Robert Belcourt is an agent for the British Secret Service.
He is also a movie producer whose specializing in B-movies has made him considerable money and offered the chance to travel the world. This makes him a perfect candidate for recruitment by the British intelligence agency. For his part, Belcourt loved the action and the excitement though he reserved the right to turn down an assignment.
During the Second World War, Belcourt had been a captain running an infantry company when an explosion burst an eardrum and took him out of active duty. Not ready to quit, he transfered to the Intelligence branch and was sent to Gilbraltor. There his boss was Stuart Grant and two men found they worked well together. Most importantly, Grant learned just how good Belcourt was at his job, especially when it was revealed that Belcourt had a skill with languages and spoke fluent French, Spanish, German, and Italian.
When the war ended, Belcourt politely turned down an offer to stay on as a civilian in the Department but did agree to stay in touch. Belcourt decided to stay in England rather than return to Canada and work as a reporter. This eventually evolved into a career producing movies. Over the next eleven years as his livelihood was improving with his success, he would agree to do the occasional job for Grant.
Most of the assignments that Grant gave to Belcourt during that decade were largely of a police nature with little espionage nature but there were a couple of challenging missions. Through the years their relationship remained interesting as Grant invariably wanted more from Belcourt that he was willing to give. Nevertheless, the respect remained and the occasional job always there.
Belcourt never thinks of himself as a secret agent or a cloak and dagger sort of man. He produces movies and writes scripts and enjoys doing both. He loves to travel and meet interesting people and his day job makes that constantly available. He also likes to add some excitement to things and the part-time work for Grant more than supplies that.