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

The second M of the Daniel Craig era, portrayed by Ralph Fiennes and introduced in Skyfall. When SPECTRE agent Patrice (Ola Rapace) escapes from Bond with a stolen hard drive containing the names of NATO agents embedded in international terrorist organizations, the previous M (Dame Judi Dench) is dressed down by Mallory, who is introduced as the new chairman of Britain’s Intelligence and Security Committee. She’s told that she will be quietly relieved of her position—after a two-month transition, she’ll receive the GCMG (Dame Grand Cross) and retire with full honors. But she vows to fight on—and ultimately dies at the hands of vengeful former agent Silva (Javier Bardem). Upon her death, Mallory is officially installed as the new M.


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