Bernard Lee

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Bernard Lee Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

P&P is not included in the above prices.


A stalwart character player for nearly 50 years, Bernard Lee distinguished himself in more than 100 films, playing innumerable Inspectors (Cherry in The Blue Lamp,” Superintendents (regularly in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries of the early ’60s), Brigadiers, Colonels and the like, his fame coming to rest as ‘M’ in the first eleven Bond movies.

For film aficionados, the lasting image of Lee is as Sergeant Paine in The Third Man (1949), dogged and loyal, shot by Harry Lime to no purpose – or perhaps the troubled father in Whistle Down the Wind (1961). As an example of his versatility, there is his portrayal of the bullying shop steward Bert Connelly, in The Angry Silence (1960), a radical departure from the more benign characters he usually played.

He would face both tragedy and ill health in his final years, but is fondly remembered by cinemagoers of a certain age. His contribution to the Bond franchise – a portrayal that met with the approval of Ian Fleming – ensures his continuing legacy via successive generations of 007 enthusiasts.

Recommended viewing

The Third Man (1949)

Dunkirk (1958)

Danger within (1959)

The Angry Silence (1960)

Cone of silence (1960)

Whistle down the wind (1961)

Ring of spies (1964)