Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee

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Bernard Lee

John Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981), 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.

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Full name at birth
John Bernard Lee
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`M` in the first 11 James Bond Films
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Date of birth
10 January 1908
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London, England, UK
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Date of death
16 January 1981
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London, England, UK
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Cancer - Stomach
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Actor, Writer
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6' 1" (185 cm)
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