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Lois Maxwell (1927–2007)

Everyone knows (or should know) Lois Maxwell as the one and only "Miss Moneypenny", but there's much more to her acting career than that. She started out against her parents' will, and without their knowledge, in a Canadian children's radio program, credited as "Robin Wells". Before the age of 15 she left for England with the Canadian army's ... See full bio »

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Known For

Goldfinger Moneypenny
Dr. No
Dr. No Miss Moneypenny
Lolita Nurse Mary Lore


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 2001 The Fourth Angel
 1998 Hard to Forget (TV Movie)
Helen Applewhite
 1989 Lady in the Corner (TV Movie)
Mary Smith
 1988 Martha, Ruth & Edie
Edie Carmichael
 1988 Rescue Me (TV Movie)
 1987 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Ms. Golden
- If the Shoe Fits (1987) ... Ms. Golden
 1985 The Blue Man
Monica Duval
 1985 The Edison Twins (TV Series)
Charlotte Gateau
- Let Them Eat Cake (1985) ... Charlotte Gateau
 1984 Peep (TV Movie)
Mrs. Powell
 1977 Age of Innocence
Mrs. Hogarth
 1971 The Persuaders! (TV Series)
Louise Cornell
- Someone Waiting (1971) ... Louise Cornell
 1970-1971 UFO (TV Series)
Miss Holland
- The Man Who Came Back (1971) ... Miss Holland
- The Cat with Ten Lives (1970) ... Miss Holland
 1969-1970 Adventures in Rainbow Country (TV Series)
Nancy Williams
- The Tower (1970) ... Nancy Williams
- The Skydiver (1969) ... Nancy Williams
- The Return of Eli Rocque (1969) ... Nancy Williams
- Night Caller (1969) ... Nancy Williams
- The Muskies Are Losing Their Teeth (1969) ... Nancy Williams
 1970 The Adventurers
Woman at Fashion Show (uncredited)
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Mary Burnham
- The Ghost of Mary Burnham (1970) ... Mary Burnham
 1969 My Partner the Ghost (TV Series)
Kim Wentworth
- For the Girl Who Has Everything (1969) ... Kim Wentworth
 1969 Division 4 (TV Series)
- It's a Man's Life (1969) ... Anita
 1966-1967 The Saint (TV Series)
Beth Parish / Helen
- Simon and Delilah (1967) ... Beth Parish
- Interlude in Venice (1966) ... Helen
 1966 Rome, Sweet Home (TV Movie)
 1966 Gideon C.I.D. (TV Series)
Felissa Henderson
- The Millionaire's Daughter (1966) ... Felissa Henderson
 1966 The Baron (TV Series)
Charlotte Russell
- Something for a Rainy Day (1966) ... Charlotte Russell
 1964-1965 Stingray (TV Series)
Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / Milly Carson / Marinville Tracking Station / ...
- Hostages of the Deep (1965) ... Lieutenant Atlanta Shore / Milly Carson (voice)
 1965 The Ambassadors (TV Movie)
Sarah Pocock
 1964 Ghost Squad (TV Series)
Elizabeth Creasey
- Party for Murder (1964) ... Elizabeth Creasey
 1964 The Avengers (TV Series)
Sister Johnson
- The Little Wonders (1964) ... Sister Johnson
 1957-1963 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Helen Hunter / Genevieve Lang / Miss Baumer
- The Touch of a Dead Hand (1963) ... Helen Hunter
- Skyline for Two (1959) ... Genevieve Lang
- Heaven and Earth (1957) ... Miss Baumer
 1963 Come Fly with Me
Gwen Sandley
 1962 Zero One (TV Series)
Miss. Smith
- The Marriage Broker (1962) ... Miss. Smith
 1962 Lolita
Nurse Mary Lore
 1961 The Unstoppable Man
Helen Kennedy
 1961 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
- Nina and the Night People (1961) ... Margot
 1961 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Esther Hollis
- The Room Upstairs (1961) ... Esther Hollis
 1960 Danger Man (TV Series)
Sandi Lewis
- Position of Trust (1960) ... Sandi Lewis
 1960 Rendezvous (TV Series)
- The Dodo (1960) ... Mother
 1959 Face of Fire
Ethel Winter
 1958 Television Playwright (TV Series)
Ruth Ann Wicker
- The Transmogrification of Chester Brown (1958) ... Ruth Ann Wicker
 1957 O.S.S. (TV Series)
- Operation Orange Blossom (1957) ... Virginia
 1957 Sailor of Fortune (TV Series)
- Port Jeopardy (1957) ... Judith
 1957 Kill Me Tomorrow
Jill Brook
 1957 Time Without Pity
Vickie Harker
 1956 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Cass Edgerton
- The Reclining Figure (1956) ... Cass Edgerton
 1956 Rheingold Theatre (TV Series)
Tracy Carmichael / Ann / Cynthia
- One Can't Help Feeling Sorry (1956) ... Tracy Carmichael
- Someone Outside (1956) ... Ann
- A Fast Buck (1956) ... Cynthia
 1956 High Terrace
Stephanie Blake
 1956 Aggie (TV Series)
- Monk's Prior (1956) ... Barbara
 1956 The Petrified Forest (TV Movie)
Gabby Maple
 1956 Passport to Treason
Diane Boyd
 1955 Torpedo Zone
Lt. Lily Donald
 1953 Aida
 1953 Man in Hiding
Thelma Speight / Tasman
 1952 Twilight Women
Chris Ralston, the New Mother
 1952 Scotland Yard Inspector
Margaret 'Peggy' Maybrick
 1952 Ha da venì... don Calogero
 1952 Love and Poison
Queen Christina
 1952 The Woman's Angle
Enid Mansell
 1952 Orient Express (TV Series)
Lynn Walker
- Blue Camellia (1952) ... Lynn Walker
 1951 Lebbra bianca
 1950 Tomorrow Is Too Late
Signorina Anna, teacher
 1949 The Crime Doctor's Diary
Jane Darrin
 1948 The Decision of Christopher Blake
Miss McIntyre (uncredited)
 1948 The Big Punch
Karen Long
 1948 Corridor of Mirrors
 1947 That Hagen Girl
Julia Kane
 1946 Springtime
Penelope Cobb (uncredited)
 1946 Stairway to Heaven
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Personal Details

Other Works:

In the late 1940s appeared in a Life Magazine feature alongside several other Hollywood hopefuls. One of her fellow budding starlets was Marilyn Monroe. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 7 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lois Maxwell-Marriott


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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Personal Quote:

I always said I'd have Roger (Moore) for a husband, but Sean (Connery) for a weekend lover.


Met TV executive Peter Marriott at an airport in Paris. They were married in 1957. When he suffered a massive coronary and was too ill to work, Lois had to be the main breadwinner. Peter died in 1973 at age 51. See more »

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