|“||We can hardly be expected to stop a coup we know nothing about.||„|
|~ Beam signaling his allegiance to Dominic Greene.|
He was portrayed by David Harbour, who also played Frank Scanlon in The Green Hornet.
M was suspicious to believe that Beam is in league with Greene, but he dismissed her as having no interest in making business with Greene at all.
However, it turn out that Beam is in league with Greene as they were having a secret meeting between in their private jet (also attended by Elvis and Felix Leiter). Greene announced his plot to help Luiz Medrano overthrow the Bolivian government in exchange of receiving a portion of the land for its natural resources. Greene offers to give Beam a percentage of oil in exchange for ignoring Quantum's affairs with Bolivia, a deal that Beam happily accepted.
Greene also mentioned that he has a 'pest' that he would like to be eliminated as part of the deal. He shows a picture of the MI6 agent James Bond to Beam, who sends his soldiers to go after and kill Bond. However, Felix (being a close friend of Bond and disgusted by Beam's corruption) manages to warn Bond, who escapes from being killed by Beam's soldiers. Eventually, Beam was exposed for his crimes following the deaths of Greene and Medrano and the dismantling of Quantum, and it was told by M that Beam was arrested and taken into custody while his position is taken over by Felix.
Eventually, Bond soon learned that Quantum was just a front run by Ernst Stavro Blofeld of SPECTRE, and that Beam, along with Greene and Medrano, were all pawns as part of Blofeld's plot to wreak psychological pain on Bond.
- Beam is considered one of the three villains in the rebooted 007 series to be arrested: the others are Leo and Yusef Kabira.