Bryan Marshall Dies: ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’, James Bond Actor was 81

Renowned British actor Bryan Marshall, celebrated for his unforgettable performance as Commander Talbot in the iconic film The Spy Who Loved Me, and as the lead in the revered Australian soap opera Neighbours, has sadly passed away at the age of 81. The news was confirmed by Marshall’s agent, the esteemed Esta Charkham from ECA, via Twitter on Wednesday.

On Twitter, ECA agent Esta Charkham confirmed the information: “So sad that my dear old chum Bryan Marshall has gone on ahead,” she said. “A wonderful actor — he was so good you never noticed how good he was.”

She continued, “He was a valued friend. His resume includes a long list of legendary British and Australian TV shows. Bryan, please move forward.

Born in Battersea, London in 1938, Marshall received training from the esteemed RADA school and went on to showcase his talents at the Bristol Old Vic. His impressive acting abilities led to an array of film and television roles, including a notable appearance in the well-known Michael Caine movie, Alfie.

Throughout his later film career, Marshall appeared in various Australian productions, including BMX Bandits, Bliss, The Man from Snowy River II, The Punisher, Country Life, and Selkie. Additionally, he served as the original host of Australia’s Most Wanted, a program aimed at assisting law enforcement with unsolved cases, and based on the highly successful US show America’s Most Wanted.

In 1977, he secured the part of a submarine commander saved by Roger Moore’s James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me. He later achieved critical success for his portrayal of Harris in the gangster film The Long Good Friday, alongside Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren.

Following his relocation to Australia, Marshall showcased his acting abilities on popular soap operas Neighbours and Home and Away. Additionally, in 1989, he hosted Australia’s Most Wanted.

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