Felix Leiter (Jack Lord)
Felix Leiter played by Jack Lord
Born in New York, USA on 30th December 1920
Died 21st January 1998
Starred In Dr No (1962)
As future Bonds were to be introduced, Felix Leiter is initially shown to be a mysterious villainous character. After formal introductions, Leiter informs Bond about Strangways investigations into Dr No and Crab Key. Appearing in only a couple of small sequences through the film, Leiter returns in the finale to provide rescue for Bond and Honey Rider but realises they don't need rescuing.
The portrayal of Felix Leiter by Jack Lord is initially serious, when he first introduces himself to Bond. Held at gunpoint, Bond raises his hands when Leiter tells Bond "Easy bud, easy, lets not get too excited". After misunderstandings have been cleared up, Leiter is a friendly character, laid back and easy going. §