Moneypenny

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  • Miss Moneypenny is the secretary of M.
  • Although she mostly plays a small part in the movies, her platonic relationship with Bond has always been highlighted.
  • Since she first appeared in Dr. No in 1962, the role of Miss Moneypenny has been included in the majority of the Bond films with the notable exceptions of Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace. She was reintroduced in Skyfall.
  • Despite not appearing in it, there is a reference to her in a dialogue between Bond and Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale:
    • Vesper: I'm the money.
    • Bond: Every penny of it!

Moneypenny has been played by four actresses in the Eon film series to this day:

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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 diamond...in 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)