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      Lois Maxwell

      Lois Maxwell

      Highest Rated: 99% 007: Goldfinger (1964)

      Lowest Rated: 37% A View to a Kill (1985)

      Birthday: Feb 14, 1927

      Birthplace: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

      Few characters in cinema carried a torch for someone as long as Lois Maxwell's Miss Moneypenny. Over the course of 14 James Bond films, the Canadian actress traded quips and cast many a longing glance at Agent 007, always in vain. Leaving her homeland as a teen, Maxwell made her first screen appearances in England before giving Hollywood a go with pictures like "That Hagen Girl" (1947). The now infamous Ronald Reagan movie earned Maxwell a Golden Globe, but failed to lead to more interesting parts. She began taking parts in Italian productions before a return trip to Britain led to her participation in "Dr. No" (1962), the British spy adventure that launched one of cinema's greatest franchises. Appearing in the first 14 James Bond adventures, Maxwell received much exposure and fan appreciation, even though Moneypenny was mostly confined to the offices of MI6. In between Bond duties, Maxwell guest starred on a number of television programs and earned additional movie assignments, including a pair of European spy spoofs. As her acting career was largely winding down, Maxwell reinvented herself as a writer and penned a popular column for The Toronto Sun newspaper. Moneypenny was Maxwell's signature role, and as its originator, she brought a sophisticated sexiness and sense of humor to the character that her younger successors could never quite duplicate.

      Highest rated movies

      99% 007: Goldfinger
      97% From Russia With Love
      95% Dr. No
      87% The Haunting
      85% Thunderball
      83% Corridor of Mirrors
      82% The Spy Who Loved Me
      81% 007 On Her Majesty's Secret Service

      Photos

      WOMEN OF TWILIGHT, Lois Maxwell, producer Daniel Angel, Freda Jackson on set, 1953 COME FLY WITH ME, from left: Lois Nettleton, Pamela Tiffin, Dolores Hart, Lois Maxwell, 1963 GOLDFINGER, Lois Maxwell, Sean Connery, 1964 FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, Sean Connery, 1963, files ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, George Lazenby, Lois Maxwell, 1969 THE CRIME DOCTOR'S DIARY, from left, Lois Maxwell, Warner Baxter, 1949 LADY IN THE FOG, (aka SCOTLAND YARD INSPECTOR), Lois Maxwell, 1952 GOLDFINGER, Sean Connery, Lois Maxwell, 1963 ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (1969) Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny A VIEW TO A KILL, Roger Moore, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Geoffrey Keen, Robert Brown, 1985, (c) United Artists OPERATION KID BROTHER, OPERATION KID BROTHER IT 1967 aka OK CONNERY BERNARD LEE LOIS MAXWELL NEIL CONNERY Date 1967. Photo by: Mary Evans/PRODUZIONE D.S./Ronald Grant OPERATION KID BROTHER, OPERATION KID BROTHER IT 1967 aka OK CONNERY LOIS MAXWELL right Date 1967. Photo by: Mary Evans/PRODUZIONE D.S./Ronald Grant A VIEW TO A KILL, Lois Maxwell, 1985, © MGM LADY IN THE FOG, (aka SCOTLAND YARD INSPECTOR), Lois Maxwell, 1952 THAT HAGEN GIRL, Lois Maxwell, 1947 DR. NO, Sean Connery, Lois Maxwell, 1962 DR. NO, Lois Maxwell, Sean Connery, 1962. ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE, Lois Maxwell, 1969. THE BIG PUNCH, from left: Lois Maxwell, Gordon MacRae, 1948 AIDA, Lois Maxwell, 1953

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 28% The Fourth Angel Olivia (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 60% Hard to Forget Helen Applewhite (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Martha, Ruth and Edie Edie Carmichael (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Into the Fields Unknown (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet 18% Eternal Evil Monica Duval (Character) - 1985
      37% 40% A View to a Kill Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1985
      42% 47% Octopussy Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1983
      69% 64% For Your Eyes Only Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Invaders From the Deep Lieutenant Atlanta Shore/Milly Carson/Marineville Tracking Station 2 (Voice) - 1981
      60% 43% Moonraker Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1979
      82% 77% The Spy Who Loved Me Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ragtime Summer Mrs. Hogarth (Character) - 1977
      42% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1974
      67% 64% Live and Let Die Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Peep Mrs. Powell (Character) - 1973
      No Score Yet 38% Endless Night Cora (Character) - 1972
      64% 57% Diamonds Are Forever Moneypenny (Character) - 1971
      81% 64% 007 On Her Majesty's Secret Service Moneypenny (Character) - 1969
      No Score Yet 17% Operation Kid Brother Miss Maxwell (Character) - 1967
      74% 69% 007 - You Only Live Twice Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1967
      85% 73% Thunderball Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1965
      99% 89% 007: Goldfinger Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1964
      No Score Yet 53% Come Fly With Me Gwen Sandley (Character) - 1963
      97% 84% From Russia With Love Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1963
      87% 82% The Haunting Grace Markway (Character) - 1963
      95% 82% Dr. No Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unstoppable Man Helen Kennedy (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kill Me Tomorrow Jill Brook (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 6% Satellite in the Sky Kim Hamilton (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Treason Diane Boyd (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet High Terrace Stephanie Blake (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Submarine Attack Lt. Lily Donald (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Aida Of The Arboleda Amneris (Character) - 1954
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mantrap Thelma Speight/Tasman (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Chance Chris Ralston (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Scotland Yard Inspector Margaret "Peggy" Maybrick (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Woman's Angle Enid Mansell (Character) - 1952
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kazan Louise Maitlin (Character) - 1949
      50% 45% The Dark Past Ruth Collins (Character) - 1949
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crime Doctor's Diary Jane Darrin (Character) - 1949
      83% 33% Corridor of Mirrors Lois (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Decision of Christopher Blake Miss McIntyre (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Big Punch Karen Long (Character) - 1948
      No Score Yet 57% That Hagen Girl Julia Kane (Character) - 1947

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet El Santo Beth Parish (Guest Star) 1966-1967
      No Score Yet 86% The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Ann (Character) 1956