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Know the Cast: ‘No Time to Die’

No Time to Die Cast - Every Performer and Character in the James Bond Movie

The No Time to Die cast features Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux and Rami Malek. This info article contains minor spoilers for Cary Joji Fukunaga’s 2021 James Bond movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.

No Time to Die marks the 25th installment of the James Bond movie franchise. After a 15-year run in the lead role, Daniel Craig stars for the final time as 007 tries to prevent a baddie from unleashing a bioweapon that could kill millions of people. The storyline begins with Bond in retirement and builds to a bittersweet finale about legacy and fatherhood. Here’s a breakdown of the 14 main players in No Time to Die.

No Time to Die Cast: Daniel Craig as James Bond (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Daniel Craig as James Bond

Character Profile: The famous MI6 agent known as 007. He retires after being ambushed at Vesper Lynde’s tomb in Matera, Italy. Five years later, he joins the CIA and tracks down a terrorist while reuniting with a former nemesis.

Craig’s Resume: Connor Rooney in Road to Perdition (2002), Rudy Mackenzie in The Jacket (2005), Steve in Munich (2005), James Bond in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2006-2021), Benoit Blanc in Knives Out (2019)

No Time to Die Cast: Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann

Character Profile: Bond’s love interest who seemingly betrays him in Italy. Madeleine is the only person that Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of Spectre, will speak with. She reunites with Bond and updates him about an important life event, one that will affect his legacy.

Seydoux’s Resume: Gabrielle in Midnight in Paris (2011), Emma in Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Loner Leader in The Lobster (2015), Madeleine in Spectre (2015), Simone in The French Dispatch (2021)

No Time to Die Cast: Rami Malek as Lyutsifer Safin

No Time to Die Cast - Rami Malek as Lyutsifer Safin

Character Profile: The primary villain in No Time to Die. He seeks revenge for the death of his father, a former Spectre doctor. Safin reaches out to Madeleine, decades after killing her mother, and then uses her as leverage against Bond.

Malek’s Resume: Clark in The Master (2012), Elliot Alderson in Mr. Robot (2015-19), Flip McVicker in BoJack Horseman (2017-18), Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Jim Baxter in The Little Things (2021)

No Time to Die Cast: Lashana Lynch as Nomi

No Time to Die Cast - Lashana Lynch as Nomi

Character Profile: The new 007. She approaches Bond in Jamaica and tells him not to investigate the disappearance of their mutual target, Valdo Obruchev. Nomi ultimately decides that she doesn’t need to have the 007 moniker.

Lynch’s Resume: Gemma in Crims (2015), Ashanti in Brotherhood (2016), Rosaline Capulet in Still Star-Crossed (2017), Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel (2019), Shee in The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud (2020)

No Time to Die Cast: Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory/M (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Ralph Fiennes as Gareth Mallory/M

Character Profile: The head of MI6. He tries to protect the world from Heracles, a weapon that has been manipulated by terrorists. Gareth reunites with his long-time colleague Bond.

Fiennes’ Resume: Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List (1993), Justin Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005), Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter Movie Franchise (2005-11), Gareth Mallory in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2012-), M. Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

No Time to Die Cast: Ben Whishaw as Q (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Ben Whishaw as Q

Character Profile: An MI6 technology expert who recover files from a missing scientist’s hard drive. Q’s knowledge leads to a reunion between Bond and Madeleine. He also preps 007 for a climactic mission.

Whishaw’s Resume: Jean-Baptiste Grenouille in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006), Q in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2012-), Limping Man in The Lobster (2015), Michael Banks in Mary Poppins Returns (2018), Rabbi Milligan in Fargo (2020)

No Time to Die Cast: Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny

Character Profile: M’s secretary. She secretly connects Bond with Q. Eve provides support throughout the rest of the film.

Harris’ Resume: Selena in 28 Days Later… (2002), Eve in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2012-), Paula in Moonlight (2016), Helen in The Third Day (2020), Frances Barrison/Shriek in Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021)

No Time to Die Cast: Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Rory Kinnear as Bill Tanner

Character Profile: M’s chief of steff. He preps Bond for a meeting with Blofeld. Tanner gets frustrated when 007 loses his cool during an interrogation sequence.

Kinnear’s Resume: William Swift in Ghosts of Albion: Legacy (2003), Bill Tanner in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2008-), Robert Nock in The Imitation Game (2014), John Clare/The Creature in Penny Dreadful (2014-16), Colin Jordan in Ridley Road (2021)

No Time to Die Cast: Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter

Character Profile: Bond’s long-time contact at the CIA. In Cuba, he asks the former 007 to come out of retirement for a special mission. Felix is betrayed by his colleague Logan Ash.

Wright’s Resume: Jean Michel Basquiat in Basquiat (1996), Felix Leiter in the James Bond Movie Franchise (2006-21), Beetee in The Hunger Games Movie Franchise (2013-15), Bernard Lowe in Westworld (2016-), The Watcher in What If… ? (2021-)

No Time to Die Cast: Billy Magnussen as Logan Ash

No Time to Die Cast - Billy Magnussen as Logan Ash

Character Profile: A CIA agent who meets with Bond in Cuba. He is revealed to be a double agent who colludes with Safin. Logan tracks down Bond at Madeleine’s childhood home in Norway.

Magnussen’s Resume: Kato Kaelin in American Crime Story (2016), Jed Milgrim in Maniac (2018), Ryan in Game Night (2018), Prince Anders in Aladdin (2019), Paulie Walnuts in The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

No Time to Die Cast: Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Character Reprisal)

No Time to Die Cast - Christoph Waltz as Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Character Profile: The villain from Spectre. Now in prison, he communicates with agents through a bionic eye. Blofeld is responsible for the friction between Bond and Madeleine.

Waltz’s Resume: Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009), Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet (2011), Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012), Blofeld in Spectre (2015), Ulrich Mott in Georgetown (2019)

No Time to Die Cast: David Dencik as Valdo Obruchev

No Time to Die Cast - David Dencik as Valdo Obruchev

Character Profile: A scientist. He is targeted by Spectre and asked to open a biosecurity Level 4 fridge containing the weapon known as Heracles. Obruchev strategizes with Safin.

Dencik’s Resume: Toby Esterhase in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Alexander/”Puss” in Top of the Lake (2017), Boris Godman in McMafia (2018), Mikhail Gorbachev in Chernobyl (2019), Simon Genz in The Chestnut Man (2021)

No Time to Die Cast: Ana de Armas as Paloma

No Time to Die Cast - Ana de Armas as Paloma

Character Profile: Bond’s CIA contact in Cuba. She assists 007 during a big mission after only three weeks of training. Paloma’s combat skills impress Bond.

De Armas’ Resume: Bell in Knock Knock (2015), Felicidad Iglesias in Hands of Stone (2016), Joi in Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Marta Cabrera in Knives Out (2019), Ana Magarita Martinez in Wasp Network (2019)

No Time to Die Cast: Dali Benssalah as Primo

No Time to Die Cast - Dali Benssalah as Primo

Character Profile: A Blofeld assassin. He attacks Bond in Matera, Italy at the beginning of the film. Primo states that Madeleine is Spectre’s daughter.

Benssalah’s Resume: Tex in Nox (2018), Fouad in Savages (2019), Samir in Street Flow (2019), Abderrahmane Toumi in Ein paar Tage Licht (2021), Abel in My Brothers and I (2021)

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The No Time to Die cast also includes Lisa-Dorah Sonnet (Feature Debut), Coline Defaud (Feature Debut), Mathilde Bourbin (Louise, Frapuccino), Hugh Dennis (My Hero, Fleabag) and Priyanga Burford (Avenue 5, Industry).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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