Lois Maxwell

Actor
Few characters in cinema carried a torch for someone as long as Lois Maxwell's Miss Moneypenny. Over the course of 14 James Bond films, the Canadian actress traded quips and cast many a longing glance at Agent 007 ... Read more »
Born: 02/14/1927 in Kitchener, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (34)

The Fourth Angel 2001 (Movie)

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Harlequin's Hard to Forget 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Martha, Ruth & Edie 1988 (Movie)

Edie (Actor)

A View to a Kill 1985 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

The Blue Man 1984 (Movie)

Monica (Actor)

Octopussy 1983 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

For Your Eyes Only 1981 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Mr. Patman 1980 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Age of Innocence 1977 (Movie)

Mrs Hogarth (Actor)

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

The Man With the Golden Gun 1974 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Adventures in Rainbow Country 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Live and Let Die 1973 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

U.F.O. 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Diamonds Are Forever 1971 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Endless Night 1971 (Movie)

Cora (Actor)

The Adventurers 1970 (Movie)

Smart Woman Attending Fashion Show (Actor)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

You Only Live Twice 1967 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Thunderball 1965 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

From Russia With Love 1964 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Goldfinger 1964 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Dr. No 1963 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

The Haunting 1963 (Movie)

Grace Markway (Actor)

Come Fly With Me 1961 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

Lolita 1961 (Movie)

Nurse Mary Lore (Actor)

Face of Fire 1959 (Movie)

Ethel Winter (Actor)

Satellite in the Sky 1956 (Movie)

Kim Hamilton (Actor)

Time Without Pity 1956 (Movie)

Vicky Harker (Actor)

Aida 1954 (Movie)

Amneris (Actor)

The Great Hope 1953 (Movie)

Lily (Actor)

That Hagen Girl 1947 (Movie)

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Lady in a Corner (TV Show)

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Biography

Few characters in cinema carried a torch for someone as long as Lois Maxwell's Miss Moneypenny. Over the course of 14 James Bond films, the Canadian actress traded quips and cast many a longing glance at Agent 007, always in vain. Leaving her homeland as a teen, Maxwell made her first screen appearances in England before giving Hollywood a go with pictures like "That Hagen Girl" (1947). The now infamous Ronald Reagan movie earned Maxwell a Golden Globe, but failed to lead to more interesting parts. She began taking parts in Italian productions before a return trip to Britain led to her participation in "Dr. No" (1962), the British spy adventure that launched one of cinema's greatest franchises. Appearing in the first 14 James Bond adventures, Maxwell received much exposure and fan appreciation, even though Moneypenny was mostly confined to the offices of MI6. In between Bond duties, Maxwell guest starred on a number of television programs and earned additional movie assignments, including a pair of European spy spoofs. As her acting career was largely winding down, Maxwell reinvented herself as a writer and penned a popular column for The Toronto Sun newspaper. Moneypenny was Maxwell's signature role, and as its originator, she brought a sophisticated sexiness and sense of humor to the character that her younger successors could never quite duplicate.

Milestones

Was featured in the James Bond motion picture series as the character Miss Moneypenny

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