Q's Assistant (John Cleese)
Character: Q's Assistant
Actor: John Cleese
Movie: The World Is Not Enough, Die Another
Day (as "Q")
Appearance: Tall, elderly mustached gentleman who prefers to
wear tank tops under his double blazer.
Q is grooming a new assistant to take over from him, and although
he has not met 007 until "The World Is Not Enough", he knows
of his lack of respect for their work. He bumbles, fumbles and
over-explains everything to the point where Q cuts in speeds
Jokingly referred to as "R" by Bond, Q's Assistant briefs Bond
on Q's latest creations including the enhancements the BMW
Z8, X-Ray specs and ski jacket. Whereas Q has gotten
to like Bond over the years, R openly shows disdain
activities and his careless use of the department's equipment.
John Cleese's "assistant" character would take over the main
role of Q (Quartermaster) in the next mission "Die Another Day",
after his predecessor's retirement.