Mr White (Jesper Christensen)
Mr White played by Jesper Christensen
Born in Copenhagen, Denmark on 16th May 1948
Starred in Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008)
Much later in the film after Bond is captured and tortured by Le Chiffre, Mr White returns. While Le Chiffre tries to reassure him that he will have the money the next day, Mr White is not convinced and kills him. Luckily for Bond, this is just in time. However Bond doesn't realise until later that Vesper Lynd has already made a deal to give Mr White the $150 million in exchange for his life.
When Bond and Vesper arrive in Venice, Mr White sends Gettler to meet with Vesper and obtain the money. After Bond kills Gettler and his goons, Mr White watches from an unseen location as Bond tries to unsuccessfully revive Vesper. He then disappears into the shadows, seemingly forever. However it's not until Bond looks at Vesper's phone that he finds details about Mr White's number. He tracks it to his estate in Italy, and phones Mr White. Asking who is on the line, Mr White gets shot in the leg. He proceeds to crawl along his gravel driveway, and up his steps before Bond blocks his path. As Mr White looks up, Bond answers his question, "Bond, James Bond".
Continuing on from where things left in Casino Royale, the start of Quantum of Solace sees Bond driving his Aston Martin DB5 V12 chased by some villains. After driving through some tunnels and entering a quarry, Bond manages to shake off his opponents. He drives to Sienna, Italy, where after opening the boot, a rather bruised and battered Mr White is held captive.
He is taken into a MI6 safehouse, where he is questioned by M and Bond. Mr White tells Bond about his deep regret that due to Vespers suicide he was unable to recruit Bond as a Quantum operative. He also enjoys mocking M telling her that while his organisation wonders what MI6 and CIA know about them, the truth is that actually they have never even heard of them. Just after Mr White tells M he has agents everywhere, he looks at M's bodyguard, Mitchell, who shoots the other agents present, and just misses M who dives for cover. Mitchell manages to escape with Bond in hot pursuit. After killing Mitchell, Bond returns to the safehouse to find that Mr White has escaped.
It is not until later in the film that Mr White makes a brief reappearance. After Bond has made his presence known to Quantum at the Tosca performance, a number of agents stand up and start to leave. This allows Bond to identify who they are. Mr White remains seated, telling his girlfriend sitting next to him "Well, Tosca isn't for everyone".
Mr White is the man in charge of the Quantum terrorist organisation. With contacts such as Le Chiffre and Dominic Greene, his organisation has operatives everywhere providing all manner of services, engaging in numerous plans of extortion and terror, and has infiltrated many other organisations, including MI6.
Saying little, Mr White likes to handle matters from the shadows, and gets others to do the vast majority of the work for him. He does however like to eliminate problem operatives, such as Le Chiffre, himself. When Obanno's money is lost, Mr White tells Le Chiffre that losing the money isn't the problem, it's the damage that has been done to the organisations reputation that's the issue.
In Quantum of Solace Mr White seems to enjoy his interrogation at the hands of M and Bond, since he mentions that he always wanted to meet him. Similarly, he seems to enjoy taunting M with her lack of knowledge about his organisation. Later while no information is gained regarding his girlfriend at the opera, at least he has the sense to stay seated. As of the end of the film, he is still at large.
Mr White is the first returning villain since Ernst Stavro Blofeld, and Jaws over 30 years earlier. §