Birthday of Moneypenny actress Lois Maxwell [1927]

Lois MaxwellThe late Lois Maxwell was born in Ontario, Canada on 14th February 1927. After becoming dissatisfied with her film career she moved to Italy and then, in 1955, the UK, where she worked in television.

In 1962 Maxwell was offered the roles of Sylvia Trench or Miss Moneypenny in Dr No by Terence Young.

She opted for the latter and appeared in a total of fourteen Bond films with three difference actors playing James Bond, finally quitting the series when Roger Moore retired from the role after A View To A Kill (1985).

Although the part has been recast several times now, none has been quite as successful as the original Miss Moneypenny and her flirtatious relationship with 007.

Dr No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)

Photo: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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One Response to “Birthday of Moneypenny actress Lois Maxwell [1927]”

  • Greg Johnston

    She was an excellent actress. Her Canadian TV credits also include Adventures in Rainbow Country. She played Billy and Hannah’s Mom. However, internationally, she will be forever known as Miss Moneypenney. Iconic!

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