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Michael G. Wilson ‘cameo’ appearances


James Bond co-producer (and five-time co-screenwriter) Michael G. Wilson has appeared in every film in the series since 1979, either as an on-screen cameo, or off-screen voice-over. In addition to his appearance outside Venini Glass in St. Mark's Square in Moonraker (1979), Wilson also appears as a NASA technician later in the film. In For Your Eyes Only (1981), Michael G. Wilson accompanied his stepfather Albert R. Broccoli (pictured below bottom left with Roger Moore) and the cast & crew on location in Corfu, and appears in a blink-and-you-miss-it moment as a Greek priest at the wedding James Bond (Roger Moore) and Melina (Carole Bouquet) watch as the pass through the town.

Michael G. Wilson in Moonraker (1979) & For Your Eyes Only (1981)

In Octopussy (1983) Wilson can be seen helping James Bond (Roger Moore) onto a passing tourist boat as he escaped from Kamal Kahn's (Louis Jourdan) hunting party in India. For the next film in the series A View To A Kill (1985) Wilson's voice is heard off-screen over a loudspeaker as James Bond (Roger Moore) and Stacey Sutton (Tanya Roberts) return to San Francisco City Hall at night and exit the lift at approx 1 hour 24 minutes into the film.

Michael G. Wilson cameo in Octopussy (1983)

In Timothy Dalton's debut as 007 in The Living Daylights (1987), Michael G. Wilson can be seen at the Vienna opera  two seats away from Saunders (Thomas Wheatley) as he waits to meet James Bond in the interval and make arrangements to hand over travel documents. Michael G. Wilson's wife Jane is sat next to Thomas Wheatley. In Licence To Kill (1989) Wilson's voice is heard as one of the DEA agents talking over an aircraft radio as they plan to capture Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) at the start of the pre-credit sequence. Wilson delivers the line “He's landing at Cray Key. Advise Key West drug enforcement”, followed by “If they hurry they might just be able to grab the bastard.”

Michael G. Wilson cameo in The Living Daylights (1987)

After a seven-year hiatus James Bond returned to the screen with 1995's GoldenEye. This time Michael G. Wilson appears as one of the Russian officials addressed by General Ourumov (Gottfried John) in St. Petersburg, as he informs the council of the detonation of the ‘GoldenEye’ secret weapon over Severnaya. Wilson can clearly be seen in four shots during the sequence.

Michael G. Wilson cameo in GoldenEye (1995)

For the next film in the series Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), Wilson actually has a small an on-screen speaking role as Tom Wallace, Vice-President Special Projects - one of the Carver Media Group Network employees addressed by Elliot Carver (Jonathan Price). The megalomaniac media baron asks Wallace to call the President telling him that if he doesn't sign the bill to lower the cable rates, he will be forced to release a video of him with a cheer-leader in a Chicago motel room. To which Wallace remarks “Inspired Sir”. Carver responds saying that after he has signed the bill, to release the tape anyway. Wallace replies “Consider him slimed.” Michael G. Wilson can be seen several times on the wall of video screens in Carver's Hamburg briefing room.

Michael G. Wilson cameo in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

In The World Is Not Enough (1999) Michael G. Wilson appears as one of the employees at Valentin Zukovsky's (Robbie Coltrane) Baku casino. Wilson can be seen in several shots in the sequence where Elektra King (Sophie Marceau) loses $1-million to Zukovsky.

Michael G. Wilson cameo in The World Is Not Enough (1999)

A brief non-speaking role as General Chandler followed in Die Another Day (2002), although on this occasion Michael G. Wilson was actually credited in the end titles. General Chandler appears in the background of several shots in the sequence towards the end of the film, as the US and UK intelligence services send in James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) and Jinx (Halle Berry) to put a stop to Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens) after he detonates his Icarus satellite.

Michael G. Wilson cameo in Die Another Day (2002)

Michael G. Wilson also received a screen credit as the corrupt Chief of Police in Montenegro, who is set up by Rene Mathis (Giancarlo Giannini) in Casino Royale (2006) for being an accomplice of Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen). The Police Chief is seen in the background of a few shots entertaining a couple of younger women before being arrested. In Quantum of Solace (2008) Michael G. Wilson is sitting in the lobby of the hotel in Port Au Prince, Haiti, after James Bond (Daniel Craig) has killed Mr. Slate (Neil Jackson).

Michael G. Wilson cameo in Casino Royale (2006) & Quantum of Solace (2008)

2012 was the 50th anniversary of James Bond in the cinema, and Skyfall was littered with many ‘in-jokes’ and nods to earlier films in the series. However, on this occasion Michael G. Wilson's cameo appearance ended up on the cutting room floor. He appeared as one of the mourners at the funeral of the murdered MI6 agents. All that remains in the finished film is a brief glimpse of his as Tanner (Rory Kinnear) opens the chapel door to find M (Judi Dench) looking at eight coffins of the murdered agents draped with the Union Jack. Originally Dench was to be seen watching the funeral with Michael G. Wilson sat to her left. In the deleted scene (pictured below left), Judi Dench can be seen sat directly above the centre of the hearse, with Wilson to the right of her. The sequence was filmed at The Royal Naval College, Greenwich on January 6, 2012.

Michael G. Wilson cameo in Skyfall (2012)

Michael G. Wilson's son Gregg (who served as associate producer on Skyfall) also makes an uncredited cameo appearance in the film as one of the onlookers in the Turkish bar where James Bond (Daniel Craig) takes part in a drinking game before returning to the UK for active service. Both Gregg and Michael G. Wilson appear on-screen together in Spectre (2015). As M (Ralph Fiennes) storms down a corridor after missing the important ‘Nine Eyes Programme’ meeting, Gregg Wilson can be seen with his father talking to Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott) as M enters the scene. The reverse angle reveals Michael G. Wilson more clearly.

Gregg Wilson cameo in Skyfall (2012)/Michael G. Wilson cameo in Spectre (2015)

In the newest James Bond film No Time To Die (2021) Michael G. Wilson pops up as one of the SPECTRE agents at Blofeld's (Christoph Waltz) birthday party in Havana, Cuba, overseen from his Belmarsh prison cell via Primo's (Dali Benssalah) bionic eye. James Bond (Daniel Craig) passes by Michael G. Wilson dressed in military uniform, and looking uncannily like Sean Connery!

Michael G. Wilson cameo in No Time to Die (2021)

Michael G. Wilson is often mistakenly identified as a member of the audience in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) at the ‘Son et Lumiere’ sequence in Egypt sat behind Barbara Bach and Nadim Sawalha (pictured below left). Closer inspection reveals this is just a similar-looking member of the audience with a beard. Similarly, Michael G. Wilson has been incorrectly singled out as one of the Russian Kremlin Council members in Octopussy (1983), when in fact it is just another bearded extra. The same is true of Maud Adams’ alleged cameo in A View To A Kill (1985). She has been misidentified as one of the people riding on the streetcar as James Bond (Roger Moore) arrives at San Francisco's fish market to meet CIA Agent Chuck Lee (David Yip), and supposedly then walking behind them on the waterfront. Neither female is actually Maud Adams.

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) & Octopussy (1983) NOT Michael G. Wilson