Lois Maxwell was a marvelous presence playing M's secretary Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movies. She holds the record for the most appearances in the series, beating out every Bond, all the M's, Q, and the seven guys who played Felix Leiter - her record stands at fourteen 007 movies. I don't think that record will ever be broken.
|Lois Maxwell and Sean Connery in the first 007 movie - Dr. No (1962).|
She and Roger Moore attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts together, and I always felt she had a special chemistry with him, though she and Sean Connery had some fine moments as well. She also helped George Lazenby in their only film together, and he got the sauciest moment with her, giving her a discreet tush squeeze just below camera (his hand movement is unmistakable as it moves down there.)
|Lois Maxwell and the boys - Roger Moore, Desmond Llewelyn, and Patrick Macnee - in|
her final 007 film - A View to a Kill (1985).
Miss Moneypenny has since been played by four other women - and they're mostly all awesome - three of them, anyway - but no one compares with Lois Maxwell!
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!