Dryden (Malcolm Sinclair)
Dryden played by Malcolm Sinclair
Born in London, England on 5th June 1950
Starred in Casino Royale (2006)
At the very start of the film during the pre-title sequence Dryden is seen arriving at his office in Prague. He takes the lift and enters his office, but notices that the safe behind a picture has been opened. Releasing someone is there he spins around and notices a very calm looking Bond. He tells Dryden that M doesn't mind him making some extra money on the side, but wishes it wasn't selling secrets. Confident that if this was the case M would have sent a 00 agent, he sits down and his desk and tries to pull a gun on Bond. Expecting this move, Bond smugly tells Dryden that he knows where he keeps his gun, and thus has emptied all the ammunition.
Bond talks with Dryden about how he killed his contact Fisher, which is intermixed with flash sequences to the fight which takes place in the gent's toilets. Just as Dryden is about to tell Bond that the second kill is much easier, Bond shoots Dryden before he can finish, commenting "Yes, considerably".
Dryden is the former section-chief of MI6's Prague office. Initially worried that someone has broken into his office, he becomes very smug when he realises that Bond isn't a 00 agent. When his plan to get the drop on Bond fails, he knows what's coming to him.
Little else is learnt about the character, apart from seemingly being a family man with a daughter. This becomes apparent when as his body falls back onto the chair, a photo frame comes into view. §