Lois Maxwell

Lois Maxwell

Highest Rated: 99% Goldfinger (1964)

Lowest Rated: 38% 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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 26% 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
38% 40% A View to a Kill Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 13% Eternal Evil Monica Duval (Character) - 1985
43% 47% Octopussy Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Invaders From the Deep Lieutenant Atlanta Shore/Milly Carson/Marineville Tracking Station 2 (Voice) - 1981
71% 64% For Your Eyes Only Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1981
60% 43% Moonraker Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1979
80% 76% The Spy Who Loved Me Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1977
41% 55% The Man With the Golden Gun Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Peep Mrs. Powell (Character) - 1973
66% 64% Live and Let Die Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 39% Endless Night Cora (Character) - 1972
64% 58% Diamonds Are Forever Moneypenny (Character) - 1971
81% 64% On Her Majesty's Secret Service Moneypenny (Character) - 1969
73% 68% You Only Live Twice Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 18% Operation Kid Brother Miss Maxwell (Character) - 1967
86% 73% Thunderball Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1965
99% 89% Goldfinger Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1964
88% 82% The Haunting Grace Markway (Character) - 1963
95% 84% From Russia With Love Miss Moneypenny (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet 56% Come Fly With Me Gwen Sandley (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 7% Satellite in the Sky Kim Hamilton (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Terrace Stephanie Blake (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Treason Diane Boyd (Character) - 1955
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 Man in Hiding Thelma Speight/Tasman (Character) - 1953
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 Another Chance Chris Ralston (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kazan Louise Maitlin (Character) - 1949
57% 48% The Dark Past Ruth Collins (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crime Doctor's Diary Jane Darrin (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 25% 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 The Saint Beth Parish (Guest Star) 1966-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Avengers Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rheingold Theatre Ann (Character) 1956

QUOTES FROM Lois Maxwell CHARACTERS

Dr. John Markway says: You wait here, Grace. I'll go in and get your things, and then call the police.

Grace Markway says: No, no, no! No one must go back into that house again. Whatever's there might--?

Grace Markway says: No, no, no! No one must go back into that house again. Whatever's there might?

Dr. John Markway says: I'll be all right. The house has what it wants...for a while.

Dr. John Markway says: I'll be all right. The house has what it wants, for a while.