James Bond fan uncovers M’s real name from Skyfall scene


The true identity of James Bond’s MI6 boss has finally been revealed by an eagle-eyed fan watching Skyfall.

Mystery has long surrounded 007’s mentor, known only by her codename M, but her real name has been unveiled as Olivia Mansfield.

A fan freeze-framed a single camera shot in Skyfall, lasting just a split-second, during a scene where Bond (Daniel Craig) is given a box containing a Royal Doulton bulldog draped in a British flag, which usually sits on M’s (Judi Dench) desk.

Blogger Phil Noble Jr zoomed in to find the words ‘From the Estate of Olivia Mansfield Bequeathed to James Bond’ on the box’s inscription.

Meg Simmons, archive director for Bond production company Eon, said: ‘We’ve searched around and as far as we can see this is the first and only time anyone’s ever revealed M’s real name.

‘It may not have been spoken, but if you were watching…

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