Lois Maxwell

Lois Maxwell

Gender: Female
Known for: Acting
Birthday: 1927-02-14
Deathday: 2007-09-29 (80 years old)

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Lois Ruth Maxwell (born Lois Ruth Hooker; 14 February 1927 – 29 September 2007) was a Canadian actress, best known for her portrayal of Miss Moneypenny in all the first fourteen Eon-produced James Bond films (1962–1985). 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 did not appear in the 1967 adaptations of Casino Royale, nor in the 1983 remake of Thunderball, Never Say Never Again, as the production was not Eon's, though she did, as a similar character, in the spoof O.K. Connery.She began her film career in the late 1940s, and won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in That Hagen Girl (1947). Following a number of small film roles, she 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, aged 80, in 2007.

Early Life

Maxwell was born in Kitchener, Ontario, to a Ruth Adelaide Wells, a nurse, and William Victor Hooker, a teacher. Maxwell was raised in Toronto and attended Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute. She gained her first job working as a waitress at Canada's largest and most luxurious summer resort, Bigwin Inn, on Bigwin Island in Lake of Bays, Ontario.During World War II she ran away from home, aged 15, to join the Canadian Women's Army Corps, a unit formed to release men for combat duties. CWAC personnel were secretaries, vehicle drivers, and mechanics, who performed every conceivable noncombat duty. Maxwell quickly became part of the Army Show in Canada. Later, as part of the Canadian Auxiliary Services Entertainment Unit, she was posted to the United Kingdom, where she performed music and dance numbers to entertain the troops, often appearing alongside Canadian comedians Wayne and Shuster.Maxwell's true age was discovered when the group reached London. To avoid her being repatriated to Canada, she was discharged; she subsequently enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where she became friends with fellow student Roger Moore. Moore was later her on-screen colleague, in the James Bond film series, from Live and Let Die (1973) to A View to a Kill (1985).

Filmography

All 72

Movies 60

TV shows 12

Self 1

Director 1

Miss Moneypenny (archive footage)
Bond Girls Are Forever (2002)

Bond Girls Are Forever (2002)

Movie
Olivia
The Fourth Angel (2001)

The Fourth Angel (2001)

Movie
Inside 'Dr. No' (2000)

Inside 'Dr. No' (2000)

Movie
Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000)

Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000)

Movie
Inside 'Octopussy' (2000)

Inside 'Octopussy' (2000)

Movie
Helen Applewhite
Hard to Forget (1998)

Hard to Forget (1998)

Movie
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

E! True Hollywood Story (1996)

TV show
Moneypenny
In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (1995)

In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross (1995)

Movie
Self
Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball' (1995)

Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball' (1995)

Movie
Mary Smith
Lady in the Corner (1989)

Lady in the Corner (1989)

Movie
Ms. Golden
The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)

TV show
6.33
Miss Moneypenny
A View to a Kill (1985)

A View to a Kill (1985)

Movie
5.73
Monica Duval
Eternal Evil (1985)

Eternal Evil (1985)

Movie
4
Miss Moneypenny
Octopussy (1983)

Octopussy (1983)

Movie
5.65
Miss Moneypenny
For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Movie
5.53
Director
Mr. Patman (1981)

Mr. Patman (1981)

Movie
Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / Milly Carson / Marineville Tracking Station #2
Invaders from the Deep (1981)

Invaders from the Deep (1981)

Movie
English Woman
Lost and Found (1979)

Lost and Found (1979)

Movie
Miss Moneypenny
Moonraker (1979)

Moonraker (1979)

Movie
5.76
Miss Moneypenny
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Movie
5.73
Mrs. Hogarth
Age of Innocence (1977)

Age of Innocence (1977)

Movie
Miss Moneypenny
From Hong Kong with Love (1975)

From Hong Kong with Love (1975)

Movie
Louise
Sporting Chance (1975)

Sporting Chance (1975)

Movie
Miss Moneypenny
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Movie
5.69
Miss Moneypenny
Live and Let Die (1973)

Live and Let Die (1973)

Movie
5.31
Cora Walker-Brown
Endless Night (1972)

Endless Night (1972)

Movie
Miss Moneypenny
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Movie
5.39
The Persuaders! (1971)

The Persuaders! (1971)

TV show
6
Nancy Williams
Adventures in Rainbow Country (1970)

Adventures in Rainbow Country (1970)

TV show
Miss Holland
UFO (1970)

UFO (1970)

TV show
3.5
Miss Moneypenny
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

Movie
5.52
Department S (1969)

Department S (1969)

TV show
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967)

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967)

TV show
Miss Moneypenny
You Only Live Twice (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

Movie
5.84
Miss Moneypenny
Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (1967)

Welcome to Japan, Mr. Bond (1967)

Movie
Miss Maxwell
Operation Kid Brother (1967)

Operation Kid Brother (1967)

Movie
Miss Moneypenny
Thunderball (1965)

Thunderball (1965)

Movie
5.76
Gideon's Way (1965)

Gideon's Way (1965)

TV show
Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / Arago Point / Marinville Tracking Station
Stingray (1964)

Stingray (1964)

TV show
Miss Moneypenny
Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger (1964)

Movie
5.46
Miss Moneypenny
From Russia with Love (1963)

From Russia with Love (1963)

Movie
5.54
Grace Markway
The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting (1963)

Movie
4.57
Miss Moneypenny
Dr. No (1962)

Dr. No (1962)

Movie
5.67
Helen
The Saint (1962)

The Saint (1962)

TV show
5
Nurse Mary Lore
Lolita (1962)

Lolita (1962)

Movie
5.38
Helen Kennedy
The Unstoppable Man (1961)

The Unstoppable Man (1961)

Movie
No Hiding Place (1959)

No Hiding Place (1959)

TV show
Ethel Winter
Face of Fire (1959)

Face of Fire (1959)

Movie
Esther Hollis
One Step Beyond (1959)

One Step Beyond (1959)

TV show
Jill Brook
Kill Me Tomorrow (1957)

Kill Me Tomorrow (1957)

Movie
Vickie Harker
Time Without Pity (1957)

Time Without Pity (1957)

Movie
Stephanie Blake
High Terrace (1956)

High Terrace (1956)

Movie
Kim Hamilton
Satellite in the Sky (1956)

Satellite in the Sky (1956)

Movie
Diane Boyd
Passport to Treason (1956)

Passport to Treason (1956)

Movie
Lt. Lily Donald
Submarine Attack (1955)

Submarine Attack (1955)

Movie
Amneris
Aida (1953)

Aida (1953)

Movie
Thelma Speight / Tasman
Mantrap (1953)

Mantrap (1953)

Movie
Christine
Women of Twilight (1952)

Women of Twilight (1952)

Movie
Margaret 'Peggy' Maybrick
Lady in the Fog (1952)

Lady in the Fog (1952)

Movie
Maestrina
Ha da venì... don Calogero! (1952)

Ha da venì... don Calogero! (1952)

Movie
Enid Mansell
The Woman's Angle (1952)

The Woman's Angle (1952)

Movie
Erika
Lebbra bianca (1951)

Lebbra bianca (1951)

Movie
La signorina Anna
Tomorrow Is Too Late (1950)

Tomorrow Is Too Late (1950)

Movie
Cristina di Svezia
Amori e veleni (1950)

Amori e veleni (1950)

Movie
Louise Maitlin
Kazan (1949)

Kazan (1949)

Movie
Jane Darrin
The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949)

The Crime Doctor's Diary (1949)

Movie
Miss McIntyre (uncredited)
The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)

The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948)

Movie
Ruth Collins
The Dark Past (1948)

The Dark Past (1948)

Movie
Lois
Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

Corridor of Mirrors (1948)

Movie
Karen Long
The Big Punch (1948)

The Big Punch (1948)

Movie
Julia Kane
That Hagen Girl (1947)

That Hagen Girl (1947)

Movie
Actress (uncredited)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

Movie
5.29
Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell

Information

Known for
Acting

Gender
Female

Birthday
1927-02-14

Deathday
2007-09-29 (80 years old)

Place of birth
Kitchener, Canada

Citizenships
Canada

Desmond Llewelyn
Lois Maxwell
Desmond Llewelyn worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
16 Movies
Albert R. Broccoli
Lois Maxwell
Albert R. Broccoli worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
15 Movies
Ian Fleming
Lois Maxwell
Ian Fleming worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
14 Movies
John Barry
Lois Maxwell
John Barry worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
13 Movies
Bernard Lee
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Bernard Lee worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
13 Movies
Richard Maibaum
Lois Maxwell
Richard Maibaum worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
12 Movies
Roger Moore
Lois Maxwell
Roger Moore worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
10 Movies
1 TV shows
Peter Lamont
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Peter Lamont worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
10 Movies
Ken Adam
Lois Maxwell
Ken Adam worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
10 Movies
Monty Norman
Lois Maxwell
Monty Norman worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
9 Movies
Harry Saltzman
Lois Maxwell
Harry Saltzman worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
9 Movies
Peter R. Hunt
Lois Maxwell
Peter R. Hunt worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
9 Movies
Sean Connery
Lois Maxwell
Sean Connery worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
9 Movies
Ted Moore
Lois Maxwell
Ted Moore worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
7 Movies
John Glen
Lois Maxwell
John Glen worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
7 Movies
Michael G. Wilson
Lois Maxwell
Michael G. Wilson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
7 Movies
Geoffrey Keen
Lois Maxwell
Geoffrey Keen worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
6 Movies
1 TV shows
Walter Gotell
Lois Maxwell
Walter Gotell worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
7 Movies
John Stears
Lois Maxwell
John Stears worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
6 Movies
Syd Cain
Lois Maxwell
Syd Cain worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
6 Movies
Patrick Macnee
Lois Maxwell
Patrick Macnee worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
2 TV shows
Eileen Warwick
Lois Maxwell
Eileen Warwick worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Weston Drury Jr.
Lois Maxwell
Weston Drury Jr. worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Paul Rabiger
Lois Maxwell
Paul Rabiger worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Maurice Binder
Lois Maxwell
Maurice Binder worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Cec Linder
Lois Maxwell
Cec Linder worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Honor Blackman
Lois Maxwell
Honor Blackman worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Terence Young
Lois Maxwell
Terence Young worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Anthony Dawson
Lois Maxwell
Anthony Dawson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Eunice Gayson
Lois Maxwell
Eunice Gayson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Guy Hamilton
Lois Maxwell
Guy Hamilton worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Richard Graydon
Lois Maxwell
Richard Graydon worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Maud Adams
Lois Maxwell
Maud Adams worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
5 Movies
Robert Brown
Lois Maxwell
Robert Brown worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
1 TV shows
Jimmy Spoard
Lois Maxwell
Jimmy Spoard worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
John Winbolt
Lois Maxwell
John Winbolt worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Basil Newall
Lois Maxwell
Basil Newall worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Debbie McWilliams
Lois Maxwell
Debbie McWilliams worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Freda Pearson
Lois Maxwell
Freda Pearson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Robert S. Baker
Lois Maxwell
Robert S. Baker worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Henry Richardson
Lois Maxwell
Henry Richardson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Stanley Sopel
Lois Maxwell
Stanley Sopel worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Tom Pevsner
Lois Maxwell
Tom Pevsner worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
John Cork
Lois Maxwell
John Cork worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Barbara Broccoli
Lois Maxwell
Barbara Broccoli worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Gerry Anderson
Lois Maxwell
Gerry Anderson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Edward Underdown
Lois Maxwell
Edward Underdown worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Luciana Paluzzi
Lois Maxwell
Luciana Paluzzi worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Martine Beswick
Lois Maxwell
Martine Beswick worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Daniela Bianchi
Lois Maxwell
Daniela Bianchi worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Steven Berkoff
Lois Maxwell
Steven Berkoff worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Ursula Andress
Lois Maxwell
Ursula Andress worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
4 Movies
Eric Pohlmann
Lois Maxwell
Eric Pohlmann worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Douglas Wilmer
Lois Maxwell
Douglas Wilmer worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
2 TV shows
Christopher Lee
Lois Maxwell
Christopher Lee worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
1 TV shows
Eileen Sullivan
Lois Maxwell
Eileen Sullivan worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Frank Ernst
Lois Maxwell
Frank Ernst worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Elaine Schreyeck
Lois Maxwell
Elaine Schreyeck worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Kenneth J. Withers
Lois Maxwell
Kenneth J. Withers worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
John Fenner
Lois Maxwell
John Fenner worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Paul Engelen
Lois Maxwell
Paul Engelen worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
David Middlemas
Lois Maxwell
David Middlemas worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Maude Spector
Lois Maxwell
Maude Spector worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Alan Hume
Lois Maxwell
Alan Hume worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Johanna Harwood
Lois Maxwell
Johanna Harwood worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Frank George
Lois Maxwell
Frank George worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Paddy Manning O'Brine
Lois Maxwell
Paddy Manning O'Brine worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Alan Fennell
Lois Maxwell
Alan Fennell worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Bruce Scivally
Lois Maxwell
Bruce Scivally worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Derek Meddings
Lois Maxwell
Derek Meddings worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Michael White
Lois Maxwell
Michael White worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Peter Murton
Lois Maxwell
Peter Murton worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
David Naylor
Lois Maxwell
David Naylor worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Carole Ashby
Lois Maxwell
Carole Ashby worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Monty Berman
Lois Maxwell
Monty Berman worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Maxwell Shaw
Lois Maxwell
Maxwell Shaw worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
William P. Cartlidge
Lois Maxwell
William P. Cartlidge worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Irvin Allen
Lois Maxwell
Irvin Allen worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
John Grover
Lois Maxwell
John Grover worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Patrick Jordan
Lois Maxwell
Patrick Jordan worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Berkely Mather
Lois Maxwell
Berkely Mather worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Norman Hudis
Lois Maxwell
Norman Hudis worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
David Healy
Lois Maxwell
David Healy worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Nikki Van der Zyl
Lois Maxwell
Nikki Van der Zyl worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Shirley Bassey
Lois Maxwell
Shirley Bassey worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Barbara Mullen
Lois Maxwell
Barbara Mullen worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Stephen Dunne
Lois Maxwell
Stephen Dunne worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Tom Mankiewicz
Lois Maxwell
Tom Mankiewicz worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Sylvia Anderson
Lois Maxwell
Sylvia Anderson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Desmond Davis
Lois Maxwell
Desmond Davis worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Molly Peters
Lois Maxwell
Molly Peters worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Dick Ziker
Lois Maxwell
Dick Ziker worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Ed Bishop
Lois Maxwell
Ed Bishop worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Peter Illing
Lois Maxwell
Peter Illing worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Larry Taylor
Lois Maxwell
Larry Taylor worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Clifford Evans
Lois Maxwell
Clifford Evans worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Marianne Stone
Lois Maxwell
Marianne Stone worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Patrick Allen
Lois Maxwell
Patrick Allen worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Robert Easton
Lois Maxwell
Robert Easton worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Peter Burton
Lois Maxwell
Peter Burton worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Jack Hedley
Lois Maxwell
Jack Hedley worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Laurence Herder
Lois Maxwell
Laurence Herder worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Bill Nagy
Lois Maxwell
Bill Nagy worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
George Lazenby
Lois Maxwell
George Lazenby worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Joseph Fürst
Lois Maxwell
Joseph Fürst worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Nadja Regin
Lois Maxwell
Nadja Regin worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Britt Ekland
Lois Maxwell
Britt Ekland worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Clifton James
Lois Maxwell
Clifton James worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Gertan Klauber
Lois Maxwell
Gertan Klauber worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
Lewis Gilbert
Lois Maxwell
Lewis Gilbert worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Eva Rueber-Staier
Lois Maxwell
Eva Rueber-Staier worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Reginald Beckwith
Lois Maxwell
Reginald Beckwith worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Martin Benson
Lois Maxwell
Martin Benson worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
George Pravda
Lois Maxwell
George Pravda worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
1 Movie
2 TV show
David Bauer
Lois Maxwell
David Bauer worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Richard Vernon
Lois Maxwell
Richard Vernon worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Burt Kwouk
Lois Maxwell
Burt Kwouk worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
George Roubicek
Lois Maxwell
George Roubicek worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
Eddie Powell
Lois Maxwell
Eddie Powell worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Jeremy Bulloch
Lois Maxwell
Jeremy Bulloch worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
3 Movies
Shane Rimmer
Lois Maxwell
Shane Rimmer worked together with Lois Maxwell in:
2 Movies
1 TV shows
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