Auric Goldfinger is the richest man in England—though his wealth can’t be found in banks. He’s been hoarding vast stockpiles of his namesake metal, and it’s attracted the suspicion of 007’s superiors at MI6. Sent to investigate, Bond uncovers an ingenious gold-smuggling scheme, as well as Goldfinger’s most daring caper yet: Operation Grand Slam, a gold heist so audacious it could bring down the world economy and put the fate of the West in the hands of SMERSH. To stop Goldfinger, Bond will hang Ralph Fiennes as
Lysander. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1991 and is now a familiar face to television audiences as well, having played leading roles in a number of shows. He appeared in the Emmy Award–winning The Gathering Storm, Twenty
Twelve, Downton Abbey, Doctor Who, and numerous others. Twenty Twelve won a British Comedy Award in 2011 and a BAFTA in 2013, Hugh being nominated two years running as Best Comedy Actor. In 2014, Hugh’s character,
Ian Fletcher, appeared in W1A, a follow-up series about life at the BBC.