The great Canadian character actor Lois Maxwell has died, 80, in Australia. She made an indelible impression on fourteen Bond films, initiating the series in 1962, as efficent, yearning, slightly-plain Miss Moneypenny (see above), with whom James Bond would harmlessly (?) flirt, from Dr No to 1985's A View To A Kill . Born in Ontario, she won a Golden Globe, and made many film and TV appearances - but she won us over in M's office.
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