List of recurring characters in the James Bond film series
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This is a list of the recurring characters and the cast members who portray them in the James Bond film series.
- A dark grey cell indicates the character was not in the film.
- The following listing only includes recurring characters in the films series. Characters which only appear in one film are not included here.
- 'M' and 'Q' are MI6 posts, not character names, so a change of actors may reflect an in-universe replacement; this was explicit for M in both GoldenEye (Judi Dench's character is referred to as a newcomer) and Skyfall (Ralph Fiennes' character, Gareth Mallory, replaces Dench's character as M), as well as Q in Die Another Day (John Cleese's character was an assistant to Desmond Llewellyn's Q in The World Is Not Enough). There is only one clear case of a single M, Q or Moneypenny character switching actor: when Q, Major Boothroyd, switches from Peter Burton (Dr. No) to Desmond Llewellyn (From Russia with Love).
Eon Productions filmsEdit
- nb The character is not seen close-up. Dawson provided the body and Pohlmann provided the voice work.
- John Cleese's character was Q's assistant R in The World Is Not Enough, while he is promoted to Q in Die Another Day.
- Olivia Mansfield (Judi Dench's M) dies in Skyfall and is replaced by character Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), appearing earlier in the same film. In Spectre Mansfield has a cameo appearance in a video she recorded before her murder.
- It was not until 2013 that Eon confirmed John Hollis as Blofeld in For Your Eyes Only.
|Film/episode||James Bond||M||Q||Miss Moneypenny||Felix Leiter||Ernst Stavro Blofeld||René Mathis|
|"Casino Royale" (1954)||Barry Nelson||Michael Pate||Linda Christian|
|Casino Royale (1967)||David Niven||John Huston||Geoffrey Bayldon||Barbara Bouchet||Duncan Macrae|
|Never Say Never Again||Sean Connery||Edward Fox||Alec McCowen||Pamela Salem||Bernie Casey||Max von Sydow|