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

British Secret Service chief of staff, portrayed by James Villiers, in For Your Eyes Only. A temporary replacement for M, Tanner is Bond’s (ROGER MOORE) superior on the mission to find the missing ATAC device.

Villiers replaced Bernard Lee, who died shortly before the start of production on For Your Eyes Only, Tanner, in turn, was replaced by M (ROBERT BROWN) on the next film, Octopussy.


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