Inspector Mathis (Duncan Macrae)

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Inspector Mathis is a fictional French police inspector who appeared in the unofficial 1967 spoof James Bond film Casino Royale and was portrayed by Duncan Macrae. The character is a re-imagining of the literary character who first appeared in Ian Fleming's 1953 novel Casino Royale and was subsequently adapted for EON Productions' 2006 James Bond film of the same name.


Evelyn Tremble: "Mr. Mathis?"
Inspector Mathis: "Yes?"
Evelyn Tremble: "There's something that's been worrying me. Ah, you're a French police inspector, and yet you have a Scots accent."
Inspector Mathis: "Aye... worries me, too."
―Tremble notes Macrae's accent. — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

In Casino Royale's opening sequence, Baccarat master Evelyn Tremble (operating under the alias James Bond 007) and Inspector Mathis meet in a French pissoir (public urinal), where Mathis presents his credentials — in a shot suggesting a display of Mathis' genitals, and setting the tone of the film by satirising the dramatic opening sequences in the EON James Bond films. Later in the film, the pair reunite at Casino Royale, where Tremble/Bond succeeds at defeating SMERSH financier Le Chiffre in a game of Baccarat.

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