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Fisher was the contact of corrupt MI6 section chief Dryden in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale and was portrayed by Darwin Shaw. He is notable as the first man to be killed by James Bond, and the first of two kills required in order for Bond to qualify for 00-status.

Film biography

In the pre-credits sequence of Casino Royale, Bond is dispatched to investigate and assassinate a corrupt MI6 section chief and his contact. The section chief, Dryden, came to the attention of M for selling official secrets to an unknown source via his contact, Fisher.

Although not shown in the film's final cut, both the script and deleted footage show Bond tracking Fisher to a cricket match in Lahore, Pakistan. As Fisher spectates, he suddenly notices Bond shadowing him amongst the crowd of observers. Unnerved, he attempts to flee through the building, snatching his pistol from the changing rooms and proceeding into the adjoining restroom, where he chases out an innocent bystander at gunpoint.

Suddenly, Bond bursts through the restroom door and wrestles the pistol from the thug's hand, smacking him into and through several toilet cubicles as both men fight for their lives. Eventually, Bond gains the upper hand, throwing Fisher hard against the wall and knocking him to the ground. Pulling him to his feet, he drags Fisher to a nearby sink and attempts to drown him. After several seconds of struggling, the man's body goes limp and crumples to the floor.

However, Fisher is feigning his death and as Bond turns to retrieve his sidearm from the floor, the thug snatches his own weapon and takes aim. With lightening-fast reflexes, Bond turns and shoots first. Silhouetted against the white tiles and shot from the perspective of Fisher's gun barrel, this is shown on screen as a modified version of the traditional Gun barrel sequence and leads into the film's opening credits.

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