Bernard Lee, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bernard Lee

English actor

Date of Birth: 10-Jan-1908

Place of Birth: County Cork, Munster, Ireland

Date of Death: 16-Jan-1981

Profession: actor, stage actor, television actor, film actor

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Bernard Lee

  • John Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981), known as Bernard Lee, was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films.
  • Lee's film career spanned the years 1934 to 1979, though he had appeared on stage from the age of six.
  • He was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
  • Lee appeared in over one hundred films, as well as on stage and in television dramatisations.
  • He was known for his roles as authority figures, often playing military characters or policemen in films such as The Third Man, The Blue Lamp, The Battle of the River Plate, and Whistle Down the Wind.
  • He died of stomach cancer in 1981, aged 73.

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