Bernard Lee

Highest Rated: 100% Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Lowest Rated: 33% He Said, She Said (1991)
Birthday: Jan 10, 1908
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

CREDIT
40% Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Tarmud 2003
33% He Said, She Said Basketball Player 1991
63% Moonraker M 1979
80% The Spy Who Loved Me `M' 1977
44% The Man with the Golden Gun M 1974
67% Live and Let Die M 1973
64% Diamonds Are Forever M 1971
No Score Yet The Raging Moon (Long Ago, Tomorrow) Uncle Bob 1971
58% 10 Rillington Place Inspector 'J' 1971
81% 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
87% Thunderball M 1965
No Score Yet Dr. Terror's House of Horrors Hopkins 1965
87% The Spy Who Came In from the Cold Patmore 1965
No Score Yet Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders Landlord 1965
97% Goldfinger M 1964
96% From Russia With Love M 1964
80% 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
82% 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
No Score Yet The Rainbow Jacket Racketeer 1954
73% 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 Appointment with Venus Brigadier 1951
No Score Yet White Corridors Burgess 1951
No Score Yet Morning Departure Cmdr. Gates 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 $58.2K 1949
99% 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 This Man Is Mine James Nicholls 1946
No Score Yet Spare a Copper Jake 1940
No Score Yet Let George Do It! (To Hell with Hitler) Nelson 1940
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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