Colonel Smithers (Richard Vernon)
Colonel Smithers played by Richard Vernon
Born in Reading, UK on 7th March 1925
Died 4th December 1997
Starred In Goldfinger (1964)
M invites Bond to have dinner with him and Smithers who is representative of the Bank of England. He informs Bond about the gold smuggling industry and the operations of Auric Goldfinger. He then provides Bond with a bar of Nazi gold as a lure for Goldfinger.
Colonel Smithers is noble, formal yet relaxed, distinguished gentleman acting as a representative for the Bank of England. Bond and M dine in luxurious splendour in Smithers dining room sitting at a large table, drinking Sherry and smoking cigars. §