I recently found out that Léa Seydoux, who played female assassin Sabine Moreau in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, will be appearing in the newest James Bond film, Spectre, as Madeleine Swann.

Is this the first time that an actor from either of these franchises (Mission: Impossible or James Bond) has appeared in the other?

Please note that I am including the 1960's and the 1980's Mission: Impossible TV series as part of the Mission: Impossible franchise.


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No. German actor Andreas Wisniewski starred in both franchises (and in Die Hard!).

He is best known for his portrayal of Necros in the 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights and as Max's henchman in the 1996 blockbuster Mission: Impossible, and as one of Hans Gruber's (Alan Rickman) henchmen, Tony, in the 1988 blockbuster Die Hard.

Update: Actress Michelle Arthur played minor roles in both GoldenEye and Mission: Impossible 3. And Swedish actor Jens Hulten played minor roles in both Skyfall and Mission: Impossible 5.

Honorable mentions: Both Bruce Glover (Crispin Glover's father) and Anthony Zerbe played villains in Bond films and guested on the original Mission: Impossible show.

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    Wow, look like he was in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol too according to his Wikipedia page. Commented Oct 13, 2015 at 13:18
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    For the record, the way I worded my question was meant to make it clear that I was including the old Mission: Impossible TV show as part of the the Mission: Impossible franchise. So your "Honorable mentions" are valid answers. Commented Oct 13, 2015 at 13:38
  • It's also noteable (albeit not specifically an answer), that one of the main actors from the '88 run of the show, specifically Tony Hamilton, was once in talks of playing James Bond himself after Roger Moore, what then ended up getting to Timothy Dalton. Although, it's likely he hadn't ended up in the M:I show in that case.
    – Napoleon Wilson
    Commented Nov 3, 2020 at 16:28

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