Robert Brown

1921 - 2003

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Robert James Brown (23 July 1921 – 11 November 2003) was an English actor, best known for his portrayal of M in the James Bond films from 1983 to 1989, succeeding Bernard Lee, who died in 1981.Brown made his first appearance as M in Octopussy in 1983.Brown was born and died in Swanage, Dorset. Before appearing in the Bond films, he had a long career as a bit-part actor in films and television. He had a starring role in the 1950s television series Ivanhoe where he played Gurth, the faithful companion of Ivanhoe, played by Roger Moore. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Brown has received more than 92,988 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Brown is the 2,217th most popular actor (up from 2,722nd in 2019), the 2,185th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,549th in 2019) and the 290th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Robert Brown ranks 2,217 out of 10,030Before him are Helmut Griem, Heather Graham, Nicollette Sheridan, Libuše Šafránková, Linda Darnell, and Cecilia Roth. After him are Nancy Marchand, Ryan Phillippe, Kelly Hu, Anne Francis, Edmond O'Brien, and John Doman.

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Among people born in 1921, Robert Brown ranks 181Before him are Søren Kam, Sergio Sollima, Amedeo Amadei, Angelica Rozeanu, Jean Robic, and Gaston Rébuffat. After him are Sixto Durán Ballén, Brian Keith, Sena Jurinac, John Stott, Ernesto Vidal, and Rashid Karami. Among people deceased in 2003, Robert Brown ranks 133Before him are Kató Lomb, Wilfred Thesiger, Robert Stack, Guido Crepax, Jacques Deray, and Hume Cronyn. After him are Giorgio Gaber, Hal Clement, João César Monteiro, Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Isao Iwabuchi, and Eugenio Monti.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Brown ranks 2,185 out of 6,924Before him are Caradoc (470), Adele (1988), John Turner (1929), Nicollette Sheridan (1963), William Hope Hodgson (1877), and Lambert Simnel (1477). After him are Louisa Adams (1775), John Playfair (1748), Jack W. Szostak (1952), Marie Stopes (1880), Michael Bond (1926), and Leo G. Carroll (1886).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Robert Brown ranks 290Before him are Susannah York (1939), Barbara Steele (1937), Kit Harington (1986), Edmund Gwenn (1877), Sarah Siddons (1755), and Nicollette Sheridan (1963). After him are Leo G. Carroll (1886), Rachel Roberts (1927), Lily Collins (1989), Olivia Colman (1974), Mark Rylance (1960), and Mark Williams (1959).

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