MI6

MI6

M 

M

Played by Bernard Lee
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Real-life inspiration to Fleming's 'M'

The head of MI6, M gives Bond his assignments and is the only person 007 answers to. This M in particular, Bernard Lee, first appeared in Dr. No and featured in every other one up to Moonraker when he died shortly after filming.

 
M 

M

Played by Robert Brown
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Real-life inspiration to Fleming's 'M'

This next M, Robert Brown, first appeared in Octopussy after a space of one film in Bernard Lee's memory. Brown played M true to Lee's legacy up to Licence To Kill.

 
M 

M

Played by Judi Dench
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Real-life inspiration to Fleming's 'M'

The current M who first appeared in GoldenEye, Judi Dench has breathed new life into M as a more tough and involved M. This doesn't mean that she is caring. She respects Bond, but also keeps a hard line with him, making sure he knows who is boss.

 
Q 

Q

Played by Desmond Llewelyn
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One of the most beloved characters of the series, Q is the man who gives Bond all his wonderful gadgets. The character never existed in the Fleming novels, instead he was created by a clever scriptwriter. "Q" has also had the distinction to be played by the same actor, Desmond Llewelyn, for almost 35 years now. On December 19, 1999, Desmond was killed in a head on car crash. He was 85 years old.

 
Q 

Q

Played by John Cleese
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Cleese first appears as Q's new assistant in The World Is Not Enough for a few minutes to show 007 some new gadgets Q-Branch has developed. John Cleese permanently steps in as Q after Desmond Llewelyn's death in 1999.

 
Commander John Strangways 

Commander John Strangways

Played by Tim Moxon
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The British MI6 Agent in Jamaica investigating the activities of Dr. No, Strangways makes a fatal mistake by informing his friend Professor Dent of his findings. Dent, a double agent for Dr. No, arranges to have Strangways assassinated by "The Three Blind Mice."

 
Moneypenny 

Moneypenny

Played by Lois Maxwell
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Lois Maxwell's Moneypenny is featured in every film from Dr. No up to A View To A Kill. As M's personal secretary, Moneypenny is always there to welcome Bond home from his adventures. Her encounters with 007 often lead to humorous flirtation and sexual innuendos.

 
Moneypenny 

Moneypenny

Played by Caroline Bliss
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When Lois Maxwell retired from her role a new, more educated and infatuated Moneypenny was introduced. The Living Daylights is where Caroline Bliss first appears, but only lasts for one more movie, as audiences preferred the old Moneypenny more. The chemistry and humour is still present between Bond and Moneypenny, nonetheless.

 
Moneypenny 

Moneypenny

Played by Samantha Bond
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When Pierce Brosnan first used his license to kill in GoldenEye he was welcomed by a new Moneypenny. Samantha Bond has the wit and charm that equals and possibly exceeds that of Lois Maxwell which will hopefully continue for as long a Lois Maxwell did in the role.

 
Bill Tanner 

Bill Tanner

Played by James Villiers
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A long time character in Fleming's novels, Bill Tanner made his first appeareance in For Your Eyes Only after Bernard Lee's death kept M out of the film. Tanner is the Chief of Staff for MI6 and after Robert Brown became M, Tanner was a main-stay in his office during Bond's briefings. Tanner continues to make short appearances in the Pierce Brosnan movies, including a humorous scene in GoldenEye, when he was caught calling M "the evil queen of numbers."

 
Bill Tanner 

Bill Tanner

Played by Michael Kitchen
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Frederick Gray 

Frederick Gray

Played by Geoffrey Keen
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Gray is the grumpy old Minister of Defence who works beside M and helps assigning missions and giving background information on suspects.

 
Saunders 

Saunders

Played by Thomas Wheatley
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Saunders is Bond's field help in The Living Daylights. He assists Bond in Bratislava and Wien until his unfortunate murder at the hands of Necros.

 
Tibbet 

Tibbet

Played by Patrick Macnee
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Tibbett is Bond's assigned undercover chauffeur while investigating Max Zorin's horse scheme in A View To A Kill. Roger Moore suggested Patrick Macnee for the role since he had played Dr. Watson to Moore's Great Detective in the 1976 TV movie Sherlock Holmes in New York.

 
Charles Robinson 

Charles Robinson

Played by Colin Salmon
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A general aid to M, Robinson is a no-nonsense assistant that consults with M on Bond's missions.

 
Admiral Roebuck 

Admiral Roebuck

Played by Geoffrey Palmer
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Roebuck makes a solitary appearance in Tomorrow Never Dies as a temperamental naval commander. He is often at odds with M, and is quick to make irrational decisions, much to the anger of M.