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Characters: Tomorrow Never Dies
Characters specific to Tomorrow Never Dies. For those in the entire film franchise, see here.


Wai Lin

Played by: Michelle Yeoh

A Chinese agent sent to investigate WTF is going on with Elliott Carver. She also believes at first that she and Bond must kill each other, but are forced to work together when both figure out the truth behind Carver's media empire.


Elliott Carver

Played by: Jonathan Pryce

A media mogul who is completely insane and possibly even psychopathic, with scant regard for any of the lives he will destroy as a result of his media ambition.

  • Corrupt Corporate Executive: The ultimate example. As James Bond puts it, he forgot the most important role of media, which was to give the public what they want.
  • Evil Is Petty: He's driving the world to possible World War...for ratings.


Paris Carver

Played by: Teri Hatcher

Elliot Carver's wife. She had a relation with Bond in the past, as shown by her reaction upon seeing him.


Richard Stamper

Played by: Götz Otto

Elliott Carver's main henchman.

  • Blond Guys Are Evil: A bleached blond this time. He's Elliot Carver's muscle and torture expert.
  • Torture Technician: Kaufman trained him in the many methods of torture, especially chakra torture, which involves inflicting the maximum amount of pain on the body's most vital areas, but he won't have the pleasure to use them on Bond and Wai Lin.


Henry Gupta

Played by: Ricky Jay

An American "techno-terrorist" in the employ of Elliot Carver. Intent on starting a war between the United Kingdom and China, Elliot Carver sends Henry Gupta to a terrorist arms bazaar to purchase an American military GPS encoder. Using this device, Gupta meacons the GPS signal and sends the British frigate HMS Devonshire off-course into Chinese-held waters in the South China Sea, where Carver's stealth ship sinks the frigate with a sea drill and steals one of its missiles.

  • Bomb-Throwing Anarchists: It's mentioned he got his start in the terrorism industry as a counterculture radical in the '60s.
  • Genre Savvy: He sees through Bond's cover story with considerable ease.


Dr. Kaufman

Played by: Vincent Schiavelli

A professional assassin hired by Carver to kill Bond, kill Paris and retrieve the GPS encoder.

  • Fake Nationality: A German played by an American actor of Italian origins.
  • Faux Affably Evil: He's pretty polite, even as he's describing how he will frame Bond for a Murder-Suicide.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He gets shot by Bond with his own gun.
  • Karmic Death: His original plan was to kill Paris, kill Bond, and make it look like Bond killed Paris and then himself. Bond kills Kaufman and makes it look like he killed Paris and then himself.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: He is particularly gifted at doing this, according to himself.
    "I am especially good at the celebrity overdose."
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: His "legitimate" profession is a professor of forensic medicine, and as such prides himself on his ability to make a crime scene look exactly the way he wants it to.
  • Nothing Personal:
    Kaufman: Wait! I'm just a professional doing a job!
    Bond: Me too.
  • Torture Technician: He trained Stamper in the many methods of torture, especially chakra torture, which involves inflicting the maximum amount of pain on the body's most vital areas, but he considers torture as a hobby, actually.


Jack Wade

Played by: Joe Don Baker

The CIA agent appears again, coming up to James, welcoming him after James successfully retrieved a GPS encoder from Carver's office. He is last seen looking at Bond leaving to look at the wreck not leaving "without saying goodbye".

  • Expy: He's pretty much Brosnan's version of Felix Leiter.
  • Hawaiian Shirt: Wears one when he welcomes Bond on the American base. And it's covered with dinosaurs.


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