is a fictional character and antagonist
played by Jesper Christensen
in the James Bond
films Casino Royale
and Quantum of Solace
He is a middleman of a terrorist
organisation called Quantum
which plays the same role fulfilled by SMERSH
in Ian Fleming
's original novel
Mr. White is first seen as an intermediary between Quantum and LRA
commander Steven Obanno
. White introduces Obanno to Le Chiffre
, and arranges for Le Chiffre to bank $101,206,000 for Obanno. Le Chiffre loses this money, due to Bond's intervention, and plans to cover the loss by winning up to $150 million at the Casino Royale tournament, hoping to do so before Mr. White and Obanno discover he has lost the funds. It is also presumed that Mr. White and Obanno are not notified of the casino tournament.
While Obanno is enraged over the loss of money, White is more concerned that Quantum's reputation has been damaged because a contractor betrayed their trust. When White learns that Obanno, sent by Mr White to extort Le Chiffre, was killed by Bond, and Le Chiffre has lost the poker game and failed to gain back the money, White finally loses his temper.
As a result Mr. White storms Le Chiffre's boathouse, where he murders Le Chiffre's gang. When confronted by White, Le Chiffre reassures him that he will "Get the money. Tell them I'll get the money." Mr. White responds, "Money is not as valuable to our organization as knowing who to trust." He then personally kills Le Chiffre... Read More