Allies

Casino Royale (TV) (1954)

Clarence Leiter
Clarence Leiter
Played by Michael Pate
Leiter is Bond’s British contact who recognizes “Card Sense Jimmy Bond” from another casino where Bond beat a Maharajah in Deauville, France. Leiter asks Bond for some tips on how to play the game of baccarat, and eventually persuades Bond to defeat the Soviet spy Le Chiffre to end his notorious career.

 

Dr. No (1962)

Quarrel
Quarrel
Played by John Kitzmiller
A fisherman from the Caymans, Bond’s first on-screen ally Quarrel guided him to the island of Crab Key in Dr. No. He was later killed there by No’s fire-breathing dragon tank.

 

Puss-feller
Puss-feller
Played by Lester Prendergast
Puss-feller is the owner of the Kingston nightclub and assists Bond, Leiter, and Quarrel. In the original novel of Dr. No, we are told that the character’s bizarre name stems from his legendary battle against an octopus. In the film, he is known for wrestling alligators, leaving the origin of his name inconsistent.

 

Felix Leiter
Felix Leiter
Played by Jack Lord
Felix Leiter is Bond’s contact from the CIA in Dr. No. He eventually becomes one of Bond’s close friends. Leiter helps Bond to get in contact with Dr. No.

 

From Russia with Love (1963)

Kerim Bey
Kerim Bey
Played by Pedro Armendariz
Kerim Bey is Bond’s aid during his mission in Istanbul in From Russia With Love. Pedro Armendariz was terminally ill during filming so towards the end of shooting director Terence Young had to double for him. The actor’s son played president Hector Lopez in Licence To Kill 26 years later.

 

Goldfinger (1964)

Colonel Smithers
Colonel Smithers
Played by Richard Vernon
Smithers is the distinguished representative of the Bank of England who informs Bond and M about the dangers of Goldfinger’s international gold-smuggling operations. As bait for Goldfinger, Smithers lends 007 a rare gold bar which originated from a lost hoard of Nazi bullion.

 

Felix Leiter
Felix Leiter
Played by Cec Linder
Leiter reappears in Goldfinger, again as Bond’s close friend from the CIA. Leiter helps Bond locate and come in contact with Auric Goldfinger

 

Thunderball (1965)

Felix Leiter
Felix Leiter
Played by Rik Van Nutter
Leiter’s third appearance as Bond’s close friend from the CIA is in Thunderball. Leiter helps Bond locate the downed airplane that held the now stolen nuclear weapon.

 

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Tiger Tanaka
Tiger Tanaka
Played by Tetsuro Tamba
Tanaka is the head of Japan’s Secret Service and Bond’s help while searching for the two hijacked spaceships. In You Only Live Twice, he arranges Bond’s fake marriage and ninja training among other things.

 

Dikko Henderson
Dikko Henderson
Played by Charles Gray
Henderson is Bond’s contact in Japan during You Only Live Twice. Unfortunately, he is stabbed in the back by one of Blofeld’s thugs. In contrast to the movie, Henderson had a major role in the Fleming novel. Charles Gray is better remembered for playing Ernst Blofeld in Diamonds Are Forever.

 

Casino Royale  (1967)

Ransome
Ransome
Played by William Holden
This head of the CIA joins several other world spy leaders in visiting Bond to try and coax him out of retirement to overthrow SMERSH. Bond dismisses all of them on the account of being “joke shop spies” – in Ransome’s case, for his trick carnation that spits cyanide.

 

Smernov
Smernov
Played by Kurt Kasznar
This head of Russian KGB is another member of the spy community who visits a retired Sir James Bond to try and coax him out of retirement to defeat SMERSH. Bond dismisses all of their requests, and specifically Smernov for his “armory” concealed in his “grotesque boots.”

 

Le Grand
Le Grand
Played by Charles Boyer
This head of French’s (now defunct) intelligence agency Deuxieme Bureau joins his counterparts from other countries to coax Sir James Bond out of retirement to defeat SMERSH. They are all dismissed of course, and Le Grand for his different deadly poisons in each of his fly buttons.

 

Mata Bond
Mata Bond
Played by Joanna Pettet
Mata is Sir James Bond’s estranged daughter, and received her name as a result of his love affair with German exotic dancer/spy Mata Hari. He recruits her to infiltrate International Mothers’ Help, an au pair service that is used as a cover for a SMERSH training facility.

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Marc-Ange Draco
Marc-Ange Draco
Played by Gabriele Ferzetti
Draco promised to tell Bond the location of Ernst Stavro Blofeld if Bond would date his daughter Tracy. Draco also provided the back-up for Bond when attacking Blofeld’s Swiss base.