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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 novels). He is using his private nuclear laboratory to knock American rockets out of the sky.

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.

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.

  • Lady in Red
  • 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.
  • Apartment Golf
  • Professional Gambler
  • Token Romance: Which leads to a romantic picnic with Bond at the beginning of From Russia with Love.
  • What Could Have Been: Director Terence Young, who once had turned Lois Maxwell down on the grounds that she looked like she "smelled of soap, not sex", offered her either Moneypenny or Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene in the screenplay. She ended up playing Moneypenny.


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.

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.

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