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‘The Old Guard’ - recurring characters in the James Bond films

'M' played by Bernard Lee

'M' played by Robert Brown 'M' played by Judi Dench

‘M’
played by Bernard Lee

Dr. No
(1962)
From Russia With Love
(1963)
Goldfinger
(1964)
Thunderball
(1965)
You Only Live Twice
(1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
(1969)
Diamonds Are Forever
(1971)
Live And Let Die
(1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun
(1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977)
Moonraker
(1979)

‘M’
played by Robert Brown

Octopussy
(1983)
A View To A Kill
(1985)
The Living Daylights
(1987)
 Licence To Kill
(1989)

Robert Brown also played
Admiral Hargreaves in
The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977)

‘M’
played by Judi Dench

GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
 Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall
(2012)
Spectre (2015)
[uncredited]

'M' played by Ralph Fiennes

Major Boothroyd played by Peter Burton 'Q' (Major Boothroyd) played by Desmond Llewelyn

‘M’
played by Ralph Fiennes

Spectre (2015)
No Time To Die (2021)

Ralph Fiennes also played
Gareth Mallory in
Skyfall
(2012)

Major Boothroyd
played by Peter Burton

 Dr. No (1962)

Peter Burton also appears uncredited in Casino Royale (1967)

 

‘Q’ (Major Boothroyd)
played by Desmond Llewelyn

 From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball
(1965)
You Only Live Twice
(1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
(1969)
Diamonds Are Forever
(1971)
The Man With The Golden Gun
(1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me
(1977)
Moonraker
(1979)

For Your Eyes Only
(1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence To Kill (1989)
GoldenEye
(1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Desmond Llewelyn also appears as ‘Q’ in
Welcome to Japan Mr. Bond
(1967)
(a 50-minute promotional television
documentary made by EON Productions)

'Q' played by John Cleese

'Q' played by Ben Whishaw Miss Moneypenny played by Lois Maxwell
‘Q’
played by John Cleese

Die Another Day (2002)

John Cleese also played ‘R’ in
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
‘Q’
played by Ben Whishaw

Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)
No Time To Die (2021)
Miss Moneypenny
played by Lois Maxwell

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live And Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)

Lois Maxwell also appears as
Miss Moneypenny in
Welcome to Japan Mr. Bond
(1967)
(a 50-minute promotional television
documentary made by EON Productions)

Miss Moneypenny played by Caroline Bliss

Miss Moneypenny played by Smanatha Bond Eve Moneypenny played by Naomie Harris
Miss Moneypenny
played by Caroline Bliss

The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence To Kill (1989)
Miss Moneypenny
played by Samantha Bond

GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Eve Moneypenny
played by Naomie Harris

Skyfall (2012)
Spectre
(2015)
No Time To Die (2021)

Bill Tanner played by Michael Goodliffe

Bill Tanner played by James Villiers Bill Tanner played by Michael Kitchen
Bill Tanner
played by Michael Goodliffe

The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Bill Tanner
played by James Villiers

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Bill Tanner
played by Michael Kitchen

GoldenEye (1995)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)

Bill Tanner played by Rory Kinnear

Charles Robinson played by Colin Salmon Smithers played by Jeremy Bulloch
Bill Tanner
played by Rory Kinnear

Quantum of Solace (2008)
Skyfall (2012)
Spectre (2015)
No Time To Die (2021)
Charles Robinson
played by Colin Salmon

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Smithers
played by Jeremy Bulloch

For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)

Jeremy Bulloch also played
HMS Ranger Crewman Andrews in
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Jack Wade played by Joe Don Baker Valentin Zukovsky played by Robbie Coltrane Sylvia Trench played by Eunice Gayson
Jack Wade
played by Joe Don Baker

GoldenEye (1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)


Joe Don Baker also played
Brad Whitaker in
The Living Daylights
(1987)
Valentin Zukovsky
played by Robbie Coltrane

GoldenEye (1995)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Sylvia Trench
played by Eunice Gayson
[voice of Nikki van der Zyl]

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia With Love (1963)

Felix Leiter played by Jack Lord

Felix Leiter played by Cec Linder Felix Leiter played by Rik Van Nutter
Felix Leiter
played by Jack Lord

Dr. No (1962)
Felix Leiter
played by Cec Linder

Goldfinger (1964)
Felix Leiter
played by Rik Van Nutter

Thunderball (1965)

Felix Leiter played by Norman Burton

Felix Leiter played by David Hedison Felix Leiter played by John Terry
Felix Leiter
played by Norman Burton

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Felix Leiter
played by David Hedison

Live And Let Die (1973)
Licence To Kill (1989)
Felix Leiter
played by John Terry

The Living Daylights (1987)

Felix Leiter played by Jeffery Wright

Frederick Gray - Minister of Defence played by Geoffrey Keen General Anatol Gogol played by Walter Gotell
Felix Leiter
played by Jeffery Wright

Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
No Time To Die (2021)
Frederick Gray - Minister of Defence
played by Geoffrey Keen

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
General Anatol Gogol
played by Walter Gotell

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View To A Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)

Walter Gotell also played Morzeny in
From Russia With Love (1963)

Miss Rubelvich played by Eva Reuber-Staier

Sheriff J.W. Pepper played by Clifton James Jaws played by Richard Kiel
Miss Rublevich (Rublevitch*)
played by Eva Reuber-Staier

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
*Octopussy (1983)
Sheriff J.W. Pepper
played by Clifton James

Live And Let Die (1973)
The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)
Jaws
played by Richard Kiel

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)

Renι Mathis played by Giancarlo Giannini

Ernst Stavro Blofeld played by Anthony Dawson Ernst Stavro Blofeld played by Donald Pleasence
Renι Mathis
played by Giancarlo Giannini

Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
played by Anthony Dawson
[Voice of Eric Pohlmann]

From Russia With Love (1963)
Thunderball (1965)

Anthony Dawson also played
Professor Dent in Dr. No (1962)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
played by Donald Pleasence

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld played by Telly Savalas

Ernst Stavro Blofeld played by Charles Gray

Ernst Stavro Blofeld played by John Holliss

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
played by Telly Savalas

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
played by Charles Gray

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Charles Gray also played Henderson in
You Only Live Twice (1967)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld*
played by John Holliss
[Voice of Robert Rietti]

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

*uncredited in the film

Ernst Stavro Blofeld played by played by Christoph Waltz

Mr. White played by Jesper Christensen Mr. White played by Jesper Christensen [Quantum of Solace deleted scene]
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
[Franz Oberhauser]
played by Christoph Waltz

Spectre (2015)
No Time To Die (2021)
Mr. White
played by Jesper Christensen

Casino Royale (2006)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
Spectre (2015)
Jesper Christensen also filmed a scene as Mr. White originally intended as the ending of Quantum of Solace (2008) where he is confronted and killed by James Bond played by Daniel Craig.
 

Alternative interpretations from other James Bond films

'M' [McTarry] played by John Huston

'Q' played by Geoffrey Bayldon

Moneypenny [actually her daughter] played by Barbara Bouchet

‘M’ [McTarry]
played by John Huston

Casino Royale (1967)
‘Q’
played by Geoffrey Bayldon

Casino Royale (1967)
Moneypenny [actually her daughter]
played by Barbara Bouchet

Casino Royale (1967)

Mathis played by Duncan MacRae

'M' played by Edward Fox

'Q' [Algernon] played by Alec McCowen

Mathis
played by Duncan MacRae

Casino Royale (1967)
‘M’
played by Edward Fox

Never Say Never Again (1983)
‘Q’ [Algernon]
played by Alec McCowen

Never Say Never Again (1983)
Moneypenny played by Pamela Salem Felix Leiter played by Bernie Casey Ernst Stavro Blofeld played by Max von Sydow
Moneypenny
played by Pamela Salem

Never Say Never Again (1983)
Felix Leiter
played by Bernie Casey

Never Say Never Again (1983)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
played by Max von Sydow

Never Say Never Again  (1983)

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