Actors who have played James Bond

by darcymurray74 | created - 12 Jan 2014 | updated - 12 Jan 2014 | Public

1. Barry Nelson

Actor | The Shining

A genial, well-respected, all-around "nice guy", the breezily handsome Barry Nelson was born Haakon Robert Nielsen on April 16, 1917, in San Francisco, California, to Betsy (Christophersen) and Trygve "Ted" Nielsen, both Norwegian immigrants. He was raised in nearby Oakland and graduated from the ...

1954 (Casino Royale)

2. Sean Connery

Actor | The Untouchables

The tall, handsome and muscular Scottish actor Sean Connery is best known for being the original actor to portray the character of James Bond in the hugely successful movie franchise, starring in seven films between 1962 and 1983. Some believed that such a career-defining role might leave him ...

1963-1967,1971, 1983 (Dr. No, From russia with love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You only live twice, Diamond are forever, Never say never again)

3. David Niven

Actor | Murder by Death

David Niven was named after the Saint's Day on which he was born, St. David, patron Saint of Wales. He attended Stowe School and Sandhurst Military Academy and served for two years in Malta with the Highland Light Infantry. At the outbreak of World War II, although a top-line star, he re-joined the...

1967 (Casino Royale)

4. George Lazenby

Actor | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

George Robert Lazenby was born September 5, 1939 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, to Sheila Joan (Bodel) and George Edward Lazenby. He moved to London, England in 1964, after serving in the Australian Army. Before becoming an actor, he worked as an auto mechanic, used car salesman, prestige...

1969 (On her majestys secret service)

5. Roger Moore

Actor | Moonraker

Roger Moore will perhaps always be remembered as the man who replaced Sean Connery in the James Bond series, arguably something he never lived down.

Roger George Moore was born on October 14, 1927 in Stockwell, London, England, the son of Lillian (Pope) and George Alfred Moore, a policeman. His ...

1973-1985 (Live and let die, The man with the golden gun, The spy who loved me, Moonraker, For your eyes only, Octopussy, A view to a kill) + 1964 7 minute james bond sjit on "Mainly Millicent"

6. Christopher Cazenove

Actor | A Knight's Tale

Christopher Cazenove was born on December 17, 1943 in Winchester, Hampshire, England as Christopher de Lerisson Cazenove. He was an actor, known for A Knight's Tale (2001), Dynasty (1981) and Three Men and a Little Lady (1990). He was married to Angharad Rees. He died on April 7, 2010 in Lambeth, ...

1973 (Omnibus: the british hero)

7. Timothy Dalton

Actor | The Living Daylights

At a consistently lean 6' 2", green-eyed Timothy Dalton may very well be one of the last of the dying breed of swashbuckling, classically trained Shakespearean actors who have forged simultaneous successful careers in theater, television and film. He has been comparison-shopped roundly for stepping...

1987-1989 (The living daylights, Licence to kill)

8. Pierce Brosnan

Actor | The World Is Not Enough

Pierce Brendan Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland, to May (Smith), a nurse, and Thomas Brosnan, a carpenter. He lived in Navan, County Meath, until he moved to England, UK, at an early age (thus explaining his ability to play men from both backgrounds convincingly). His father left...

1995-2001 (GoldenEye, Tommorow never dies, The world is not enough, Die another day)

9. Daniel Craig

Actor | Casino Royale

One of the British theatre's most famous faces, Daniel Craig, who waited tables as a struggling teenage actor with the National Youth Theatre, has gone on to star as James Bond in Casino Royale (2006), Quantum of Solace (2008), Skyfall (2012), Spectre (2015), and No Time to Die (2020).

He was born ...

2006-present (Casino royale, Quantum of solace, Skyfall) + Olympics 2012 opening ceremony

10. Bob Simmons

Stunts | You Only Live Twice

Bob Simmons was born on March 31, 1922 in Fulham, London, England. He is known for his work on You Only Live Twice (1967), Thunderball (1965) and Goldfinger (1964). He died on October 21, 1987.

1962-1964 (Dr. No, From russia with love, Goldfinger) Was Bond inside gunbarrel/stuntman



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