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J. Tutt was a fictional British Royal Navy officer and crew member of the ill-fated, HMS Devonshire. A minor ally portrayed by British actor, Julian Rhind-Tutt, the character appeared in the 1997 James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies.


In 1997[1], J. Tutt was a crew member of the British Type 23 frigate, HMS Devonshire. The ship was on routine patrol sailing in the South China Sea when she was remotely meaconed off-course into Chinese-held waters by techno-terrorist Henry Gupta, working for media mogul, Elliot Carver. Two Chinese J-17 MiGs were dispatched to investigate the frigate's presence. Unbeknownst to both the fighter pilots and the Devonshire's crew, the frigate was being used in Carver's plot to provoke war between China and the United Kingdom in order to secure broadcasting rights in the former. Carver's Stealth Ship, undetectable by either the Devonshire or the MiGs, launched a sea drill at the frigate, which sank the craft by surgically cutting through its hull. Believing it to be an aerial torpedo fired by the MiGs, the captain of the ship, Richard Day, sent a message to the Admiralty and proceeded to abandon ship. Only seventeen crewmen escaped and they were promptly executed by Carver's men using Chinese weaponry.

Behind the scenes

Given the identical names and handwriting, the character's prominent name-tag was likely a wardrobe department error; the result of staff forgetting to remove the actor's name from his costume prior to going on set.


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 (1997). Tomorrow Never Dies (Blu-Ray). 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Event occurs at 00:25:20. "Friday 11, April, 1997 Late Edition"

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