Elliot Carver (Jonathan Pryce)
Elliot Carver played by Jonathan Pryce
Born in Holywell, Wales on 1st June 1947
Starred In Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
At the start of the film Elliot Carver gets Stamper to tell him the number of HMS Devonshire crew assassinated in the water for his headline. Later, Carver's launch party in Hamburg is interrupted by Bond when he disrupts the electrical supply after a fight with some of Stamper's men. Afterwards Carver views a sequence filmed by Henry Gupta showing Bond talking to Paris. Carver decides to make an appointment for his wife with the deadly Dr Kaufman when he learns Paris has betrayed him.
Carver prematurely creates Bond's obituary when he is later captured alongside Wai Lin after investigating the HMS Devonshire. Bond makes sure his obituary doesn't become a reality after undergoing a daring escape whilst handcuffed to Wai Lin.
In the climax of the film, Carver becomes increasingly annoyed when he learns of Bond's defiant survival at the hands of Stamper. He eventually manages to get Bond where he wants him. However while he tells Bond that the world is no longer run by money or weapons, but by information, Bond programs the drill used to chop up the HMS Devonshire straight into Carver.
Elliot Carver is a world-renown obsessed media mogul who owns the Carver Media Group, with satellites worldwide providing a vast television network. This power-crazed megalomaniac seeks to start a war between England and China, thus giving him the perfect story for the launch of a new satellite allowing him to reach every human being on the planet. After striking a deal with various Chinese dignitaries, Carver sets into motion a plan that will give him exclusive broadcasting rights in China for the next 100 years.
With a sarcastic sense of humour, but completely ruthless, Carver arranges to have his wife killed by Dr Kaufman when he learns of her betrayal. He is not a man of his word himself however, since he is quick to blackmail people, and won't think twice about double-crossing them.
Cultured and intelligent, Carver like so many similar villains falls foul to Bond when he confronts him one-to-one without the aid of his henchmen. §