VILLIERS, JAMES

Entry Source: The Complete James Bond Movie Encyclopedia by Steven Jay Rubin


(1933-1988) British character actor who portrayed Secret Service Chief of Staff Tanner in For Your Eyes Only. According to Freddie Gray (GEOFFREY KEEN), M was on leave in that film. In reality, actor Bernard Lee had died before the start of production, and Villiers was his temporary replacement until Robert Brown became the new M, on Octopussy in 1983.