Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee

London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 16 Jan 1981 (aged 73)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 10099 · View Source
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Actor. Born in London, England, he was best remembered for the role of "M" in the first eleven "James Bond" motion picture. He was a popular character player in British films throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He first appeared on the West End stage in London in 1928 and continued to work in the theatre during the 1930s. A veteran of nearly 100 feature films, he made his screen debut in "The Double Event" (1934). Besides the James Bond features, his credits include "The Fallen Idol" (1948), "Out of the Clouds" (1955), "Kidnapped" (1960), "Dulcima" (1971) and "It's Not the Size That Counts" (1974). He was also active on television, appearing on "The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre", "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color", "Secret Agent", "Arm Chair Theatre" and "The Foundation". He died of cancer in London, England, at age 73.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 21 Jun 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10099
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bernard Lee (10 Jan 1908–16 Jan 1981), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10099, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.