Characters specific to Casino Royale. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.
Played by: Eva GreenVesper 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.
Played by: Mads MikkelsenThe 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.
Played by: Jesper ChristensenHe 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.
Played by: Giancarlo GianniniAn MI6 field agent and Bond's ally inside the Casino Royale. He reappears in Quantum of Solace.
Played by: Simon AbkarianBond 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.
Played by: Caterina MurinoThe 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 MilicevicLe Chiffre's girlfriend.
Played by: Issac de BankoléA leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, introduced to Le Chiffre by Mr. White to account his finances.
Played by: Richard SammelA man in Mr White's employment, whose job is to collect the Casino Royale winnings in Venice from Vesper.
Played by: Sébastien FoucanA 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 SantamariaA freelance terrorist hired by Dimitrios as a replacement to Mollaka for Le Chiffre's operation.
Played by: Malcolm SinclairDryden 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 ShawHe 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.