Villains & Henchmen

"Do you expect me to talk? No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!" Many James Bond villains have tried a variety of assassination attempts to kill the world's most famous secret agent. Bond has narrowly survived being sliced in two at the hands of Auric Goldfinger, avoided being cut into small pieces by Franz Sanchez, and barely kept his manhood through the torture by Le Chiffre. However no villain would be complete without their henchmen; so who could forget Oddjob and his deadly bowler hat, the crushing teeth of Jaws, and the brutal moves of Donald ‘Red’ Grant?

Since the very first villain in Dr. No, these antagonists have taken on many forms. There have been psychotics, megalomaniacs, monopolists, thugs, billionaires and master manipulators to name just a few. Usually with some elaborate plan ranging from world domination, global genocide, extortion, revenge or simply good old money and greed, it’s always up to Bond to stop their villainous schemes. Sometimes adopting a very hands-on approach, stepping back and letting their henchmen do all the work, or full of deception and deceit, the villains are always adopting new and interesting ways to try and fulfil their master plan.

With super-human strength, menacing physical characteristics, lethal gadgets and evil geniuses to deal with, it’s no wonder that some of the films most memorable moments have been provided by the villains and their henchmen. §

From the 00's

Yusef Kabira (Simon Kassianides)

Yusef Kabira
(Simon Kassianides)

Quantum of Solace
2008

Carlos (Fernando Guillén Cuervo)
Gregg Beam (David Harbour)

Gregg Beam
(David Harbour)

Quantum of Solace
2008

General Medrano (Joaquín Cosio)

General Medrano
(Joaquín Cosio)

Quantum of Solace
2008

Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric)

Dominic Greene
(Mathieu Amalric)

Quantum of Solace
2008

Elvis (Anatole Taubman)

Elvis
(Anatole Taubman)

Quantum of Solace
2008

Edmund Slate (Neil Jackson)

Edmund Slate
(Neil Jackson)

Quantum of Solace
2008

Craig Mitchell (Glenn Foster)

Craig Mitchell
(Glenn Foster)

Quantum of Solace
2008

Gettler (Richard Sammel)

Gettler
(Richard Sammel)

Casino Royale
2006

Carlos (Claudio Santamaria)
Valenka (Ivana Miličević)
Mollaka (Sebastien Foucan)

Mollaka
(Sebastien Foucan)

Casino Royale
2006

Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen)
Dryden (Malcolm Sinclair)

Dryden
(Malcolm Sinclair)

Casino Royale
2006

Mr Kil (Lawrence Makoare)

Mr Kil
(Lawrence Makoare)

Die Another Day
2002

Vladimir Popov (Mikhail Gorevoy)
Dr Alvarez (Simón Andreu)

Dr Alvarez
(Simón Andreu)

Die Another Day
2002

General Moon (Kenneth Tsang)

General Moon
(Kenneth Tsang)

Die Another Day
2002

Zao (Rick Yune)

Zao
(Rick Yune)

Die Another Day
2002

Van Bierk (Mark Dymond)

Van Bierk
(Mark Dymond)

Die Another Day
2002

From the 90's

Renard (Robert Carlyle)

Renard
(Robert Carlyle)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Mr Bullion (Goldie )

Mr Bullion
(Goldie)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Sasha Davidov (Ulrich Thomsen)

Sasha Davidov
(Ulrich Thomsen)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Gabor (John Seru)

Gabor
(John Seru)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Mr Lachaise (Patrick Malahide)

Mr Lachaise
(Patrick Malahide)

The World Is Not Enough
1999

Dr Kaufman (Vincent Schiavelli)

Dr Kaufman
(Vincent Schiavelli)

Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce)

Elliot Carver
(Jonathan Pryce)

Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Stamper (Götz Otto)

Stamper
(Götz Otto)

Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

Henry Gupta (Ricky Jay)

Henry Gupta
(Ricky Jay)

Tomorrow Never Dies
1997

From the 80's

Colonel Heller (Don Stroud)

Colonel Heller
(Don Stroud)

Licence To Kill
1989

Truman-Lodge (Anthony Starke)

Truman-Lodge
(Anthony Starke)

Licence To Kill
1989

Milton Krest (Anthony Zerbe)

Milton Krest
(Anthony Zerbe)

Licence To Kill
1989

Ed Killifer (Everett McGill)

Ed Killifer
(Everett McGill)

Licence To Kill
1989

Braun (Guy de Saint Cyr)

Braun
(Guy de Saint Cyr)

Licence To Kill
1989

Dario (Benicio Del Toro)

Dario
(Benicio Del Toro)

Licence To Kill
1989

Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi)

Franz Sanchez
(Robert Davi)

Licence To Kill
1989

Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker)

Brad Whitaker
(Joe Don Baker)

The Living Daylights
1987

Necros (Andreas Wisniewski)

Necros
(Andreas Wisniewski)

The Living Daylights
1987

General Georgi Koskov (Jeroen Krabbé)
Impostor 00 (Carl Rigg)

Impostor 00
(Carl Rigg)

The Living Daylights
1987

W. G. Howe (Daniel Benzali)

W. G. Howe
(Daniel Benzali)

A View To A Kill
1985

Bob Conley (Manning Redwood)

Bob Conley
(Manning Redwood)

A View To A Kill
1985

Dr Carl Mortner (Willoughby Gray)
Jenny Flex (Alison Doody)

Jenny Flex
(Alison Doody)

A View To A Kill
1985

Pan Ho (Papillon Soo Soo)

Pan Ho
(Papillon Soo Soo)

A View To A Kill
1985

Scarpine (Patrick Bauchau)

Scarpine
(Patrick Bauchau)

A View To A Kill
1985

Max Zorin (Christopher Walken)

Max Zorin
(Christopher Walken)

A View To A Kill
1985

Gobinda (Kabir Bedi)

Gobinda
(Kabir Bedi)

Octopussy
1983

Mischka (David Meyer)
Apostis (Jack Klaff)

Apostis
(Jack Klaff)

For Your Eyes Only
1981

Eric Kriegler (John Wyman)

Eric Kriegler
(John Wyman)

For Your Eyes Only
1981

Aristotle Kristatos (Julian Glover)
Hector Gonzales (Stefan Kalipha)

Hector Gonzales
(Stefan Kalipha)

For Your Eyes Only
1981

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (John Hollis)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
(John Hollis)

For Your Eyes Only
1981

From the 70's

Chang (Toshirô Suga)
Liparus Captain (Sydney Tafler)

Liparus Captain
(Sydney Tafler)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Max Kalba (Vernon Dobtcheff)

Max Kalba
(Vernon Dobtcheff)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Aziz Fekkesh (Nadim Sawalha)

Aziz Fekkesh
(Nadim Sawalha)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Sandor (Milton Reid)

Sandor
(Milton Reid)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Karl Stromberg (Curt Jurgens)

Karl Stromberg
(Curt Jurgens)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Sergi Borzov (Michael Billington)

Sergi Borzov
(Michael Billington)

The Spy Who Loved Me
1977

Chula (Yao Lin Chen)

Chula
(Yao Lin Chen)

The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Hai Fat (Richard Loo)

Hai Fat
(Richard Loo)

The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize)

Nick Nack
(Hervé Villechaize)

The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Francisco Scaramanga (Christopher Lee)

Francisco Scaramanga
(Christopher Lee)

The Man With The Golden Gun
1974

Adam (Tommy Lane)

Adam
(Tommy Lane)

Live And Let Die
1973

Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder)

Baron Samedi
(Geoffrey Holder)

Live And Let Die
1973

Tee Hee (Julius W Harris)

Tee Hee
(Julius W Harris)

Live And Let Die
1973

Cab Driver 1 (Arnold Williams)

Cab Driver 1
(Arnold Williams)

Live And Let Die
1973

Dr Kananga/Mr Big (Yaphet Kotto)
Whisper (Earl Jolly Brown)

Whisper
(Earl Jolly Brown)

Live And Let Die
1973

Thumper (Trina Parks)

Thumper
(Trina Parks)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Bambi (Lola Larson)

Bambi
(Lola Larson)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Professor Dr Metz (Joseph Furst)

Professor Dr Metz
(Joseph Furst)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Bert Saxby (Bruce Cabot)

Bert Saxby
(Bruce Cabot)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Shady Tree (Leonard Barr)

Shady Tree
(Leonard Barr)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Morton Slumber (David Bauer)

Morton Slumber
(David Bauer)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Peter Franks (Joe Robinson)

Peter Franks
(Joe Robinson)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Mr Kidd (Putter Smith)

Mr Kidd
(Putter Smith)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Mr Wint (Bruce Glover)

Mr Wint
(Bruce Glover)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Charles Gray)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
(Charles Gray)

Diamonds Are Forever
1971

From the 60's

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Telly Savalas)

Ernst Stavro Blofeld
(Telly Savalas)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Grunther (Yuri Borienko)

Grunther
(Yuri Borienko)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Irma Bunt (Ilse Steppat)

Irma Bunt
(Ilse Steppat)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
1969

Hans (Ronald Rich)

Hans
(Ronald Rich)

You Only Live Twice
1967

Mr Osato (Teru Shimada)

Mr Osato
(Teru Shimada)

You Only Live Twice
1967

Quist (Bill Cummings)

Quist
(Bill Cummings)

Thunderball
1965

Vargas (Philip Locke)

Vargas
(Philip Locke)

Thunderball
1965

Oddjob (Harold Sakata)

Oddjob
(Harold Sakata)

Goldfinger
1964

Capungo (Alf Joint)

Capungo
(Alf Joint)

Goldfinger
1964

Krilencu (Fred Haggerty)

Krilencu
(Fred Haggerty)

From Russia With Love
1963

Morzeny (Walter Gotell)

Morzeny
(Walter Gotell)

From Russia With Love
1963

Rosa Klebb (Lotte Lenya)

Rosa Klebb
(Lotte Lenya)

From Russia With Love
1963