Samantha Bond

Actor
Samantha Bond played a wide variety of characters in stage, television and film productions, but fans of superspy 007 especially cherished her turns as Miss Moneypenny, the sexy MI6 secretary who would trade double ... Read more »
Born: 11/27/1961 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (21)

Downton Abbey 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Fires 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: Cracking China 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Narrator

A Bunch of Amateurs 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

Clapham Junction 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

P.D. James' The Murder Room 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Yes 2005 (Movie)

Kate (Actor)

Strings 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Die Another Day 2002 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

The World Is Not Enough 1999 (Movie)

Moneypenny (Actor)

What Rats Won't Do 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jane Austen's Emma 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

Miss Moneypenny (Actor)

Goldeneye 1995 (Movie)

Moneypenny (Actor)

Inspector Morse, Series VII: Dead on Time 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ginger Tree 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's Poirot 1990 (Tv Show)

Actor

Erik the Viking 1989 (Movie)

Helga (Actor)

Rumpole of the Bailey, Series IV 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Destroying Angel (TV Show)

Actor

The Ruby Ring (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Samantha Bond played a wide variety of characters in stage, television and film productions, but fans of superspy 007 especially cherished her turns as Miss Moneypenny, the sexy MI6 secretary who would trade double entendres with the British agent. The husky-voiced London native first made a name for herself in the long-running play "Daisy Pulls it Off" (1983-86). After several more productions, she performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company and also became a regular face on British television. When it was decided to replace Timothy Dalton following the release of "License to Kill" (1989), the part of Miss Moneypenny was also up for grabs. Bond's screen presence allowed her to make a significant impression in the limited screen time customarily afforded that character and she was invited back for the next three installments. While Bond also undertook a number of additional movie and television assignments, her primary focus was the stage, where she portrayed most of the primary female characters in the works of Shakespeare. She also later gained additional exposure as Lady Rosamund Painswick on the popular drama "Downton Abbey" (ITV, 2010-16), which quickly developed an international following. While Miss Moneypenny was likely the role that earned Bond her most widespread appreciation, she enjoyed a remarkable run across three mediums and proved decisively that the infamous "Bond Girl Curse" was indeed a fallacy.

Relationships

Philip Bond Actor

Father
Born Nov. 1, 1934

Abigail Bond

Sister

Matthew Bond

Brother
Worked as a film critic for the Daily Mail

Alexander Hanson Actor

Husband
Briefly separated c. 1994; reconciled

Molly Hanson

Daughter
Father, Alexander Hanson

Tom Hanson

Son
Father, Alexander Hanson

Pat Sandys Producer

Mother
Born July 26, 1926 Died May 19, 2000

EDUCATION

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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