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Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)

She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing  the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the  character in A View to a Kill (1985).
Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a  heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned  her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”,  offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia  Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter  had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day;  Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.
In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean  Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard  Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after  demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had  already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a  short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For  the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two  of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that  her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha  Bond.
As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an  “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism.  For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make  outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did  little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.
Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as  Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer  than 200 words.

from her Wikipedia page
// her filmography on IMDb
// Miss Moneypenny’s Wikipedia page

Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)

She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the character in A View to a Kill (1985).

Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”, offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day; Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.

In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha Bond.

As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism. For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.

Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer than 200 words.

from her Wikipedia page

// her filmography on IMDb

// Miss Moneypenny’s Wikipedia page

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Universal Exports entrance from James Bond Logos

Universal Exports is used as a cover name for the British Secret Service  in the films.  It has been featured repeatedly in the films in various ways such as a  direction sign in Dr. No, the abbreviation “UnivEx” in From  Russia with Love, a brass name plate in On Her Majesty’s Secret  Service, Bond’s helicopter in For Your Eyes Only, a building  with a sign in The Living Daylights, an identity card in The  World Is Not Enough, a folder in Casino Royale, and a  business card in Quantum of Solace. Bond has also given his  introductions as a Universal Exports employee in You Only Live Twice,  Octopussy, Licence to Kill, The World Is Not Enough,  and Die Another Day.

from Wikipedia

Universal Exports entrance from James Bond Logos

Universal Exports is used as a cover name for the British Secret Service in the films. It has been featured repeatedly in the films in various ways such as a direction sign in Dr. No, the abbreviation “UnivEx” in From Russia with Love, a brass name plate in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond’s helicopter in For Your Eyes Only, a building with a sign in The Living Daylights, an identity card in The World Is Not Enough, a folder in Casino Royale, and a business card in Quantum of Solace. Bond has also given his introductions as a Universal Exports employee in You Only Live Twice, Octopussy, Licence to Kill, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.

from Wikipedia

Filed in 1962 casino royale die another day dr. no for your eyes only from russia with love james bond licence to kill octopussy on her majesty's secret service quantum of solace sean connery the living daylights the world is not enough universal exports you only live twice logos