The following is a list of James Bond
allies in the 1953 novel
and 2006 film Casino Royale
is a fictional character from the James Bond
film Casino Royale
. He is portrayed by veteran Academy Award
-nominee Giancarlo Giannini
, who reprised the role in Quantum of Solace
. The character appears in the original novel
by Ian Fleming
and, a trusted ally of Bond attached to the French Deuxième Bureau
, he reappears in From Russia with Love
; in the subsequent book Doctor No
the readers learn that he has saved Bond's life. The film character is markedly different in certain respects.
Mathis is first introduced in the novel Casino Royale
. It is revealed that he is an agent of the Deuxième Bureau and that he has worked with Bond once on an assignment in Jamaica. He provides Bond with assistance while he is in France. Mathis' second (and final appearance) in the Ian Fleming novels is in From Russia with Love
where it has been revealed that he has been promoted to the head of the Deuxième Bureau. Dr. No
reveals that he saved Bond's life in between the two novels.
Mathis also makes an appearance in the Sebastian Faulks
novel Devil May Care
. He assists Bond while he is in France and is revealed to be engaging in adultery.
He is later blinded by Le Gerant in the Raymond Benson
novel Never Dream of Dying
In the film, Mathis — who introduces... Read More