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Characters: Casino Royale
Characters specific to Casino Royale. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.

Vesper Lynd

Played by: Eva Green

Vesper Lynd is a treasury agent who is tasked to accompany Bond to the poker tournament at Casino Royale, posing as his wife. Bond and Vesper eventually fall in love in the aftermath of the mission and Bond is prepared to leave the service for her. Unfortunately, it turns out that Vesper is being blackmailed into helping the Bigger Bad behind Le Chiffre (Quantum in the film, SMERSH in the original novel) into betraying her country, and she subsequently commits suicide (directly in the novel, and by not allowing Bond to rescue her from drowning in the film). Vesper is the very first Bond Girl to appear in the novels, and she is arguably Bond's love of his life in the Craig continuity. Her death impacts Bond severely and defines his later relationships with women in the novels, while revenge for it is the driving focus of Quantum of Solace.

Le Chiffre

Played by: Mads Mikkelsen

The main villain of the film. He is a banker for terrorist funds who uses them in his own moneymaking schemes. After one goes disastrously wrong due to Bond's interference, he is forced to hold the poker tournament at Casino Royale to hastily win back the losses.

Mr. White

Played by: Jesper Christensen

He is a Quantum operative in charge of Quantum's financial deal with Le Chiffre. He ends up killing Le Chiffre because of his unreliability. He reappears in Quantum of Solace.

René Mathis

Played by: Giancarlo Giannini

An MI6 field agent and Bond's ally inside the Casino Royale. He reappears in Quantum of Solace.

  • Code Name: "René Mathis" is not his real name.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Mistaken for an Imposter
  • Mr. Exposition: He provides information to Bond upon his arrival and play-by-play commentary for the poker game.
  • Punk in the Trunk: Places the dead bodies of Steven Obanno and his bodyguard in the police chief's car trunk to frame him. This tactic comes to bite him in the ass in the next film.

Alex Dimitrios

Played by: Simon Abkarian

Bond tracked Mollaka's phone to the Bahamas, and found that he had been contacted by Dimitrios, a contractor in charge of Le Chiffre's operation.

Solange Dimitrios

Played by: Caterina Murino

The wife of Alex Dimitrios, she's in an increasingly loveless relationship and willingly spends the night with Bond in order to spite her husband. She indirectly helps Bond stop Le Chiffre but ends up getting tortured to death for this.


Played by: Ivana Milicevic

Le Chiffre's girlfriend.

  • Always V Sexy
  • And Your Little Dog Too: Obanno threatens to chop off her hand with a machete if Le Chiffre doesn't give his money back.
  • Blondes are Evil
  • Dark Chick
  • Femme Fatale
  • Gambler Groupie: Le Chiffre uses her the same way Bond uses Vesper : a distraction for the other competitors during the card game.
  • Killed Off Screen: Mr. White arrives while Le Chiffre, Valenka and Kratt are questioning Vesper Lynd and Bond. Her death is not witnessed onscreen, but it is assumed that Mr. White executed her as well as Le Chiffre and his bodyguards.
    • Le Chiffre leaves Kratt and Valenka outside while he tortures Bond. When Mr. White shows up to kill him, we hear him fire two shots before entering the room. Kratt and Valenka are never seen again. What do you think happened to them?
  • Moral Myopia: She's terrified when Obanno attacks her boyfriend and threatens to mutilate her. Later in the film, however, she's smug and devoid of pity when Le Chiffre kidnaps Vesper and brutalizes Bond.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Pictured here.
  • Poisoned Chalice Switcheroo
  • Sensual Slavs
  • Smug Snake

Steven Obanno

Played by: Issac de Bankolé

A leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, introduced to Le Chiffre by Mr. White to account his finances.

Adolph Gettler

Played by: Richard Sammel

A man in Mr White's employment, whose job is to collect the Casino Royale winnings in Venice from Vesper.


Played by: Sébastien Foucan

A freelance terrorist hired by Dimitrios for Le Chiffre's operation. He is attending a mongoose versus snake pit fight in Madagascar, and unsuspectingly being shadowed by Bond and Carter. Mainly due to Carter, Mollaka realises he is being watched and runs. Bond then chases him to the Nambutu embassy, kills him and flees with his backpack.


Played by: Claudio Santamaria

A freelance terrorist hired by Dimitrios as a replacement to Mollaka for Le Chiffre's operation.


Played by: Malcolm Sinclair

Dryden appears in the Deliberately Monochrome prologue of the film. He is a corrupt MI6 section chief in Prague. He is shot by Bond on his last mission before becoming a 00 Agent. He is Bond's second kill in the Craig continuity.


Played by: Darwin Shaw

He appears in the prologue. He is Dryden's contact and attends a cricket match in Lahore, Pakistan (this is shown in a deleted scene). Bond follows him into the cricket club's toilets and they start brawling. He is notable as the first man to be killed by Bond in the Craig continuity, and the first of two kills required in order for Bond to qualify for 00-status.

  • All There in the Manual: His name is not mentioned in the movie.
  • Mook
  • Not Quite Dead: Bond attempts to drown him in a sink. After several seconds of struggling, the man's body goes limp and crumples to the floor. Fisher is feigning his death and as Bond turns to retrieve his pistol from the floor, the thug snatches his own weapon and takes aim. With lightening-fast reflexes, Bond turns and shoots first. Silhouetted against the white tiles and shot from the perspective of Fisher's gun barrel, this is shown on screen as a modified version of the traditional Bond Gun Barrel sequence and leads into the film's opening credits.
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