Colonel Smithers (Richard Vernon)
Character: Colonel Smithers
Actor: Richard Vernon
Age: Early 50's
Appearence: Bald, except for remaining black/grey hair, and a
thin mustache, was dressed in a stylish dinner suit.
Colonel Smithers was a senior executive of the Bank of England
who assisted the MI6 in investigating Auric Goldfinger's gold
smuggling operations. Smithers told Bond and M of smuggling methods,
and that it was of concern to the Bank of England that the value
of gold would fall. He loaned MI6 a gold bar worth £5,000,
a rare specimen owned by the Nazi's during World War 2, perfect
for Bond to use as bait on Goldfinger.