Elvis (Anatole Taubman)
Movie: Quantum of Solace
Actor: Anatole Taubman
Date of Birth: 23 December 1971
Place of Birth: Zürich, Switzerland
The estranged cousin of the villainous Dominic
Greene, Elvis fills the role of Chief of Security for
his sadistic relative. Willing to put himself in the face
for Greene, Elvis is a trusted companion and henchman for
his scheming cousin.
Elvis was raised in poverty before being
rescued and recruited by Dominic and has proved loyal
ever since. He is proud of his newfound wealth and particularly
with his oft-times odd appearance: especially his choice
of clothes. An echo to his grief-stricken past, Elvis
is somewhat naïve and socially awkward, blindly
following Greene's commands.
Elvis meets a fiery end - holding his
ground and loyally defending his boss whilst Greene attempts
to escape from Bond amidst
the explosive eco-centre.
Anatole Taubman was born to a German father and an Austrian mother. Growing up he learnt to speak three languages: English, German and Swiss German. After completing schooling in Switzerland, Taubman was further educated at the prestigious New York based drama school, Circle in the Square. Through his study at the college, Taubman won roles in off-Broadway productions, including "The Rehearsal" and "It's Only A Play".
Out of drama school and into the highly competitive
world of full time acting, Taubman supplemented his work with
a range of modeling work in the States before returning to Europe
in 1997. In the late '90s, Taubman appeared in a variety of Germanic
TV movies including the critically acclaimed "Doppelter
Taubman's popularity grew in Germany as well
as internationally being welcomed by producers and directors
alike. His credits include "Be Angeled" (2001), "Mask
Under Mask" (2002) and "Mein Name Is Bach" (2003)
- for which he was presented with the Best Supporting Actor award
at the Swiss-Filmprize awards. His international credits include
British TV series "P.O.W" [Point of War], "Spooks" and "Waking
the Dead". In 2007 Taubman was rewarded with the Prix Walo,
one of the most prestigious awards in Swiss entertainment.
"Anyone involved in the Bond production must sign a 'non disclosure agreement' which includes everything down to the last detail. It is fitting that there is so much secrecy on a production for the most famous agent in film history."
"For me it's
the juice of life, I love traveling, seeing new places,
meeting people and engaging in new cultures so it has
been a part of my life for many years" - Taubman discusses shooting on location
On the direction of 'Quantum': "I love it on this picture, you have a certain format and you have it written in the script but Marc Forster is very open so you can develop the character from there. He has a vision and the artists are invited to help round that vision, we all have creative input."