For Your Eyes Only is a 1981 spy film and the twelfth official installment of the James Bond film series. The directorial debut of John Glen, it features Roger Moore in his fifth performance as James Bond. It is notable for being the first and so far only film not to feature the character of M, as Bernard Lee died of stomach cancer before he could film his scenes and, out of respect for the late actor, the producers decided not to cast anyone else in the role. As such, the dialogue written for M was split between Q, played by Desmond Llewelyn in his eleventh appearance, Minister of Defence Sir Frederick Gray, played by Geoffrey Keen for the third time, and Chief of Staff Bill Tanner, played for the first and only time by James Villiers. The film also features the return of Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny for the twelfth time and newcomers Carole Bouquet, Topol and Julian Glover as the Bond girl, ally and villain, respectively.
The theme song for For Your Eyes Only was performed by Scottish singer Sheena Easton, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Easton is the only titles song artist in the series to actually appear during the opening credits.
The score for the film was composed by series newcomer Bill Conti in his sole contribution to the Bond series. Like Marvin Hamlisch before him, Conti's score is very disco-oriented.