Bernard Lee

Actor
IVA Star Rating : 65
John Bernard Lee, known as Bernard Lee, was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films. Lee's film career spanned the years 1934 to 1979, though he had appeared on stage from the age of six. He was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Lee appeared in over one hundred films, as... read more

John Bernard Lee, known as Bernard Lee, was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films. Lee's film career spanned the years 1934 to 1979, though he had appeared on stage from the age of six. He was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Lee appeared in over one hundred films, as well as on stage and in television dramatisations. He was known for his roles as authority figures, often playing military characters or policemen in films such as The Third Man, The Blue Lamp, The Battle of the River Plate, and Whistle Down the Wind. He died of stomach cancer in 1981, aged 73.

Birth Name

John Bernard Lee

Born

Friday, 10 January 1908

Died

Friday, 16 January 1981

Actor Filmography

Everything or Nothing M 2012
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories Himself (archive footage) 2000
Inside 'The Spy Who Loved Me' M (archive footage) 2000
Inside 'Moonraker' M (Vice Admiral Sir Miles Messervy KCMG) (archive footage) 2000
He Said, She Said Basketball Player #3 1991
Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood Black John (archive footage) 1989
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective Sergeant Ben 1981
Moonraker M 1979
A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Present 1977
The Spy Who Loved Me M 1977
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Everything or Nothing M 2012
Sir John Mills' Moving Memories Himself (archive footage) 2000
Inside 'The Spy Who Loved Me' M (archive footage) 2000
Inside 'Moonraker' M (Vice Admiral Sir Miles Messervy KCMG) (archive footage) 2000
He Said, She Said Basketball Player #3 1991
Peter Cushing: A One-Way Ticket to Hollywood Black John (archive footage) 1989
Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective Sergeant Ben 1981
Moonraker M 1979
A Christmas Carol Ghost of Christmas Present 1977
The Spy Who Loved Me M 1977
Beauty and the Beast Edward Beaumont 1976
From Hong Kong with Love M 1975
The Man with the Golden Gun 'M' 1974
Father Brown John Raggley 1974
It's Not the Size That Counts Barraclough 1974
Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Tarmut 1974
Vienna 1900 Herr Welponer 1973
Live and Let Die 'M' 1973
Warship Yachtsman 1973
The Man in a Looking Glass Morgan Travis 1972
Diamonds Are Forever 'M' 1971
Dulcima Mr. Gaskain 1971
The Persuaders! Sam Milford 1971
Follyfoot Woodman 1971
Long Ago, Tomorrow Uncle Bob 1971
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 'M' 1969
Crossplot Chilmore 1969
Strange Report Arthur Pater 1969
Journey to the Unknown Ben Loker 1968
The Expert Harry Kirby 1968
The Champions Squires 1968
City '68 Baxter 1967
Man in a Suitcase George Kershaw 1967
You Only Live Twice 'M' 1967
Operation Kid Brother Commander Cunningham 1967
King of the River Joss King 1966
The Baron Morgan Travis 1966
Thunderball 'M' 1965
BBC Play of the Month Hornblower, Sir Peter Teazle 1965
Thirty-Minute Theatre The Man 1965
Court Martial 1965
Mogul Bernard Hart 1965
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Patmore 1965
Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors Hopkins (segment "Creeping Vine") 1965
Public Eye Detective Sergeant Davidson 1965
Secret Agent Derringham, Lord Ammanford 1964
The Wednesday Play Frank Lanton 1964
Goldfinger 'M' 1964
Who Was Maddox? Superintendent Meredith 1964
Saturday Night Out George Hudson 1964
Shadow of Treason Henry Houghton 1964
From Russia With Love 'M' 1963
Espionage John Neary 1963
A Place to Go Matt Flint 1963
The Human Jungle Jim Garner 1963
Two Left Feet Mr. Crabbe 1963
The L-Shaped Room Charlie 1962
Dr. No M. 1962
The Brain Dr. Frank Shears 1962
The Share Out Det. Supt. Meredith 1962
Whistle Down The Wind Bostock 1961
Clue of the Silver Key Supt. Meredith 1961
The Secret Partner Det. Supt. Frank Hanbury 1961
Fury at Smugglers' Bay Black John 1961
Partners in Crime Inspector Mann 1961
Clue of the Twisted Candle Supt. Meredith 1960
Trouble in the Sky Capt. Gort 1960
The Angry Silence Bert Connolly 1960
Kidnapped Captain Hoseason 1960
Sink the Bismarck ! Firing Officer 1960
Web of Evidence Patrick Mathry 1959
The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre Superintendent Meredith, Det. Supt. Meredith 1959
Breakout Lt. Col. Huxley 1959
Nowhere to Go Victor Sloane, alias Lee Henderson 1958
The Man Upstairs The Inspector 1958
The Key Cmdr. Wadlow 1958
Dunkirk Charles Foreman 1958
High Flight Flight Sergeant Harris 1957
Across The Bridge Chief Inspector Hadden 1957
Fire Down Below Doctor Sam 1957
The Spanish Gardener Leighton Bailey 1956
Pursuit of the Graf Spee Captain Dove - M.S. Africa Shell 1956
Armchair Theatre Aaronson, Daniel Whittaker, Ernie Barger, Tom 1956
Lilli Palmer Theatre Candleblow Smith 1955
PT Raiders Sam Brewster,The Customs Officer 1955
Out of the Clouds Customs Officer 1955
The Purple Plain Dr. Harris 1954
The Magical World of Disney Captain Hoseason, Jeremiah 1954
Crest of the Wave Seaman 'Lofty' Turner 1954
The Detective Inspector Valentine 1954
Beat The Devil Insp. Jack Clayton 1953
Sailor of the King Petty Officer 'Stokes' Wheatley 1953
The Yellow Balloon Constable Chapman 1953
Rheingold Theatre Rudi Lankert 1953
Glory at Sea A.S. 'Stripey' Wood 1952
Mr. Denning Drives North Inspector Dodds 1951
Calling Bulldog Drummond Col. Webson 1951
Island Rescue Brigadier 1951
Fortune in Diamonds O'Connell 1951
Cage of Gold Inspector Grey 1950
Last Holiday Inspector Wilton 1950
Operation Disaster Commander Gates 1950
The Blue Lamp Divisional Detective Inspector Cherry 1950
The Third Man Sgt. Paine 1949
Quartet Prison Visitor (segment "The Kite") 1948
The Fallen Idol Detective Hart 1948
Katy's Love Affair Colonel Gascoyne 1947
The Adventures of Dusty Bates Captain Ford 1947
Once a Crook Duke 1941
Spare a Copper Jake 1941
To Hell with Hitler Oscar 1940
The Frozen Limits Bill McGrew 1939
Murder in the Night Roy Barnes 1939
The Terror Ferdy Fane 1938
Rhodes Cartwright 1936
The River House Mystery Wade Belloc 1936
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