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James Bree

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James Bree (1923-2008)
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James Bree

Born: Fri 20th July 1923
Died: Mon 1st December 2008 (age: 85)

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James Bree was a British actor who played many supporting roles in both film and television.

Bree played three roles in the classic Doctor Who series. He played the Security Chief in the 1969 Patrick Troughton story The War Games, Nefred in the 1980 Tom Baker story Full Circle and Keeper of the Matrix in the 1986 Colin Baker story The Ultimate Foe. 

He was probably best known for playing Gumbold in the 1969 James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service and for his role as Uncle Arthur in The Jewel in the Crown.