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Miss Moneypenny is the secretary of M. Although she always played a small part in the movies, her platonic relationship with Bond was always highlighted, despite being completely nonexistent in Fleming's novels.

Since she first appeared in 1962, the role of Miss Moneypenny has always been included in Bond films with the notable exceptions of Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.


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Lois Maxwell

  • The longest-running actress in the role, she appeared in all of the early movies from Dr.No to A View to a Kill.
  • She was born Lois Hooker in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on the 14th of February 1927. She was the first actress to portray Miss Moneypenny and boasts a total of fourteen Bond films under her name, alongside two different M actors and three different Bond actors. Many fans agree that Maxwell was the definitive Moneypenny.
  • In addition to her Bond films, Lois Maxwell also portrayed Moneypenny in a 1967 made-for-TV special (produced by EON Productions) entitled, Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond. This special is included in the 2006 special edition DVD release of You Only Live Twice.
  • She also won a Golden Globe for "Best Newcomer" for her performance in the Shirley Temple comedy That Hagen Girl in 1947.
  • She was enrolled at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she became friends with a fellow student, who was none other than Roger Moore. Both retired from the series after A View To A Kill.
  • Originally, Maxwell was offered either Moneypenny or introductory Bond Girl Sylvia Trench for her role in Dr. No. When she found out that the role of Trench had a scene where she wore nothing but a pajama shirt, she decided to go with the role that she defined in the series.
  • She has a young assistant named Penelope Smallbone in Octopussy. Roger Moore's Bond mistakes her for Moneypenny for a few seconds.
  • Lois Maxwell passed away in 2007. Read more.

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Caroline Bliss

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Caroline Bliss
(born in 1961)

  • Caroline Bliss is a British actress who replaced the longstanding Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny. She chose to wear glasses to distance herself from her predecessor.
  • At age 26 in The Living Daylights, she is the youngest actress to play Moneypenny in a movie to this day.
  • She has considerably less screentime in Licence To Kill than previously, due to Bond not leaving the Americas in that film. However, her role proves crucial when she worries about Bond's life as he is about to be arrested by MI6 agents in Isthmus. She alerts Q and most likely begs him to come to Bond's help in Isthmus, unbeknownst to M.
  • She has been friends with her successor in the role of Miss Moneypenny, Samantha Bond, ever since they both were eleven years old. Casting director Debbie McWilliams was unaware of this when replacing Bliss with Bond. Not expecting to return after the departure of Timothy Dalton anyway, Caroline harbored no ill feelings towards her friend, saying: "I am just glad it has gone to someone I love and who needs the money!".

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Samantha Bond

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Samantha Bond
(born in 1961)

  • The ironically named Samantha Bond replaced Caroline Bliss for the role of Moneypenny in GoldenEye. Many fans of the Bond/Moneypenny tandem say that no other couple portrayed the relationship between 007 and Moneypenny as well as Pierce Brosnan and her. In an interview with BBC 4, she said that along with Brosnan departing from the role of 007, she also retired from her role.
  • She is the only Moneypenny to have kissed Bond instead of him kissing her, though it was not real, she used Q's virtual reality glasses in Die Another Day.
  • As said above, she has been friends with Caroline Bliss since both of them were eleven years old.

Moneypenny - James Bond Wiki

Moneypenny - James Bond Wiki

Moneypenny - James Bond Wiki
Naomie Harris
(born in 1976)

  • Her mother emigrated to England from Jamaica as a child, she was born 6 September 1976 in London. Harris has appeared in TV and film since she was nine, including a stint on the remake of the science fiction series The Tomorrow People.
  • She became internationally well known in 2002 with her lead performance in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later. In the same year, she starred in the television adaptation of Zadie Smith's White Teeth. Since then, Harris has been cast in supporting roles in big budget films, such as Tia Dalma (the goddess Calypso) in Pirates of the Carribean : Dead Man's Chest, Pirates of the Carribean : At World's End and Michael Mann's Miami Vice.
  • Her Moneypenny's given name is Eve.
  • Her character is first introduced as a field agent assisting Bond in Turkey.
  • Because of her misjudged shot on Bond, she gives up to field action and becomes the secretary of Garreth Mallory (the new M) when the MI6 headquarters are moved to the Universal Exports building at the end of Skyfall.

Best lines:

  • Moneypenny: Flattery will get you nowhere... but don't stop trying. (Dr.No)
  • Moneypenny: You never take me to dinner looking like this James. You never take me to dinner period. (Dr.No)

  • Moneypenny: Oh! The only gold I know of is the kind you wear, you know? On the third finger of your left hand. (Goldfinger)

  • Moneypenny: A a ring.
  • M: (on intercom) Miss Moneypenny. Give 007 the password we've agreed with Japanese SIS.
  • Moneypenny: Yes, Sir. We tried to think of something that you wouldn't forget.
  • Bond: Yes?
  • Moneypenny: I... love... you. Repeat it please, to make sure you get it.
  • Bond: Don't worry, I get it. Sayonara. (You only live twice)

  • Bond: Anything you want me to bring you from Holland, Moneypenny?
  • Bond: Would you settle for a tulip?
  • Moneypenny: (Longingly) Yes! (Diamonds are Forever)

  • (Bond arrives in the office with a bunch of flowers and tries to throw his hat on the opposite coat rack but sees a small desk with a typing machine and a young woman turned against the wall instead)
  • Bond: Well, I must say you've become more beautiful everyday!
  • Moneypenny: (not really pleased) Hi, I'm over here.
  • Bond: Of course you are!
  • Moneypenny: And this is Penelope Smallbone, my new assistant.
  • Bond: Smallbone? What can I say Moneypenny, except she is as attractive and as charming...
  • Moneypenny: As I used to be?
  • Bond: I didn't say that.
  • Moneypenny: Uh uh, you're such a flatter James...
  • Bond: No, Moneypenny, you know I never has been. I never will be anybody but yours!
  • Moneypenny: So you've told me.
  • (Bond offers Moneypenny a flower)
  • Bond: Welcome to Universal Exports!
  • (offers the whole bunch of flowers to miss Smallbone)
  • (Octopussy)

  • Moneypenny: I didn't know you were a music lover. Any time you want to come over and hear my Barry Manilow collection... (The Living Daylights)

  • Moneypenny: Someday you'll have to make good on your innuendos. (GoldenEye)

The role of Miss Moneypenny wasn't included in Casino Royale although there was a reference to her :
  • Vesper: I'm the money.
  • Bond: Every penny of it.

Moneypenny was reintroduced in Skyfall. A MI6 field agent named Eve is seen throughout the movie. After a misdjudged shot on Bond, she gives up to field action to become a secretary. Her full name is revealed at the end of the film : Eve Moneypenny.
Some of her best lines :

  • Eve: She's ready for you.
  • Bond: I'm sorry, have we met before?
  • Eve: I'm the one who should say sorry.
  • Bond: It was only four ribs. Some of the less vital organs. Nothing major.

  • Bond: (about getting shot) In your defense, a moving target is harder to hit.
  • Eve: Then you'd better keep moving.

  • Eve: Cut-throat razor. How very traditional.
  • Bond: Well, I like to do some things the old-fashioned way.
  • Eve: Sometimes the old ways are best.

  • Eve: (about Séverine in the Macau casino) She's pretty.
  • Bond: Now, now!
  • Eve: If you like that sort of thing.
  • Bond: I'll keep you posted. (puts his earpiece into her glass)

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