Characters: Dr. No

Characters specific to Dr. No. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.

Doctor Julius No

Played by: Joseph Wiseman

A half-German/half-Chinese scientific genius working for the villainous SPECTRE organization (SMERSH in the novel). He is using his private nuclear laboratory to knock American rockets out of the sky.

  • Big Bad: The main villain of the film, with his backing organization being behind the scenes.
  • Bond Villain Stupidity: Mostly averted. Bond is completely in Doctor No's power for most of the movie. Still, he's the first example of, "Why don't you just shoot him?"
  • Yellow Peril: A low-key example given he's a half-Chinese man working for a white-run organization. His introduction theme does have a Asian-esque sound to it, however. The character was intended to be a tribute to Fu Manchu.

Honeychile "Honey" Ryder

Played by: Ursula Andress
Voiced by: Nikki Van der Zyl

She's the first main Bond Girl, as she comes out of the ocean for beachcombig in Crab Key. She then accompanies Bond and Quarrel during their exploration on the island and Dr. No's facility. Much like Connery for Bond himself, Ursula Andress is often considered the iconic Bond Girl, and has been the standard by which all subsequent actresses to fill the role as "Bond Girl" have been judged.

  • Adaptational Attractiveness: In the book she's also pretty, but her nose is broken (she even sells her shells to pay for the operation).
  • The Load: She just goes along with Bond instead of helping him do anything.

Sylvia Trench

Played by: Eunice Gayson

Strictly speaking, she is the very first Bond Girl, although a minor one. She reappears briefly in From Russia with Love for some "unfinished business" with Bond, making her the only Bond Girl to appear twice in the series.

  • The Name Is Bond, James Bond: She is actually the first character to use the trope. It's in response to her introduction that Bond introduces himself for the first time with the legendary line.
    Bond: I admire your courage, Miss...?
    Sylvia: Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr..?
    Bond: Bond. James Bond.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Only a couple minutes of screentime over two films, but she's the reason Bond introduces himself in his iconic fashion.
  • Token Romance: Which leads to a romantic picnic with Bond at the beginning of From Russia with Love.
  • What Could Have Been: Her role was meant to be a full blown Running Gag with Bond always being called away on a mission when he's about to sleep with her, but it was dropped after two films.


Played by: John Kitzmiller

A Cayman Islander who was employed by John Strangways to secretly go to Crab Key to collect rock samples. He also worked with Felix Leiter before Bond's arrival, and goes to explore Crab Key with Bond.

Professor R. J. Dent

Played by: Anthony Dawson

A geologist with a practice in Kingston, he is also a member of the Queen's Club. He secretly works for Dr. No and tries to kill Bond on two occasions.

Miss Taro

Played by: Zena Marshall

Dr. No's spy posing as a secretary at Government House in Jamaica. She tries to lure Bond into a trap in her house.


Played by: Reggie Carter

A henchman of Dr. No. He is ordered to intercept Bond at the airport in Kingston.

The Three Blind Mice

Played by: Eric Coverly, Charles Edghill and Henry Lopez

Three Jamaican professional assassins working for Dr. No. They get around in a hearse and pretend to be blind beggars as a ruse to deflect attention. They were the first characters to appear on screen in the Bond films.

  • Disney Villain Death: In the car chase, Bond outsmarts them, and they drive over a cliff to their deaths. Their hearse catches fire and explodes for no reason while falling.
    Bond: I think they were on their way to a funeral.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: Their hearse, which is driven by an accomplice (played by Adrian Robinson).
  • In the Back: Their first bullets end up in Strangways' back.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: They have become known as "The Three Blind Mice" because of the calypso song that accompanies them on the film's opening soundtrack. Said song doesn't sound particularly evil.

John Strangways

Played by: Timothy Moxon
Voiced by: Robert Rietty

He is the first British spy to appear on screen in the franchise. He lives in Jamaica, has a membership in the Queen's Club and investigates Dr. No's activities around Crab Key island. He is shot down (along with his secretary) by the Three Blind Mice at the beginning of the movie, and all of his files about Dr. No are stolen. His disappearance prompts the MI6 to send James Bond to Jamaica.

  • Card Games: He played cards with fellow members of the Queen's Club just before his assassination.