was born in Kitchener, Ontario. After serving in the Canadian Army
during WWII she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London
where she met future co-star and friend Roger Moore.
After an early career that included a Golden Globe and appearances
alongside Shirley Temple and Ronald Reagan, Lois settled in England and
made guest appearances in The Saint alongside her old friend Roger
Moore. She also appeared in the classic chiller The Haunting and
It was of course her role as Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond series
that she will be best remembered for. She appeared in fourteen films
and acted opposite three James Bonds (Connery, Lazenby, Moore) before
being replaced by Caroline Bliss for 1987's The Living Daylights.
Despite only having a small role in each film her charm and humour made
a lasting impression and, as much as Sean Connery was James Bond, Lois
Maxwell was Miss Moneypenny.
Like Bernard Lee and Desmond Llewelyn, Lois became a beloved fixture in
the series. No one will ever quite replace Connery, Lee or Llewelyn and
the same can be said of Lois Maxwell.
For James Bond fans the world over she will never be forgotten and
always be the original and best loved Miss Moneypenny.