Bond was revealed to have Scottish ancestry and Bond's girlfriend Theresa "Tracy" Vicenzo was described with Ursula Andress' details.Ironically, in the movie version of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Bond and Tracy were played by George Lazenby and Diana Rigg, who do not fit these descriptions.
(The real-life Boothroyd appears in a vintage featurette included on the Blu-ray, demonstrating the relative effectiveness of Bond's Beretta, PPK, and his own favorite gun, the Ruger .44 Magnum.) This detail was included in the novel, and later included in this movie, establishing part of the Bond legend. Max von Sydow turned down the part in order to play Jesus Christ in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965), and would finally play a Bond villain in Never Say Never Again (1983).Q is based loosely on Charles Fraser-Smith, who designed spy gadgets called "Q-devices" (named for Q-ships, the Royal Navy's disguised warships of World War I) for MI6. The role went to Joseph Wiseman, the only early Bond villain not to have his voice dubbed by another actor.Maurice Binder designed the gun barrel opening at the last minute, by pointing a pinhole camera through a real gun barrel.The actor in the sequence is not Sir Sean Connery, but stuntman Bob Simmons.Connery didn't film the sequence until Thunderball (1965).
It is long standing misconception that John Barry wrote "The James Bond Theme".
According to Lois Maxwell, Ursula Andress made quite an impression at the wrap party.
"At the party, she danced with all the crew and she was the first grown woman I had ever known who didn't wear a bra.
During the initial briefing, M says that he recently was put in charge of MI7.
Bernard Lee originally said MI6 during the take, but this has been overdubbed, possibly for fear of offending the real-life organization.
Beginning with Goldfinger (1964), the "armorer" would forever be known as "Q" (for "Quartermaster").