'James Bond' Actor Bryan Marshall Dies at 81

Bryan Marshall, the British actor who was best-known for his role as Commander Talbolt in the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”, has passed away at the age of 81 on June 25.

Marshall starred in the hit 007 franchise movie alongside Roger Moore. The tragic news was shared on Twitter by ECA agent Esta Charkham. She wrote:

“So sad that my dear old chum Bryan Marshall has gone on ahead. A wonderful actor – he was so good you never noticed how good he was.”

Charkham called him a “valued chum”, adding that his credits are “a catalog of classic British and Australian TV.” 

“Fare Forward Dearest Bryan,” she concluded.

MARSHALL’S EARLY LIFE AND CAREER

Born in Battersea, London in 1938, Marshall studied drama at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) before landing roles in a series of movies and TV soaps. He also appeared at the Bristol Old Vic. 

Marshall made an impression on TV with his impressive performance in “United”, a footballing drama. 

Besides his portrayal of Commander Tabolt in the 007 movies “The Spy Who Loved Me”, he is also famous for his role in Australian daytime soap “Neighbors.”

Marshall's other notable works include “The Long Good Friday”, “The Pit”, “The Viking Queen”, “I Start Counting”, “Rasputin the Mad Monk”, “Quatermass”, and “Home and Away.” 

Bryan Marshall. | Source: YouTube/aipictures

Bryan Marshall. | Source: YouTube/aipictures

Besides that, he was also a presenter on the true crime series “Australia's Most Wanted”, and Australian version of the American show “America’s Most Wanted” in 1989. 

The actor’s final credit was in the Australian mini-series “A Moody Christmas” in 2012. 

Bryan Marshall. | Source: YouTube/aipictures

Bryan Marshall. | Source: YouTube/aipictures

His acting career was truly remarkable and fans will fondly remember for his stints in famous Australian shows as well as his iconic role in the 007 movie. Rest in peace, Bryan. 

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