Bernard Lee - Rotten Tomatoes

Bernard Lee

Highest Rated:   100% Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Lowest Rated:   33% He Said, She Said (1991)
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Birthplace:   London, England, UK
Born into a theatrical family, British actor Bernard Lee first trod the boards at age six. Supporting himself as a fruit salesman, Lee attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, making his West End stage bow in 1928. In films from 1934, Lee showed up in dozens of bits and minor roles, his screen time increasing throughout the 1950s. He showed up prominently as the resident police inspector in several of the "Edgar Wallace" "B"-picture series of the early 1960s. In 1962, Lee was cast as M, the immediate superior to Secret Agent 007 James Bond, in Dr. No. Bernard Lee continued to portray M in all subsequent Bond endeavors, up to and including 1979's Moonraker; he also essayed the role in the 1967 Bond spin-off, Operation Kid Brother, which starred Sean Connery's younger brother Neil.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
40% Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell
  • Tarmud
2003
33% He Said, She Said
  • Basketball Player
1991
60% Moonraker
  • M
1979
79% The Spy Who Loved Me
  • `M'
1977
45% The Man with the Golden Gun
  • M
1974
66% Live and Let Die
  • M
1973
67% Diamonds Are Forever
  • M
1971
No Score Yet The Raging Moon (Long Ago, Tomorrow)
  • Uncle Bob
1971
70% 10 Rillington Place
  • Inspector 'J'
1971
82% On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • `M'
1969
No Score Yet Crossplot
  • Chilmore
1969
72% You Only Live Twice
  • M
1967
No Score Yet OK Connery (Operation Kid Brother) (Secret Agent 00) (Operation Double 007)
  • Commander Cunningham
1967
86% Thunderball
  • M
1965
No Score Yet Dr. Terror's House of Horrors
  • Hopkins
1965
85% The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
  • Patmore
1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders
  • Landlord
1965
96% Goldfinger
  • M
1964
96% From Russia With Love
  • M
1964
No Score Yet The L-Shaped Room
  • Charlie
1963
96% Dr. No
  • M
1962
No Score Yet Brain
  • Frank Shears
1962
No Score Yet The Secret Partner
  • Det. Supt. Frank Hanbury
1961
100% Whistle Down the Wind
  • Mr. Bostock
1961
No Score Yet Kidnapped
  • Captain Hoseason
1960
No Score Yet Breakout (Danger Within)
  • Actor
1960
No Score Yet The Angry Silence
  • Bert Connolly
1960
No Score Yet Trouble In The Sky
  • Capt. George Gort
1960
No Score Yet The Key
  • Wadlow
1958
No Score Yet Dunkirk
  • Charles Foreman
1958
No Score Yet Nowhere to Go
  • Victor Sloane
1958
No Score Yet Across the Bridge
  • Detective Inspector Hadden
1957
No Score Yet Fire Down Below
  • Dr. Sam
1957
No Score Yet The Spanish Gardener
  • Leighton Bailey
1956
80% The Battle of the River Plate (Pursuit of the Graf Spee)
  • Capt. Patrick Dove
1956
No Score Yet The Ship That Died of Shame
  • Customs Officer
1955
No Score Yet Out of the Clouds
  • Customs Officer
1955
No Score Yet The Purple Plain
  • Dr. Harris
1955
No Score Yet Crest of the Wave (Seagulls Over Sorrento)
  • Seaman 'Lofty' Turner
1954
No Score Yet Father Brown (The Detective)
  • Insp. Valentine
1954
71% Beat the Devil
  • Insp. Clayton
1953
No Score Yet The Yellow Balloon
  • Constable Chapman
1953
No Score Yet Sailor of the King
  • Petty Officer Wheatley
1953
No Score Yet Gift Horse (Glory at Sea)
  • Stripey Wood
1952
No Score Yet White Corridors
  • Burgess
1951
No Score Yet Morning Departure
  • Cmdr. Gates
1951
No Score Yet Appointment with Venus
  • Brigadier
1951
100% Last Holiday
  • Inspector Wilton
1950
No Score Yet Odette
  • Jack
1950
No Score Yet The Blue Lamp
  • Inspector Cherry
1950
100% The Fallen Idol
  • Detective Hart
1949
100% The Third Man
  • Sgt. Paine
1949
No Score Yet Quartet
  • Prison Visitor
1949
No Score Yet Elizabeth of Ladymead
  • John 1903
1948
No Score Yet Murder in the Night
  • Roy Barnes
1940
No Score Yet The Frozen Limits
  • Bill McGrew
1939
No Score Yet Terror
  • Ferdy Fane
1938
No Score Yet The Black Tulip
  • William of Orange
1937
No Score Yet Rhodes of Africa
  • Cartwright
1936
No Score Yet Deadwood Pass
  • Actor
1933

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