Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

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Flemming: The Man Who Would Be Bond

Wednesday Review: Harry Connick Idol-atry, BBC America's Fleming

Who dat? Only the best thing to happen to American Idol in this post—Simon Cowell era.

Harry Connick Jr. may not be as instantly recognizable as his fellow Idol panelists Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, but in a world where too many reality-show judges act more like cheerleaders (yes, The Voice, this even applies to you), this New Orleans crooner and accomplished cutup has what I'd call (apologies to Cowell) the X — or expert — factor. He's exceptionally entertaining, extremely knowledgeable and expansively personable — even when his explosive opinions earn him the labels  "Hatchet Harry" and "Harsh Harry" from the kinder, gentler Lopez and the occasional disgruntled contestant. But how can you not love an Idol judge who hates the word pitchy and refuses to be wowed by caterwauling vocal gymnastics?

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Free | BBC America Aired: 2/2/2014

Fleming director Mat Whitecross talks about the man behind 007, calling him the ultimate 'antihero' figure. Watch him go into detail here. Don't miss Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, Wednesdays at 10/9c on Dramaville.

Free | BBC America Aired: 2/2/2014

Watch Fleming director Mat Whitecross discuss the script and working with the legend of Ian Fleming. Don't miss Mat's talented directing skills in the premiere of Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Wednesdays at 10/9c, only on BBC AMERICA!

Free | BBC America Aired: 1/27/2014

Fleming star Lara Pulver discusses how she managed to relate to her character, Ann O'Neill, who is quite a hard cookie to crack. Find out where she drew her inspiration from. Don't miss Lara in Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, premiering Wednesday, January 29 at 10/9c.

Free | BBC America Aired: 1/5/2014

Lara Pulver discusses playing Ann O'Neill, who was the only woman Ian Fleming ever married...or woke up next to. Don't miss Lara and the rest of the talented cast in Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, premiering on BBC AMERICA Wednesday, January 29 at 10/9c.

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Wednesday Review: Harry Connick Idol-atry, BBC America's Fleming

Who dat? Only the best thing to happen to American Idol in this post—Simon Cowell era.

Harry Connick Jr. may not be as instantly recognizable as his fellow Idol panelists Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban, but in a world where too many reality-show judges act more like cheerleaders (yes, The Voice, this even applies to you), this New Orleans crooner and accomplished cutup has what I'd call (apologies to Cowell) the X — or expert — factor. He's exceptionally entertaining, extremely knowledgeable and expansively personable — even when his explosive opinions earn him the labels  "Hatchet Harry" and "Harsh Harry" from the kinder, gentler Lopez and the occasional disgruntled contestant. But how can you not love an Idol judge who hates the word pitchy and refuses to be wowed by caterwauling vocal gymnastics?

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Exclusive Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond Video: A Naked Asset

Sex. Danger. Martinis. Oh, and more sex. That's a good summary for BBC America's four-part series Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond, which premieres Wednesday at 10/9c. read more

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Premiered: January 29, 2014, on BBC America
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Premise: The early life of Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, is explored, including his work with British naval intelligence.

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