Actress Lois Maxwell, who starred as Miss Moneypenny in a string of James Bond movies, has died aged 80.Read the whole report here.
Maxwell starred alongside Sir Sean Connery in Bond’s first movie outing, Dr. No, in 1962.
She played the role until 1985’s A View to A Kill with Sir Roger Moore, who told the BBC she had been a “great asset” to the early Bond movies.
A spokesperson for Fremantle Hospital, Western Australia, said she died there on Saturday evening.
Another note of interest, this one from Wikipedia: “Since first appearing on screen in 1962 [Miss Moneypenny] has appeared in every Bond film with the exception of the latest, Casino Royale, in 2006.” Let’s hope she’s resurrected in the 22nd Bond feature film, due out in November 2008.
(Hat tip to Dark Forces Book Group via Bill Crider.)