Thu, 04 Oct 2012 02:15:00 GMT | By Maureen O'Hare
Bond's greatest villains

Villains and henchmen from the Bond series

Bond villains (© Rex Features)
  • Bond villains (© Rex Features)
  • Raoul Silva: Skyfall (2012) (© Getty Images)
  • Dominic Greene & Mr White: Quantum of Solace (2008) (© Rex Features)
  • General Medrano: Quantum of Solace (2008) (© Rex Features)
  • Le Chiffre (Casino Royale: 2006 & 1967) (© Rex Features)
  • Gustav Graves & Miranda Frost (Die Another Day: 2002) (© Rex Features)
  • Renard & Elektra King (The World Is Not Enough: 1999) (© Rex Features)
  • Elliot Carver (Tomorrow Never Dies: 1997) (© Rex Features)
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MI6 special agent James Bond may be cinema's greatest ever spy, but without the parade of despicable archvillains and crazed megalomaniacs he has faced across the series he'd just be a bored lech in a tuxedo sipping a martini. Bond villains' underground lairs, hollowed-out volcanoes and pampered house cats have become some of the most memorable tropes in film history so, from the evil Dr Julius No in 1952 to Javier Bardem's upcoming appearance as Raoul Silva in Skyfall, let's salute 007's most terrifying arch-nemeses.