Eon Productions has been making James Bond films since 1962. There are 25 of them—27 if you include the two that Eon didn’t make, 1983’s Never Say Never Again and the 1964 Casino Royale, the latter of which is based loosely on the Ian Fleming book—which means there’s also a trove of behind-the-scenes photos from the sets. Here are 40 of those photos, including Sean Connery having a few laughs, George Lazenby taking it easy, Daniel Craig (and Halle Berry) in their swimming suits, Timothy Dalton smoking a cigarette, and more. (If these inspire you to watch a Bond film, here are the 10 best on Netflix, ranked.)
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Sean Connery holds Ursula Andress while she does a handstand on a beach in a white bikini on the set of the film Dr. No.
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Sean Connery as James Bond sits at a casino card table in a scene from the film Dr. No.
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James Bond creator Ian Fleming chats with actress Ursula Andress between scenes of Dr. No.
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Sean Connery and Shirley Eaton share a laugh on the phone in the Goldfinger.
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Tailor Anthony Sinclair fitting Sean Connery for one of the suits he will wear in the film From Russia With Love in Mayfair, London.
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Sean Connery sitting beside his co-star English actress, Shirley Eaton, covered in gold during the filming of a scene from Goldfinger.
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Actors underwater with a shark in a scene from the film Thunderball.
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Sean Connery relaxes before shooting a scene at the casino in the film Thunderball.
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Sean Connery and Luciana Paluzzi are besieged by photographers during the shooting of a hot scene from Thunderball.
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Martine Beswick (pink bikini), Sean Connery (blue trunks) and Claudine Auger (black suit) on set of Thunderball.
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Karin Dor on the set of You Only Live Twice.
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Sean Connery and Donald Pleasance (in costume as Blofeld holding a cat) chatting in between scenes on the set of You Only Live Twice.
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Ursula Andress and Sean Connery on the shore in a scene from Dr. No.
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George Lazenby offers co-star Helena Ronee a light, while filming On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
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George Lazenby combs his hair on the set of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
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George Lazenby stars in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
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Sean Connery takes a nap during a break from filming Diamonds Are Forever
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Sean Connery sitting in a coffin in a scene from Diamonds Are Forever.
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Trina Parks and Sean Connery relax between takes on the set of Diamonds Are Forever.
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Sean Connery takes a relaxing bath with a vodka martini on the set of Diamonds Are Forever.
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Sean Connery takes a lunch break from filming Diamonds Are Forever.
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Sean Connery and actress Jill St. John relax on the set of the Diamonds Are Forever.
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Stunt performer Jerry Comeaux jumps a Glaston GT-50 speedboat over police officers and their squads as part of an escape scene from Live and Let Die.
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Roger Moore and actress Lois Chiles on the set of Moonraker.
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Roger Moore as 007, surrounded by bikini-clad women in a publicity still for For Your Eyes Only.
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Roger Moore with French actress Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock on the set of For Your Eyes Only.
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Producer and screenwriter Michael G. Wilson plays backgammon with Israeli actor Chaim Topol and Roger Moore on the set of For Your Eyes Only.
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Roger Moore on set of A View to a Kill with half a car during filming in Paris, France.
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Christopher Reeve visits Roger Moore on the set of Octopussy at Pinewood Studios in England. At the time, Reeve was filming Superman III in England.
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Christopher Walken on the set of A View to a Kill.
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