The Soviet General Georgi Koskov is the villain James Bond faces in The Living Daylights (1987). He is portrayed by Dutch actor Jeroen Krabbé.
Working together with arms dealer Brad Whitaker (Joe Don Baker), Koskov devises an intricate plan in order to take control of the KGB.
“I'm sorry James. For you I have great affection,
but we have an old saying: Duty has no sweethearts.”
He informs MI6 that he wishes to defect to the West and asks for protection from a sniper when attending an opera in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia.
Georgi Koskov's defection is a part of plan to have the leader of the KGB, General Leonid Pushkin (John Rhys-Davies), eliminated.
James Bond (Timothy Dalton) finds the sniper Kara Milovy (Maryam d'Abo) is inadequate and shoots the rifle out of her hands. Agent 007 then assists in transporting Georgi Koskov to the Blayden safe house in England.
Koskov swiftly informs James Bond, M (Robert Brown) and the Minister of Defence (Geoffrey Keen), that KGB General Pushkin has resumed Smiert Spionam, the killing of American and British agents.
Moments later Koskov is apparently snatched by the KGB. In truth he is collected by his henchman Necros (Andreas Wisniewski) and brought by helicopter to the grand residence of Brad Whitaker in Tangier, Morocco.
Whitaker and Koskov are relying on James Bond to kill Pushkin so that they can proceed with their plan to buy a horde of raw opium in Afghanistan. The pair will secretly use the $50 million deposit on a Soviet weapons order to make the purchase from the Snow Leopard Brotherhood, a prominent group of dealers in Afghanistan.
In Vienna, Austria, Necros kills British agent Saunders (Thomas Wheatley) in the hope that James Bond will quickly kill Pushkin. However, 007 knows Pushkin well and does not believe he is psychotic. Bond and Pushkin then work together to fake Pushkin's death.
Koskov has 007 drugged and takes him by transport aircraft with Kara to an Afghan airbase. Here, they escape and proceed to stop the opium delivery with assistance from Kamran Shah (Art Malik) and his men.
In the fracas Koskov miraculously survive a severe head on collision with a light airplane. Finally, Bond kills Whitaker in Tangier whilst Pushkin arrests Koskov.
Jeroen Krabbé is a Dutch actor that has appeared in nearly fifty films. Some of his popular movies include: The Discovery of Heaven (2001), Immortal Beloved (1994), For a Lost Soldier (1992), The Fourth Man (1983), and Soldier of Orange (1977).
Krabbé was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on December 5th 1944 and first appeared in films in the 1960s.
In 1987 Jeroen Krabbé played villain General Georgi Koskov in the James Bond movie The Living Daylights. In the film he starred with Timothy Dalton and Maryam d'Abo and was remembered as being one of the eccentric villains in the series.
Here is a list of some of the popular Jeroen Krabbé movies:
Jeroen Krabbé has also been a film director and appeared in many TV series including:
In addition, Jeroen Krabbé acted in nearly twenty television films. The most popular are:
Krabbé is also a respected graphic artist and has exhibited his works in many galleries and museums. The book Schilder, published in 2006, illustrates his unique paintings.
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