Monday, 1 October 2007

Miss Moneypenny has died

Lois Maxwell, who found fame playing the James Bond movie character Miss Moneypenny, has died aged 80.

The Canada-born actress was described as "perfectly cast" in her role as the secret service secretary who had a thing for 007.

Maxwell starred in 14 Bond films playing alongside Sean Connery in the spy's first outing Dr No in 1962 and ending with 1985's A View To A Kill with Sir Roger Moore.

The actress died in Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle near Perth, Western Australia.