M - Judi Dench
For the first time in a Bond film, M plays a pivotal role in the plot through her friendship with the murdered Sir Robert King. M feels guilty about persuading Sir Robert not to pay a ransom for his kidnapped daughter, Elektra. Ultimately, Elektra deceives and kidnaps M in Turkey. Although held captive, M exacts revenge by playing the crucial role in helping Bond thwart her scheme. The screenwriters did well to finally allow this important character some meaningful screen time, thus enabling Judi Dench to more fully demonstrate her acting skills.
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Sir Robert King