List of James Bond villains

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A series of memorably despicable villains and henchmen is a signature of the James Bond film series. From the beginning with Dr. No's attempted destruction of an American rocket, to Colonel Moon/Gustav Graves' recent assault on the Korean Demilitarized Zone, James Bond's foes have been one of the most important reasons for the film series' continued popularity.


Main villains

Official movie villains

Film Villain Portrayed by
Dr. No Dr. Julius No
(for S.P.E.C.T.R.E.)
Joseph Wiseman
From Russia With Love Rosa Klebb
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Lotte Lenya
Vladek Sheybal
Anthony Dawson (hands) Eric Pohlmann (voice)
Goldfinger Auric Goldfinger Gert Fröbe
Thunderball Emilio Largo
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Adolfo Celi
Anthony Dawson (hands) Eric Pohlmann (voice)
You Only Live Twice Ernst Stavro Blofeld Donald Pleasence
On Her Majesty's Secret Service Ernst Stavro Blofeld Telly Savalas
Diamonds Are Forever Ernst Stavro Blofeld Charles Gray
Live and Let Die Dr. Kananga / Mr. Big Yaphet Kotto
The Man with the Golden Gun Francisco Scaramanga Christopher Lee
The Spy Who Loved Me Karl Stromberg Curt Jurgens
Moonraker Sir Hugo Drax Michael Lonsdale
For Your Eyes Only Aris Kristatos Julian Glover
Octopussy Kamal Khan
General Orlov
Louis Jourdan
Steven Berkoff
A View to a Kill Max Zorin Christopher Walken
The Living Daylights Brad Whitaker Joe Don Baker
Licence to Kill Franz Sanchez Robert Davi
GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan Sean Bean
Tomorrow Never Dies Elliot Carver Jonathan Pryce
The World Is Not Enough Renard
Elektra King
Robert Carlyle
Sophie Marceau
Die Another Day Gustav Graves
Colonel Moon
Toby Stephens
Will Yun Lee

Unofficial movie villains

Film Villain Portrayed by
Casino Royale — 1954 TV episode Le Chiffre Peter Lorre
Casino Royale — 1967 film Le Chiffre
Dr. Noah/Jimmy Bond
Orson Welles
Woody Allen
Never Say Never Again Maximillian Largo
Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Klaus Maria Brandauer
Max von Sydow

Novel villains

The following is a list of villains in James Bond novels and short stories that are not featured in any official James Bond film:

Ian Fleming

Robert Markham (a.k.a. Kingsley Amis)

John Gardner

Raymond Benson

Charlie Higson

Game villains

The following is a list of original main villains in James Bond computer and video games.

Game Villain Portrayed by
Agent Under Fire Adrian Malprave
Nightfire Rafael Drake
Everything or Nothing Nikolai Diavolo Willem Dafoe


In addition, each Bond villain has numerous henchmen to do their bidding.

In particular, there is usually a privileged member who is a formidable physical threat to Bond and must be defeated by Bond to get the employer. Just how formidible has varied from simply adept and tough fighters like Red Grant to ones whose physical characteristics are seemingly superhuman like Jaws

Official movie henchmen

Unofficial movie henchmen

Villainous organizations

  • SMERSH — "Death to Spies", Bond's original nemesis in the novels, though only briefly mentioned in the films.
  • S.P.E.C.T.R.E. — SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion

See also

James Bond
Characters Allies | Villains | Bond girls
Q-Branch Gadgets | Vehicles
Other Novels | Films | Games | Comic strips | Parodies | Music
Movie title references

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