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Lois Maxwell is a Actor Canadienne born on 14 february 1927 at Kitchener (Canada)

Lois Maxwell

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Birth name Lois Hooker
Nationality Canada
Birth 14 february 1927 at Kitchener (Canada)
Death 29 september 2007 (at 80 years) at Fremantle (Australie)

Lois Maxwell (14 February 1927 – 29 September 2007) was a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Miss Moneypenny in the first fourteen James Bond films, (1962-85). She was the first actress to play the part. The films in which she played Miss Moneypenny were Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985).

She began her film career in the late 1940s and won the actress Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in That Hagen Girl (1947). Following a number of small film roles, Maxwell became dissatisfied and travelled to Italy, where she worked in film from 1951 to 1955. After her marriage, she moved to the United Kingdom, where she appeared in several television productions.

As Maxwell's career declined, she lived in Canada, Switzerland and the UK. In 2001, she was diagnosed with bowel cancer, and moved to Western Australia, where she lived with her son until her death in 2007, aged 80.


Née au Canada, elle débute à la radio avant de s'installer à l'âge de 15 ans au Royaume-Uni en 1942 avec les comédiens de l'armée canadienne, où elle commence une carrière d'actrice. Elle est aidée par Lady Mountbatten qui l'a fait entrer à la Royal Academy of Dramatic Art où elle se lie d'amitié avec Roger Moore.

Elle déménage à Hollywood dans les années 40. Elle obtient son premier rôle en 1946 au côté de David Niven dans Une question de vie ou de mort. Elle obtient un Golden Globe de la révélation féminine (New Star Of The Year - Actress) en 1948 pour son rôle dans That Hagen Girl.

Revenue au Royaume-Uni, elle apparaît notamment dans Lolita et dans plusieurs épisodes de séries télévisées. Elle joue notamment dans l'épisode Une rancune tenace de la série Amicalement vôtre (The Persuaders!) avec Roger Moore.

Son rôle le plus connu est celui de Miss Moneypenny — membre dévoué du MI6 et sensible au charme de James Bond — interprété de 1962 à 1985 dans les quatorze premiers films de la franchise James Bond, produits par EON Productions. Elle est ainsi après Desmond Llewelyn l'acteur qui est apparu le plus souvent dans la série des films. Elle avait postulé auprès du cinéaste Terence Young alors qu’elle élevait difficilement ses enfants en s’occupant de son mari malade.

Son dernier rôle est dans Vengeance secrète, en 2001. Partie vivre en Australie auprès de son fils, elle meurt d'un cancer le 29 septembre 2007, à l'hôpital de Fremantle.

Best films

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Tomorrow Is Too Late (1950)

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Filmography of Lois Maxwell (48 films)

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Bond Girls Are Forever, 46minutes
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Maryam d'Abo, Halle Berry, Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, Luciana Paluzzi, Jill St John
Roles Miss Moneypenny (archive footage)
Rating64% 3.23723.23723.23723.23723.2372
À travers des extraits des films James Bond, et avec la participation de plusieurs anciennes "Bond Girls", le documentaire retrace l'évolution de l'héroïne typique des longs métrages 007, de la demoiselle en détresse à la participante courageuse.
The Fourth Angel, 1h36
Directed by John Irvin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Jeremy Irons, Forest Whitaker, Jason Priestley, Charlotte Rampling, Briony Glassco, Lois Maxwell
Roles Olivia
Rating53% 2.650592.650592.650592.650592.65059
Jack Elgin (Jeremy Irons) is the European editor of The Economist, a magazine based in London, England. Jack has a wife named Maria (Briony Glassco) and three kids named Joanne (Anna Maguire), Julia (Holly Boyd), and Andrew (Joel Pitts).
A View to a Kill, 2h11
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Roger Moore, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, Christopher Walken, Patrick Bauchau
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating62% 3.1493353.1493353.1493353.1493353.149335
MI6 agent James Bond is sent to Siberia to locate the body of 003 and recover a microchip originating from the Soviet Union. Upon his return Q analyses the microchip, establishing it to be a copy of one designed to withstand an electromagnetic pulse and made by government contractor Zorin Industries.
Eternal Evil, 1h25
Directed by George Mihalka
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Horror
Actors Winston Rekert, Karen Black, John Novak, Vlasta Vrána, Bronwen Booth, Tom Rack
Roles Monica Duval
Rating39% 1.980151.980151.980151.980151.98015
A dissatisfied Montreal director of TV commercials is taught to astrally project himself by a mysterious woman. But soon he finds that he does it against his will when he sleeps, and while he does it, he commits savage acts against those in his life.
Octopussy (1983)
, 2h11
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Louis Jourdan, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Kristina Wayborn
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating64% 3.2483253.2483253.2483253.2483253.248325
British agent 009 is found dead at the British embassy in East Berlin, dressed as a circus clown and carrying a fake Fabergé egg. MI6 immediately suspects Soviet involvement and, after seeing the real egg appear at an auction in London, sends James Bond—agent 007—to investigate and find out who the seller is. At the auction Bond is able to swap the real egg with the fake and engages in a bidding war with exiled Afghan prince Kamal Khan, forcing Khan to pay £500,000 for the fake egg. Bond follows Khan back to his palace in Rajasthan, India, where Bond defeats Khan in a game of backgammon. Bond escapes with his Indian colleague Vijay, evading Khan's bodyguard Gobinda's attempts to kill them both. Bond is seduced by one of Khan's associates, Magda, and notices that she has a blue-ringed octopus tattoo. Magda steals the real Fabergé egg fitted with a listening device by Q, while Gobinda captures Bond and takes him to Khan's palace. After Bond escapes from his cell he listens in on the bug in the Fabergé egg and discovers that Khan is working with Orlov, a Soviet general, who is seeking to expand Soviet control into Central Europe.
Mr. Patman
Mr. Patman (1981)
, 1h37
Directed by John Guillermin
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors James Coburn, Kate Nelligan, Fionnula Flanagan, Lois Maxwell, Leslie Carlson, Jan Rubes
Roles Director
Rating55% 2.7700552.7700552.7700552.7700552.770055
A film about a male nurse (James Coburn) working the night shift in a psycho ward who begins to lose his grip on reality. Directed by John Guillermin, responsible for the 1976 version of King Kong and The Towering Inferno, the film was released theatrically in Europe then recut and sold to television in North America.
For Your Eyes Only, 2h8
Directed by John Glen
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Political films
Actors Roger Moore, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet, Chaim Topol, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Lois Maxwell
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating66% 3.348343.348343.348343.348343.34834
The British spy boat St Georges, which holds the Automatic Targeting Attack Communicator (ATAC), the system used by the Ministry of Defence to communicate with and co-ordinate the Royal Navy's fleet of Polaris submarines, is sunk after accidentally trawling an old naval mine in the Ionian Sea. MI6 agent James Bond, code name "007", is ordered by the Minister of Defence, Sir Frederick Gray and MI6 Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner, to retrieve the ATAC before the Soviets, as the transmitter could order attacks by the submarines' Polaris ballistic missiles.
Lost and Found, 1h46
Directed by Melvin Frank
Genres Comedy
Actors George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Maureen Stapleton, Paul Sorvino, John Cunningham, John Candy
Roles English Woman
Rating49% 2.480122.480122.480122.480122.48012
While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg.
Moonraker (1979)
, 2h6
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Ernest Day
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Dans l'espace, Space opera, Eco-terrorism in fiction
Actors Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel, Bernard Lee, Corinne Cléry
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating61% 3.099583.099583.099583.099583.09958
A Drax Industries Moonraker space shuttle on loan to the United Kingdom is hijacked in mid-air and MI6 operative, James Bond, agent 007, is assigned to investigate. En route to England in a small charter plane, Bond is attacked by the crew and pushed out of the plane by the mercenary assassin Jaws. He survives by stealing a parachute from the pilot, whilst Jaws lands on a circus tent.
The Spy Who Loved Me, 2h6
Directed by Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Ernest Day
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Spy films, Seafaring films, Politique, Sports films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Underwater action films, Submarine films, Political films, Arme nucléaire
Actors Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curd Jürgens, Richard Kiel, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating69% 3.4982953.4982953.4982953.4982953.498295
British and Soviet ballistic-missile submarines mysteriously disappear. James Bond—MI6 agent 007—is summoned to investigate. On the way he escapes an ambush by Soviet agents in Austria, killing one during a downhill ski chase, and escaping via a Union Flag parachute. Bond learns that the plans for a highly advanced submarine tracking system are on the market in Egypt. There, he encounters Major Anya Amasova—KGB agent Triple X—his rival for the plans. They travel across Egypt together, tracking the microfilm plans, meeting Jaws—a tall assassin with steel teeth—along the way. Bond and Amasova later team up through a truce agreed by their respective superiors and identify the person responsible for the thefts as the shipping tycoon, scientist, and anarchist Karl Stromberg.
From Hong Kong with Love, 1h37
Directed by Yvan Chiffre
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Gérard Rinaldi, Jean-Guy Fechner, Jean Sarrus, Gérard Filippelli, Clifton James, Mickey Rooney
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating41% 2.0652752.0652752.0652752.0652752.065275
La reine Élisabeth II est enlevée par un riche américain mégalomane (Mickey Rooney) : les services secrets britanniques demandent l'aide de leurs homologues français. Le SDECE confie alors l'affaire à quatre agents gaffeurs (les Charlots) et, pour cacher la disparition de la reine, font tenir le rôle de cette dernière par une femme de chambre qui se trouve être son sosie. L'enquête se poursuit jusqu'à Hong Kong...
The Man with the Golden Gun, 2h5
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Hervé Villechaize, James Cossins
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating66% 3.3477153.3477153.3477153.3477153.347715
In London, a golden bullet with James Bond's code "007" etched into its surface is received by MI6. It is believed that it was sent by famed assassin Francisco Scaramanga, who uses a golden gun, to intimidate the agent. Because of the perceived threat to the agent's life, M relieves Bond of a mission revolving around the work of a scientist named Gibson, thought to be in possession of information crucial to solving the energy crisis with solar power. Bond sets out unofficially to find Scaramanga.
Live and Let Die, 2h2
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Films about drugs, Films about terrorism, Transport films
Actors Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, David Hedison, Geoffrey Holder, Bernard Lee
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating66% 3.348273.348273.348273.348273.34827
Three MI6 agents, including one "on loan" to the American government, are killed under mysterious circumstances within 24 hours of each other in the United Nations, New Orleans and a small Caribbean island, San Monique, respectively, while monitoring the operations of Dr. Kananga, the island's dictator. James Bond, agent 007, is sent to New York City to investigate the first murder. Kananga is also in New York, visiting the United Nations. Just after Bond arrives, his driver is shot dead by Whisper, one of Kananga's men, while taking Bond to meet Felix Leiter of the CIA. Bond is nearly killed in the ensuing car crash.
Endless Night, 1h39
Directed by Sidney Gilliat
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Britt Ekland, Per Oscarsson, George Sanders, David Bauer
Roles Cora
Rating60% 3.0002853.0002853.0002853.0002853.000285
Michael Rogers (Bennett), a young drifter currently employed as a chauffeur, has a chance meeting with the lovely Ellie Thomsen (Mills). He dreams of building a magnificent house on a particular spot of land along the Devon coast. Unknown to him, she is actually a wealthy heiress and can make his dream come true. With the help of her efficient German companion, Greta (Ekland), they marry and build a memorable home designed by noted architect Santonix (Oscarsson), much to the disapproval of Ellie's family, who try to buy off Michael.
Diamonds Are Forever, 2h
Directed by Guy Hamilton
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about children, Space adventure films, Spy films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Satellite
Actors Sean Connery, Jill St John, Charles Gray, Lana Wood, Jimmy Dean, Bernard Lee
Roles Miss Moneypenny
Rating64% 3.248983.248983.248983.248983.24898
James Bond—agent 007—pursues Ernst Stavro Blofeld and eventually finds him at a facility where Blofeld look-alikes are being created through surgery. Bond kills a test subject, and later the "real" Blofeld, by drowning him in a pool of superheated mud.