For many Scots there is no argument about who was the best Bond – and it seems the critics agree.
There have been a total of 27 films featuring agent 007, with seven actors taking on the dream role so far – Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
It was Scotland’s Sean Connery who was the original Bond, making his debut as the British spy in Dr. No six decades ago in 1962.
Here are all of ‘Big Tam’s’ outings as 007 ranked in order of greatness.
With 99 per cent positive reviews, Sean Connery's third outing as 007 is officially the best reviewed entry in the entire franchaise. Goldfinger's plot sees Bond taking on gold smuggler Auric Goldfinger and his fiendish plans to contaminate Fort Knox. It features plenty of the classic Bond gadgets and catchphrases, along with one of the most memorable Bond girls in Honor Blackman's Pussy Galore. Photo: Keystone
2. From Russia With Love
Sean Connery's second film as Bond also takes second place in the all-time 007 top 10 with a Tomatometer rating of 97 per cent. The 1963 film sees shady criminal organisation SPECTRE looking for revenge after Bond killed their agent Dr No in the first film. Photo: Terry Fincher
3. Dr No
And speaking of Dr No, it's the 1962 film that's named after the Bond baddie that takes third place on the list with a rating of 95 per cent - giving Sean Connery the hat-trick of best 007 films. The titular villain is an evil genius looking disrupt an early American space launch from Cape Canaveral with a radio beam weapon. Photo: Tristan Fewings
Rated as the sixth best Bond film of all time (Daniel Craig's Skyfall and Casino Royale take fourth and fifth spot respectively) Thunderball has an impressive rating of 85 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes. One of the most successful films ever released in the USA, the plot sees Bond tasked with finding find two NATO atomic bombs stolen by SPECTRE, who are holding the world for ransom for £100 million in diamonds. Photo: MacGregor