Sir Godfrey Tibbett (Patrick Macnee)
Sir Godfrey Tibbett played by Patrick Macnee
Born in London, England on 6th February 1922
Starred In A View To A Kill (1985)
Whilst M, Q and Miss Moneypenny are enjoying the horse racing at Royal Ascot, Bond is introduced to Sir Godfrey Tibbett. He puzzlingly tells him that he has never seen a horse perform so well in the late stages of the race, suspecting foul play by Max Zorin.
Later Tibbett accompanies Bond to Zorin's Chateau where he poses as Bond's chauffeur, although Tibbett gets more than he bargained for when he is made to carry a multitude of Bond's baggage to his room. As night falls, the pair uncover Zorin's secret underground surgery room and warehouse.
However when Zorin discovers Bonds true identity, he arranges for him and Tibbett to be killed. While Bond manages to thwart Zorin's attempt to kill him, Tibbett is not so lucky. He is killed by May Day when she grabs him from the back seat as the 1962 Rolls Royce drives through the car wash.
Sir Godfrey Tibbett is a distinguished veteran working for MI6 with a vast knowledge and experience in the field of horses. Sporting a serious composure through most of his scenes, Tibbett reminds Bond that they are on a mission when he comments that Stacey Sutton deserves closer attention. A likeable character, Bond is understandingly upset when he learns of his partner's death, telling Zorin he has made a big mistake. §