Dr Julius No (Joseph Wiseman)
Dr Julius No played by Joseph Wiseman
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 15th May 1918
Died 19th October 2009Starred In Dr No (1962)
Surprisingly, Dr No is only seen very late in the film. After he takes Bond and Honey Ryder captive, he invites them to have dinner with him. Ironically Dr No performs excellently as a host, offering Bond and Honey excellent food and Dom Pérignon champagne whilst describing his unusual childhood.
Later Bond discovers that Dr No is running an atomically powered complex to topple American missiles. 007 manages to replace the post of one of Dr No's men on the gantry above the reactor. As Dr No is about to sabotage another missile, Bond puts the reactor into overdrive causing it to overheat. The two fight on top of a lift descending into boiling hot, radioactive water. Bond manages to escape up the metal framework leaving Dr No to descend to his death, unable to climb the greasy framework with his metal hands.
Dr No is half German, half Chinese, who worked as the treasurer for The Tongs, the infamous Chinese organised crime syndicate. After stealing $10 million (probably around $70 million today), Dr No constructed his atomically powered complex on Crab Key, a small island near Jamaica, with a disguise of being a bauxite mine.
A scientific genius, the east and west both refused Dr No's offer of skills and so to get revenge now works for SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion). However, Dr No's success at using atomic power comes at the cost of losing both of his hands. While his hands have been replaced with metal ones capable of crushing stone, it's because his metal hands cannot grip the descending lift framework that he dies in boiling hot radioactive water. §