The World is Not Enough Cast

The World is Not Enough Cast

Daniel Craig

Pierce Brosnan as James Bond

Sophie Marceau as Elektra King

Sophie Marceau as Elektra King

Robert Carlyle as Renard

Robert Carlyle as Renard

Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones

Denise Richards as Dr. Christmas Jones

Judi Dench as M

Judi Dench as M

Robbie Coltrane as Valentin Zukovsky

Robbie Coltrane as Valentin Zukovsky

Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny

Samantha Bond as Miss Moneypenny

Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Cigar Girl

Maria Grazia Cucinotta as Cigar Girl

Ulrich Thomsen as Sasha Davidov

Ulrich Thomsen as Sasha Davidov

Goldie as Bull

Goldie as Bull

Michael Kitchen as Bill Tanner in Goldeneye cast

Michael Kitchen as Bill Tanner

Colin Salmon starred in 3 Bond films

Colin Salmon as Charles Robinson

Serena Scott Thomas as Dr. Molly Warmflash

Serena Scott Thomas as Dr. Molly Warmflash

The World Is Not Enough Cast

The World Is Not Enough cast saw a blend of new and old faces, and also said goodbye to the franchise’s longest running actor, Desmond Llewelyn.

The 19th installment in the James Bond series, The World Is Not Enough, was directed by Michael Apted, and the it boasted a cast that brought a mix of talent, charisma, and excitement to the franchise.

Pierce Brosnan’s portrayal of James Bond showcases his wit, charm, and unrivaled ability to look cool in the tuxedo. Brosnan’s embodiment of 007 was typical of the Irish actor. it was full of action, plenty of machine gun tear ups and a good mix of one liners.

French actress Sophie Marceau shines as Elektra King, the complex and mysterious oil heiress. Marceau’s performance in Firelight caught the eye of producer Barbara Broccoli, and it’s clear why she was chosen over Sharon Stone and Vera Farmiga.

Marceau was the first ever female to be the main Bond villain, and she adds a level of sophistication and sexiness to the film, making Elektra King a memorable villain and Bond girl.

Robert Carlyle delivers a chilling performance as Victor “Renard” Zokas, a formidable adversary for Bond. Although the role was initially offered to Javier Bardem and Jean Reno, Carlyle proves he was the right choice with his portrayal of the high-tech terrorist.

With all due respect, Carlyle doesn’t appear to need to act to play a psycho, but I’m sure (hope) that’s more down to his acting ability than his natural self.

Denise Richards, as Bond girl Dr. Christmas Jones, brings a mix of glamour and athleticism to the role. While some viewers may have criticized her character’s attire, it’s important to remember that Bond girls are meant to be glamorous and larger-than-life.

Tiffani Thiessen’s audition for the role might have been interesting to see, but Richards ultimately does a commendable job, and her post criticism has been too harsh.

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Robbie Coltrane, reprising his role as Valentin Zukovsky, which he was first part in the GoldenEye cast, adds humor and a bit of solemnity to the story. Coltrane always performed, and even if his Russian accent was a bit Scottish, his role as Zukovsky was admirable.

Desmond Llewelyn, in his final performance as Q, offers a sense of nostalgia and a passing of the torch to John Cleese’s R. Llewelyn had starred in 17 earlier Bond films after first appearing in the From Russia with Love cast, parted with some words of wisdom for Bond, creating a bit of a teary moment for many Bond fans.

Judi Dench, as M, always delivered. She plays a bigger part in The World Is Not Enough as she’s kidnapped by Elektra King and the plot is a bit of a personal vendetta against her as it is in her final role in Skyfall (2012).

Maria Grazia Cucinotta, in her role as “Cigar Girl,” is a minor character that makes a huge impact. She’s an undercover assassin and kills her Swiss banker boss and then almost Bond in the high octane boat chase down the River Thames, before she blows herself up.

Samantha Bond’s portrayal of Miss Moneypenny was as minimal but effective as ever. A funny moment in the film is when it’s clear she’s jealous of the news that Bond had bedded MI6 physio, Dr. Molly Warmflash.

Serena Scott Thomas plays Dr. Molly Warmflash. As already mentioned, she becomes a Bond girl after Bond seduces her and promises the world just to get a clear bill of health. It’s a bit of comedy in the film too.

Goldie’s portrayal of Bull (Bullion), Valentin Zukovsky’s bodyguard, offers a visually striking presence with his gold-toothed and gold-haired appearance. John Cleese, in his role as R, Q’s assistant, and eventual successor, offers a comedic slapstick touch to the film.

At the box office, The World Is Not Enough was a massive success, earning $35.5 million during its opening weekend and going on to gross $361.8 million worldwide. It held the title of the highest-grossing James Bond film until Die Another Day surpassed it.

Despite its commercial success and accolades, including Pierce Brosnan’s Empire Award and Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Actor, the film did not escape criticism, with Denise Richards cruelly winning a Golden Raspberry for Worst Supporting Actress.

Overall, The World Is Not Enough boasts a strong cast that delivers a thrilling and memorable entry in the Bond series. The film’s box office success and enduring legacy make it an essential watch for fans of the franchise.

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The Rest of the Cast and Crew of The World Is Not Enough

John Seru as Gabor

Claude-Oliver Rudolph as Colonel Akakievich

Patrick Malahide as Lachaise

Gary Powell as Submarine Crewman

Omid Djalili as Foreman

Jeff Nuttall as Dr. Arkov

Diran Meghreblian as Coptic Priest

John Albasiny as Helicopter Pilot

Patrick Romer as Pilot

Jimmy Roussounis as Pipeline Technician

Justus von Dohnányi as Captain Nikoli

Hassani as Shapi Doctor

Carl McCrystal as Trukhin

Martyn Lewis as Newscaster

Kourosh Asad as Russian Radio Operator

Daisy Beaumont as Nina

Nina Muschallik as Verushka

Daz Crawford as Casino Thug

Peter Mehtab as Casino Dealer

Directed by Michael Apted

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli

Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Bruce Feirstein

Story by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade

Based on James Bond by Ian Fleming

Cinematography Adrian Biddle

Edited by Jim Clark

Music by David Arnold

Production companies: Eon Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Distributed by MGM Distribution Co. (US), United International Pictures (International)

Release dates: 8 November 1999 (LA, premiere), 19 November 1999 (US), 26 November 1999 (UK)

Budget $135 million

Box office $361.8 million