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Whose portrayal of M was the best in the series?

Bernard Lee
3 (16.7%)
Robert Brown
0 (0%)
Judi Dench
15 (83.3%)
Edward Fox
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Author Topic: James Bond 007: Best M  (Read 5438 times)

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James Bond 007: Best M
« on: November 07, 2011, 04:59:57 PM »
M has only been portrayed by 3 actors throughout the length of the series. The only episode that did not feature the head of MI6 was For Your Eyes Only. Well, actually there was a fourth, Edward Fox, who portrayed the character in the unofficial Bond film Never Say Never Again. Whose version did you like best?

Bernard Lee (11) - Dr. No through Moonraker

Robert Brown (4) - Octopussy through Licence to Kill

Edward Fox (1) - Never Say Never Again

Judi Dench (6) - GoldenEye through Quantum of Solace
« Last Edit: November 07, 2011, 05:15:06 PM by Corndog »
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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2011, 05:05:36 PM »
M has only been portrayed by 3 actors throughout the length of the series. The only episode that did not feature the head of MI6 was For Your Eyes Only. Whose version did you like best?

Corndog - what about Edward Fox in Never Say Never Again?
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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 05:14:24 PM »
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Also, my vote is going to Judi Dench. Her M has always been more involved and much more human, although I obviously cannot say enough about the contribution of Bernard Lee to the series and the character. Not an easy call between the two.
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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 05:15:42 PM »
Dench came in and owned it. Looking back at the other M's they are like a bunch of stuffy old bureaucrats. Exactly the type of person you'd expect to run the whole thing, and so, quite boring.

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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 05:20:37 PM »
Dench came in and owned it. Looking back at the other M's they are like a bunch of stuffy old bureaucrats. Exactly the type of person you'd expect to run the whole thing, and so, quite boring.

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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 05:21:49 PM »
Dench is awesome. I also like the idea of Bond having to report to a woman.

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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 05:31:20 PM »
I loved all the Ms, but Dench turned a walk on part into a fully-formed role. Can't wait to see what she does in Skyfall. Dench as M is Mrs. 1SO's favorite character from the 6 Bonds she's seen.

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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2011, 05:31:36 PM »
Bond calls her Mum sometimes right? Is that akin to calling a guy governor? What are the boundaries of these Britishisms? When do you use them? When is it inappropriate>?

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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2011, 06:08:27 PM »
Mum = ma'am I do believe
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Re: James Bond 007: Best M
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 10:32:47 AM »
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