Robert Brown

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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1921 in Dorset, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (38)

Licence to Kill 1989 (Movie)

M (Actor)

The Living Daylights 1987 (Movie)

M (Actor)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

M (Actor)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

M (Actor)

Lion of the Desert 1981 (Movie)

Al Fadeel (Actor)

Henry IV, Part One 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Pilgrim, Farewell 1979 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

The Passage 1979 (Movie)

Major (Actor)

The Last Hurrah 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

Warlords of Atlantis 1978 (Movie)

Captain Briggs (Actor)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

Admiral Hargreaves (Actor)

Mohammad Messenger of God 1975 (Movie)

Otba (Actor)

Primus 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Narrator

Primus 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Actor

1,000 Convicts and a Woman 1970 (Movie)

Ralph (Actor)

Demons of the Mind 1970 (Movie)

Fischinger (Actor)

Here Come the Brides 1968 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

J.T. 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Road 1970 (Movie)

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Star Trek 1966 - 1968 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Million Years B.C. 1966 (Movie)

Akhoba (Actor)

Operation Crossbow 1965 (Movie)

Air Commodore (Actor)

The Masque of the Red Death 1963 (Movie)

Guard (Actor)

Billy Budd 1962 (Movie)

Talbot (Actor)

Tower of London 1962 (Movie)

Sir Justin (Actor)

Macbeth 1960 - 1961 (TV Show)

Actor

The 300 Spartans 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ben-Hur 1959 (Movie)

Chief Rower (Actor)

Shake Hands With the Devil 1959 (Movie)

Sergeant (Actor)

Ivanhoe 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flame Barrier 1957 (Movie)

Matt Hollister (Actor)

Helen of Troy 1956 (Movie)

Polydorus (Actor)

Hell in Korea 1956 (Movie)

Private O'Brien (Actor)

Steel Bayonet 1956 (Movie)

Sergeant Major Gill (Actor)

The Man Who Never Was 1956 (Movie)

French (Actor)

The Warriors 1955 (Movie)

French Knight (Actor)

Brass (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

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.

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