Biography

John Bernard "Bernard" Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981) was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven James Bond films.

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John Bernard "Bernard" Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981) was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven James Bond films.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Bernard Lee, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 90

Birthday 1908-01-10

Day of Death 1981-01-16

Place of Birth Brentford, London, England, UK

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1981 Dangerous Davies as Sergeant Ben
1979 Moonraker as M
1979 Beauty and the Beast as Edward Beaumont
1977 A Christmas Carol as Ghost of Christmas Present
1977 The Spy Who Loved Me as M
1975 Murrain as Beeley
1974 The Man with the Golden Gun as M
1974 Father Brown(1 episode)
1974 Percy's Progress as Barraclough
1973 Vienna 1900(6 episodes)
1973 Live and Let Die as M
1973 Warship(1 episode)
1971 Diamonds Are Forever as M
1971 Dulcima as Mr Gaskain
1971 The Persuaders!(1 episode)
1971 The Raging Moon as Uncle Bob
1971 Danger Point
1969 On Her Majesty's Secret Service as M
1969 Crossplot as Chilmore
1968 The Champions(1 episode)
1968 The Jazz Age(1 episode)
1968 Journey to Midnight
1967 Man in a Suitcase(1 episode)
1967 You Only Live Twice as M
1967 Operation Kid Brother as Commander Cunningham
1966 King of the River(17 episodes)
1965 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold as Patmore
1965 Thunderball as M
1965 Play of the Month(1 episode)
1965 Dr. Terror's House of Horrors as Hopkins (segment "Creeping Vine")
1964 Goldfinger as M
1964 Who Was Maddox
1964 Saturday Night Out as George Hudson
1964 Ring of Spies as Henry Houghton
1963 From Russia with Love as M
1963 A Place to Go as Matt Flint
1962 The L-Shaped Room as Charlie
1962 Dr. No as M
1962 The Brain as Dr. Frank Shears
1962 The Share Out
1961 Clue of the Silver Key
1961 Whistle Down the Wind as Bostock
1961 The Secret Partner as D.S. Frank Hanbury
1961 Fury at Smugglers' Bay as Black John
1960 Danger Man(1 episode)
1960 Clue of the Twisted Candle
1960 Cone of Silence as Capt. George Gort
1960 The Angry Silence as Bert Connolly
1960 Kidnapped as Captain Hoseason
1959 Web of Evidence as Patrick Mathry
1959 Edgar Wallace Mysteries(54 episodes)
1959 Danger Within as Lieutenant Colonel Huxley
1958 Nowhere to Go as Victor Sloane, alias Lee Henderson
1958 The Man Upstairs as Inspector Thompson
1958 The Key as Cmdr. Wadlow
1958 Dunkirk as Charles Foreman
1957 High Flight as Flight Sergeant Harris
1957 Across the Bridge as Chief Inspector Hadden
1957 Fire Down Below as Doctor Sam
1956 The Spanish Gardener as Leighton Bailey
1956 The Battle of the River Plate as Captain Dove, M.S. Africa Shell
1954 The Purple Plain as Dr. Harris
1954 Seagulls Over Sorrento as Lofty Turner
1954 Father Brown as Inspector Valentine
1953 Beat the Devil as Insp. Jack Clayton
1953 Sailor of the King as Petty Officer 'Stokes' Wheatley
1953 The Yellow Balloon as Constable Chapman
1952 Mr. Denning Drives North as Inspector Dodds
1952 Gift Horse as A.S. 'Stripey' Wood
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1951 Calling Bulldog Drummond as Col. Webson
1951 Appointment with Venus as Brigadier
1951 Fortune in Diamonds as O'Connell
1950 Odette as Jack
1950 Cage of Gold as Inspector Grey
1950 Last Holiday as Inspector Wilton
1950 Morning Departure as Cmdr. Gates
1950 The Blue Lamp as Inspector Cherry
1949 The Third Man as Sergeant Paine
1948 Elizabeth of Ladymead as John Beresford in 1903
1948 Quartet as Prison Visitor
1948 The Fallen Idol as Detective Hart
1947 The Adventures of Dusty Bates as Captain Ford
1941 Once a Crook as Duke
1940 Spare a Copper as Jake
1940 Let George Do It! as Oscar
1939 The Frozen Limits as Bill McGrew
1939 Murder in Soho as Roy Barnes
1938 The Terror as Ferry Fane
1936 Rhodes of Africa as Cartwright

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