Live and Let Die

Directed by

Guy Hamilton


Roger Moore
Jane Seymour
Yaphet Kotto
Gloria Hendry

Music by

George Martin

Preceeded by

Diamonds Are Forever

Followed by

The Man with the Golden Gun

Live and Let Die is a 1973 spy film and the eighth official installment of the James Bond film series. It is the first of the series to star Roger Moore as James Bond and the only one to not feature Desmond Llewelyn as Q since his debut in From Russia with Love until his death in 1999. The film also stars Jane Seymour as Solitaire and Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver, the first African American Bond girl, along with the first main black Bond villain in Yaphet Kotto's character Dr Kananga. Additional cast members include Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell returning as M and Miss Moneypenny respectively and Geoffrey Holder, Julius Harris, Earl Jolly Brown and Tommy Lane as Kananga's gaggle of henchmen.


Roger Moore as James Bond, British MI6 agent 007.

Jane Seymour as Solitaire, Kananga's psychic girlfriend.

Yaphet Kotto as Dr. Kananga/Mr. Big, the Prime Minister of San Monique who is also secretly a Harlem drug lord.

Geoffrey Holder as Baron Samedi, a voodoo witch doctor working for Kananga.

Julius Harris as Tee Hee Johnson, Kananga's hook-handed henchman.

Earl Jolly Brown as Whisper, Kananga's soft-spoken henchman.

Tommy Lane as Adam, another one of Kananga's heavies.

Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver, an incompetent CIA double agent.

David Hedison as Felix Leiter, Bond's close friend from the CIA.

Lon Satton as Harold Strutter, Bond's CIA contact in Harlem.

Roy Stewart as Quarrel Jr., Bond's fisherman ally and son of Dr. No character Quarrel.

Clifton James as Sheriff J.W. Pepper, the Sheriff of Louisiana State Police.

Michael Ebbin as Dambala, the reptile handler of Baron Samedi's voodoo cult.

Robert Dix, James Drake and Dennis Edwards as Hamilton (Voiced by Shane Rimmer), Dawes and Baines, the three MI6 agents assassinated in the pret-title sequence.

Stephen Hendrickson as Bleeker, the head of The Bleeker Flying School.

Ruth Kempf as Mrs. Bell, a student at The Bleeker Flying School.

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

Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny, M's secretary.

Madeline Smith as Miss Caruso, an Italian agent who briefly becomes Bond's lover.

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