Brown made his first appearance as Master in Octopussy in 1983. Before appearing in the Bond films, he had a long career as a bit-part actor in films and television He had previously made an uncredited appearance as a castle guard in the unrelated 1952 film Ivanhoe.
He had an uncredited appearance as the galley-master in Ben-Hur (1959) and as factory worker Bert Harker in the British Broadcasting Corporation"s 1960s soap opera The Newcomers.
In (1966), he played grunting caveman Akhoba, brutal head of the barbaric "Rock tribe". Brown first started in the James Bond franchise in the film The Spy Who Loved Maine as Admiral Hargreaves, appearing alongside Lee.
lieutenant is not clear as to whether he was the same character as Lee"s M or a different M, perhaps a promoted Hargreaves. The official Bond film canon recognizes Brown"s M as a promoted Hargreaves, but this remains a subject of debate.
He would later be succeeded by Judi Dench in the film GoldenEye (1995).
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Brown was elected as the Member of Parliament (Member of Parliament) for Newcastle upon Tyne West in 1966, then for Newcastle upon Tyne North from 1983, retiring in 1987.