HENDERSON, DIKKO

Contributed by: The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin

British Secret Service operative whom Bond (Sean Connery) visits in Tokyo, portrayed by Charles Gray in You Only Live Twice. Although British, Henderson has adopted many Japanese customs, including the kimono and an appropriately furnished apartment. Although his part is very brief, Gray captures the spirit of the Dikko Henderson portrayed in the original Fleming novel.

How does Bond check Henderson’s identity during their first meeting? He takes Henderson’s cane and bashes his right leg, which turns out to be wooden. He lost it in Singapore in 1942. Unfortunately, before we can get to know Henderson, he is knifed by a henchman of Mr. Osato (Teru Shimada).

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