Lois Maxwell’s film career began when she was only 19 in A Matter of Life and Death. She was given The Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Golden Globes in 1947 for her role in That Hagen Girl. She is usually remembered for her many appearances as the efficient Miss Moneypenny in the the first 14 James Bond films produced between 1962 and 1985 when she was dropped in favour of someone younger. She died of cancer in hospital in Australia.
The photo above and the poster below were scanned from originals in the Northernstars Collection. The photo of Lois Maxwell came with an attached note from Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., which reads in part “Lois Maxwell, titian-tressed newcomer to Hollywood, discovered in London by Sophie Rosenstein of the Talent department at Warner Bros., and signed by J.L.Warner while he was in Europe.
Features & TV Movies: VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release
A Matter of Life and Death (1946) That Hagen Girl (1947) The Big Punch (1948) The Decision of Christopher Blake (1948) The Dark Past (1949) Corridor of Mirrors (1949) The Crime Doctor`s Diary (1949) Kazan (1949) Tomorrow is Too Late (aka Domani è troppo tardi – 1949)
The Woman`s Angle (1952) Twilight Women (1953) Another Chance (1953) Man in Hiding (aka Mantrap, 1953) Scotland Yard Inspector (1953) Aida (1954) The Great Hope (1954) Submarine Attack (1954) Passport to Treason (1955) Time Without Pity (1956) The High Terrace (1956) Satellite in the Sky (1956) Kill Me Tomorrow (1958) Face of Fire (1959)
The Unstoppable Man (1960) Lolita (1962) Dr.No (1963) Come Fly With Me (1963) The Haunting (1963) From Russia with Love (1964) Goldfinger (1964) Thunderball (1965) You Only Live Twice (1967) Operation Kid Brother (1968) On Her Majesty`s Secret Service (1969)
The Adventurers (1970) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) Endless Night (1972) Live and Let Die (1973) The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) Age of Innocence (1977) The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) Moonraker (1979) Lost and Found (1979)
Mr. Patman (1980) For Your Eyes Only (1981) Invaders from the Deep (voice, 1981) Octopussy (1983) The Blue Man (TV-1985) A View to Kill (1985) Rescue Me (TV-1988) Martha, Ruth & Edie (1988) Lady in the Corner (TV-1989)
Hard to Forget (TV-1998)
The Fourth Angel (2001)
TV Series – Cast: Stingray (voice, 1964) Adventures in Rainbow Country (1970-1971)