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Bernard Lee Biography

Birth Name:
John Bernard Lee
Birth Place:
Brentford, Middlesex, England

Fast Facts

  • His father was a stage actor, and the two first appeared together in a sketch at the Oxford Music Hall in London in 1914
  • Served with the Royal Sussex Regiment during World War II until he was discharged in 1946
  • Passed away before filming his scenes as M in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only; out of respect, his character was written out of the picture instead of being recast
  • Grandfather of actor Jonny Lee Miller



    • Ann Lee -- Daughter
    • Edmund James Lee -- Father
    • Nellie Smith -- Mother
    • Ursula Lee -- Wife
    • Gladys Merredew -- Wife (deceased)