Sidney Reilly: I am the King of spies
To Sidney Reilly is a myth controversial across the channel. There are those who described him as "the first super-spy of the 20th century” and who as a "skilled scammer and incurable womanizer". Whatever the truth, the figure of this man has fascinated generations of Brits, including Ian Fleming, the "father” by James Bond, much to push him to draw inspiration for the design of the character of his agent "licensed to kill".
Source: Defense Online