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      Robert Brown

      Robert Brown

      Highest Rated: 91% Billy Budd (1962)

      Lowest Rated: 37% A View to a Kill (1985)

      Birthday: Jul 23, 1921

      Birthplace: Swanage, Dorset, England, UK

      English actor Robert Brown was best known for playing the character of M, fictional head of the British Secret Service, in four James Bond movies beginning in 1983 after the death of the role's originator, Bernard Lee. A classically trained stage actor, Brown began his screen career with small, often uncredited work in films like the acclaimed adaptation of the Graham Greene thriller "The Third Man" (1949) and the Grecian epic "Helen of Troy" (1956). Brown was also a staple on British television, where he developed a fortuitous friendship with dashing leading man Roger Moore on the series "Ivanhoe" (ITV, 1958-59) and "The Saint" (ITV, 1962-69). He later appeared opposite Moore's 007 for the first time as a stuffy navy admiral in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and after the passing of Lee in 1981, it was Moore who recommended Brown for the vacated role. He began his tour of duty as the taciturn M with "Octopussy" (1983), continued for "A View to a Kill" (1985) and stuck around for the Timothy Dalton years in the later entries "The Living Daylights" (1987) and "License to Kill" (1989). Having gone into retirement after this last effort, Brown remained a beloved addition to the cinematic mythology of Bond with appreciative fans of the indomitable franchise.

      Highest rated movies

      Billy Budd poster
      Billy Budd
      Licence to Kill poster
      Licence to Kill
      Shake Hands With the Devil poster
      Shake Hands With the Devil
      The Living Daylights poster
      The Living Daylights
      One Million Years B.C. poster
      One Million Years B.C.
      A View to a Kill poster
      A View to a Kill

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      79% 61% Licence to Kill M (Character) $34.7M 1989
      73% 66% The Living Daylights M (Character) $51.2M 1987
      37% 40% A View to a Kill M (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet 43% Warlords of Atlantis Briggs (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 1,000 Convicts and a Woman Unknown (Character) - 1971
      67% 36% One Million Years B.C. Akhoba (Character) - 1966
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Clash by Night Mawsley (Character) - 1965
      91% 91% Billy Budd Talbot (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sands of the Desert 1st Tourist (Character) - 1960
      75% 56% Shake Hands With the Devil First Sergeant 'Black & Tans' (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes a Thief Bob Crowther (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 25% Campbell's Kingdom Ben Creasy (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Steel Bayonet Sgt. Maj. Gill (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 43 Mike (Character) - 1958
      No Score Yet 52% The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas Ed Shelley (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill Me Tomorrow Steve Ryan (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 59% Helen of Troy Polydorus (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Large Rope Mick Jordan (Character) - 1953

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ivanhoe Gurth (Character) 1958 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1976
      No Score Yet 100% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gideon C.I.D. Bill Campbell (Character) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Jackman (Guest Star) 1963-1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet H.G. Wells' Invisible Man Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Surgeon Lt. Donald Reynell, RCNVR (Character) 1955-1956