William "Bill" Tanner is MI6's Chief of Staff. Michael Goodliffe briefly plays the character in the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. He was uncredited for the role.

Film biography

Bill Tanner is only seen briefly in the film and is not mentioned by name until the end credits. He appears in M's office with M and Colthorpe, discussing Francisco Scaramanga, who has sent a bullet to MI6 printed with Bond's ID number. He explains Scaramanga's fingerprints on the bullet were verified by the CIA, and that Scaramanga is attempting to provoke a battle with MI6. This leads to Bond being sent to find Scaramanga.

Behind the scenes

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