From Russia with Love

Directed by

Terence Young


Sean Connery
Daniela Bianchi
Lotte Lenya
Robert Shaw
Pedro Armendáriz

Music by

John Barry

Preceded by

Dr. No

Followed by


From Russa with Love is a 1963 spy film and the second official installment of the James Bond film series. Terence Young returns to direct Sean Connery as Bond, joined by Daniela Bianchi as the Bond girl Tatiana Romanova and Lotte Lenya and Robert Shaw as the villains. Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell return in their respective roles of M and Miss Moneypenny, but the most notable addition to the cast in this film comes in the form of Desmond Llewelyn joining the series as Q, a role he would go on to play a total of seventeen times.


Sean Connery as James Bond, MI6 agent 007.

Daniela Bianchi as Tatiana Romanova, a Russian ipher clerk drawn into SPECTRE's malevolent plot.

Pedro Armendáriz as Ali Kerim Bey, the head of Station T in Istanbul.

Lotte Lenya as Colonel Rosa Klebb, SPECTRE Number Six who oversees the plot against Bond.

Robert Shaw as Donald "Red" Grant, a tall, blonde, muscular assassin hired by Klebb to kill Bond.

Vladek Sheybal as Kronsteen, a chess grandmaster who plans their operation.

Walter Gotell as Morzeny, another SPECTRE thug.

Anthony Dawson as Ernst Stavro Blofeld, SPECTRE Number One. (Voiced by Eric Pohlmann).

Fred Haggerty as Krilencu, a Bulgarian assassin and rival of Kerim Bey.

Francis de Wolff as Vavra, the chief of a local gypsy tribe.

Aliza Gur and Martine Beswick as Vida and Zora, two gypsy girls who wish to marry the same man.

Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench, Bond's bit-on-the-side during his offtime.

Bernard Lee as M, the head of MI6 and Bond's superior.

Desmond Llewelyn as Q, the MI6 quartermaster.

Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny, M's secretary.

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