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

Idiotic foreign service officer with an amazing upper-class accent who’s attached to the British embassy in Nassau, Bahamas, and portrayed by comic actor Rowan Atkinson in Never Say Never Again. Small-Fawcett first meets Bond in Nassau Harbor, providing 007 with some useful information on the activities of billionaire philanthropist Maximilian Largo (Klaus Maria Brandauer). But by yelling Bond’s name across the harbor, he of course eliminates any sense of secrecy about 007’s visit.

He also has the habit of communicating with 007 at the wrong time. For instance, a phone call disturbs Bond while he’s making love to his lady friend (Valerie Leon). And at the film’s conclusion, Small-Fawcett stumbles into the jacuzzi where 007 and Domino Petachi (Kim Basinger) are relaxing.

The character of Small-Fawcett was created by uncredited writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who were hired by producer Jack Schwartzman to add humor to Lorenzo Semple Jr.’s original screenplay. Atkinson went on to play the very funny Johnny English in a series of spy spoofs.


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