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The following is a list of recurring and notable allies found throughout the James Bond films and novels.

Main alliesEdit

MEdit

Bond's superior in the Secret Service.

Also, in the spoof Casino Royale, Sir James Bond (David Niven) is promoted to the position of M.

Miss MoneypennyEdit

M's faithful secretary, forever pining for Bond's affections.

Moneypenny's first name is not mentioned in any of the films, but is revealed in the 2005 book The Moneypenny Diaries. However in Skyfall, Eve's last name is revealed to be Moneypenny in the end of the film.

QEdit

The Secret Service's resident inventor, who provides Bond with his life-saving (and life-taking) equipment.

Felix LeiterEdit

Bond's longtime friend and colleague. Originally a CIA agent, in the films Leiter later becomes a member of the DEA; in the books he becomes a member of Pinkerton's and later goes into business for himself.

An altered version of the character appears in the 1954 television adaptation of Casino Royale. In that version, Leiter is a British agent named Clarence Leiter and is played by Michael Pate.

Recurring alliesEdit

Gogol, General AnatolEdit

General Anatol Gogol is the head of the KGB in the films, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View to a Kill; in his final appearance in The Living Daylights the character has become a post-Glasnost envoy and was succeeded as head of the KGB by General Pushkin. Gogol is played by Walter Gotell. Although with the KGB, Gogol often allies himself with Bond to stave off the possibility of war with the West, an ideal that is not always shared with his comrades. Only in For Your Eyes Only and A View to a Kill does Gogol act as an enemy, but even then his actions are benign. He particularly opposes the methods of the villain Max Zorin in A View to a Kill. General Gogol also has a secretary, who is called Miss Roublevitch.

Goodnight, MaryEdit

Mary Goodnight is Bond's second personal secretary. She first appears in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and You Only Live Twice. By the time of The Man with the Golden Gun she has been assigned to the Kingston station of the service, although she has a much greater role. She appears in the film, The Man with the Golden Gun as a Bond girl, played by Britt Ekland.

Gray, Sir FredrickEdit

Sir Frederick Gray is the Minister of Defence in the films The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, and The Living Daylights. He is played by Geoffrey Keen. In The Spy Who Loved Me, Bond is familiar enough with Gray to address him by his first name, but their relationship in later films is more formal.

Mathis, ReneEdit

A long-time friend of Bond's and an agent of the French secret service, the Deuxieme Bureau. Mathis in the novels, was a main character in Casino Royale and played a supporting character in From Russia with Love. It was Mathis who captured the SMERSH villain, Rosa Klebb. Mathis used CPR to keep Bond alive after he was poisoned by Klebb until a doctor arrived.

MayEdit

May is Bond's loyal and elderly, Scottish housekeeper who is often mentioned in numerous novels by Ian Fleming. She also appeared in several John Gardner novels as well as a cameo in the first Young James Bond novel, SilverFin. She has yet to make an appearance in any film.

Pepper, Sheriff J.W.Edit

Sheriff J.W. Pepper is a parish sheriff in Louisiana. He appears in the films Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun. The character, played by Clifton James and mostly used as comic relief, is most memorable for his somewhat bigoted attitudes and his tendency to speak loudly about whatever is on his mind.

Ponsonby, LoeliaEdit

Loelia Ponsonby is Bond's shared personal secretary in many James Bond novels. She is also the secretary for 008 and 0011, both of whom share an office with Bond. She retires and is replaced in On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Mary Goodnight after marrying a member of the Baltic Exchange. For the films, her flirtatious relationship with James is transferred and replaced by Miss Moneypenny.

QuarrelEdit

Quarrel is a Cayman Islander living in Jamaica. He first appears in the novel Live and Let Die as Bond's guide while 007 is investigating Mr. Big. He later appears in the novel Dr. No to aid Bond once again, this time to infiltrate Dr. Julius No's island, Crab Key. Quarrel only appears in the 1962 film Dr. No played by John Kitzmiller where likewise in the novel he is killed by Dr. No's mythical "dragon". For the film adaptation of Live and Let Die Bond teams up with Quarrel's son, Quarrel Jr., played by Roy Stewart.

Robinson, CharlesEdit

Charles Robinson is a senior MI6 operative in the Pierce Brosnan era of films. He first appears in Tomorrow Never Dies and later The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. He is played by Colin Salmon. Robinson appears to be M's right-hand and is often seen at her side. When Bond reports in with MI6 he often does so with Robinson.

SmithersEdit

Smithers is one of Q's assistants. He makes two appearances, the first in For Your Eyes Only and his last in Octopussy. He is played by Jeremy Bulloch.

Strangways, JohnEdit

Appears in both the novel and the film Dr. No, where in both he is assassinated for prying into Dr. Julius No's business. In the novel series, he had previously appeared in Live and Let Die. Strangways is an MI6 agent stationed in Jamaica. In the film he is portrayed by Tim Moxon and voiced by Robert Rietty.

Tanner, BillEdit

Bill Tanner is MI6's Chief of Staff. Tanner is a regular literary character from Fleming and Gardner's novels, as well as Amis' Colonel Sun, but has never been considered a regular cinematic character. His biggest role in the films was in 1981's For Your Eyes Only in which after the death of Bernard Lee (M), Tanner was given a bigger role to substitute while M was "on leave."

In 1965, Kingsley Amis wrote the authorised spin-off The Book of Bond, or Every Man His Own 007, a tongue-in-cheek guide to being a spy. The book is not credited to Amis, but rather to Lt.-Col. William "Bill" Tanner.

Wade, JackEdit

Main article: Jack Wade

Jack Wade is an American CIA agent that appears in the films GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies. Played by Joe Don Baker, Wade is often considered a semi-replacement in the films for Felix Leiter after the events of Licence to Kill.

Zukovsky, Valentin DmitrovichEdit

Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky is an ex-KGB agent turned Russian mafia head who runs a bar, a casino, and a caviar factory. When he was younger (and a KGB agent), a conflict with James Bond ended with Zukovsky having a limp; however, after leaving KGB, Zukovsky does not keep a grudge towards Bond, especially when dealing with Bond can mean profit. Played by Robbie Coltrane, Zukovsky makes two appearances in the films before being shot and mortally wounded by Elektra King in The World Is Not Enough. He lives long enough after being shot to execute a trick shot using a gun hidden within his cane that allows Bond to escape King's trap. His first appearance was in GoldenEye.

Film-specific alliesEdit

This section lists allies who appeared in only one film. Recurring allies are listed, above.

Dr. No

From Russia with Love

Goldfinger

Thunderball

You Only Live Twice

Casino Royale (unofficial film)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Diamonds Are Forever

Live and Let Die

The Man with the Golden Gun

The Spy Who Loved Me

Moonraker

For Your Eyes Only

Octopussy

Never Say Never Again (unofficial film)

A View to a Kill

The Living Daylights

Licence to Kill

GoldenEye

Tomorrow Never Dies

The World Is Not Enough

Die Another Day

00-agentsEdit

The 00 Branch of MI6 is considered the elite of the Secret Service. These are agents who have proven themselves capable enough in the field to be entrusted with the licence to kill—the authorisation to, at their own discretion, commit assassination and acts that might be otherwise considered murder in order to complete their missions, without having to seek permission from headquarters first. The film The World is Not Enough revealed that the 00 Branch has its own area within MI6 headquarters and its own insignia, though it is not known if this has always been the case. 00-level agents report directly to M.

The following list is of the known members of this elite order who have been referenced in officially licensed James Bond fiction: novels, films, video games, and comic strips.

00-agent Name Description
Agent 001 Unknown Referenced in the Raymond Benson novel, Doubleshot.
Agent 002 Bill Fairbanks Assassinated by Francisco Scaramanga, a.k.a. The Man with the Golden Gun, in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1969 (film version: The Man with the Golden Gun). In The Living Daylights (film version), another 002 was in the training exercise at Gibraltar, with 004 and 007.
Agent 003 Unknown Found dead, in Siberia, in A View to a Kill film. Another (presumably unrelated) MI6 agent, referred to as 003, or "Jack", is killed by Diavolo, the villain, in the Everything or Nothing video game (2004).
Agent 004 Frederick Warder Accompanied 002 and 007 to Gibraltar in The Living Daylights film; murdered by an individual pretending to be a KGB agent who left a tag on the body that read "Death to Spies" in Russian. Another 004 appears in the Benson novel The Facts of Death. In the GoldenEye video game on the Silo mission briefing, Q mentions to 007 to "remember to treat the timed explosives with respect - you remember what happened to 004 in Beirut" - whether this is another agent or the same one as above is unknown.
Agent 005 Stuart Thomas Was 005 until an eye defect had begun to impair his ability to use a firearm. Was transferred and is the head of Station G (Greece) in Colonel Sun.
Agent 006 Alec Trevelyan Major character in GoldenEye. One of Bond's best friends, he betrayed MI6 and Her Majesty's Government by faking his death and then, years later, in aiding the theft of the secret Soviet satellite, GoldenEye. His motive was avenging his parents, Lienz Cossacks, betrayed to the Communists by the British government after World War II. He also begrudged Bond's not allowing him time to escape unscathed from the Soviet chemical weapons factory they were to destroy in the mission shown in the teaser of GoldenEye. Portrayed by Sean Bean. Another apparent 006, a former Royal Marine commando, is mentioned in the Fleming novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service; this agent is never referenced by name so it is not known if this is also Alec Trevelyan.
Agent 007 James Bond To date, James Bond is the only agent known to have had the code number 007. During the timeframe of the You Only Live Twice novel, Bond was transferred into another branch and given the number 7777, suggesting there was no active 007 during that time frame (Bond was subsequently reinstated as 007 in the following book, The Man with the Golden Gun. In the John Gardner novels, 007 is the last remaining active 00-agent, the section itself having been dissolved by the 1980s; Raymond Benson later contradicted this in his novels.
Agent 008 Unknown In the films, agent 008 is mentioned briefly when M threatens to replace Bond on an assignment, e.g. Goldfinger and The Living Daylights. The James Bond 007 role playing game released in the 1980s suggests 008 is a woman. In the novel Moonraker 008 (called "Bill" by Bond) is mentioned as being on vacation.
Agent 009 Unknown Assassinated by Mischka and Grischka in the film version of Octopussy. M sent another 009, in the movie The World Is Not Enough, to assassinate Renard; despite 009's shooting him in the head, Renard lived. Another 009 dies in the graphic novel Deadly Double, while yet another unlucky holder of the rank is killed in Peru in the graphic novel Serpent's Tooth.
Agent 0010 John Wolfgramm Referenced in the Benson novel The Man with the Red Tattoo.
Agent 0011 Unknown Mentioned briefly in the novel Moonraker as vanishing while on assignment in Singapore.
Agent 0012 Unknown Although unmentioned on screen, the novelization of The World is Not Enough indicates that Bond is investigating 0012's death at the film's start. Nothing is known of 0012 except that a photograph of the agent shows the late 0012 to be a male with dark hair.
Agent 0013 Briony Thorne A female 00-agent who appears in the comic strip Fear Face (published January 18, 1971 to April 20, 1971 in the The Daily Express). Thorne is revealed to be a double agent for China.
Unknown "GoldenEye" A former 00-agent featured in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent. He was shot in the right eye, and was dismissed by MI6 for "reckless brutality". He joined up with Auric Goldfinger against the shooter, Dr. Julius No, and eventually received a gold-hued, synthetic orb as a replacement for his right eye. After killing Goldfinger and Dr. No, he becomes Ernst Stavro Blofeld's bodyguard. Unlike other 00 agents listed here, it is difficult if not impossible to reconcile GoldenEye with the continuity of the films, comic strips, or novels.
Unknown Agent York Killed in the comic strip River of Death (published June 24, 1969 to November 29, 1969 in The Daily Express). Agent York is a 00 agent but his number isn't revealed.
Unknown Suzi Kew A recurring character in the Daily Express comic strip series of the 1960s and 1970s, Suzi Kew is a 00 agent but her number is not revealed.

Additional 00-agents are glimpsed in the briefing scenes of Thunderball and The World Is Not Enough, but no additional information about them is provided. The latter film suggests that at least one 00-agent is a woman. There is fan speculation that suggests that M, being the head of MI6, is also 001, but this is not supported by any novel or film, and in fact Raymond Benson references a 001 in his novel, Doubleshot. Likewise, speculation that only nine 00-agents exist (001-009) is contradicted by Fleming himself in Moonraker, and likewise is contradicted by later writers.

In addition to the above, the John Pearson novel James Bond: The Authorised Biography of 007 mentions "real life" 00 agents 002 (named Bill Fairbanks as per Man with the Golden Gun), 003 (badly injured in 1951), 008 (died in 1951), 009 (died in 1955 in Hungary), 0011 (died in 1951).

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