Did you ever wonder if James Bond and Miss Moneypenny had ever been intimate? The character of Miss Moneypenny has been in more James Bond movies than any other character except for Bond himself. She is the assistant to M, head of the British Secret Service. All agents and technicians must pass through Miss Moneypenny's office to reach M's office.
Lois Maxwell played the character of Miss Moneypenny in 14 Bond movies, From Dr. No (1962) to A View to a Kill (1985). Miss Maxwell said:
"Sean and I, and director Terence Young decided on the relationship between James Bond and Miss Moneypenny. That is, when he was a trainee and she was in the secretarial pool, they had gone off together for a lovely holiday weekend to a rose covered cottage and fully appreciated each other's qualities. But she realized that if she allowed herself to fall in love with him, he would probably break her heart. And he knew that if he allowed himself to fall in love with her, he would never get his double 0."
And there's the answer straight from the Penny's mouth. However, if you ask me, Lois' most powerful part was as Doctor Markway's wife in The Haunting. After a suspenseful scene with Julie Harris on the shaking spiral staircase, Julie looks up in a medium shot and then suddenly Lois' face jumps into close-up with a scary music stinger. It's a big shock in the theater.
Lois is not around for the 50 year anniversary of her Bond debut, but she'll forever be, "Good ol' Moneypenny. Britain's last line of defense," as Bond calls her in which movie?
Coming Nov. 6th SPECTRE.