Basil Exposition takes the place of James Bond's M and Q, he gives Austin his missions and various information. In International Man of Mystery his mother is introduced (and attacked by Austin who thought she was a man in a disguise) and he sends Austin and Vanessa a wedding present at the end of the film. In The Spy Who Shagged Me he gives Austin his time machine car and in Goldmember he gives him another time machine car and introduces him to the Mole in Dr. Evils organization, Ironically the Mole has a huge Mole on his face to which Austin continuously says mole until Basil is forced to shout at him ("Oh, Shut Up!).
Basil is played by Michael York.