Lois Maxwell
Actress
Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell was a Canadian actress. Maxwell began her film career in the late 1940s, and won a Golden Globe Award for the New Actress of the Year for her performance in That Hagen Girl (1947). Following a number of small film roles, Maxwell grew dissatisfied and travelled to Italy where she worked in films from 1951 until 1955, and following her marriage, she moved to the United Kingdom where she appeared in several television productions.
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Bond-a-Thond #14: 'A View To A Kill' (1985)
MTV News - over 4 years
MTV Movies Blog is currently running what we call the Bond-a-Thond. Every week we're taking a look back at a single (official) Bond film, giving you the vitals and seeing how it holds up, right up until the release of "Skyfall" on November 9. Feel free to watch along with us and share your thoughts or just kick back and enjoy the Bond. A View to a Kill (1985) Plot: When a top secret microchip ends up in the hands of the Soviets, Bond is called on to investigate the chip's manufacturer. Title Meaning: Max Zorin uses the line the describe the view from his personal blimp, and it doesn't make any sense. Song: "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran Bond: Roger Moore, his final appearance as 007 Villains: Max Zorin, a wealthy microchip manufacturer, played by Christopher Walken, and May Day, his enforcer and lover, played by Grace Jones Bond Girl: Stacey Sutton, an oil heiress, played by Tanya Roberts "Bond, James Bond" Occurrences: 2 Martinis: 0 Card Games: 0 ...
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Linda Christian: First Bond Girl - LIFE.com
Google News - over 5 years
Before there was Honor Blackman, Halle Berry, Maud Adams, Eva Green, or even Lois Maxwell, there was Linda Christian, a 31-year-old Mexican actress who had the distinction of being the very first Bond girl (as well as the second wife of screen legend
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Miss Moneypenny to return in next Bond adventure - DI-VE
Google News - over 5 years
Lois Maxwell, Caroline Bliss and Samantha Bond have all played Moneypenny over the years (with Barbara Bouchet and Pamela Salem taking the mantle on in unofficial Bond flicks, 1967's “Casino Royale” and 1983's “Never Say Never Again”)
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Naomie Harris será una Moneypenny negra en el próximo James Bond - Suite101.net
Google News - over 5 years
Lois Maxwell es la más popular. Samantha Bond, la última. Moneypenny está de vuelta. La mítica secretaria de M en el MI6 retratado en las películas de James Bond aparecerá en el próximo título del agente 007, el vigésimo tercero de la saga,
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Naomie Harris va fi secretara Moneypenny în următorul "James Bond" - Evenimentul Zilei
Google News - over 5 years
Jane Moneypenny, secretara agentei "M", a intrat în atenţia publicului după ce a fost interpretată de către actriţa de origine canadiană Lois Maxwell. Ultima oară, personajul a fost introdus în pelicula "Die Another Day", fiind interpretat de actriţa
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James Bond gets a new Miss Moneypenny, and she is... - New York Daily News (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
She'll follow in the high-heeled footsteps not only of the first and best Moneypenny, Lois Maxwell (right), who costarred with Sean Connery, George Lazenby and Roger Moore, but also a few others: Barbara Bouchet (1967's spoof "Casino Royale"),
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Bons baisers de Russie - Le Figaro
Google News - over 5 years
Distribution : Sean Connery (James Bond), George Pastell (Le conducteur de train), Nadja Regin (L'amie de Kerim), Lois Maxwell (Miss Moneypenny), Alizia Gur (Vida), Martine Beswick (Zora), Peter Madden (McAdams), Daniela Bianchi (Tatiana Romanova),
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Fekete lesz Miss Moneypenny az új Bond-filmben - Origo
Google News - over 5 years
Miss Moneypennyt legtöbbször Lois Maxwell formálta meg (tizennégy filmben), kétszer Caroline Bliss játszotta, a Pierce Brosnan-féle Bond-filmekben pedig Samantha Bond alakította. Mióta Daniel Craig játssza Bondot, a titkárnő még nem tűnt fel a színen
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Beyond Bond: The alternative world of 007 - Shadowlocked (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Stepping into the breach as plastic surgeon/hypnotist Dr Neil Connery (you read that correctly), he is surrounded by Bond veterans Bernard Lee (looking hung-over), Lois Maxwell (who has more to do here then she ever did as Moneypenny), Daniela Bianchi,
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Bullets and bats: when Hammer Films met 007 - Shadowlocked (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dr No also marked the debuts of Bernard Lee (the first of 11 films as M) and Lois Maxwell (the first of 14 as Miss Moneypenny). Lee had a brief turn as Tarmut in Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1973) and despite never starring in a Hammer
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Rebekah Jane Dunbar - Paso Robles Press
Google News - over 5 years
Her younger sister, Lois Maxwell, still resides in Ohio with many other family members. In 1939, Bekcy moved to California, where she met her husband, Peter Joseph Dunbar, at a dance. They fell in love and married, producing two boys, Allen Dunbar and
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The James Bond Chronicles: 'Live and Let Die' - Big Hollywood
Google News - almost 6 years
I want to call attention to a wonderful moment from Lois Maxwell, where she realizes Bond has a young beautiful woman with him in his home, and she is absolutely crestfallen. Her face shows such disappointment, as if she never actually believed Bond
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Lois Maxwell, 80, an Actress Who Played in 14 'Bond' Films
NYTimes - over 9 years
Lois Maxwell, the actress who played Miss Moneypenny in 14 James Bond movies, died on Sept. 29, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported. She was 80. She died near her home in Perth, Australia, the BBC said, citing a hospital official. Roger Moore, one of the Bond stars, told BBC Radio that Ms. Maxwell had been suffering from cancer. Born Lois
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Jazz on TV, Every Week Saying it is bringing jazz to national network television in a weekly series for the first time in 40 years, PBS announced yesterday plans to begin ''Legends of Jazz'' on June 16 with a one-hour show that will feature winners of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Awards. The show, with guests including the
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Will Undecided Voters Make Up State's Mind?
NYTimes - over 26 years
THE gubernatorial election is only two days away, but the ultimate disposition of voters like Lois Maxwell remains maddeningly unknown to the strategists for the three major candidates. Ms. Maxwell, a 44-year-old department manager for the Hartford Insurance Group, is a registered Democrat who says she has not yet made up her mind. Her housemate,
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GOING ON IN THE NORTHEAST
NYTimes - almost 31 years
007 IN PHILADELPHIA Fans of James Bond may be interested in a close-up look at the OO7 Aston Martin driven by Sean Connery in ''Goldfinger.'' The car, which could foil villains in the 1964 film by ejecting oil and/or smoke, will be on view weekends through March 16 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Other features of the car will be shown:
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WHERE ARE ALL THE WOMEN WHO FELL FOR 007?
NYTimes - over 35 years
They always seem to wear the skimpiest of bikinis, and they often carry weapons - a gun, a knife, a spear, perhaps even a miniature Abomb. Their hair is always long, their smiles are always pouty and their names are always memorable. First there was Honeychile Rider (played by Ursula Andress), and later came Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) and Kissy
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lois Maxwell
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 80
    She remained there, working on her autobiography, until her death at Fremantle Hospital on 29 September 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Of his friend's death, Sir Roger Moore said to BBC Radio 5 Live, "It's rather a shock. She was always fun and she was wonderful to be with and was absolutely perfect casting It was a great pity that, after I moved out of Bond, they didn't take her on to continue in the Timothy Dalton films. I think it was a great disappointment to her that she had not been promoted to play M. She would have been a wonderful M."
  • 2001
    Age 74
    Following surgery for bowel cancer in 2001, Maxwell moved to Perth, Australia, to live with her son Christian's family.
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  • 1994
    Age 67
    In 1994, she returned to the UK once again to be nearer to her daughter Daphne, retiring to a cottage in Frome, Somerset.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1973
    Age 46
    In 1973, Maxwell's husband died, having never fully recovered from his heart attack in the 1960s.
    More Details Hide Details Maxwell subsequently returned to Canada, settling in Fort Erie, Ontario, where she lived on Oakes Drive. She spent her summers at a cottage outside of Espanola, Ontario, where she wrote a column for the Toronto Sun under the pseudonym "Miss Moneypenny" and became a businesswoman working in the textile industry.
  • 1971
    Age 44
    In 1971, the role of Moneypenny was nearly re-cast after Maxwell demanded a pay raise for Diamonds Are Forever; Moneypenny's undercover policewoman's cap disguises the hair Maxwell had already dyed in preparation for another part.
    More Details Hide Details However, she stayed on as Moneypenny when her former classmate, Roger Moore, assumed the role of 007 in Live and Let Die (1973). She reprised her character, weeping for the death of Bond, in a short scene with Lee in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong (1975). During the filming of A View to a Kill (1985), her final appearance as Moneypenny, producer Cubby Broccoli pointed out to her that they were the only cast or crew members from Dr. No who had not yet left the series. Maxwell asked that Moneypenny be killed off, but Broccoli re-cast the role instead. Maxwell's final Bond film was also Moore's last outing; they were succeeded by Caroline Bliss and Timothy Dalton for the final two Bond films of the 1980s, The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).
  • THIRTIES
  • 1967
    Age 40
    In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean Connery by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with his brother, Neil, and Bernard Lee (who played M).
    More Details Hide Details The same year, she portrayed Moneypenny in a made-for-TV special, Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond, in which she co-starred with Abbe Lane, where the two performed a dance number wearing purple fez and white feathered boas, as well as silver and purple evening gowns created by designer Oleg Cassini.
  • 1965
    Age 38
    In 1965, Maxwell had a guest appearance in "Something for a Rainy Day", an episode of the ITC series The Baron, as an insurance investigator.
    More Details Hide Details Maxwell lobbied for a role in the James Bond film Dr. No (1962), since her husband had suffered a heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who had once turned her down on the grounds that she "looked like she smelled of soap", offered her either Miss Moneypenny or Bond's girlfriend, Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with the idea of a revealing scene outlined in the screenplay. The role as M's secretary guaranteed just two days' work at a rate of £100 per day; Maxwell supplied her own clothes for the filming.
  • 1963
    Age 36
    In 1963 Maxwell played a machine gun-firing nurse in the series The Avengers (episode "The Little Wonders", which was first aired on 11 January 1964).
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  • 1959
    Age 32
    Maxwell appeared with Patrick McGoohan in the British TV series Danger Man as his accomplice in the 1959 episode "Position of Trust".
    More Details Hide Details During the 1960s Maxwell appeared in many TV series and in films outside the Bond series in both the UK and Canada, and was the star of Adventures in Rainbow Country in the 1970s. She also guest-starred in episodes of The Saint and The Persuaders!, both of which starred Roger Moore, and provided the voice of Atlanta for the Supermarionation science-fiction children's series Stingray. Maxwell had a minor role as a nurse in Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1957
    Age 30
    While visiting Paris she met her future husband, TV executive Peter Marriott. They married in 1957 and moved to London, where their daughter Melinda and son Christian were both born (in 1958 and 1959).
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  • 1949
    Age 22
    In 1949, she participated in a Life magazine photo layout, in which she posed with another up-and-coming actress, Marilyn Monroe.
    More Details Hide Details It was at this time that she changed her surname from Hooker to Maxwell, a name borrowed from a ballet dancer friend. The rest of her family also took this name. Most of Maxwell's work consisted of minor roles in B films. Tiring of Hollywood, she moved back to Europe, living in Rome for five years (1950–55). There she made a series of films, and at one point became an amateur race driver. One of her Italian films was an adaptation of the opera Aida (1953), in which Maxwell played a leading role, lip-synching to another woman's vocals and appearing in several scenes with the still unknown Sophia Loren.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1927
    Age 0
    Born on February 14, 1927.
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