Did you know that Ralph Izzard served in British Intelligence during World War II under Ian Fleming? The card game in Casino Royale with James Bond was based on Ralph Izzard playing cards with Nazi agents in a casino in Brazil!!!
From one of his many obituaries online: "His tour of duty took place under the command of Ian Fleming, who based elements of his first novel Casino Royale and its protagonist James Bond on Lieutenant Commander Izzard and a card game in which he found himself playing poker against covert Nazi intelligence agents at a casino in Pernambuco, Brazil."
My mind is blown.