Daniel Craig joined the No Time To Die cast for his final outing as James Bond. Along with Craig’s 007, the movie’s collection of characters supporting him in his last outing is a mix of familiar faces and franchise newcomers. The movie is Craig’s fifth outing in the iconic role which started back in 2006’s Casino Royale. From allies to foes, Bond is joined by a great collection of actors that range from Oscar winners to exciting newcomers, all of whom add something special to the No Time to Die cast.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, No Time to Die finds Bond starting his new life with Madeleine Swann only for it to be dramatically interrupted by an old enemy as well as the emergence of a new threat that threatens to destroy Bond’s whole world. The movie was a satisfying and shocking farewell for Craig’s Bond but it also has room to allow for some other memorable performances and characters to share the spotlight. The No Time to Die cast helps make this memorable 007 outing one of the most memorable of the franchise.
Every Returning Character In No Time To Die
Daniel Craig As James Bond
It wouldn’t be a James Bond movie without 007 and Craig is back for his final go in the role. After retiring at the end of Spectre, Bond is drawn back into the world of espionage when new information about his lover, Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), surfaces. No Time To Die was a somewhat sad affair, as a culmination of the last 15 years of a role that Craig has poured his heart and soul into. Not only did No Time To Die bring Bond’s story full circle, but it also ushered in a new era for the franchise with the surprising way the movie dealt with Bond’s ending.
Prior to being cast as the suave British superspy, Craig was best known for Layer Cake, Munich, and Road to Perdition. Though Craig’s time as Bond is over, he has already found a new and much different franchise as super sleuth Benoit Blanc in Knives Out and Glass Onion. Craig will return to the role in the upcoming Knives Out 3.
Léa Seydoux As Madeleine Swann
Léa Seydoux reprises her role of Madeleine Swann in No Time To Die. Madeleine first appeared in 2015’s Spectre, teaming up with Bond to take down Christoph Waltz’s villain, Ernst Blofeld. Madeleine was seen as the love of Bond’s life, bringing him off in to drive off with her at the end of Spectre. In No Time To Die‘s opening sequence, Bond discovers that Madeleine has secrets she has kept from him, leading to their falling out. However, the biggest secret is something Bond and fans might never have guessed.
Seydoux broke out with her acclaimed performance in French drama Blue Is The Warmest Color, but prior to that, she had also appeared briefly in another major action franchise with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Seydoux’s other credits include Midnight in Paris, The Lobster, and Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. She will next be seen as part of the cast of Dune Part II.
Christoph Waltz as Ernst Blofeld
Christoph Waltz returns as villain Ernst Blofeld, a man with a longstanding grudge against Bond who is responsible for various tragic events in 007’s life. Blofeld is also the villain behind SPECTRE, the criminal organization that Bond and Madeleine took down in the film of the same name. Though Bloefeld is being kept secretly in custody, he still manages to pull the strings of Bond’s life.
Waltz earned two Best Supporting Actor trophies three years apart – one in 2010 for Inglorious Basterds and the other for Django Unchained. Since then, the versatile German-Austrian actor has shown his range in everything from Alita: Battle Angel to The French Dispatch, Muppets Most Wanted to Horrible Bosses 2.
Ralph Fiennes as M
Ralph Fiennes is back as M, the head of MI6. Fiennes’ Gareth Mallory took over the position that was held by Judi Dench until Skyfall when her character was tragically killed. M will once again have to oversee MI6 while dealing with the return of Craig’s Bond and a new 007 – Lashana Lynch’s Nomi. He butts heads with Bond once again while still showing a lot of respect for the former agent.
Fiennes began acting in 1985 and has starred in everything from 1993’s Oscar-winning Schindler’s List to Maid in Manhattan. He recently earned considerable acclaim for his twisted role in the dark comedy The Menu. Still, the actor is perhaps best known for (if not immediately recognized as) Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise.
Every New Character in No Time To Die
Rami Malek as Lyutsifer Safin
Rami Malek made his franchise debut as No Time To Die‘s villain, Lyutsifer Safin. Coming from a mysterious background, Safin holds a dark connection to Madeleine Swann, and while he and Bond share some of the same enemies, he is one of the most dangerous foes 007 has come up against. Malek found his breakout role in Mr. Robot‘s Elliot Anderson, a character he played for four seasons on the USA Network show. Since then, he has gone on to win an Academy Award for Best Actor in the divisive Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek starred in The Little Things and Amsterdam and will soon be seen in the star-studded cast of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer.
Lashana Lynch As Nomi
Nomi, played by Lashana Lynch, is No Time To Die‘s newest 007. Entering into service sometime after Bond’s retirement at the end of Spectre, Nomi is assigned the iconic three-digit moniker in Bond’s place. Nomi and Bond will butt heads but she soon comes to form a mutual respect with the super spy while becoming one of Bond’s most valuable allies. Lynch starred as Maria Rambeau, Carol Danvers’ best friend, in 2019’s Captain Marvel and played a variant of Rambeau in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Lynch recently appeared in The Woman King and Matilda the Musical.
Ana de Armas As Paloma
Actress Ana de Armas stars in No Time To Die as Paloma, a CIA agent who assists Bond on his mission. Though she is new to the job and initially seems to be a little bumbling, once the action stars Paloma proves herself to be a more than impressive agent who holds her own alongside Bond with ease
De Armas recently earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde and can now be seen opposite Chris Evans in the action comedy Ghosted. De Armas has previously starred in Blade Runner: 2049 and Knives Out, and she will soon be headlining the John Wick spinoff movie, Ballerina.
Every Supporting Character in No Time To Die
Naomie Harris as Eve Moneypenny: M’s secretary and a supporter of Bond even during his wilder moments. Harris has played the role since Skyfall. As an actress, Harris rose to prominence after her role in 28 Days Later and she has also starred in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and Southpaw. She earned an Academy Award nomination for her turn in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight.
Ben Whishaw as Q: The Quartermaster of MI6, Q is responsible for outfitting every double-0 agent with the latest high-tech gadgetry. Whishaw previously starred in Cloud Atlas and Mary Poppins Returns. He is also the voice of Paddington in the critically acclaimed family films.
Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter: Leiter is Bond’s friend and a CIA field officer who has assisted Craig’s character in several films. Wright made his debut in Casino Royale and has appeared in all but one entry, Skyfall. Although Wright currently voices the Watcher in Marvel’s What If…?, he is also known for his live-action turns as Bernard Lowe in Westworld and for playing Beetee in the Hunger Games franchise. He starred as Commissioner Jim Gordon in 2022’s The Batman.
Billy Magnussen as Logan Ash: Magnussen plays a CIA agent enlisted by Jeffrey Wright’s Felix to assist Bond on his mission only to turn out to be a double agent. In addition to No Time To Die, Magnussen has starred in The Many Saints of Newark, The Big Short, Ingrid Goes West, and Aladdin.