About Dana Broccoli (Natol)
Dana Broccoli was a novelist and theatrical producer. In 199, she married producer Albert R. Broccoli. When he died, she became president of Danjaq, the film company that Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman founded in 1961, which owns the film rights to Ian Fleming's James Bond novels. Three Bond films starring Pierce Brosnan were released during Dana Broccoli's tenure.
Broccoli was also the creative force behind turning Chitty Chitty Bang Bang into a musical, for which she served as lead producer. It opened in London's West End in 2002 and is scheduled for Broadway in 2005.
When her husband was searching for the actor to play Bond, he asked his wife's opinion of a young Scottish actor, Sean Connery. Broccoli told The Los Angeles Times, I said, 'He's fantastic".